Tuesday, November 13, 2007
What the well-dressed man is wearing
MASCULINE! Trinny and Susannah Undress the Nation, ITV1, 8.00pm
What the fark is this? It's political correctness gone mad, we tell you. Trinny and Susannah have, in their quest to get the entire nation looking immaculately groomed, given over an entire show to making sure that men know what they should be wearing. Men! Do they even know what they're getting themselves into? Do they not realise there'll be no naked boobs to grab? (Well, there might be, depending on the men in question.) What kind of fuckery is this?
Actually, it's not really that great a change, since they've been dealing with both genders on Trinny and Susannah Undress..., but it's interesting to see a show solely dedicated to showing men how to dress themselves, since they don't seem to get made as much. Not since Queer Eye for the Straight Guy went out of vogue, anyway. We've just been left to fend for ourselves, picking up our style tips from Ugly Betty and anything hosted by Ryan Seacrest.
But no more! Those of us who are still such fashion disasters that we pronounce "Versace" the way that Elizabeth Berkeley's character did in Showgirls have got help at hand in the form of everybody's favourite torso-touching ladies, who are introducing a dress code for men, so we'll all know the difference between a "brava!" and a faux pas. Of course, we watched Mean Girls again this weekend, so we know the rules: on Wednesdays we wear pink, we only wear jeans or track pants on a Friday, and we only put our hair in a ponytail once a week. We are so fetch.