Sean King

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

New Celebration of Masculinity?

For some time "manliness" has been out of vogue. But recently, I've noticed a slight change. Madison Avenue, which is normally out front on social trends, seems to be celebrating, rather than parodying, in-your-face masculinity (at least when it comes to ads for alchohol).

For instance, the "most interesting man in the world" sports a beard of all things:

And check out the tone of this vodka ad:

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