ALMOST half of British men shy away from telling their friends they look nice for fear of being called “soft”, a study has revealed.
More than a third avoid talking about fashion or their feelings at all when they are out with the lads.
If one of their mates is looking particularly dapper, nearly a quarter admit to teasing them with a wolf-whistle instead of complimenting them outright.
And imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery for the one in 10 who copies his stylish friend’s look.
Ticking the ‘blokey bloke-bloke’ box perfectly, we have this Express story highlighting exactly how proper blokes don’t go around doing girly silly things like being nice to each other. Or so one particular menswear retailer would like you to think:
Martin Roberts of menswear brand Jacamo, which carried out the poll of 1,502 men, said: “The idea of a ‘man code’ is something most blokes would recognise – it takes different forms but having our own language means we can speak freely, wherever we are.”