Esquire Magazine’s 12 American Style Tribes
Esquire Magazine recently attempted to identify the twelve most recognizable types of style that American men seem to be falling into these days. Call em’ categories, tribes, whatever.
Now, miraculously, schlub didn’t make the list. But that’s cool.
Take a look at it. Click below for their list, then c’mon back because we’ve got questions.
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So, to recap, here they are with some of Esquire’s hall of fame examples of each:
- The Powerhouse – Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock
- The Wasp – Alex P. Keaton
- The Professional – Anyone in a suit glued to their blackberry
- The Workman – Jack Kerouac
- The Italiano -?
- The Woodsman – The British Royals
- The Sportsman – JFK Jr.
- The Rake – Joe Namath
- The Minimalist – The Reservoir Dogs
- The Trad – John Updike
- The Rocker – Johnny Depp
- The Roller – Richard Branson
Did you find yourself identifying with one of the styles listed? Did you find yourself identifying with multiple or even none of the styles listed? And more importantly… have you ever met a “Workman” who has a $1500 blazer in his closet?
Speaking on a personal level here, I’m probably half minimalist (but with lots of blue), half workman, with a splash of professional. I’ve never even seen an “Italiano,” and I don’t know if any true “woodsmen” out there that both drive a Landrover and listen to Lynyrd Skynyrd.
But overall an interesting piece. So did they get it right? Wrong? What styles of American Men did they leave off?
Reaction below please… if you will.