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The concept of 'manliness' is a beguiling, quixotic notion; you've got to exude a certain degree of it to succeed, but just a touch too much and you're deemed a d-bag. And not only is your perceived level of machismo completely subjective, but what's considered the norm's constantly changing. We take a look at what a real guy's guy has looked like at different stages of history.
When you weren't sporting a middle-part-bowl-cut your hair was once a crusty mess of Dep. Your daily uniform was a plaid-shirt-cargo-short combo. And don't get us started on your taste in music. Whatever was on your Discman, it was regrettable, so to let you get ahead of that shame we're bringing to light some current trends you're going to wish you never bought into.
The crow doesn't fly straight, apparently.
We'll always remember these famous film props.
Now this is entertainment.
It's tougher than you'd think.