Becoming a Man
The Papa New Guineans wear giant cone hats, the Balinese file down their canines and though I would not recommend that particular sartorial choice or any form of home dentistry, as a British male there seems to be a disappointing dearth of ways of marking ones transcendence into manhood. So to help clear up any coming of age confusion we've formulated the definitive list of things that might not make you a man, but really every man should have done.
1. Read Catcher In The Rye,American Phsyco and On The Road – Great books, even better dinner party conversation.
2. Own a Tux – Not just a suit with a bow tie but a real dinner jacket. The uniform for every man's man from Daniel Craig to Frank Sinatra a tuxedo is not just an outfit it’s a badge of maturity and style. Just a note on etiquette here, dressed in your DG its only natural you should want to engage in a few 007 fantasies, however that should not extend to singing the theme tune to yourself or packing a pretend gun.
3. Understand a Wine Menu – Educate you palette. Real men know the difference between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir.
4. Learn How To Make Coins Appear From Behind a Child's Ear – This skill is an instant kiddie charmer, great for showing of future dad credentials and a necessity for become a favourite uncle.
5. Grow a Beard – Everyman should have at least one short beard stage, but that stage should not be experienced before the age of 35.
6. Wear a Dress – For charity, for kicks or just to experiment. Every man should done a skirt at least once before their knees get too wrinkly for them to get away with showing them off.
7. Learn To Raise One Eye Brow – Some gestures never go out of style.
8. Watch Casablanca – If only so you never have to explain why you’ve never watched it.
9. Do 'The Graduate' Thing – Sleep with an older woman.
10. Get Into a Fight – Here at iN we don’t condone any type of violence, but every man should have gotten his nose bloodied at least once.
If you can do all that, then you are a man my son.
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He's that guy who discovered gravity right? Before him we were all just walking about on the ceiling. But did you know that he was responsible for bringing one of histories greatest conmen William Chalonor to justice and that his personal coat of arms was a pair of crossed bones. That’s pretty bad ass for a man who’s most famous for getting hit with a piece of fruit.