David Beckham is training his boys hard, even on holiday, to follow in Daddy’s footsteps: not as footballers but as models.
This pretty picture of the Beckham clan (the male side) posing in the surf in Malibu, shows just how accustomed we all are now, to the Metrotastic brand Beckham.
Even The Mail presents Becks as a supermodel without so much as batting an eyelid:
‘He usually only strikes a pose if there’s a hefty number of zeros after the pound sign’.
Of course, Beckham was ‘outed’ as a metro exhibitionist a long time ago now, back in 2002, by Mark Simpson, in his seminal Salon article: Meet The Metrosexual.
But it still seems worth noting just how unremarkable it is, to everybody, to see David and sons in such a ‘feminine’, narcissistic mode, and even sending this up in a knowing (but still camp) way. With all those princesses in the family, I wonder how poor Harper is going to cope!
Redpesto, a regular commenter and GraunWatcher, just told me about Beckham’s latest pants range for H and M. I don’t normally like Hadley Freeman, but I agree with her comments on this latest not-very-radical-infact-utterly-predictable move into The High Street by Becks:
‘I can at least say with some certainty that Beckham has spent a lot of time in pants. In fact, I find it hard to think of him wearing anything other than just a pair of pants ‘
And as redpesto says in the comments, can you think of anything more Metrosexy than men wanting to get into Beckham’s own brand pants? No, I don’t think I can!