(Male) Manicure Monday


Like seemingly every politician in recent memory, Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s secret habit was exposed in the New York Post this morning, only his was decidedly less scandalous than most. The 43-year-old official had spoken to DuJour magazine, confessing his love for well-maintained nails. “I had an ex-girlfriend who ruined me in terms of my macho, ex-football-player self—she turned me on to mani-pedis,” Booker said. “Being a public figure, people talk smack about you, so I found this 24-hour mani-pedi place and go in the middle of the night. It’s this guilty pleasure I have. Look, manis are good, but pedis—there’s something... transformative.”

Mr. Booker, not only do we agree with what you’re saying, we applaud you taking care of your hands and feet! More men could benefit from these services (just look at the flip flops walking around SoHo any given weekend). Sure, you may want to avoid going the full Cristiano Ronaldo [2]—black toenail polish is a bit much, and it can resemble some sort of fungal problem—but just look at Patrick Bateman [1]! Murdering spree aside, he knew a thing or two about self-maintenance. Rock on, Cory Booker.

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  • http://www.daulbe.com/ Daul Be

    Oh no you did not just put Patrick Bateman as the coverguy! :))

  • VotreAmie

    I completely agree - I'm not a major fan of feet to begin with, but when people neglect the condition of their feet it creeps me out in a major way. I can totally appreciate pampering those pups!

  • ClosetCravings

    I prefer a man who keeps his nails clean and manicured. I don't care if he does it himself or goes to a nail salon, just as long as the nails look good. I really never thought it was an issue until college exposed the dirty secret. I saw so many guys walking around in their Reef flip flops with dirty, unclipped toenails. Cringe. I still have nightmares about it.

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  • http://katemossdaily.blogspot.com/ kate moss daily

    YES. Men need to keep their nails clean. There's nothing more disgusting than that black line of dirt beneath the fingernails. I'm not saying they have to get manicures, but I do consider keeping nails short and clean a necessary part of male grooming.


  • http://twitter.com/YayaGagaFashion Messamet serdane

    Men should take care on their hands and feet too, no ?


  • nicole

    haha this was a hilarious one. i def agree but would still be weirded out if my boyfriend became obsessed with mani pedis as much as I!


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