So, the New York Times has this: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/02/fashion/mens-style/27-ways-to-be-a-modern-man.html?mwrsm=Facebook&_r=1
Twenty seven ways to be a modern man. Apparently you sleep on the side of the bed closest to the door to fight an intruder but you don't own a gun to shoot the intruder. You buy shoes for your wife. Let me repeat...you buy shoes..for your wife.
There are no circumstances where a man buys shoes for his wife and she says--they're perfect hon, and means it. Cole Porter could not buy the right shoes for his wife. Modern man is not going to be able to do it.
A melon baller is not manly. Nor is anything on this list. Why would anyone but pajama boy want to be this guy?
If the average NYT reader actually likes this list the paper is now beyond parody.
If I were this guy I would cry a lot. In public. And not just when John Wayne dies.