English Speaking Gentlemen
GQ article that analyzes the growth of this upwardly mobile group that wield enormous influence on our economy and culture. Guardian article looks at Chavs.
On both sides of the Atlantic a group of young males stand out with their sense of style and attitude: Jackasses and Chavs. In the US Jackasses take on a brashness that leans towards the the most vulgar extremities of the American dream, in the UK Chavs have a vulgar attitude to life that would have once been considered extremely unBritish to the rest of the world.
“Every [American] city has them, maybe you’re friends with one of them, maybe you are one. Maybe we’re one. Some nights we definitely are. Jackasses…. chick-chasing, chest waxing, red bull and vodka guzzling, barbed-wire tattooed American males.” So reads this month’s US’ GQ article that reports on the growth of this upwardly mobile group that “wields enormous influence on our economy and culture.”