Is there anything that this Hungarian phone ad taken last week at the Budapest airport left out from the French many stereotypes?
Baguette – check
Béret – check
Scarf – check
Boating t-shirt from Brittany with stripes – check
Mustache / Goatee – check
The perfect eyes and gaze saying anything from I’m romantic / lost / I need a hug / I’m an artist deep inside / I will woo you all night long – check
Metrosexual / European jewelry – check
Eiffel Tower – check
Romantic sunset over Paris – check
Cobblestones – check
Old house with growing ivy – check
I guess we’re just missing the smell! Hard to portray that on a photo though. Maybe they should have added some flies somewhere around the “French” guy.
Whether stereotypes follow me in the U.S. (Is Pepé Le Pew really French? Frenchie and the Italian Skunk) or in Hungary, it’s hard to escape them in the end. And while sitting in front of this ad and waiting at the airport for my flight back to the U.S., I read somewhere in GQ that the boating striped sweater is one of the hottest fashion item for men for this upcoming Spring and Summer. I am afraid to ask… when is the béret making a come back?