While we’ve all become familiar with the meaning of “man repeller,” the real question rests in our ritual practices. How many of us are active tribe members? Must some of us renew the MembeRship? Below, you’ll find a short quiz that will help you identify with your repelling tendencies. Because at the end of the day, only some of us have really let our sartorial choices open the flood gates. Sure, consummation is cool but you know what’s cooler? Martin Margiela.
1. Your favorite runway designers are:
a. Rick Owens, Commes des Garcons, and I was particularly partial toward Prada’s Spring 2011 show
b. Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren
c. Guess. Oh, that’s not runway? How about Guess by Marciano. Classy shit!
2. It’s Saturday night, you are…
a. Prancing around the apartment trying to integrate eight different animal prints into one outfit. My turban is floral.
a2. I’m also surfing the interwebs. Shop Nasty Gal and Pixie Market are among the tabs open on my browser.
b. Getting an outfit together for date night. I think I’ll leave the dagger ring at home.
c. Saturdays are reserved to intercourse, so I’m having intercourse
3. This spring you can’t wait to wear:
a. Things that look like vaginas.
b. Floral frocks and full mini skirts
c. Lingerie as outerwear. Look out for the lady in a pearly thong, it’s me.
4. Your idea of sharp lingerie is:
a. Marni and 3.1 Philip Lim, love me them silk granny separates.
b. La Perla, I’m a fancy bitch in lace.
c. Any of the shit they sell at Fantasy World on 7th Avenue; I’m known to wear cock-rings around my neck.
5. If you could describe your personal style in three words:
a. Hemingway x Bowles, counterfunctional
b. Girly and egdy
c. Pleather, pleather, pleather!
6. Your favorite fabric is:
a. Chiffon meets organza meets leopard print fur meets leather meets fatigue meets utility jacket meets feather meets reptile meets herringbone meets chain adorned tweed
c. Pleather, pleather, pleather!
7. From the below three outfits, your favorite is:
8. Your style soul-mate is:
a. Anna dello Russo x Rupaul
b. Rachel Bilson x Juicy Couture
c. Kim Kardashian x Jenna Jameson
9. While taking this quiz, you’re wearing…
a. A slashed back cardigan with purple harem pants and peter pan booties
b. Briton stripes and some skinny jeans
c. Loads of shit I bought at DASH last weekend.
10. Your outfit needs a quick fix, you:
a. Add feathers and a velvet bow tie
b. Include a leather jacket
c. Strip layers down to the nipple. A bustier willith do.
IF YOU ANSWERED MOSTLY A’s: Congratulations, Man Repeller. Sartorial freedom is yours. You haven’t renewed your birth control prescription since Proenza Schouler’s debut collection but hey, more cash for you. In the battle between finding yourself a man friend and investing in some sweet new shoulder pads, your priorities are perfectly in order. Sure, you may reinvent the “cat-lady” credentials but who cares? Your closet rocks my Missoni printed ankle socks.
IF YOU ANSWERED MOSTLY B’s: You’re a Semi-Repeller. This term was cleverly developed by the queen of Semi-Repelling, Rachel Strugatz. While you can appreciate a good wedge a la Giuseppe Zannotti or a disco horror film inspired cowboy bootie a la Derek Lam, you likely won’t rock the trend. You’ll probably stick to Givenchy cap toe booties and Alaia caged sandals. You like shoulder pads…but paired with skinny jeans, Rag & Bone harem pants but with bustiers, and little mini dresses with boyfriend blazers. Here’s to a supposedly nice balance.
IF YOU ANSWERED MOSTLY C’s: Sorry Samantha Jones, you’re a full fledged Man Getter. Go back and try again. With all the fornication in your cards, you may want to get tested for STDs while you’re at it. Harnesses come and go…but herpes? That shit is forever.