STEP aside James Bond. Move over Mr Milk Tray Man. Superman, Batman and Spiderman – you are superheroes but you’ll need to take a back seat. There’s a gentleman on the scene who oozes so much coolness you’d think winter lasted all year. He’s a gentleman who knows how to treat a lady – none of this making a lady open the car door – he’d swing it open and allow the lady to get comfy before slamming it shut. He’s charming. He’s articulate. He’s dashing. He’s sharply dressed. This distinguished gentleman is Steed … John Steed. The lady he is most likely to be opening the car door for is Mrs Peel … Emma Peel. They appeared in The Avengers.
John Steed: The brand
Smooth talking distinguished English gentleman. Bowler hat wearing, Umbrella swinging, sharply dressed in Pierre Cardin clothing – Steed.
Charming, approachable, smiling, good looking gent – Steed.
Clever, cool, crime fighter – Steed.
Highly intelligent, cryptic clue-cracking, unruffled secret agent – Steed.
Steed’s got style. He’s always smartly dressed. He’s never been seen wearing Trainers, a Shell Suit or ripped Jeans. Steed always looks immaculate. Want to dress to impress? Steed’s your shining example.
Steed’s is all you need
Need a few pointers on how to treat your wife or girlfriend? Steed is all you need. Opening cars doors, considerate, kind, delightful and happy. I guarantee that you won’t hear any naughty words flowing from Steed’s mouth. Want a successful relationship? Steed the glowing example.
What more can we say about Steed? We could go on and on but hopefully you’ve got the gist about Steed. He’s a shining example of what a lot of us guys should be like. On a personal level, I sometimes try to imitate Steed’s persona but I fail miserably. I read, recite and study to obtain an intelligence level on par with Steed’s, but it’s just not happening. I try to be charming but my efforts are usually greeted with looks of ‘What you up to?‘ or ‘Weirdo!’ I’ve now decided to hold up the white flag and call it a day. You are unique Mr John Steed.
Patrick Macnee – 1922 – 2015
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