Q. What does David Gandy stand for?

A. 1960s porn and Steve McQueen

Ahead of the London Collections: Men catwalk shows getting underway on Sunday, David Gandy - arguably the only British male supermodel - has been chatting up a storm about masculinity and how he's turned his own into such a success story.

'There's this man that people like seeing - just think 1960s porn and images of Steve McQueen,' he says in an interview with Metro. 'They were very proud about being men and that's been lost somewhere.

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'That's why I'm so into my cars, my racing and suits. It's all about glamour and being proud to be a man and being proud to shop at Savile Row.

'The man has been diminished a little bit and I suppose that's what I stand for.'

A man's man who's happy to sit on the front row? Eat your heart out, David Beckham.

Rewind: London Collections: Men, spring/summer 2014

Watch: Gandy ? J-Lo

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