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Christina Hendricks's Joan Holloway-Like Advice For Men

Voted the sexiest woman alive by Esquire readers, Christina Hendricks is its May cover girl. In an interview posted online, she dishes about what's hot and what's not in a man, and a few things sound a lot more like her ultratraditional Mad Men character Joan Holloway than I'd expect.

On what drink to order: Order a scotch. "It's the most impressive drink order. It's classic. It's sexy. Such a rich color. The glass, the smell. It's not watered down with fruit juice. It's Scotch. And you ordered it."

On being a gentleman: "Stand up, open the door, and offer the jacket."

On being a man: Don't wear long, below-the-knee shorts ("No woman likes those.") or tank tops ("You're walking around in your underwear."). And delete your Facebook account ("No man should be on Facebook.")!


"Panties," say it: "It's sexy. It's girlie. It's naughty. Say it more."





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GregS GregS 7 years
Taking notes..... Actually I do drink scotch on the rocks, but also vodka tonics (gin if there's no vodka). I never went for mixed drinks. I guess it's too much of a hassel. Or I'm lazy and just never learned to make them. I always thought that underwear included both top and bottom. It does for men (undershirt and briefs/boxers). I assumed that underwear for women would include bra and, um, knickers - since I'm not supposed to say panties? Damn, I said it! I always hold the door, and will always offer my coat/jacket. Fortunately for you lot I'm not a lawyer. Unfortunately, I'm an old fart (but not between the ears). It's all good. :)
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 7 years
i just went and read the online interview. this is brill: "You don't know this, but when we come back from a date, we feel awkward about that transition from our cute outfit into sexy lingerie. We don't know how to do this gracefully. It's embarrassing. We have to find a way to slip into another room, put on the outfit as if it all happened very easily, and then come out and it's: Look at me! Look at the sexy thing I've done! For you, it's the blink of an eye. It's all very embarrassing. Just so you know." reminds me of a particularly embarrassing anecdote about my friend which involved having a date, maybe having one too many wines, remembering she didn't have good underwear on, trying to get good underwear out her draw and stealthily change into it and falling flat on her face - very seductive ;)
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 7 years
eeeeeeeeeurgh! a man saying 'panties' at a crucial moment is a massive turn off sorry if this is TMI but i remember on holiday i hooked up with an american.... and he said it i grimaced...... underwear!!! always underwear!!! thanks greenfairy - reassured me it's not just my prude british-ness coming out!! but man she's sexy and a good interview for her i bet the men are drooling over her answers!! scotch is questionable - but i agree a man should drink a man's drink (bar JD in scrubs and his appletinis ;) ) and perhaps beer is too collegiate but i hate whisky, so i wouldn't want to smell it (or taste it) on someone's breath! but i like the image it conjures up, very chuck bass ;)
franceslopez franceslopez 7 years
Damn, that doesn't even look like her face. It looks more like a young Julianne Moore. And 'panties'? 'Knickers' sounds so much better.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 7 years
haha ive never thought about it, but it is kinda creepy for a guy to say 'panties'!
boredgourdless boredgourdless 7 years
I hate the word panties. It's a little girl word. It's one of those pet peeve things; my teeth grate when I hear it.
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 7 years
Who likes hearing 'panties'? Hey honey....your PANTIES are done in the washing machine. Please, just say underwear.
Lyv Lyv 7 years
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I like the word "panties," but only when it's coming from a girl's mouth. I can see how an old dude saying it would just sound creepy.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
LOL, oh boy. The middle-aged attorneys I work with drink scotch. And they say "panties." Sorry Christina, neither are sexy!!!!
Pistil Pistil 7 years
"No man should be on Facebook." I kind of like that tip.
Miss-Infamous Miss-Infamous 7 years
That doesnt even look like her!
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