Student or Learner
I'm reading The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett and one of the characters is described as follows:
"...before becoming the Courierís womenís editor (a title that surely only a man as vivid and masculine as Frank could pull off ), he was its arts editor, and still reserves a particular affection for jazz."
Among the definitions of "to pull off" I found in the dictionary, I suppose "to succeed in doing something that is difficult" is more suitable for this context. But then, I don't understand why only a "masculine" man could succeed in working as the "women's" editor of a newspaper. Can anybody explain what "pull off" means exactly or what the idea of this sentence is for me?