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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by mattyacht, Sep 4, 2007.
What in your opinion makes a man a metrosexual?
No qualms about shaving below the neck, getting facials (get your mind out of the gutter), manicures, or wearing designer labels because they are designer labels.
Some would say it's a man who overgrooms or is emulating gay style.
A man who spends more time organising his clothes than I do.
IMHO a metrosexual is a straight man who at first glance exhibits signs of stereotypical gayness. Thus, confusing straight women with poor gaydar endlessly.
Metrosexual is a word describing men who have a strong concern for their aesthetic appearance, and spend a substantial amount of time and money on their images and lifestyles. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the etymology and definition of the word are:
[< metro- (in METROPOLITAN a.) + SEXUAL a., punningly after HETEROSEXUAL a. and n.]
n. A man (esp. a heterosexual man) whose lifestyle, spending habits and concern for personal appearance are likened to those considered typical of a fashionable, urban, homosexual man.
Debate surrounds the term's use as a theoretical signifier of gender deconstruction and its associations with consumerism. Current gender scholars view metrosexuality as representative of the embracing of relational understanding in addition to its lifestyle and aesthetic implications.
To boil it down to the lowest common denomenator! A man who cares about himself and family,well educated,well groomed.Well lets cut it short a metrosexual is someone you want your hetero husband to be.Think best gay guy possible then make him have sex with women. still not right. A non red-neck that has sex with chicks!
Straight guy dressing like a stereotypical gay guy. They are uber hot.. also known here as most of the jocks.
My wife is reading this and pointing at me.:011:
I think it's going to take more scholarship and exploration to broaden the term. It's slow to catch on, and the effeminate portrayals and satirical images are rather pervasive. Let's be honest. Metro ain't too many steps removed from gay. Really. Let's not pull punches here.
My roommate jokes about me being metro. I pressed him to really say what it is about my behavior that gives him the right to make the joke, but he couldn't come up with anything specific, let alone coherent.
I explained to him that I have fashion knowledge because of my job. At the end of the day, I just know my style and what I like to wear, and I'm proud that it has progressed beyond a former don't-give-fuck indifference. Actually, I'm more proud that I have a style that isn't exactly what you see on the side of an Abercrombie bag or in a fashion mag. I'm not emulating everyone. Besides, if I'm going to wear pink, I'm going to wear it in the front. I'm not going to try to layer and overcomplicate it with folded up long sleeves and buttons and pins and God damn useless skinny ties and shades and what not. There's functional and good looking; and then there's just flat out retarded shit, you see?
Yes, I do like to dress well. I care more about my appearance. That might fuel some of the motivation behind working out. I also want to improve my health and actually follow the same advice I give people at the health care job.
I tried to explain it to him and he kept joking about how I walk like I'm a model. Oh? Standing up straight isn't a bad thing. A good posture is a sign of good abs, so maybe the crunches are paying off. (Besides, you can joke with me about walking around one morning with morning wood.)
Okay -- let's summarize. There is absolutely nothing wrong -- and I'd dare to add, there's nothing pejorative either -- with caring about your appearance. I think it's very hard but attainable to possess and develop a sense of personal style. A lot of people just don't know what that is. Lots of good reasons too. Unattainable standards of beauty, being saturated with ads and images and magazines, thinking that diet pills are the "it" way to take control.
I think the metrosexual definition that includes an obsession with the style is a little counterproductive, and I do like where gjorg was headed with incorporating style with positive emotional qualities for men.
to me a metrosexual guy is one that shows emotion, has a nice manicure(and pedicure), puts his body image in very high regards, wears chanel(sport for men of course), dresses in Abercrombie and dolce, and has an interest for the less contact oriented sports. Damn thats stereotypical. (and oddly specific)
Dee, I understand what you are saying but to be fair . . . you're black, everyone knows most black people are born with exceptional taste in fashion. :tongue: I don't think that makes you metrosexual as much as it does normal.
Well, I love them! I was raised by one and surrounded by them so I will not deal with a neanderthal. So, they raise the bar? So what! Self awareness a sense of personal style and creativity are not a bad thing. My brother would not settle for less than patent leather oxfords to go with his white suit at 4 and laid down on the floor of Lord and Taylors shoe department to make his point. LOL! Needless to say, this same man has a wardrobe of hats , tuxedo pumps and white bucks in the bag. He is knows who he is and what he wants. What is there not to like?
how many of you would label Burns1de a metrosexual?
HE'S GOT VERY GROOMED EYEBROWS!!!!!
A guy who uses more 'products' than I do. They are nice to look at but I wouldn't want one.
I care about my family and myself,i'm well educated and groomed.But I also wear jeans,t-shirts a revolver and I drive a big ass truck.So I guess I'm a "Metro-Necksexual"!:smile:Or a "Red-Metrosexual.:smile:Thank God I know where I fit in now.Thanks for the new label.:wink:
(Please don't take this serious laugh,think Jeff Foxworthy):smile:
How about Neck-trosexual or a Metrosexual with spurs? LOL! :biggrin1:
Neck-trosexual,I like that one sort of rolls off the tongue!
I don't know, I have been confused with "gay" or "metro" since i don't adhere to the set trends. I wear what works best with me. I have my own style, which seems like it picked up steam in the last 5-7 years.
Since 9th grade i've always dressed "Business Casual" and timberland boots or "dress shoes". sometimes the shirts were pinstripe or solid, most times plaid. never really cared much if it was stylish though. I didn't place a whole bunch of emphasis on "style" i'm making the move over to more solid colors.
Something Classic that after 5 years of wear would still be in "style" versus fad clothing. I bought some "COOGI" sweaters a few years ago. trying to do the whole "fashion" thing. money wasted because 2 years later, i wouldn't be caught dead wearing it.
I'm a car guy, so classic clothing that i can get years of wear out of and still be "instyle" is good. More money can go to hopping up the car
Someone who likes to have sex on the Paris Underground?
It's another word made up by the media marketing department to get "hip" consumers interested in buying more stuff..