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Old 06-28-2013, 07:46 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Some of you are going way off the end here.....i am a guy who likes to dress nice, but i also enjoy sports, do yard work, fix stuff around my house, etc....i'm straight too...not all guys who like to dress up are gay...far from it.
I don't think most intelligent, discerning people think they are. A lot of us who take or took pride in dressing well simply have good taste. And then there are dolts, particularly stars and bars-flying rednecks and I'm not referring to farmers or coal miners. But it takes all kinds and that's what makes things interesting. Why, we even have some where I live.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I don't want my guy to be better-looking than I am.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Treasure Island Fl
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A metrosexual is just a gay guy in denial !


Not that there is anything wrong with that!
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:45 AM
 
Location: SNA=>PDX 2013
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Totally agree with you BUT, I have to leap to the defense of matching shoes with belts, socks with shoe or hem color, wool suits, 100% cotton dress shirts, silk ties, etc.
Honestly, I know there's a purpose, I was just saying how important it is to him. To the point that usually when he buys himself a new $100 belt, he has to go find a pair of $300 shoes to match. That was more my issues, not really the matching.

Hey, on the upside, he was great to go shopping with. Always found better things than I found. Usually I'd go in with things I picked out and he picked out and I'd usually purchase the things he'd pick out. He helped our mutual friend find some "nice work" clothes. Hey, his metrosexual bit does come in handy sometimes. LOL.

Also wanted to add. IMHO, there's nothing wrong with wanting to dress well and look good. BUT, there's a line when the man doesn't know how to dress for the occasion. Personally, I love a guy who is comfy in shorts and a t-shirt AND as comfy (and good-looking) in a suit and tie. If you wear a Versace shirt and silk shorts to go golfing, there's something wrong. I'm just saying.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:17 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Honestly, I know there's a purpose, I was just saying how important it is to him. To the point that usually when he buys himself a new $100 belt, he has to go find a pair of $300 shoes to match. That was more my issues, not really the matching.

Hey, on the upside, he was great to go shopping with. Always found better things than I found. Usually I'd go in with things I picked out and he picked out and I'd usually purchase the things he'd pick out. He helped our mutual friend find some "nice work" clothes. Hey, his metrosexual bit does come in handy sometimes. LOL.

Also wanted to add. IMHO, there's nothing wrong with wanting to dress well and look good. BUT, there's a line when the man doesn't know how to dress for the occasion. Personally, I love a guy who is comfy in shorts and a t-shirt AND as comfy (and good-looking) in a suit and tie. If you wear a Versace shirt and silk shorts to go golfing, there's something wrong. I'm just saying.
Ain't that the truth! As for the rest, I quite agree. I dressed well but I wasn't anal about it. Now in retirement, summer attire of shorts and a tee is de rigueur as far as I'm concerned.

By the way, I also pick out a lot of my wife's clothes. She hates to shop and quickly gets frustrated and ready to quit when I'll walk right to what she was looking for in the first place. She did, however, have a real knack in helping me select shirts, ties and suits. We complimented one another, especially when we both worked.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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I think in 2013 they are simply called young males. The idea of the metrosexual is from the mid 90s.
That is true. Very few opt out. This is why I really dislike this generation of young men and wish them the worst. They are too aware of how they look and the image they project. I am in awe of baby boomer men because they didn't have the same mindset.

There is a misconception that metrosexual=feminine. Most of today's young men actually look hypermasculine. Yet the fact that they are so concerned and aware of their appearence is a very feminine quality.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Oslo, NO
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A metrosexual is just a gay guy in denial !


Not that there is anything wrong with that!
That might be true for some male celebrities, like Zac Efron, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Seacrest.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:26 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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What do you think about Metrosexual men ? Are there Metrosexual men here ?
They might as well be gay.

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Old 06-29-2013, 03:05 PM
 
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Like some have said, the Metrosexual male is an antiquated trope from the late 90's to mid-00's. Today, we'd call guys who're into D&G, Armani, Prada etc brand-***** d-b*gs, outfits fit for guidos with fake tans from the Jersey Shore. It's a Eurotrash look adopted by posturing gay and straight Bro's alike.

For the past 4 yrs, the Neo-Prep, Retro-Americana & Heritage looks that you've been seeing at J. Crew has really become the uniform of very straight hetero guys, especially those under 35 in urban areas. It's clothes for 20-something hipsters who've outgrown their grungy emo rags & have real jobs & real responsibilities. Older Gen-Y's have adopted the look because they think it's more Authentic and "Artisanal" than the global luxury brands that were so popular a decade ago. It's become the inspiration behind sites like "The Art of Manliness", "Fedora Lounge" and a whole subculture of elegant machismo as seen in #menswear, Gentlemen and Sirs.

So the upshot is that if you see a well-dressed dapper guy in a gingham button up with blue chinos and suede double monks at a bar or club, don't assume he's gay, because there's a 90%+ chance that your assumptions are plain wrong.
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Like some have said, the Metrosexual male is an antiquated trope from the late 90's to mid-00's. Today, we'd call guys who're into D&G, Armani, Prada etc brand-***** d-b*gs, outfits fit for guidos with fake tans from the Jersey Shore. It's a Eurotrash look adopted by posturing gay and straight Bro's alike.

For the past 4 yrs, the Neo-Prep, Retro-Americana & Heritage looks that you've been seeing at J. Crew has really become the uniform of very straight hetero guys, especially those under 35 in urban areas. It's clothes for 20-something hipsters who've outgrown their grungy emo rags & have real jobs & real responsibilities. Older Gen-Y's have adopted the look because they think it's more Authentic and "Artisanal" than the global luxury brands that were so popular a decade ago. It's become the inspiration behind sites like "The Art of Manliness", "Fedora Lounge" and a whole subculture of elegant machismo as seen in #menswear, Gentlemen and Sirs.

So the upshot is that if you see a well-dressed dapper guy in a gingham button up with blue chinos and suede double monks at a bar or club, don't assume he's gay, because there's a 90%+ chance that your assumptions are plain wrong.
Ya know, life was much simpler in our day when boys were boys, men were men and labels had not been invented except for east coast preppie types.
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