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Old 07-06-2012, 04:21 PM
 
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I know this opens up a can of worms on many fronts (I'm not looking to create unrelated social debate) but would like to hear opinions on places where the Metrosexual movement isn't such a big deal, particularly the fascination with attributes such as arm hair shaving. It appears to be a big-city east coast phenomenon but have found it popping up in non-cosmopolitan cities like Orlando. I have a friend who thought places like Nashville and Austin might be a lot less participatory. Any others?
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Here&There
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Salton City, CA
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Burlington, Colorado
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I guess you could use the "manliest" cities as a reference... kinda the same thing.

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Old 07-06-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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particularly the fascination with attributes such as arm hair shaving
...That's a thing? Guys actually do that?
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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...That's a thing? Guys actually do that?
I have hairy arms. I do my own oil changes... shoot guns... build guitars... wear boots everywhere (including with my suit - Dr Marten's FTMFW!)... was listening to ZZ Top, G'N'R, Iron Maiden, BLS, and Texas Hippie Coalition last night while working out... However, I'm a strict vegetarian so I don't know if I'm allowed to comment, since it seems like that pisses a lot of "manly men" off
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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...That's a thing? Guys actually do that?
Weirdly enough yes (there and elsewhere on the body), and it's pretty common in some cities. I guess some people are really attracted to the pre-pubescent look?
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:56 PM
 
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I guess you could use the "manliest" cities as a reference... kinda the same thing.

America's Manliest Cities
Interesting criteria which seems to omit those with lots of mirror/clip time. Looks like my friend was right about Nashville. Thanks!
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:54 PM
 
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I know this opens up a can of worms on many fronts (I'm not looking to create unrelated social debate) but would like to hear opinions on places where the Metrosexual movement isn't such a big deal, particularly the fascination with attributes such as arm hair shaving. It appears to be a big-city east coast phenomenon but have found it popping up in non-cosmopolitan cities like Orlando. I have a friend who thought places like Nashville and Austin might be a lot less participatory. Any others?
Aside from Manhattan, I really don't think of east coast cities as being the epicenter of the metrosexual movement. I think with the huge emphasis on major league sports, taverns and greasy street food, etc. I would say the overall vibe would be less metrosexual.

Conversely I would say that any warm weather, transplant-heavy, suburban cities with less tradition/history one might find more metrosexuals. I'm sure with Orlandos tourist-heavy economy, you might come across quite a few. Certainly Dallas is known for fashionable men, and Atlanta with its wealthy African American population, one would come across that too. Not to stereotype, but I would say overall, metrosexual trends/emphasis on appearance is probably more noticeable among high socioeconomic status, professional minority, African American and Hispanic, than the equivalent counterparts in typical Caucasian/white social environment.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Fort Worth - Cow Town. Definitely not metrosexual!
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:42 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Oklahoma City comes to mind..
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