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Old 03-08-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Florida
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A lot of the time yes.American men need to grow up and get over their insecurities.In other words,learn how to become a real man.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: CasaMo
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I think there's a difference between being "metro" and just being clean cut. I'm not into the designer clothes, expensive hair cuts, lotions and all that (which I do find odd), but I'll still do what I can to look presentable when I go out in the world. Part of being a grown-up is setting your sights higher than being a slob. Comb your hair, brush your teeth, shave, do your laundry regularly.... Not that difficult.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:48 PM
 
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I agree...Metro over ape any day.

I actually had some homophobic nit wits ragging on my guy for his dress. Which is not even metro at all. He just does not look like a slobby jock. It really ticked me off and they were going on an on about how its not a real man blah blah blah. The one that was just being mean about it...I asked what kind of supermodel did he land with his look. All the other dudes cracked up. (his wife looks like young cathy bates beat with the ugly stick and is a terror)

So basically if you don't dress like a lumberjack in most places you get the gay thing pulled out on you.

We were at a party and these guys in their 30s were acting like meat heads over eye cream. "Oh thats so faggy"..WTF? Yes they had nasty baggy eyes and fat guts. I guess that is the dude version of the mean girls. But why are they never hot?LOL Oh yeh..better to be ugly and super strait than do anything "gay"...
no, you're not superficial at all.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:02 PM
 
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If you're on a college campus your social circle will be limited to poor frenzied teens & half-adults that are just learning to juggle the responsibilities of school, job, hygiene, cooking & cleaning without parental oversight. It's only expected that they appear slovenly, especially since few have time to iron button-down shirts & trousers, or have the funds to send their clothes to the cleaners.

Out in the working world, most white-collar guys I encounter dress fairly presentable 9 to 5. Maybe it's not high-fashion or stylish clothing, but given the ever-expanding American waistline it's forgivable. There aren't too many guys over 30 who would actually look good in slim-fit Euro brands like Jil Sander, Theory or Zegna.
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Haha. Whenever I see a dude like that my "gay-dar" starts going off.

Hense, what I said before
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I agree...Metro over ape any day.

I actually had some homophobic nit wits ragging on my guy for his dress. Which is not even metro at all. He just does not look like a slobby jock. It really ticked me off and they were going on an on about how its not a real man blah blah blah. The one that was just being mean about it...I asked what kind of supermodel did he land with his look. All the other dudes cracked up. (his wife looks like young cathy bates beat with the ugly stick and is a terror)

So basically if you don't dress like a lumberjack in most places you get the gay thing pulled out on you.

We were at a party and these guys in their 30s were acting like meat heads over eye cream. "Oh thats so faggy"..WTF? Yes they had nasty baggy eyes and fat guts. I guess that is the dude version of the mean girls. But why are they never hot?LOL Oh yeh..better to be ugly and super strait than do anything "gay"...
again, I say, here in America men are so afraid of being labeled anything other than straight.... it is actually sickening.
no wonder most American men look like disgusting.

not me of course...... LOl
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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again, I say, here in America men are so afraid of being labeled anything other than straight.... it is actually sickening.
no wonder most American men look like disgusting.

not me of course...... LOl
It's actually kinda funny... I only know 1 gay guy that dresses 'metro'. The other ones...well, one is a mechanic who is always sloppy, one works on a ranch and is constantly in wranglers and cowboy boots covered in mud and the other dresses like a regular guy in his 20s.

On the other hand, one of my very good friends is what I like to call a 'manwhore', and he's very straight. Dresses to the tee using designer clothes, cologne, shoes etc.

I definitely don't think you can judge someones sexuality on what they wear.

Thank goodness my boyfriend isn't into ultra baggy clothes and baseball caps, that's just not my style
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:37 AM
 
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no, you're not superficial at all.


I am just bearing witness. I can't control what people look like, but I do bite back.

We were talking about superficial things. Would you of preferred that I gave a gay rights speech and spiritual centering coaching session instead?
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:14 AM
 
Location: In the Zombie Room
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So...walking around campus and the city I live in this week (and for the last 4 years) I have noticed that almost every single guy is dressed exactly the same. T shirt/ sports hoodie in the winter, and t-shirt and basketball/khaki shorts in the fall/spring. Even when it's a bit cold out, t-shirt and basketball shorts/ shoes are the style of choice. Every once in a while I will see a dude with a unique sense of style. But very rarely. On the other hand, when in Europe I noticed almost every guy has style. Is it just taboo in this country for men to dress nice or unique in a casual situation? Thoughts?
I personally adore it when men have a great sense of style. Mind you that the whole "metro-sexual" thing is waaayyy to over the top for my tastes but, to me, metro-sexuality encompasses so much more than just the style of dress. I don't want to date a man whose hands, feet and nails are nicer than my own

I personally think John Legend and Terrence Howard have amazing senses of style. Plus they're both exceptionally easy on the eyes. LOL.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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In European universities, students (and their parents) aren't paying massive tuition and living expenses, either.
Think they do
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