It could just be down to vanity I guess, but well…
The typical metrosexual is a young man with money to spend, living in or within easy reach of a metropolis — because that’s where all the best shops, clubs, gyms and hairdressers are. He might be officially gay, straight or bisexual, but this is utterly immaterial because he has clearly taken himself as his own love object and pleasure as his sexual preference. Particular professions, such as modeling, waiting tables, media, pop music and, nowadays, sport, seem to attract them but, truth be told, like male vanity products and herpes, they’re pretty much everywhere.
It’s a play on words from metropoliton hetersosexual, it’s come to mean guys more in touch with their ‘feminine’ sides, who care about their appearance and personal hygeine.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy[/url] is a great series which tries to change typical slobby, style-deficient macho guys into new, trendy metro males. It’s like pluck that monobrow, shave that nose-hair, trim that back rug!
Monobrows/Unibrows are so NOT ON, even being a guy, I mean what’s the deal with looking like a neandrathal, pluck that motherfucker man.
On the same note, I found this very funny site:
Ok so how metro am I?
I’m definately not homo…but am I metrosexual?
[*]I own and use moisturiser
[*]I know what ‘Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise’ means
[*]I own facial wash
[*]I use hair conditioner
[*]I own cotton pads
[*]I have used toner in the past
[*]I care about what I wear (although I’m not a designer label whore)
[*]I don’t like football really
[*]I don’t like F-1 at all
[*]I can cook
[*]I keep my appartment clean
[*]I can iron
[*]I enjoy shopping
[*]I can understand people’s ‘feelings'[/list]
Or am I not metro:
[*]I’ve never paid for a facial, manicure or pedicure (I’ve had a facial, but it was when my aunt was practising for her beautician exams)
[*]I am uber prosu hairy
[*]I burp in public
[*]I like beer & liquor (I don’t drink bitch piss like Bacardi Breezers or wtf)
[*]I like geeky stuff
[*]I get my hair cut at the Indian barber, not some poncy salon
[*]I don’t really give a fuck about most peoples ‘feelings'[/list]
I remember vaguely using foundation once when I was about 15 to cover a huge spot I had when I was going to my High School graduation ball…I can’t remember though if I rubbed it off or kept it on!
I have never waxed any part of my body, nor do I intend to.
Do you guys have moisturiser? Do you use conditioner? Have you done anything you wouldn’t tell your ‘macho’ friends about?