Meet the new you... possibly
Right so first off lets get something clear and out of the way, lumber sexuality is not a new comfortable sex position. No way at all. In fact its a new coinage of man and his masculinity. But the two million dollar questions are... IS he real and is he me?
Lets talk about that for a minute.
So lumbersexual is actually a trend in men's attire, said to have emerged brawny and glistening from last decade's zeitgeist, with the blood of the Metrosexual on his hands, the Lumbersexual tempts us all with his big, hard, manly, robust, woodsy sense of style.
Tom Puzak over at GearJunkie said it best in the article "The Rise of the Lumbersexsual" here.
Today, the metrosexual is a disappearing breed being quickly replaced by men more concerned with existing in the outdoors, or the pseudo-outdoors, than meticulous grooming habits.
He is bar-hopping, but he looks like he could fell a Norway Pine.
He looks like a man of the woods, but works at The Nerdery, programming for a healthy salary and benefits. His backpack carries a MacBook Air, but looks like it should carry a lumberjack's axe.
He is the Lumbersexual.
The lumbersexual also goes by the name urban lumberjack, and represent the man that has adopted certain style traits that are typical of the traditional lumberjack. The guy rocking the lumbersexual style definitely has a manly beard, loves to wear plaid flannel shirts, rocks the scruffy unkempt hair look, and pulls off this look utilizing a bit of modern sophistication.
Top 5 Traits of the Lumbersexual Man
Where the Lumbersexual Resides
This guy is not confined to living in one place, you can find him comfortable wherever a new neighborhood pops up in your town. In his purest form, this guy loves to reside in rural locations around the world, cutting down their own trees to use in the fireplace or not afraid to get dirty when the water main breaks. He is the epitome of a real man.
The Facial Hair
When you spot that lumbersexual in the wild, he will easy to recognize because of the facial hair. This guy either has a rocking full beard or his stubble is nice and thick and blossoming quickly. Rarely will you spot a lumbersexual that is clean-shaven, they are most comfortable with a full face of hair that keeps them and their partners warm.
His Eating Habits
When you see a lumbersexual eating, he is probably consuming something organic. He enjoys his share of cocktails and beer, but he also loves hitting the local coffee shop for a hearty sandwich. If you spot one in the country, he may be a farmer who grows his own food and lives off the land.
What’s He Wearing?
The lumbersexual is easily identified in his flannel shirt, but he also will wear just about any shirt that feels comfortable first. He can look great in any of those tops from L.L. Bean, and hitting a thrift shop and crushing it wearing a wool winter jacket, leather gloves, or that distressed denim jacket.
The Lumbersexual Lifestyle
This guy definitely loves quality over quantity. It isn’t about the biggest or fastest things he owns, it is all about have the latest technology that is built to last. The metrosexual cares more about the looks of the things he buys, whereas the lumbersexual is more concerned with the feel on his body, like a soft flannel shirt.