Ladies, is your boyfriend a lumbersexual? More importantly, do you want him to be one? If so, this is what you need to know about the newest look sweeping the nation. A “lumbersexual” is every boy that you feel kind of dirty liking, because he looks a little homeless. It’s each and every gentleman riding the subway in Brooklyn. A lumbersexual is somewhere between a bro and a metrosexual. He has the well coiffed beard of the metro, but the passion for Patagonia that’s exclusive to the bro-iest bros. Like Hannah Montana said, it’s the best of both worlds. He’s half hipster, half mountain man (so basically Bon Iver).
The website Gear Junkie recently introduced this wonderful new trend. A lumbersexual is described thusly, “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.”
So far, the lumbersexual has mostly been spotted in New York and L.A. (and I’m sure in the actual wilderness, only far less stylized). It can be a casual look, a la Ryan Gosling with a beard, or it can go farther, and feature work boots and all of the flannel (but never an actual ax, because that would take things too far). If you’re looking for the outdoorsman of your dreams, feel free to peruse Brooklyn, or go for a walk in the woods if you’re interested in a more authentic experience.
Can’t convince your not-boyfriend to take on the lumbersexual look? Check out these wilderness smoke shows console yourself.
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