Not a long time ago I’ve met a friend of mine whom I’d seen forever ago. I hardly pegged him.
The fact is that the friend of mine is quite secure, educated man who works in the fashion industry. He could never be accused of being untidy or neglected. But that time there was a huge bearded man in front of me.
Beard is a new trend in men’s style, so evident and powerful that there was invented a name – Lumbersexual style. Such a lumberjack style means a strong man with a beard and it is the complete opposite of metrosexuals – the stylish and sophisticated city dweller.
In fact, lumbersexual is not just a man with a beard as there are some other attributes of the classic lumberjack style: checked flannel shirts, knitted hats and tattoos, of course. This is how exactly American loggers look; it was they who became the style prototype. However, a luxurious beard is the main feature of a lumbersexual.
It is clear that lumbersexual like any other modern city dweller is dressed according to the weather and occasion. It may be the visit to the theater or a formal event; anyway he will dress as formal as possible, but still will remain a lumbersexual.
Certainly, the man with a beard in tie looks quite harmoniously. Tattoos, earring and beard are perfectly combined with a white shirt, vest and tie. The fact is that the lumbersexual is not a real lumberjack and a suit is a daily routine for him. In fact, lumbersexual is a successful modern man, a businessman or a well-paid professional who follows the trends and is always the first to pick up the new trends.
The lumbersexual has excellent taste, his beard is always neat and tidy and a suit, regardless of style, is always well matched.
Yet the perfect environment for the lumbersexual style is casual and country style, since the appearance of the city loggers is a desire of men to return to the traditional masculine style: simple, rough and common. As this style is peculiar to those men who are working with their hands and on the open air.
There is nothing new under the sun, and all these modern trends are the repetition of the past. This is the desire of men to grow a beard and to fell trees, climb mountains, cross oceans and engage in other men’s matters. The definition “lumbersexual” appeared nowadays, but they have always existed, though not in such quantities.