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Lumbersexual: 4 Definitive Traits & 1 Similarity

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Recently I met a friend of mine whom I hadn’t seen for a couple of  months. I hardly recognized him.

It should be said that he is a well-educated and a prosperous guy, and that fashion has been his profession for ages. He has a good taste and always looks pretty cool. He keeps his ginger on the pulse of the trends and latest technology and likes spots, underground pop culture and – occasionally – drinks bear.

So, to cut a long story short, in front of me I saw a sleek man with a beard.

The Lumbersexual

The Lumbersexual

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Beard – is a new trend for male sex. The trend is so robust and distinct that they even gave it a name: lumbersexual.

So, what are the hallmarks of the lumbersexual trend?

First of all, the lumbersexual is the opposite to a smart and sometimes too much  sophisticated metrosexual. Probably LS used to be such when he was young, but not now. No way.

Second, if you wish to be called the lumersexual, put a flanel checked shirt on your torso, a knitted hat on your head and make a tattoo. No, not just a tattoo – lots of them. The more the better.

However, if you don’t like tattoos, don’t. It’ll also be ok. If you are the lumbersexual, you are to decide.

Moreover, the lumbersexual doesn’t always wear a flannel. It is clear that he, like any other modern city dweller, dresses according to the weather and occasion. So, going, say, to an opening night or to any other formal event he’ll dress as formally as it’s necessary and will remain the lumbersexual. Because a white shirt, a vest and a bow-tie look cool with a beard, an earring or/and a tattoo.

Alessandro Manfredini

Alessandro Manfredini

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Third is the right diet. The lumbersexual chooses organic food. He prefers draught beer to canned one and sometimes drinks whiskey and cocktails.

Forth comes the habitat. The lumbersexual is not confined to just one boring place. He may reside in cities but prefers their rural parts. He can cut down trees, fix a leaky faucet and so on. Sure, much of the trend bearers are nothing but imitation but best representatives of the lumbersexual trend are the real deal.

The Lumbersexual

The Lumbersexual

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Needless to say that the lumbersexual prefers quality rather than quantity. He doesn’t need a big brand new car, but would surely appreciate the latest version of iPhone. Why? – Just because.

I do associate a lumbersexual with Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence. Still, a nowadays lumbersexual differs from Oliver Mellors and his class quite a lot.

What do you think? What’s the difference between them? Or the comparison is incorrect at all?

Ricki Hall

Ricki Hall

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Y. Dudeman
Translated by Tanya Pochtennykh
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  • Jasper Brenner

    Don’t forget the enormous amounts of hair gel and “beard oil”. A proper lumbersexual is rarely seen without his skinny jeans rolled up (one higher than the other!) and recently, in places like Portland Oregon, they have taken to wearing extravagantly long and bulky knit scarfs that are wrapped twice around the neck.

    • trendyuru

      yes, thanks )