Gone are the days of the finely tailored men with their excessively groomed eyebrows enough to make me disgusted at my own face caterpillars every time I look in the mirror. Say goodbye to the Metrosexual of the early 2000’s and hello to the newest trend among the trendy gentlemen, the Lumbersexual. But what exactly is a Lumbersexual and what qualities do they posses?
Urban Dictionary defines a Lumbersexual as “A metro-sexual who has the need to hold on to some outdoor based ruggedness, thus opting to keep a finely trimmed beard.” But really, I think there’s much more to it. The Lumbersexual isn’t just about his finely coifed beard, but cares about his overall clothing style which includes more “outdoorsy” pieces mixed and matched with sleeker clothing options. Example being, comfortable flannel shirts with skinny jeans or similarly snugger fitting pants.
But how exactly do you be Lumbersexual?
Here are some essentials it takes to be one. There are 5 major qualities of this manly breed.
The Lifestyle – The most important quality is the man’s overall lifestyle. “Bigger” is not “better” unless you are referring to the newest in technology. He values items that feel good and were made to last – something he can have for many years to come.
The Wardrobe – As seen above, Flannel and jeans are staple pieces in the Lumbersexual’s closet. However, they aren’t all he wears. He’s more about quality clothing that fits well and comfortably. His clothing is neither stuffy nor polished. Can we say L.L.Bean?
The Beard – The Lumbersexual cares about his facial hair. He always has at least some serious stubble to help make him feel like a man, but usually he is host to a full grown, manly beard which he takes great care of.
The Diet – He eats organic or fresh foods whenever possible. If he killed or caught it himself, it’s even better. He enjoys utilizing locally grown, and made foods rather than shopping at typical grocery store chains. Eating well is important to him.
The Habitat – While he can survive in Suburbia, he prefers something less fussy and restricting. He enjoys having more land for his home to sit on, including some space for some outdoor activities.
Just to give you some insight, here are some actors who might fit the Lumbersexual definition (and where you know them from).
- Hugh Jackman (X-Men)
- Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones)
- Jason Mamoa (Game of Thrones)
- Joe Manganiello (True Blood)
- Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike)
- Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko)
- Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
Does your man posses any of these qualities? Does he dress like a Lumbersexual?