Lumbersexual

Pronunciation:
|ˈlʌmbə ˈsekSHo͞oəl|
Definition:

A modern term which defines a metrosexual man, typically Generation Y or later, who attempts to portray a feeling or sense of ruggedness through his attire, grooming, and sometimes behavior. In essence, a lumbersexual will look to emulate the appearance and presence of someone who has a masculine, man-of-the-land way about them, without actually being manly or handy with tools.

A lumbersexual will attempt to metrosexualize physical attributes that were once considered to be the pinnacle of masculinity. For example: Where a lumberjack would wear a rugged, unwashed flannel as a means of keeping himself warm in frigid working conditions - a lumbersexual would wear a freshly dry-cleaned flannel in the same color, designed by an Italian fashion label, as a means to keep himself cozy and stylish while he sips his tall iced americano in the corner of his local vegan cafe.

Example:

Brian tried his best to look like he was a rough ‘n tough outdoorsman. His red flannel finely kept beard and leather boots all contributed to his lumberjack aesthetic.

Unfortunately - the softness of his hands and the lack of any facial/ bodily scarring let people know that he was a lumbersexual and not a real lumberjack.

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