As with music, fashion brings its fair share of genres and subgenres to the table. Now, Gear Junkie has taken us far into the depths of the subgenre, or, um, woods, by introducing the man who grows his beard as long as the Redwood is tall and wears hiking boots to trek the city streets. It’s not something we haven’t been seeing, but thanks to them, there’s now a name for it. Introducing the Lumbersexual.
An offshoot of the classic metrosexual, aka a man who likes to take care of himself, the lumbersexual is exactly what you think it is – a man who likes to take care of himself, all while appearing like he’d just spent a long day chopping down trees in the equally-as-pretty forest. Beardy and boasting patterns of plaid in place of camo, the Lumbersexual seems to be taking note from the hipster, and is bringing outdoorwear into the mainstream. Yeah, sound familiar?
As Gear Junkie puts it, “He is bar-hopping, but he looks like he could fell a Norway Pine.”
And maybe he could. Well, when he’s not working his well-paid 9-5. But if it all feels like a little too much, Gear Junkie pointed out the new subgenre’s subgenre, the MetroJack, the slightly more urban version, which comes in somewhere between the metrosexual and the Lumbersexual.
We know it’s a lot to take in, but, hey, it’s in the clean, outdoor air. So crack open a craft beer, and take a look at what Gear Junkie deemed Lumbersexual in the gallery above.