Bearded Blokes Go Global
Checked shirt-wearing lumbersexuals are now so ubiquitous that a barber-shop retail renaissance is taking place in Poland, Yahoo News reported this week.
“Worldwide, we are at the height of facial hair,” Allan Peterkin, author of “One Thousand Beards: A Cultural History of Facial Hair’ told the new portal.
“It’s a delightful expression of masculinity, but not a super-macho expression.”
The recent rise of the lumbersexual prompted Daily Beast writer Tim Teeman to ridicule ‘the rough-looking, dependably butch lumbersexual,’ for being ‘despite his honest-guy uniform, a drag queen’.
“The lumbersexual, cute and beardy as he is, is just the latest, depressing sign of the withering on the vine of gay counterculture, the latest pasteurizing of sexuality,” he complained.
“(He) is just straight culture’s latest belated attempt to theatricalize masculinity, decades after gays got there first.”(Daily Beast)
In more post-metrosexual news, scientists in America identified more new ‘breeds of men’ including Mr. Mainstream Moustache, who ‘doesn’t appear to have much money and tragically falls into the “not quite a hipster,” and Mr. Mandrogynous, ‘a slap in the face to the old-school stereotypes of red-blooded heterosexual males’. (yourtango.com)
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