While watching Good Morning America this morning, I was reminded about a new buzz word used to describe some men. This word is metrosexual. Key attributes of a metrosexual according to Daniel Peres, the editor of Details magazine are:
He is straight. An urban male, strong, stylish, interested in fashion, design, architecture and personal style.
Metrosexuals wear designer clothes, crave facials, and shop with their girlfriends.
While their brothers are drinking beer and belching, metrosexuals are unabashedly heading to art galleries and shoe shopping — activities more commonly associated with women or gay men.
It is a new masculinity. This guy is not relegated to the sports page and eating hot dogs. It’s a cultural shift and a generational one too.
Based on description above, I think I work with a few metrosexuals. This is not a bad thing necessarily, but it’s making me a lot more self conscious about my weight, clothing, etc. It’s one thing to be around women who obsess about this stuff, but when you hear straight men talk about fashion, facials and their weight, it gets to be a little too much for a girl like myself to handle.