Yesterday’s urban male wore a slim-cut pair of pants, perhaps a button-down shirt with a narrow tie. He kept a clean shave, and generally looked tidy. His look was coined “metrosexual.” David Beckham was the poster-child for this breed of men, described as “the biggest metrosexual in Britain” in a 2002 Salon article that helped lead to the term’s popularity.Today, the metrosexual is a disappearing breed being quickly replaced by men more concerned with existing in the outdoors, or the pseudo-outdoors, than meticulous grooming habits.
According to the Urban Dictionary, Lumbersexuals are men that keep finely trimmed beards, what is now commonly referred to as the beard men. This new phrase actually started in 2004 but kind of died down but was “resurrected on October 30th, 2014, when outdoor lifestyle blog GearJunkie published an article titled “The Rise of the ‘Lumbersexual’”, which highlighted several photos of models and celebrities as examples of the lumbersexual aesthetic.