The Retrosexual Revolution
I just picked up the first issue of the relaunched Menswear, and they had an article by David Lipke and Brenner Thomas called “The Retrosexual Revolution.” The article is interesting enough and gives those who aren’t familiar with the whole culture a decent idea of what it’s about. While I had never heard the term “retrosexual,” a quote from the article explains it:
It’s all part of a movement some call “retrosexual,” a play on the dated and derided term “metrosexual.” If the latter heralded the rise over the past decade of a newly manicured and somewhat emasculated modern male, the retrosexual is at once an evolution and a renunciation of that trend. While these men are looking back to the styles, values and pastimes of traditional masculinity, they are doing so through the lens of the post-metrosexual male—one with heightened discernment about brands, aesthetics and lifestyle.
That begs the question: while the term retrosexual can apply to any guy rocking that look, even if he is in the ‘burbs, shouldn’t the urban woodsmen of major metropolitan areas like LA or NYC technically be metroretrosexuals?