Guest Post - "How I Fell in Love with a Lumbersexual"

12 February 2015

Where have all the guys with their soft skin and baby faces gone lately? Wait, you know what – who cares! Thank God this trend with all waxed and well polished guys, better known as metrosexuals, is in the past now, and these men have stepped on the world stage. Lumbersexuals with their long beards and flannel shirts always look like they are going camping, but they make every woman forget about her fears and want to join them in the woods. They made us love flannel, and wish every month was a ‘Movember’.

Actually, it has been here for a while, but only recently has it got its own fashion term. Men have been patiently waiting for the day when they could wake up in the morning and not think about shaving. Maybe that's how it started. Maybe the trend of a lumbersexual is a rebellion against the 9-5 office jobs, or just simply admitting the outdoor clothes are more comfortable and functional. This style eventually turned into a delicate trimming in front of the mirror, what makes them almost as dedicated to their beard as women are to makeup. I do not like to be with a man who is too concerned with his looks, but I never said he should not care at all. He looks manly and confident, like he came straight out of the woods but in fact this urban woodsman just got off his incredibly expensive fixie.

They are the ones wearing a flannel shirt, untucked in their casual worn-out denim, and big construction boots that will never go out of style. And of course, the look is not complete without a long untamed beard which seems as if not touched for a long time, when in fact every lumbersexual takes a good care of it. Every guy dedicates a part of his day to shape that bush with a Wahl beard trimmer in such way that it seems that they do not care what it looks like. His laid back looks have been put together with more effort than he would like you to know.
No matter how hard I try, there is no point in denying it – I am looking for a man to take care of me, rough and masculine. I take it to a level of a fantasy: a lumberjack, head of the house, the one that is strong enough to chop wood for a fire and bring food to the table.
However, no lumbersexual could be found in the woods chopping trees. He is hitting up hipster bars and definitely not wielding an axe. He is brawny, has an impressive beard which seems painstakingly untrimmed and carries his McBook Pro around, but I don't mind. Why not act a bit more casual this season, and all the ones that are yet to come?


Post Written by Cristina Naka Kask


  1. LOL! I giggled. :3 Lumbersexuals are quite the "manly men", eh? Though, I love the casual and classic look about them. Kind of like a "Paul Bunion chic"!

    Great post, and great men! (;

  2. Loved this post!! This looks is everything to be honest, it's weird how a bit of facial hair can make someone look 10x more attractive, and way more masculine. Every guy should become a lumbersexual!

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  3. Great post♥

  4. Hahaha I love this post. Honestly, I don't think I like lumbersexuals all that much though. Beards just aren't my thing. But if I meet a really nice guy who has a beard, which is uncommon at my age, then I won't let that stop me.

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  5. This is hysterical and I love the new terminology.
    Also, Tegan, I adore this blog...the name is ultra relatable and the sunglasses you're wearing in your profile pic are to die for.

  6. Haha, I love that term. My partner fluctuates between lumbersexual and skin head... I've never met a man that likes to change his appearance so often.

  7. Great post dear! <3
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  8. Beards aren't my thing but those guys are Hot XX


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