Most people are puzzled when they hear the phrase lumbersexual.

It is a modern term that usually describes a man dawning a plaid shirt and sporting a long beard.

However, it takes a lot more to becoming a lumbersexual.

A lot of people think that the beard and the look are what it takes to become one.

These are the easiest parts and are the superficial features that require one to look like a lumbersexual.

To truly become one you need to dig deep inside of yourself and understand what it is.

We can’t really share the entire formula, but we are definitely going to try as our article describes everything about being and understanding a lumbersexual, as well as how to copy this rough, but sexy look.

What Does the Term Mean

If you were still unaware what the term lumbersexual stands for, simply break down the word into two smaller components and you will get a clear picture in your mind who we are talking about.

The lumbersexual also goes by the name urban lumberjack, and represent the man that has adopted certain style traits that are typical of the traditional lumberjack.

The guy rocking the lumbersexual style definitely has a manly beard, loves to wear plaid flannel shirts, rocks the scruffy unkempt hair look, and pulls off this look utilizing a bit of modern sophistication.

The Difference Between Metrosexual and Lumbersexual

So picture in your mind the lumbersexual male, with his thick beard, his flannel shirt, and his messy yet stylish hair, because we are now going to explain how this guy differs from that of the metrosexual male.

This metropolitan guy is meticulous about his appearance and grooming habits, spending obscene amounts of cash and time making certain that he always looks like he is ready for a cover shoot on GQ magazine.

This heterosexual male who adopts fashion and lifestyles that are stereo-typically associated with the homosexual men, yet he certainly loves and has a way with all the ladies.

Metrosexual man typically have a high disposable income, they live and work in the city because that is where all the best hairdressers, clubs, and shops are located.

Top 5 Traits

The lumbersexual man is here to stay, and his appearance is driving women of all ages to their knees. This button-down version of the metrosexual man loves drinking his share of beer, wears those cuffed jeans, and has his finger right on the pulse of all the latest restaurants, pop culture, and technology.

If you still aren’t sure if that guy is lumbersexual, here are the top five traits that will make it easier for you to spot them in a crowd.

1. Where the Lumbersexual Resides

This guy is not confined to living in one place, you can find him comfortable wherever a new neighborhood pops up in your town. In his purest form, this guy loves to reside in rural locations around the world, cutting down their own trees to use in the fireplace or not afraid to get dirty when the water main breaks. He is the epitome of a real man.

2. The Facial Hair

When you spot that lumbersexual in the wild, he will easy to recognize because of the facial hair. This guy either has a rocking full beard or his stubble is nice and thick and blossoming quickly.

Rarely will you spot a lumbersexual that is clean-shaven, they are most comfortable with a full face of hair that keeps them and their partners warm.

3. His Eating Habits

When you see a lumbersexual eating, he is probably consuming something organic. He enjoys his share of cocktails and beer, but he also loves hitting the local coffee shop for a hearty sandwich. If you spot one in the country, he may be a farmer who grows his own food and lives off the land.

4. What’s He Wearing?

The lumbersexual is easily identified in his flannel shirt, but he also will wear just about any shirt that feels comfortable first. He can look great in any of those tops from L.L. Bean, and hitting a thrift shop and crushing it wearing a wool winter jacket, leather gloves, or that distressed denim jacket.

5. The Lumbersexual Lifestyle

This guy definitely loves quality over quantity. It isn’t about the biggest or fastest things he owns, it is all about have the latest technology that is built to last.

The metrosexual cares more about the looks of the things he buys, whereas the lumbersexual is more concerned with the feel on his body, like a soft flannel shirt.

The Most Famous Lumbersexual Men

Now that you have a good idea what the lumbersexual is all about, how he looks, and what separates him from the metrosexual, it is time to give you the best possible visual aid to help complete the picture.

Here are just a few of the most famous lumbersexuals that are walking the streets today.

1. Ryan Reynolds – If you happened to be any where near last years Sundance Film Festival, you saw the typical lumbersexual in Ryan Reynolds. He was spotted wearing a soft cotton red plaid shirt, leather work boots, groomed facial hair, and those slim jeans.

2. Liam Hemsworth – When Liam is wearing any flannel shirt, his baby blue eyes just reach out and grab you. You can almost imagine Liam chopping down a tree for firewood or cozying up on the couch with a big wool blanket to watch a romantic comedy.

3. Gerard Butler – If you spend any time at the LAX airport, chances are pretty good you saw Gerard Butler trying to catch a plane dresses in jeans, work boots, a flannel shirt, and his beard. This 300 superstar exemplifies the word lumbersexual.

4. Ed Sheeran – Ed knows exactly how to pull off this look with jeans, flannel, and a pair of sneakers. His trimmed beard and messy hair just complement the look and make him easy on the eyes for anyone within eye-shot of the star.

Vinnie - Barber

About the author: Vinnie – Barber

Vinnie is one of the members of the Beardoholic writers team. He’s also a barber and hairstylist for 15 years now and he has a kick-ass beard of his own, so he surely knows what makes a magnificent beard and hair and how to achieve them. He’s our go-to guy for all the latest beard and hairstyle trends and he always has a tip or two on how to grow and style a thick beard fast.

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