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View Poll Results: Do you own and use male comestic products?
Yes - I own one moisturiser or similar 5 29.41%
Yes - More than one. What's the issue? 5 29.41%
No - its no issue for me, I'm just not old enough to care yet 2 11.76%
No, its not something real men do / Yes, but I'm not admitting it here 5 29.41%
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Are you a metrosexual too?

Last week, I found myself with a start, walking away from a dutyfree shop in an airport carrying 15ml of what can only be described as a Mens Cosmetic for around four times what the cost of the meal in the same airport had set me back.

I never planned to start with this stuff - its just happened and now I have a small collection of things next to my sink which I do use on a regular basis.

So - guys - am I alone in this imperceptible drift towards metrosexuality or so you have similar products?

And girls - is that something that real men don't do, or does it show that you care for yourself and by extension, your OH?
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Old 15.10.2011, 20:13
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Last week, I found myself with a start, walking away from a dutyfree shop in an airport carrying 15ml of what can only be described as a Mens Cosmetic for around four times what the cost of the meal in the same airport had set me back.

I never planned to start with this stuff - its just happened and now I have a small collection of things next to my sink which I do use on a regular basis.

So - guys - am I alone in this imperceptible drift towards metrosexuality or so you have similar products?

And girls - is that something that real men don't do, or does it show that you care for yourself and by extension, your OH?
What do your feet look like and I'll tell you if you're a metrosexual.
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Old 15.10.2011, 20:21
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What do your feet look like and I'll tell you if you're a metrosexual.
Trimmed and buffed
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Old 15.10.2011, 20:38
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Re: Are you a metrosexual too?

The only moisturizer I have is some after shave lotion. The wife bought it for me. I use it once a week/every 10 days after I shave with my straight razor (when I remember to use it).

Does Lamisil count as a foot moisturizer?

Trim my nails with wire cutters. Close wounds with Super glue. Wear my jeans until they stand on their own and are close to being intelligent beings.

All the above is true- including the wife part- amazing as it may be .
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Old 15.10.2011, 20:43
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Re: Are you a metrosexual too?

I would use the word well-kempt for what you describe, metrosexual is one level up (when a guy needs hours to decide what to wear). And it`s appreciated when a guy take good care of himself.
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Old 15.10.2011, 20:47
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Re: Are you a metrosexual too?

Don't mind metrosexuality at all.
For me it just means that the guy cares about what he looks and smells like and will make decisions about products and clothes by himself.

Also having a metrosexual partner means that one can ask advice and actually get an honest answer, because he really cares and has an opinion on such things.

I've had enough experience with manly men, thank you.
Holes in the boxershorts, not buying new ones, why changing them every day?
showering twice a week, and not understanding why certain things aren't fun that way...

so, my wish or plea to all men:
please go metrosexual!!!
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Re: Are you a metrosexual too?

And the option "I`m a woman and I own/ do not own male cosmetic products" is missing.

I feel discriminated. Excluded.
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And the option "I`m a woman and I own/ do not own male cosmetic products" is missing.

I feel discriminated. Excluded.
Well, similarly to Economisto's religions thread, you can start your own about women who use male grooming products. I don't wish to exclude, but merely........em.......focus
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Old 15.10.2011, 21:13
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I've had enough experience with manly men, thank you.
Holes in the boxershorts, not buying new ones, why changing them every day?
showering twice a week, and not understanding why certain things aren't fun that way...

Well I can't please everyone I guess...
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Old 15.10.2011, 21:25
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Re: Are you a metrosexual too?

Real men are indeed metro.
I don't necessarily think that non-metro's are smelly dudes, I think they might not be too concerned with their cracked feet, unshaven beards and messy hair but I don't think they shy away from showering. Or am I wrong?
I mean non-metro' would be rugged right? Not smelly nasty dirty right?
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Old 15.10.2011, 21:25
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Re: Are you a metrosexual too?

My wife buys it and I use it. Men's creams, lotions etc
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Old 15.10.2011, 21:32
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I think they might not be too concerned with their cracked feet, unshaven beards and messy hair but I don't think they shy away from showering. Or am I wrong?
You're not wrong, cos that would make them French.
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Old 15.10.2011, 22:00
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Re: Are you a metrosexual too?

I'm not metrosexual - not that bothered about grooming, hate shopping for clothes and can choose what to wear in less than 30 seconds. But I do use hand cream, otherwise the skin on my fingers gets a bit flaky. I got some funny looks from using it when we had some colleagues visiting from Singapore.
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Re: Are you a metrosexual too?

My OH has more beauty products than me...but when I dared suggesting he was metrosexual he was offended

Oh well, I quite enjoy the change from my ex-husband who changed his socks once a fortnight!
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Old 15.10.2011, 22:27
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Don't mind metrosexuality at all.
For me it just means that the guy cares about what he looks and smells like and will make decisions about products and clothes by himself.

Also having a metrosexual partner means that one can ask advice and actually get an honest answer, because he really cares and has an opinion on such things.

I've had enough experience with manly men, thank you.
Holes in the boxershorts, not buying new ones, why changing them every day?
showering twice a week, and not understanding why certain things aren't fun that way...

so, my wish or plea to all men:
please go metrosexual!!!
Being a manly man doesn't mean to not shower and change underwear. Those who are like that are lazy and disgusting.
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Old 15.10.2011, 22:34
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Re: Are you a metrosexual too?

I buy the lotions and products for my OH, and he uses them. Sometimes we buy them together, but he almost never goes out to buy them alone.

His feet, neat and buffed as well, but again, that's mostly because of me.
Yes, I give him his weekly mani/pedi.

But he is FAR from metrosexual.

For me, metrosexual is more like a man who wears a white pashmina scarf with skinny jeans. Not just someone who takes care of their skin, hair and nails.
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Being a manly man doesn't mean to not shower and change underwear. Those who are like that are lazy and disgusting.
*sigh* that's exactly what I was trying to say but you put it way better than I did and English is my mother tongue

I guess this makes Mr. Mud and Mr. NotAllThere retrosexuals.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metrosexual
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Re: Are you a metrosexual too?

Maybe it's upbringing, but I feel more comfortable with Mr Mud's description than any of the others.

I don't think it's metrosexuality that CC is speaking of though, it's very very common for Latin men to take a lot of care of themselves, and they're not very metrosexual at all.

Anyway, I've always found it quite amusing that humans are the only animal species where it's the female who preens to make herself attractive. In the rest of the animal kingdom, it's the male (think ducks, peacocks, lions etc).

I'm very insistant about clean and nice smelling. A man who smells bad is quite a turn off.
Aside from that, if a man competed with me in regards to cosmetics (I love nice creams and make up) I'd feel a little strange.
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Well personally i wouldnt want to be with a man who has more products than me. As long as he is clean and smells nice im happy. Anything else is too much
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Re: Are you a metrosexual too?

Yep I can't understand why some guys think it is ok to stink underarms... And this summer, I had a lot of bad experience in the metro with that....
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