Ryan Gosling at LAX airport, Los Angeles, America - 15 Nov 2014

How to make the ‘lumbersexual look’ work for you

In the world of men’s fashion, the metrosexual look long reigned as the dominant trend. The well-groomed eyebrows, clean shaved face and a posh collared shirt were but ideal, but now men’s fashion is shifting in a grungier direction. 


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Let us be honest; men want to look like the bread-winner and attract their partner with their manly traits – it is an impulse deeply-rooted in the human psychology.

So it seems anything but surprising this new trend is upon us. If the name is confusing, just picture a mix between a Woodstock hippy and a lumberjack.

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The best example of a lumbersexual eye-candy is Ryan Gosling.

But not just “everyday”  Ryan Gosling, we are talking the big bearded, rugged , ‘just came in from building you a big white house with a blue shutters and a porch’ kind of Gosling; also known as, The Notebook’s Noah.

Even though most of you will deny ever seeing this cheesy love story, have a cheeky look on Google and then get in the game with these tips.


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What is best about this look is that if you gave Movember a try, you are already set with the most important accessory of this look, a rugged beard.

This trend has exploded in the month of November and fashion magazines are raving about it. Even magazines such as Cosmopolitan have included the quiz : “Are you dating a Lumbersexual?” on their website. So, here is how to get comfortable with this on-point fashion trend.

Start off with a well looked-after beard. Then, add a comfortable plaid flannel shirt for the country look. Pair off the shirt with a cozy cardigan in order to add a bit of class and to make it more appropriate for a night of skating or goofing off at Winter Wonderland.

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Choose a dark and simple pair of denim. If you want to go overboard, try adding a pair of cheeky leather suspenders to get the true look of a woodsman. Accessorize the look with an over-sized beanie in order to truly convince people that you have been out in the cold all day cutting wood and being ‘manly’.


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Lastly, put on your favorite pair of Timberland shoes, because they are iconic for the true outdoors-man look. Voila, there you have it; you are now a lumberjack in the disguise of a modern city guy.



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