Originally Posted by j
I dunno, I pretty much agree. The polar opposite of metro is probably a redneck who wears his hunting clothes to the bar, not a dude who wears tons of gel, stripey "fashionable" shirt, "fashionable" jeans, "fashionable" shoes, etc.
You're thinking in terms of appearance - I'm thinking in terms of intent or personality.
One tends to think about style and grooming issues and take positions on this, generally ahead of the masses. He is often on top of fashion trends and wouldn't be caught dead wearing something that's so last month. He shops at Colette in Paris, Barneys or BG. He is probably already over Thom Browne by now
The other is simply a brain-dead follower, who has no idea or opinions about style or fashion and is simply following the trends that are fed to him (e.g. wearing an untucked striped shirt 7 years after the Paul Smith look). He buys the once-good ideas only when recycled to the nth degree and available at Old Navy, Gap or American Eagle.