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Are we Ubersexuals? Gentlemen? Sartorialists?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Soph, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. tbabes

    tbabes Senior member

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    I am a man, and will resist the temptation to to categorize myself much further! [​IMG]
     
  2. gorgekko

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    Bono is a boob. Labels are lame.
     
  3. otterhound

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    Keep in mind, I didn't write this, it was copy paste from urban dictionary, as I stated, I don't agree. with alot of it.
    I know; I wasn't criticizing you, just the article.
     
  4. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Is an uebersexual someone who has an extra Y chromosome?

    What kind of fucking moron would search for a label for himself after high school?
     
  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Is an uebersexual someone who has an extra Y chromosome?

    What kind of fucking moron would search for a label for himself after high school?


    Am I to assume that you also are in the third group [​IMG]
     
  6. life_interrupts

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    This whole ubersexual (BTW, how does one create umlauts in HTML?) conversation was started by the book The Future of Men. The authors are marketing trendspotting wizards that were among the first to commodify the recent trend of men's enhanced consciousness toward appearance, i.e. metrosexual behavior. They coined the term ubersexual in their book and identified archtypes like Trump and Schwarzenegger. We have to be able to give everything/phenomenon/trend a name. It basically calls for some middle ground of old-school macho guy and modern sensitive male. I think it's a load of shit, because I've known men who primp and dress with the best of them, but would scratch and spit just as easily. This is a gross over-simplification, but you get my point.

    I heard Bono speak back in February. Is he the ultimate ubersexual? Who cares? He's passionate and eloquent and witty but lousy dresser (jacket sleeve sat in his palms, shirt could have fit better). Isn't that what we care about here? And I like Sartorialist, but I think it's taken.
     
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    Bono dresses like a wanker.

    Why add the "-sexual" suffix to the label? I'm just a bloke who likes to dress well.
     
  8. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Judging from your tone, LD, can I conclude that you are in the third group [​IMG]
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  9. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    The more global issue is that there seems to be enough doubt about the roles and role models of and for men in American, Canadian (as well as British?) society.


    I rarely get this problem. Probably, ironically I know, because I never discuss clothes with people, except a select few close friends who also like clothes. With the average American man theyre happy to discuss clothes to a certain level, but if you exhibit too much knowledge or it goes to a deeper level, the relationship changes so that they either think you know too much or youre a resource for places to buy things. neither of which sits well with me.


    What's funny is when I exhibit any knowledge of clothes, it's like Im "outed" and a friend's gf claimed I was "such a metro sexual", not necessarily based on seeing me well dressed but that id actually discussed what article of clothing would go with what. I think it's always been like this though. In Britain, where they make some of the best clothes, shoes, materials and jewelry for men, isnt it very "old boy" to buy nice thing sna dthen act like you just dont care?


    My point is that it isnt the wearing of nice clothes that runs you into trouble, or even the preoccupation with nice clothes, it's letting others know you care, or think about them or groom yourself too much.
     

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