Metrosexuality

Well exams season is in full swing these days. But before the exams a lot of students would have attended a fairwell party. I had one too and I must say it was fun (although it was quite disorganized). Everyone danced and all that stuff but what I am going to write about is metrosexuality clearly being visible in the party.
The Wikipedia (one of my most reliable source) defines metrosexuality in these terms.

Metrosexual is a word describing men who have a strong concern for their aesthetic appearance, and spend a substantial amount of time and money on their images and lifestyles.

This term may be new to a lot of people but in todays urban landscape you may already have become a metrosexual without you knowing about it.
In our party some of my friends had tailored special tuxedos and suits for the occasion and they had cost around 6 to 12 thousand rupees just for 4 hours!!!
To me these were all just waste of money. More over these and some other guys had spent more than 2 hours before the party in a saloon to make there appearences better. They had haircuts, facewashed and what not. And it had cost them 2 to 4 thousand rupees or may be more.
I guess metrosexual males are going to be more common in the capital in the future and the trend has set in.

15 Comments so far

  1. aysha (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 11:35 am

    how gay is that! …ooopppsss…too late it slipped my mouth :P

    sorry, but really!!

    I think this is the perfect example of what a “gay straight guy” is. A straight guy with the good qualities of a gay man. Damn! I wouldnt be surprised if they too starts reading Cosmopolitan seeking advice on how to match hair with what suit.

    bwahahahahaha!!!!!


  2. 1967 (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 1:02 pm

    Metrosexuality is more of an excessive compulsive behaviour, or disorder if you may call it, just like maglomania. Dressing up for the occasion does not really mean that you have gone ballastic. But yeah I do agree that spending money for 4 hours as high as 6 thousand to 12 thousand does not make much sense, or perhaps it does. Interestingly if you dig deep into economics you might find answers to why consumer behave that way. Maybe because the marginal utility of having a hi fi suit up for a few hours is too much to forgo, and as the marginal utility is high, so is the price. Any economist can shed some more light on that sort of consumer behaviour I presume.


  3. binary-zero (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 1:44 pm

    lol @ aysha


  4. Faraz (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 11:44 pm

    wait a sec… specially tailerd suits: why are we assuming that these suits would only be used for that specific 4 hour party? A suit is a suit and can be worn on many occassions in future as well.

    And 6-12 thousand is fairly okay price for a suit. A good suit can last for years (if taken care of properly) so spending some money on it makes perfect sense.


  5. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 11:52 pm

    An interesting post and an interestin comment by Aysha :D


  6. Omer Farooq (unregistered) on May 26th, 2007 @ 12:55 am

    @ aysha
    Well I think metrosexuals cant be called gays these days. Its more like they are men who are more in touch with there feminine side as modern definations would define them.


  7. SELF (unregistered) on May 26th, 2007 @ 1:57 am

    aysha, jealous? :D


  8. Kamran (unregistered) on May 26th, 2007 @ 12:04 pm

    1940s

    Qahri o jabbari o Quddusi or Jabrrot
    Yeh char anasir hon to banta hai Musalman

    2007

    Adultery, rape, alcohol, dishonesty, bribery, treachery, skullduggery
    Yeh 7 anasir hon to banta hai Pakistan

    Iqbal must be turning in his grave to see what happened to his “Momen”

    Hundreds of thousands of people bled, gave up their lives, livelihoods and children to get this piece of land so that 60 years later these scum would live in here and somebody would call dwellers of the capital of this land “mighty Islooites”


  9. Phil (unregistered) on May 26th, 2007 @ 6:07 pm

    Worst Post I have ever read.


  10. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on May 27th, 2007 @ 4:23 am

    Omer, I wonder why were you waiting for my comments :S

    Well, honestly speaking I’m a bit confused i.e., is it justified to declare them metros just bcoz they actually care about their self-looks. Being casual is one thing and being smartly presenting yourself is another … and I too agree with faraz here.

    If you have got a chance too look at photographs of you grand parent from 30’s or 40’s, you would be then extremely shocked to see them all in superbly polished suits, well-cut suits, pagriis, hand sticks, and tie-pins … it makes you look smart … aur koi nahi let’s give the guys a **benefit of doubt** for taking care of their skin and hair ;-)


  11. Omer Farooq (unregistered) on May 26th, 2007 @ 7:15 pm

    Whats so bad phil? we are enlightened moderations!
    lolz
    I am waiting for [pine]apples comment…


  12. SELF (unregistered) on May 26th, 2007 @ 7:36 pm

    “1940s

    Qahri o jabbari o Quddusi or Jabrrot
    Yeh char anasir hon to banta hai Musalman

    Posted by: Kamran at May 26, 2007 12:04 PM ”

    Kamran, it was not like that even in 1940, whoever gave you this idea? Muslim were a defeated nation even then. 1440 is more like it, as after that it was all downhill. It took a few centuries to complete the downfall though.


  13. Monkey (unregistered) on May 27th, 2007 @ 6:28 pm

    What is so wrong with men wanting to look good on special occasions? Just b/c they gettin a haircut or ur face polished for a special occasion is something that women do mostly does NOT mean that if men do it, they have turned gay.. They just want to look nice so why not?

    Besides, who likes hairy, smelly guys anyways? :P


  14. babar (unregistered) on May 28th, 2007 @ 3:57 am

    Metrosexuality is just simple plain gay.


  15. donkey (unregistered) on May 28th, 2007 @ 11:47 am

    Besides, who likes hairy, smelly guys anyways? :P

    Monkey are you female?



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