The Metrosexual Lives: Area Man Lurves His Skin Products

Its seems like only yesterday that the Bravo TV series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy amped up the era of the “metrosexual.”   Holy cripes that was some cutting edge stuff, what with the guys using “product” and “manscaping” and stuff.   But then the show sorta went off the rails of the crazy train and lost it’s zhoohz.  So just like a hi-top fade you’d think the whole metrosexual thing had run its course.  Yeah, no.

Enter this piece, featuring a Brooklyn Heights man, from the New York Times:

NYT:  “I have to take advantage of any way I can to look, if not younger, healthy,” said Mr. Sullivan, who is 43, lives in Brooklyn Heights and has a young daughter. “Working in the restaurant and film industry leaves little time for sleep or working out with any regularity.”

So, he started investing in some pricey skin-care products.

Today Mr. Sullivan can rattle off a half-dozen creams that make up his daily routine: StriVectin moisturizer, Kiehl’s Abyssine Night Eye Cream, Kiehl’s Facial Fuel, something called Hydra-Energetic Ice Cold Ball Roller from L’Oréal. All in all, he estimates that he spends about $600 a year on such products. “I feel this is a small way to compensate,” he said.  (Photo: NY Times)

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  • David on Middagh

    Two words: humidi fiers.

  • AEB

    Six words (well, five if you count the compounded one): Hydra-Energetic Ice Cold Ball Roller.

  • David on Middagh

    AEB, that is not something I want touching my body!

  • Master Of Middagh

    I hope people understand that the term “metrosexual” originally refers to guys who claim to be straight but who want their girlfriends to go at them with a strap-on device (I won’t get more graphic than that). That being said- that term is probably being used correctly here to describe the fellow in the article.

  • AEB

    Where DO you get your information, Master of Middagh? Please cite ALL your sources.

    Anyway, please tell us why being male and on the receiving end (!) of a strap-on would cinch that person’s sexual, uh, orientation?

  • AmyinBH

    I think the protons from the solar storms have reached earth and are causing odd behavior. Starting with some of these postings.

  • Master Of Middagh

    The Village Voice (or was it New York Press), years ago, originated the term and it was used to mean what I said. I would have no idea how to find that quickly.

    And I never said anything about what that says about a person’s orientation. I wouldn’t know. Would that make a man bi-sexual or in denial or whatever? And I don’t think there’s any problem with it if that’s what a person likes and it’s consensual between adults. My point was more that I’m super tired of the word “metrosexual”, especially because I think the word is being misused. I haven’t got anything against decent people and their fetishes. Sorry if I implied any sort of intolerance on my end.

  • David on Middagh

    The term seems to have originated in Britain.

  • Owen

    My cousin in Canada uses a Hydra-Energetic Ice Cold Ball Roller every weekend….he calls it a hockey rink.