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)