08-01-2012, 10:15 AM
Join Date: Mar 2012
| | Slacker Chic
OK, ladies...I want to solicit your opinion. I will admit up front that I am a bit conservative in my look and style. I have never been one to try and follow the latest fashion trends (clothes, haircut, etc) and have always stuck with the advice to never confuse fad with fashion.
With my disclaimer in place, I want to know your opinions on the most prevalent look that I see for men today that I have heard termed as Slacker Chic. You know, the haven't-shaved-in-a-few-days-and-my-hair-hasn't-really-been-combed-in-a-while-and-I'm-too-cool-to-really-be-concerned-with-my-appearance look. Every single commercial on TV, print ads and the public in general seems to be saturated with this look. It drives me crazy! I know that it shouldn't but I actually find myself yelling at the TV telling the object of my scorn to "Shave and run a comb through your hair". It especially irks me when the guy in question doesn't even have an evenly spread beard and it looks patchy and scraggly. Yet he puts on his Coldplay wool cap (in 98 degree weather) and thinks that he is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not talking about the I-don't-have-to-work-this-weekend-so-I-don't-want-to-shave look that will go away on Monday morning. I'm talking about the look that is supposed to look like you do not care what you look like but you actually spent 2 hours making sure that your beard is just the right length (amazing how the same guy never really grows a full beard...must be trimming and working to keep that non-effort look) and that your hair is in just the right haphazard place.
P.S. Sorry for the rant, just curious if this look is really attractive to women.