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What is the big difference from a GQ guy and a metrosexual?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (26879points) January 11th, 2011

What is the big difference from a GQ guy and a metrosexual? The GQ guy was seen as cool, dashing, debonair with a sense of suave de vie. No one I know wants to be coined a meterosexual because they see them as being effeminate on top of just dressing to the 9s. What is the real difference? I bet even some GQ guys tan and get manicures.

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I don’t think I’ve ever paid enough attention to either type to notice a difference. My attention tends to be drawn to men with a little dirt under their nails, so to speak.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

How jumpy their friends are in terms of being perceived ‘effeminate’ (god forbid!) themselves. Otherwise, both terms are meaningless.

sinscriven's avatar

Intent, since they both mean the same thing.

However, to be GQ is meant to be complimentary while metrosexual is more or less perceived as an insult.

JLeslie's avatar

I think they are very similar. I personally don’t take metrosexual as being an insult, but I guess some people might. Part of it has to do with the man’s build I think. If he has very broad shoulders, and dresses well, he is likely to get GQ, but a more narrow build metrosexual I think. Also, I think GQ more associated with suits, a more formal style, while metrosexual I associate with a casual look, but not preppy. I also think metrosexual is used when a man fits a gay stereotype in how he dresses, but he is straight. Back in the day we used to say you can’t tell if a European man is gay or straight (I don’t know if people still say that) because they dressed well, cared about fashion.

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