Are you still waxing and shaving? Stop doing it right now! Bald chest is out of fashion! “Chest hair is in” declared The New York Times.
Specially for NYT Los Angeles 34-year-old Eric Shoemaker, who is a public relations executive, reported in his interview:
“Shortly after I finished college, I allowed my chest hair to grow out. I don’t know if it was my age or becoming comfortable with myself,” he said, “but the thought of getting waxed — which makes your hair follicles bleed and you get ingrown hairs — you have to ask who you’re doing it for.”
Mr. Shoemaker’s decided to grow his fur on his chest a decade after those touchstone Calvin Klein ads, where a smooth-torsoed Mark Wahlberg (aka Marky Mark) popularized the hairless look of his chest, that was further supported by the hit TV show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” in the next decade.
NYT also interviewed Gabriel Santos-Rocha, who is a 31-year-old model manager. He started following the fashion of chest hair considering it au natural eight years ago.
“I thought that the ideal body had no hair,” he said. But frustration with all the upkeep nudged him back to his natural state. “I hated dealing with the maintenance and the stubble and the itching that came with it,” Mr. Santos-Rocha claimed.
Deaf model and dancer Nyle DiMarco supported the idea of having his chest covered with hair:
And Some more people spoke for hairy chest:
“We’re seeing a return to ’70s fashion,” Tim Bess, an analyst at the trend forecasting agency the Doneger Group declared.
“The late ’60s and early ’70s were about freedom, the hippie movement, having lots of hair.”
Mr. Bess spoke for unbuttoned shirts and thatch of chest hair: “It gets a little too perfect, too mannequin-looking.”
Tom Speight, who is a brand’s president, admitted “We’ve seen everything from man-buns to full beards go mainstream in recent seasons, and we want to reflect that rugged, a tad unpolished, yet approachable look.”
Are there any hairy chest men? Or do you shave it off?
Source of interview: nytimes.com