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Fashion Trend: Chest Hair (For Men)

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It's time for you to stop waxing your chest. The newest, hottest fashion in manscaping is for men to grow out their natural carpets. The New York Times reports that this is how urban men are reconnecting with their primal masculinity:

“We’re seeing a return to ’70s fashion,” said Tim Bess, an analyst at the trend forecasting agency the Doneger Group. “The late ’60s and early ’70s were about freedom, the hippie movement, having lots of hair.” [...]

Christopher Oldstone-Moore, the author of the 2015 book “Of Beards and Men” and a senior lecturer at Wright State University, in Ohio, believes that an increasingly urban and digitized life has left some men “disconnected from their masculinity.”

“There are different ways to connect to your organic masculinity,” Dr. Oldstone-Moore said. “Hair is one way to do it.”

The obvious next step for enhanced masculine display would be to put glitter in your chest hair.

-via Althouse

In "Bloom County", Steve gets his hair burned off during the filming of a Tess Turbo MTV promo video gone wrong. He shouldn't have "brushed that flammable mascara all over [his] chest", said Opus. The psychological counselor who came by mistake, thinking he was a quadruple amputee, learns of his mishap. "How should I deal with this?" he asks her. "Ya got me. Smooth-chested men leave me clammy." [In 'Penguin Dreams and Stranger Things (1985).]
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