Valentine’s Day is the festival, or occasion, depending on how you perceive it, where you have to buy presents for your loved ones. However, this is not just any occasion but an event that is celebrated by lovers in most profound of forms and ways. The highlight of this festive occasion is the exchange of presents along with a few other activities.
People try to find gifts that are not only unique but also romantic to express their love with their respective spouses or partners on this occasion. While it is relatively easier for women to find suitable Valentine’s Day presents for men than the other way around, it can be a daunting task to find a gift for the metro-sexual man.
What Is The Metro-Sexual Man?
Metro-sexual is in no way about the sexual orientation; rather, it refers to men who have a keen sense of fashion and style. The term was made popular in mid 1990s by the writer Mark Simpson. If we go two or three decades back, male vanity, skin care, and fashion were rather frowned upon and mostly attributed to the men of a certain sexual orientation. However, from early 90s, there was a marked increase in men to become more stylish and they started to pay more attention to their appearances.
In the article “Meet the Metro-Sexual,” published by Salon.Com, the writer Mark Simpson has described the metro-sexual man in the following words. “The typical metro-sexual is a young man with money to spend, living in or within easy reach of a metropolis-because that’s where all the best shops, clubs, gyms and hairdressers are.” (Saloon.Com, July 22, 2002)
David Beckham, the legendary English soccer player is widely regarded as the first identified proto-type of the modern metro-sexual man. If your partner is into personal grooming and falls into this category as well, it can be a nightmare to find a suitable Valentine gift for your boyfriend. In order to help you in your search for a present on Valentine’s Day, we have presented some tips below.
What And Where To Buy?
If you are not fully prepared to embark on the search for Valentine’s Day presents for men, in this case the metro-sexual men, better stick to the “same old” routine of picture frames or socks. However, if you want to bring a smile to your boyfriend’s face, you have to come up with a gift that would make his day. Since metro-sexual are all about appearance, your best bet is to get something for his wardrobe or for the accessories such as the cufflinks.
If you opt to buy for his wardrobe, avoid things like cowboy hats, pleated jeans or trousers, colorful vest etc. While buying clothes, first thing to decide are the colors. Your best bet would be to stick with solid colors to be safe. Avoid anything flashy or patterns that appear to be too loud. When buying a shirt, go for 100% cotton. You cannot go wrong with big labels such as Gucci, Armani, Ralph Lauren and the likes of these. If you have to buy clothes, go for labels that are famous for making fashion statements.