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    I'm a bit of a hairy guy, though fortunately I don't have back hair. I've got a bit of chest hair and it always pokes through shirts I wear (polos). I think it looks a bit tacky in a 70's kind of way. I don't think I'm that vain but I tend to shave off part of it. What do you think, wierd... too vain? I'd never pluck my eyebrows or anything like that, and I've got a neat, short beard.

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    Whatever makes you feel good man. Weird is only a state of mind. I don't have much chest hair but if I did and it bothered me I'd surely wax. If it makes you feel better, many NFL players wax eyebrows, back, and chest. Now who's gonna tell a 250 lb lineman he's a sissy?

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    My opinion: keep chest hair. ALWAYS.
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    Im of Greek descent, so I have plenty of chest hair. There's no shame in it.

    Chest hair = good.
    Back hair = OFF WITH ITS HEAD!

    If your chest hair pokes through your polo's you have 2 options...

    1. Trim the hair a little shorter with a trimmer, or
    2. Stop wearing polos. (This is perhaps the preferred option, IMO)
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    If you have a nicely toned body, wax it. It will make your chest/upper abdominal muscles more visible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Trim the hair a little shorter with a trimmer
    Dimitri said it.

    Don't shave it (or wax it) off completely, just trim it. That way you still sport a naturally looking hairy chest, but it's not creeping up and over shirt cuffs, etc.
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    Yup. Trim it. With a clipper guard on your hair clippers. I have lots of chest hair that I keep tamed with a #3 guard.

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    I'd go with trimming, if it's overly long, otherwise leave it alone. Unless you have 8% bodyfat or less, the waxed look is not a good one. And men with a bit of padding always look better with some hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvlampboy View Post
    My opinion: keep chest hair. ALWAYS.
    I totally agree!

    I'm so proud of my hairy chest... And scents last longer

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    If you are going to remove any of it...wax it, don't shave it. Not that you're parading around with your shirt off or anything (maybe?), but chest stubble is not hot...ever. Trimming is okay, but shaving...not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiscreet View Post
    I'd go with trimming, if it's overly long, otherwise leave it alone. Unless you have 8% bodyfat or less, the waxed look is not a good one. And men with a bit of padding always look better with some hair.

    Ditto. Good advice.
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    Doesn't waxing cause ingrown hairs? Also, it's not something you could do at home, right? You can forget me going in to get anything waxed, not going to happen
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    I'm pretty sure shaving is worse for causing ingrown hairs.

    You can wax yourself...but a professional would make it hurt much, much less. I'm sure with time & practice you'd get it down to a science though.

    I'd stick with trimming if you're not comfortable with that.

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    Body builders shave/wax their body to highlight every little detail. Unless you have the perfect body which can stand up to this scrutiny, you are just going to highlight your flaws. A good trim if you think your body hair is too long. Besides most women prefer men with a few, but not too many or big, rough edges.
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    i have the same issue...just trim the part with scissors that poke out and also cut the hair around your nips that get out of control...what some refer to as a light manscape...ha ha...dont shave it, just trim it.
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    Trim if you must, but don't remove it altogether.


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    From a woman's point of view... I don't mind it. I hate armpit hair, but here that's a common sense thing to remove so heh. I knew I wouldn't be able to live with an American even if I don't care about the damned toilet seat. jk

    Now, my boyfriend has chest hair and I don't really care about it. But again, if you have a really defined, worked out body you should shave it to show off your gains, I think. I'm perfectly fine with both. The only hair I hate on guys is back hair, armpit hair and the hair down there. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Im of Greek descent, so I have plenty of chest hair. There's no shame in it.

    Chest hair = good.
    Back hair = OFF WITH ITS HEAD!

    If your chest hair pokes through your polo's you have 2 options...

    1. Trim the hair a little shorter with a trimmer, or
    2. Stop wearing polos. (This is perhaps the preferred option, IMO)

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    As long as one does not wear gold chains or greet strangers with: " And how are you, my friend. " I doubt it's a subject for apology.

    Hey, a hairy chest worked on Sean Connery, and it works on me.

    I do dislike polo shirts, though. I find them rather --unimaginative.
    Who died, became fashion God, and decreed them to be " upscale casual? "

    Is it just an American fad? Have The French succumbed as well?

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    Don't wax unless you have a great defined body. The best thing is to TRIM it a little bit, so it will have much less volume.
    If you have a lot of hair on your back and butt, you should at least trim it. All hollywood stars have smooth butts.

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    I have SOME chest hair and I keep it, always


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    In my opinion, your body is yours so do whatever you enjoy with it. Have fun and if you make a mistake that looks ridiculous, laugh it off and try something else next time. Chest hair can be groomed just like head or facial hair, proper trimming can highlight or hide your physique. Waxing will reveal everything, but if you don't like the result, it will always grow back. Manscaping doesn't necessarily mean going totally naked, the can provide shading in the right places to totally enhance your shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Im of Greek descent, so I have plenty of chest hair. There's no shame in it.

    Chest hair = good.
    Back hair = OFF WITH ITS HEAD!
    I agree -- at least up to a point. I have very fine blond hair all over my back and shoulders; however, I keep it trimmed down to the skin with a little Wahl Peanut©. Some might find it very sexy in a Viking-ish way; however, I personally find it annoying.

    Still (and laugh all you will) some guys can actually pull off back hair. I saw a "bear" at the pool this weekend who had both back hair AND a bit of a gut and STILL had more guys on him than flies on shit. What I'm saying is that different guys can pull off different things, just as some women can get away with shaved heads, but never others. I think confidence has a lot to do with this, as does native sexiness (or the lack thereof). Or maybe this is just a gay thing -- I dunno. You straight gals wanna weigh in on this one?

    But, again, back and shoulder hair aside: leave that chest hair alone, guys! I shampoo and comb mine -- nothing more. I like smooth guys, too, but a nice hairy chest is a true thing of beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvlampboy View Post
    Still (and laugh all you will) some guys can actually pull off back hair. I saw a "bear" at the pool this weekend who had both back hair AND a bit of a gut and STILL had more guys on him than flies on shit. What I'm saying is that different guys can pull off different things, just as some women can get away with shaved heads, but never others. I think confidence has a lot to do with this, as does native sexiness (or the lack thereof). Or maybe this is just a gay thing -- I dunno. You straight gals wanna weigh in on this one?
    Yeah, it's completely about what each individual can pull off. This goes for fashion as well as grooming choices...for example, Dimitri looks confident and manly wearing a kilt, but my husband would look like he was dressed in a halloween costume if he wore one! But getting back to the chest/body hair thing...
    all in all I think a man looks sexiest when he's a bit 'rough aroung the edges'. Too much primping is a turn off. So, let your hair grow where it may!

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    I've tried both, and trimmed is better than not trimmed, especially when it starts to turn gray. The same is true for the arms and hands. For me, shaving works better on the shoulders.

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    If you are worried about chest hair sticking out through your shirt, wear a shirt underneath that one that will act like a buffer.
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    I am proud about my furry chest, nothing to be shy about... would never trim or wax.. ever.. ...
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    Honestly, I'm not a fan of back hair and I am fairly certain the majority of women aren't either. I would encourage waxing for a furry back. Anywhere else, some women might have a personal preference, but if it's there fine, if not fine. You don't have to wax, but you can't go wrong with neatly trimmed if you have a lot of it.

    Some guys just wear t-shirts underneath to tame the hair.
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    Just stay as you are, really.
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    If it pokes out, get rid of it. The age of David Hasselhoff is long dead and gone.

    Epilate it. It's cheaper than waxing in the long run and gives you the same result.

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