An urban male with a strong aesthetic sense who spends a great deal of time and money on his appearance and lifestyle.

David Beckham has been called a "metrosexual icon" and is often coupled with the term.

The origin of the term traces to an article titled "Here come the mirror men" dissecting the new urbane man by Mark Simpson, published on November 15, 1994 in The Independent, a major British daily.

Retrosexual, sort of the opposite of a metrosexual, refers to a man who rejects focus on physical appearance.