"They don't shave what? Like, their faces?" I replied, slightly surprised.
"Like, they don't shave their, um...upper body?"
"Why would you shave your upper body?"
"Why would you not shave your upper body?"
Clearly, if you are in the same kind of woolly predicament as Andy Stitzer in The Forty Year Old Virgin, some kind of hair removal might be in order, but this is not necessarily necessary if you only have three chest hairs to speak of.
Don't get me wrong. I'm definitely not against a little hair maintenance, especially when it comes to trimming certain nether regions, but it seems to me that head-to-toe hair removal is just a really bad case of whisker burn waiting to happen, unless you are really, really diligent in your daily shaving rituals.
Men are supposed to have a little hair. As I said, I don't mean that I want to curl up with Yogi the Bear every night, but really, I don't really mind a little fuzz here and there.
Apparently, head-to-chest hair removal (please reassure me that Swedish guys don't normally shave their legs) is quite a common phenomenon among the Strong, Silent, Nordic type. Wild Child has gotten reports from several men's locker rooms that this is indeed the case among many Swedish males.
Now I have to ask: isn't this taking Scandinavian minimalism to an entirely new, and inappropriate, level?
"Honey, can you please pass me the razor?"