In a letter (from Doug W.) to Instinct magazine in the April/May 2012 issue:

That hairy hunk in your fashion spread [“Winter Waters” Dec. 2012/Jan. 2013 …] was scruffalicious.

Just an ordinary portmanteau (scruffy + delicious, referring to a handsome man with a scruffy face),  but it allows me to bring up images of scruffalicious guys.

(On this blog, several shots of scruffalicious guys, most kissing: here, here, and here. And on AZBlogX, huge numbers. I’m fond of the look.)

The guy in the Instinct fashion spread was model Carson Kelley:

Kelley is at the upper edge of scruffiness, bordering on beardedness.

Also in the current issue of Instinct is a letter from James C. extolling the cover model from Dec,/Jan., Courtney Grant:

(The cover of the current issue has a cute scruffalicious couple, Jeremy England and Brandon Nist.)

Now on to the scruffalicious famous, starting with my favorite, Jake Gyllenhaal. There are three shots of him in an earlier posting of mine, “Gay cowboys” (a relatively bearded one, in which he’s wearing an “I Was a Gay Cowboy Before It Was Cool” t-shirt, and two shirtless, plainly scruffy shots). Now another one:

Jacob Benjamin “Jake” Gyllenhaal (… born December 19, 1980) is an American actor. The son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal began acting at the age of ten. Following his first lead role in 1999’s October Sky, he starred in the indie cult hit Donnie Darko (2001), in which he played a psychologically troubled teenager alongside his older sister, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. In 2002, he starred in another indie film, The Good Girl, alongside actress Jennifer Aniston. In 2004, he appeared in the science-fiction film The Day After Tomorrow, portraying a student caught in a cataclysmic global cooling event.

Gyllenhaal then played against type as a frustrated Marine in Jarhead (2005). The same year, his role as Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain earned him critical acclaim. (link)

Then Jensen Ackles:

Jensen Ross Ackles (born March 1, 1978) is an American actor and director. He is known for his roles in television as Eric Brady in Days of our Lives, which earned him several Daytime Emmy Award nominations, as well as Alec/X5-494 in Dark Angel and Jason Teague in Smallville. Ackles currently stars as Dean Winchester on the CW series Supernatural. (link)

From back a bit, Pernell Roberts:

Pernell Elven Roberts, Jr. (May 18, 1928 – January 24, 2010) was an American stage, movie and television actor, as well as a singer. In addition to guest starring in over 60 television series, he was best known for his roles as Ben Cartwright’s eldest son, Adam Cartwright, on the western series Bonanza, a role he played from 1959 until 1965 — and as chief surgeon Dr. John McIntyre, the title character on Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986). (link)

Then moving away from actors: Adam Levine, shirtless, scruffy, and displaying his armpits:

Adam Noah Levine (born March 18, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, entrepreneur and occasional actor, best known as the lead vocalist and front man of pop rock band Maroon 5. (link)

Finally, moving away from the U.S. and passing up the obvious George Michael of “I Want Your Sex”: Grant Bowler.

Grant Bowler is a New Zealand-born Australian actor who has worked in American, Australian and New Zealand films and television.

He is known for playing the role of Constable Wayne Patterson in Blue Heelers and also appeared as Wilhelmina Slater’s love interest Connor Owens in Ugly Betty. (link)

A variety of types here, all using scruffiness to enhance their masculine presentation. Each scruffalicious in his own way.

(There are endlessly many more. It’s a style.)


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