I have a hairy chest as well. I do par take in the art on manscaping. I have a rechargable body shaver and trimmer. Mostly I keep my chest and leg hair trimmed to a shorter length. I find it shows more definition,while still looking natural but doesnt look as out of control. Then I can let it grow out, or not depending on how I feel.
I would advise against using an actual razor blade though. I've done this too and with nasty effects when the hair grows back in. The body razor is a better option.
I have a good torso shot in my adult pics of my profile, you could check it out and see if you think the look would be good on you or not. And no I'm not saying this to trick you into viewing my profile