2012/02/27

Full Beards are the Punk

The Dude Beard

The Karl Marx Beard
The Lumberjack Beard


 Images sourced from the The Nyanzi Report and The Sartorialist.

It's been going on for a while now. The full beard thing. Have you noticed it on men? The once stubbly hipster beard that comes with black Wim Wenders specs has grown into a full one. There's the ZZ Top versions that are long and pointed, the lumberjack ones and groomed versions. A full beard can make a young face look more manly and make a manly face even more masculine. My man has grown a massive one as well, it's quite Afghanistan and certainly doesn't go unnoticed. It also involves a different kind of grooming. You have to cut the hair hanging over the top of the upper lip, you know why. So why are men doing it? Obviously not for the ladies. It's prickly and it's not good for my skin. Need a peeling? I get it for free. More like derma erosion. I hope it's a seasonal thing, and as soon as the sun comes out and the temperatures rise it will come off! Are you keen on it?

4 comments:

NauticalWheeler said...

I'm not particular to it either. Looks really funny after they get a tan and then decide to shave it off. lol

From Brooklyn with love,

Jen

Lens & anything Else said...

so funny ;)!

Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

"It's quite Afghanistan"...love it! Actually I'm a fan of beard but more of the '3 days unshaven/casual look' than a full one...

Victoria said...

I'm very keen on it! I've always have been my hubby has full beard and I love it. I don't like if they look hippie dirty with dreadlocks, but a nice clean man with beard is defo a plus!