Originally Posted by SpooPoker
IB TTO, NYR
WTF is this some of the kids text talk, some of us are over 50
And to the subject -- I first grew a mustash when I was in my early 20's, to look older. I was getting carded till I was 30. Then the beard showed up in early 30's for a long time. Then off and on since. In Nov. of 2006, I had to have my knees replaced, and setting around the house with nothing to do , I figured WTF, and have had short trimmed beard ever since. It is my F'en face. And I have had people tell me it makes me look distinguished at my age ( not an easy feat ). A beard is a personal thing relating to personal taste and how you wish to be perceived.
In business and office, I would keep it trimmed and neat in appearence. Overgrown -- shaggy --or sharply detailed ( think Attila the Hun ) may cast to others a psychological message that you are what you appear to be.
Caveat : One must be careful when just growing a beard or have this new look of needing a shave, as I have had ladies tell me it is chafing to the inner thigh when down there in persuit of kissing the oyster, esp. if they are a shaver.