Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Sounds like we have the same problem - enough growth to look bad if you don't shave, not enough to get a full beard. (Best I can do is terrible BobDylanesque thing.) Being a girlie man sucks, doesn't it?
Yeah, it blows.
At Mrs. T's request, I grew a VanDyke (last year) for the winter months and got mixed reviews. I started Toastmasters around the same time and got feedback that I was covering my face a lot. The razor finally came out when I watched a tape of myself in a role-play and got upset at how often I talked through my fingers.
I suspect that might not be the last time I take appearance and grooming advice from Mrs. T, though.