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Beards

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Hawkeye, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Senior member

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    NYTimes has an article about beards being the new "thing" for guys to sport. Do you guys have beards? I can't go more than a week without shaving, I get too itchy. I do think that George Clooney looks pretty damn cool with a beard though.
     
  2. mack11211

    mack11211 Senior member

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    I have had one in the past, but not for years.

    The itchiness usually passes.

    Note that NYT is usually behind the times, stylewise.

    Still, as they note, the scruffy thing is a nice corrective to the plucked chicken look.
     
  3. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    i have a beard a little less than 50% of the time. i grow it out, keep it a couple of months, then go clean shaven for a few months, then grow it out again. i've been doing this since i was 15--never had a moustache or goatee or anything else.

    i just get tired of looking the same way every day and facial hair is one way to mix it up a little.

    and yes, the itchiness is normal for the first few weeks.
     
  4. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    I'm currently sporting a scruffy look, but I've had it for over a year.

    Jon.
     
  5. RJman

    RJman Senior member

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    The beard I'd like to have is Katie Holmes.
     
  6. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    The beard I'd like to have is Katie Holmes.
    Does Bert Fields have your new address?
     
  7. Tyto

    Tyto Senior member

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    I've had a beard for a little over ten years. It began as an expedient (not shaving in the field), and I liked it, partly because everyone and his uncle (and few aunts, to be sure) were sporting Van Dykes.

    I hate the thought of it, but if beards are becoming trendy, I might have to shave....
     
  8. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Do goatees count? If yes, I have had one for the last 8 years. Current version is inverse T-shaped [​IMG]
     
  9. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Senior member

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    I noticed this in September, I was at a bar, and these indie dudes played and acoustic set, both had huge beards. Musta started getting cool when Iron and Wine hit the scene.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. GreyFlannelMan

    GreyFlannelMan Senior member

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    I've had a beard for the last several months. Just got bored with being clean shaven. I will say that it has proven quite popular amongst the ladies...I've certainly gotten a lot more attention with it than without.

    That said, I'm not sure I will be able to keep it going once the weather gets warm.
     
  11. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    I guess beards are OK if you are protesting the war, capitalism, or hygiene in general. I'll stick with cultivating a respectful, clean appearance by shaving though.
     
  12. stach

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    Currently I have a soul patch, with a buzzed stache and kind of a goatee outline. The chin is shaven.
     
  13. bachbeet

    bachbeet Senior member

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    I've had a beard for years. I went beardless from early 98 to mid 2000. I do prefer a beard. I think I look better with one. My wife likes it too.
     
  14. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    i've had a goatee for probably 15 years. took a year or two off in the mid-90's to do just a mustache, and then tried totally shaving once - ONCE - in ~2000. never again.

    ...and i'm a clean capitalist.
     
  15. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    never had one, totally wouldnt suit me.
     
  16. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

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    The beard I'd like to have is Katie Holmes.
    Ooooh iceburn!

    I have a scraggly goatee type thing right now. I probably shouldn't, but it amuses me for the meantime.

    I had no idea it was currently fashionable, although I notice that all the current Ralph Lauren ads feature a team of beardie-weirdies.
     
  17. GreyFlannelMan

    GreyFlannelMan Senior member

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    I guess beards are OK if you are protesting the war, capitalism, or hygiene in general. I'll stick with cultivating a respectful, clean appearance by shaving though.


    Wow, way to cast aspersions on those of us who choose to have them. I protest none of the issues you raise. My appearance is no less respectful because of the beard. None of my partners has ever suggested I shave (indeed, there are several partners at my firm who have beards).
     
  18. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    jay allen Well-Known Member

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    I've had a goatee for probably 10 years. I keep talking about shaving it off.....but my wife is adament that I keep it. Maybe I'll surprise her some morning when I walk out of the bathroom.
     

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