How does growing a beard change your style of dress?

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  1. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    These people (aside from your father whom I do not know) are a combination of dead, overly tanned and fictional, why would you care what they would do?
     


  2. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    If you're going to wear a beard, you have to dress impeccably obviously. I'm reminded of Peter the Great forcibly shearing his boyars and sometimes taking lumps of skin in the process. Be warned.
     


  3. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    +1. I had a large beard for quite some time last year and found that I had to up my game a bit more especially as far as casual clothing went. In the end it came off and I don't think I'll be growing one again soon, although (young) women seemed to like it a bit more.
     


  4. mack11211

    mack11211 Senior member

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    OK!

    Here I am, before and after.

    As far as I can tell, the beard is not making anything distinctly possible or impossible, it's just making me more adventurous.

    The last pic has a set of larger proportions in coat, tie and shirt collar.

    The first two most accurately represent my skin tone.

    Before:

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    After:

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  5. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    ^^Both looks are good. I prefer the beard.
     


  6. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    This was a good read.
     
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  7. GeekSheek

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    mack,

    The fact that you're bald is a game-changer. IMHO, almost all bald men look better with well-maintained facial hair. Alternatively, almost all men who have full heads of hair look better without.
     


  8. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I know Mack personally and he is, uh, bald all over :lookaround: (yes, like vox you sycophants)



    mack, my preference is the beard, gives you an air of gravitas.
     


  9. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    I'm not bald all over.

    I have hair on my head and a few more inside my nose.
     


  10. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    OK!

    Here I am, after.

    [​IMG]

    You resemble Stanley Marcus
     


  11. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    This is why I wear a beard. I'm tall and thin and use the beard to shape my jawline. I've been told it actually makes me look younger, but I'm not sure one person's opinion represents a consensus. A number of people have told me, however, that the beard makes me look "distinguished", which I think may be a polite way of saying "older". I'm also an academic, so a beard at work is no big deal and no one especially cares how I dress.
     


  12. Jackie Treehorn

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    Lately my beard has begun insisting that I dress in a more butch, masculine fashion. She claims that my chunky scarves, tight jeans, and fussy glasses make her job harder than it needs to be.
     


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  14. poissa

    poissa Senior member

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    lol and wtf?
     


  15. Rugger

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    I cut off my 6+ month growth beard a month or so ago. Personally, I like the stark contrast of the out of control wild man beard with sharp and current business attire. It seems like the contradiction of style between the two make both more interesting.
     


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