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Old 10-22-2013, 02:34 PM
 
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I think what's with them is the same with any "in" style. It brings out all the lemmings who think it makes then trendy when in fact, unless you have a very weak chin to hide, it makes you look conformist and just like all the others.

But better a beard than the scruffy, unclean look favored by the Hollywood followers.
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I stopped shaving in 1969, so I guess my question is why did all those other guys take so long to catch on.
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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Duck Dynasty.....
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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I'll admit that I would hate to be married to someone that had an ill kept beard, but I'll also admit, that if I were a man, that daily shave would not be for me. I am sure that I would probably have a scruffy looking beard!
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Ok. Whats with the beards? Seems almost every guy in this area is trying to grow a beard now. I hate beards. Unless a person is a burly lumberjack type, or, a military type who was spec ops or something, then a beard just looks dirty and lazy.

Im sure there is some music or pop culture thing driving this trend, like most trends.

But seeing a man with a little beer gut, but with scrawny arms and no muscles, trying to sport a beard- just looks silly. If you work behind a desk, you dont need a beard. It looks silly. If you are working 14 hours a day chopping down trees, or weeks at sea on a shrimp boat, or are deployed with the military in a war zone- sure, beards are very understandable.

Otherwise it looks dirty, lazy, and an obvious attempt to try to look trendy and cool. Shave it. Just my two cents.
I agree. I never liked beards. Watching the NBA, I look at a lunatic-looking guy like James Harden and wonder what the hell is his problem. He looks like a crazed Unabomber working for the Taliban. Just an unsightly, ugly character. There is that gorilla-looking fighter Kimbo Slice. Repulsive. LeBron James. Lumberjack look. Tyson Chandler. Looks like a Lumberjack on the court. That stupid-looking beard he sports doesn't make him look any more dignified with his lousy play, just look like a follower and a conformist. Another is Chuck Todd. He doesn't look professional with his beard, but like a redneck who sleeps in his clothes and lives in a van down by the river.

The typical guy wearing a beard looks like a loser. It is very rare that a guy can pull this look off. Just an ugly trend like tattoos IMO.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:38 PM
 
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I can't grow one as my beard is not that thick. I have never had sideburns , something that bothered me in the '70s as well as now. So, I have never tried to grow beard. It would look laughable. Also, probably itch. I tried a mustache and it was funny looking.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:33 AM
 
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I was wondering just this very thing over the past weekend--I was in a store and a middle-aged man had a beard to his chest, a shaved head, and wearing cargo pants with a T-shirt. When did this become fashionable/trendy/cool!?
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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I was wondering just this very thing over the past weekend--I was in a store and a middle-aged man had a beard to his chest, a shaved head, and wearing cargo pants with a T-shirt. When did this become fashionable/trendy/cool!?

it isn't
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I have had a close crop dark beard for 5 years now, shaved head and yeah baby, Papa has it going on !!!

beards rock !!!
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:36 AM
 
Location: New Albany, IN
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I have only met two men IRL who look good with a beard.

I'm wondering where this "beards everywhere" trend came from too. If you're the "Duck Dynasty" type, it's one thing, but the scruffy "meh don't feel like shaving look" is another. Just one more way in which I am out of touch with my generation.
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