U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 01-17-2013, 07:13 PM
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
24,682 posts, read 50,580,313 times
Reputation: 11862


It's quite obvious that facial hair - beards, moustaches.etc - were bigger in the 70s and 80s than today or in the decades preceding them. I'm interested, from a socio-cultural view, what quite prompted this change, because I don't think it was quite random. I think it is actually related to having long hair, even if many bearded men had short hair. In the late 60s many young people rebelled by 'letting it all hang out' and growing their hair - any hair, for that matter. Slowly, I think this 'natural' fashion permeated throughout the general population, so that everyone was now sporting beards, moustaches, even the conservative strait-laced accountant. Of course the beards of the 80s tended to be a bit more manicured, but I think one can make a case for it.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 01-18-2013, 10:26 AM
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
14,163 posts, read 25,114,666 times
Reputation: 10428
I don't know, but moustaches are about the stuipidest thing I've ever seen on men. I see this dude at the gym who has one, a white male I'd say in his mid 20s I think of them that men who were in their teens/20s in the '70s wore, so they've continued it into their old age. So if you're under 50, it really makes you look old to have one.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-18-2013, 11:07 AM
Location: Brooklyn New York
16,829 posts, read 28,185,398 times
Reputation: 23756
it is only facial hair, it is fun to change it.

I don't think moustaches are stupid, I do not agree.

as a man, i have had just about every sort o facial hair look a man can have....I now sport the close crop beard, as does on of my sons....

it is fun to change ones look, women have been doing it for centuries
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top