So, I know some of you love a beard and a mustache (NOT ME!), and I like to make you guys happy: Here’s a pic of the winner of the Third Annual Coney Island Beard and Mustache Competition, held over this past weekend. Lose yourself in his lustrous facial hair — the mutton chop and mustache look was apparently beards and scruffs above the rest. [Flavorwire] Keep reading »
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On last night’s “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart unveiled his new beard-free face. He said that he decided to shave the scruff after he and his family had a heart-to-heart about it and his kids told them they hated it. Now Jon has 30 percent more face and looks 100 percent less like a grizzled homeless man.
As you can probably tell, I’m not a fan of beards — or mustaches (unless they’re on Magnum P.I. and sitting squarely above a half-unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt). I may have even one time traded sex for the promise of a clean-shaven upper lip. And I know I’m not alone. Have you ever come face-to-face with unwanted scruff on your significant other’s face? Did you put up and shut up, or convince him to get rid of the offending facial hair? Keep reading »
I’m one of a few [Me too! -- Editor Amelia] at The Frisky who enjoys facial hair, specifically a beard and mustache that look equally groomed and scruffy. This photo of Tyson Beckford brought me back to my teen years when at least 50 photos of him, and him alone, lined my walls. But the facial hair he’s sporting now shows how much he’s matured since the ’90s. [NYC, 4/30/10] Keep reading »
We’re not sure how we managed to stumble upon this Craigslist ad for a “Used Beard,” but boy are we glad we did. How did the internet know that was exactly what we were looking for?! Magic! For those interested, $50 will get you the freshly shorn whiskers of one Chatham, New Jersey man, who says that his beard has been, “Conditioned regularly with my girlfriend’s Garnier Fructis for that long lasting, deep rich burl.” He writes:
“For sale: one sweet beard, used. Looking for that burly hipster look? Don’t have the time to press out your own? Pick up this one for a song. Maybe your neck is chilly or perhaps you are trying to distance yourself from your father’s babyface/weenie genes. Maybe your moustache is growing weary of being alone. A gnarly face friend could be the answer.”
As for compatibility, you’re on your own: “Check your owner’s manual for fitment with your application.” This is a joke, right? Well, the advertisement does state “serious inquiries only.” Seriously deranged, you mean? [Craigslist] Keep reading »
The men in Hollywood are obsessed with beards, and among the largely male “Mad Men” cast, this is all the more apparent. The show isn’t taping at the moment, so those who want facial hair can have it until the cameras start rolling again. Michael Gladis, the actor who plays the always-bearded copywriter Paul Kinsey, shared his thoughts on his co-stars’ scruff with New York magazine, and apparently some of the guys’ beard-growing abilities are more impressive than others’. Jon Hamm has such fast-growing facial hair that Michael says he has to shave twice a day on set: “Jon Hamm can grow a beard in two hours. … He doesn’t get a five o’clock shadow, he gets a five o’clock beard.” [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
While some women hate how facial hair chafes their chin, others find the grizzly mountain man look super sexy. I’m definitely in the latter category. Outside of soul patches (which I think are stoopid), facial hair can add character to a man’s face or cover up an otherwise weird-looking upper lip or chin. It can also make a really good-looking man even better looking. This is arguably the case with the newly bearded men of Hollywood: Jon Hamm, Brad Pitt, and George Clooney. This is why we’ve decided to take on the impossibly huge task of deciding which hunk should be shunned, shagged, or married. Keep reading »
Enough with photos in tabloid magazines of celebrity women in matching dresses with captions asking, “Who wore it better?” Do we really care which starlet-of-the-hour looks more bangin’ in the Dior cocktail dress? Or, which accessories complement the Armani gown better? No! Bring on the men, we say. With three of our favorite hotties sporting new beards, this is a “Who wears it better?” situation we actually care to ponder. So who gets your vote? Jon, Jason, or George? Keep reading »
So, last night I had a date with a guy who showed up with mutton chops. Three weeks ago he did not have them. And now he does.* Sigh.
The man who can pull off exaggerated sideburns is a rare breed, but it seems, guys really like to go for it several times in their life. Looking back, I recall with dismay two boyfriends who decided to grow mutton chops, plus a handful of male friends who had surprised me with new facial ‘dos after not seeing them for a while. Commenting on it, of course, is inevitable, and always met by the question, “Yeah, do you like it?” “Ummm … interesting.” In a way, you can’t blame them. Girls have so many more styling options, and if I were a guy, I’d probably get bored and frustrated with my look. I’m just not sure I’d turn myself into Colonel Mustard. You know how in women’s fashion, we always talk about “dressing for guys” and “dressing for girls”? Is this the male equivalent? Do any ladies find mutton chops hot?
*For the record, the date was splendid—disliking a guy’s facial hair situation wouldn’t change the way I really feel about him. Keep reading »