I think about a lot of things when I get dressed in the morning. I consider the pros and cons of shapewear. I come up with brilliant comebacks that would have been useful 3 years ago. I realize that I kind of miss the Macarena dance. And the other day I found myself thinking, I wonder if Charles Darwin would like my outfit? Instead of psychoanalyzing my need for approval from the father of evolution, I thought I’d make a list of modern day trends that Mr. Darwin might be into. So here we go…
I can’t get into March Madness because I don’t give a flying fudge about college basketball, but I am obsessed with male facial hair. Clean-shaven just isn’t for me. My only qualm with this otherwise awesome bracket pitting famous bearded dudes against each other — where the hell is Paul Bunyan?! [Thought Balloon Helium via Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
Have you guys heard of Movember? In 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, a few friends decided to grow out their facial hair for the month of November to draw attention to men’s health issues. Their humble, hairy plan: that their mustaches could “change the face of men’s health” and maybe they could raise a few bucks along the way. Today, hundreds of thousands of men around the world participate by vowing to put down their razors for the entire month and round up donations from friends. Last year, all those mustaches, goatees, and neckbeards were able to raise $42 million to fund prostate cancer research. Not bad, huh?
With all these extra beards and mustaches cropping up, I’m curious: How do you feel about facial hair? Do you prefer your man clean-shaven, fully bearded, or somewhere in between? And if you’re not usually a fan of beards, would you make an exception for charity facial hair? And after the jump, check out what the ladies of Asylum think of Movember. Keep reading »
Oh no. Please tell us this is a joke. The New York Daily News reports that a California company called BeardHats is actually … successful? People are wearing these? In public? And here we had thought the beard accessory trend was on the decline. Damn you, cold weather! You bring out the fools and crazies! Check out some more fun after the jump—a look back at some of the weirder beard-related buys we’ve seen. [New York Daily News] Keep reading »
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 »
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 »