To beard or not to beard?

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by johnnycanuck, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. This is probably not accurate or truly representative but some of these are funny!

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  2. I had to look up "Yeard" 'cause I'd never heard that one before. :rolleyes:
     
  3. 48 - 52 wks.

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  4. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom Call Me a Cab

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    Actual mileage may vary.
     
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  5. And good luck if you have to ask your wife first.
     
  6. Hats Matter

    Hats Matter One of the Regulars

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    I just came across this thread while surveying the outer reaches of the FL. I am going to severely date myself with my comments but here goes. I first started growing a full beard when I was in college in 1977. It looked good to me but I shaved it off after a couple of months. I regrew the beard in about June 1978 and did not trim or reduce it until January 1979 when I had a photo taken for an identification card for graduate school. When I looked at the picture I resembled Dan Haggarty as Grizzley Adams. I also had long hair back then. Anyway.....I had the beard trimmed but have had a beard continuously since June 1979. These days I keep the beard trimmed close to my face as I prefer the appeance and the women seem to like it. I have thought about shaving it off but for now it remains

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  7. Fifty150

    Fifty150 One Too Many

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    I like the moustache. Makes me look like a pornstar from the 70's
     
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  8. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom Call Me a Cab

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    Is that a burgundy colored fedora in the photo above? I like it.
     
  9. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    I would love to grow a full beard but alas I have too many bald patches on my cheeks and sideburns. So I am limited to a Van Gogh or a goatee. I shaved off my goatee when my Vietnamese barber told me I was starting to look like Ho Chi Minh.......not the look I was shooting for.
     
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  10. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom Call Me a Cab

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    That was where I was for the longest time. I would periodically try to grow a full beard but get frustrated with the patchiness and shave if off after about six weeks. Then someone suggested that I wasn’t giving it enough time. Twelve weeks to a year was suggested. For a variety of reasons (COVID, up-coming retirement) I decided to just let it go for at least six months. The bad news: it started out splotchy and my supportive wife even says she had severe doubts. The good news: after six months the patches started to fill in enough to give me hope. By the one year mark I had full coverage. Now it looks good enough that I doubt I’ll ever shave it off. But it started out very patchy.

    Check out the following thread that is specifically about splotchy beard success stories and has “before and after” pics.

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  11. Hats Matter

    Hats Matter One of the Regulars

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    It is an Optimo Manhatten in Oxblood
     
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