are beards now "in"?

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  • are beards now "in"?
  • Beards have been fashionable for a couple of years but If they are being discussed on here then it’s a sure sign that they have jumped the shark. I expect once the hipsters get wind of this thread the barbers of Hoxton will be busy.

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    rOcKeTdOg – Member

    Alright, just calm down now, go to your “quiet place”

    I’m always calm.

    And I’m sorry I called your beard names, I didn’t realise it would upset you so much.

    I’m off to Manchester for the afternoon. πŸ™‚
    I’ll have a chat with all my Oedapal, bearded mates about this and report back later.

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Growing a beard is not a sign of virility, intelligence, intellectual prowess or rebelliousness.
    It’s a sign of narcissism & laziness:

    Do you shave your armpits and pubes?

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    There’s bound to be someone on here who can quote some study comparing virility between bearded and non-bearded, no?

    I tend to link beards to “LAZY BASTARD” cant think why.

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    As one of the few females here CG, I was assuming you would inform from first hand experience. As it were.

    Do you shave your armpits and pubes?

    Funny you should say that, two out of three ain’t bad?

    grantway
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    In Hoxton they seem to be with a strange dress code to match

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    Viewing the evolution of man it would appear that the less hirsute you are, the further up the evolutionary scale you are.

    Having said that, I am currently cultivating my moustache; so far I have gone through the 70’s porn-star look (which I have to say I did actually sport through the 70s) and am currently at the Gringo phase heading for the Foo Man Chu look, possibly with some small plaits, braids & beads. Man. 8)

    chewkw
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    Beards … πŸ˜†

    Look at me I got beards I am cool.

    Look at him he got beards too and both of us are cool because we look the same.

    Look at the thousand of cool dudes everywhere with beards and we are all coool.

    Cool man cool.

    Looks like they are all herding in the beards direction. πŸ˜†

    I say look at me. Selfie!!! (as in Borat’s high five)

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    matt_outandabout – thought beards were gruesome when I was younger! How things have changed since I’ve become considerably older. πŸ˜€

    πŸ˜† @ psling

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    I found today that beards and runny yolks in bacon and egg rolls are incompatible. Or, that they’re rather too compatible.

    I just did a search and discovered that my beard’s just over 5 years old, inspired by this very forum.

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    cinnamon_girl – Member
    There’s bound to be someone on here who can quote some study comparing virility between bearded and non-bearded, no?

    It’s not necessary.

    Beard – it’s a sign you’re a man, therefore virile.

    No beard – can’t grow one? You’re still a boy. Can grow one but shave? You want to look like a boy. Therefore no beard = not virile.

    This indisputable fact is enshrined in popular culture

    [video]http://youtu.be/RmFnarFSj_U[/video]

    [video]http://youtu.be/3nQwLlFF1As[/video]

    Look at him he got beards too and both of us are cool because we look the same.

    Look at the thousand of cool dudes everywhere with beards and we are all coool.

    The problem with your sarcasm is, you shave, just like most people do, presumably because you think it looks good.

    chewkw
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    thisisnotaspoon – Member
    The problem with your sarcasm is, you shave, just like most people do, presumably because you think it looks good.

    Nope. Nothing to do with fashion. I just shave that’s all and the tool of shaving makes my life more interesting.

    epicyclo – Member

    Beard – it’s a sign you’re a man, therefore virile.

    No beard – can’t grow one? You’re still a boy. Can grow one but shave? You want to look like a boy. Therefore no beard = not virile.

    πŸ˜† I like the logic but then it does not matter if you have beards or not because the fact is that if a person cannot pull then regardless of how much beards he has nothing will come of it.

    chewkw
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    ^^^ that’s more like it for practical reason. :mrgreen:

    As for ZZ Top … they look like clowns. Go away. πŸ™„

    schrickvr6
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    It does seem that every man and his dog are trying to grow a beard at the moment. I’ve not used a razor for over twenty years now, just shear every now and then, I’m about ten months into a good one at the moment though.

    Me (on the left) a few weeks back.

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    chewkw – Member
    I like the logic but then it does not matter if you have beards or not because the fact is that if a person cannot pull then regardless of how much beards he has nothing will come of it.

    You’re missing the point. A man with a beard doesn’t have to go on the pull, in fact the more awesome the beard, the more the chap has to become reclusive to avoid excessive attention from the fair sex. Heck, even the fair Emsz of this parish has a good word for beards.

    Now, you’re probably not going to accept this at face value, but what better proof can there be that the possessor of one of the world’s most awesome beards had to hide himself away in a remote fastness in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

    Such was the envy of lesser men that no less than the President of the USA sent a team consisting of members of the Phocidaen family to assassinate him. It is believed he ordered this because he suspected his wife of having “feelings” for the awesome beard possessor even though they had never met.

    Proof positive, I’m sure you’ll agree. 😈

    chewkw
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    If you are lazy to shave then yes grow beards.

    If you are in the extreme cold climate yes grow beards.

    If your belief suggest that you grow beards then you comply.

    If your culture say so then grow breads.

    If your love one(s) says so then grow breads.

    But

    If you grow beards to be trendy. Don’t! You will look like a zombie maggot and everyone can see you coming.

    Oh look the trendy bearded zombie maggot is approaching. Look he is trying very hard to be trendy.

    If you think growing beards is the way forward then keep it until you die and you will be an honest man of beards. Otherwise, oh … look … trendy bearded zombie maggot … he is definitely trying. πŸ˜†

    schrickvr6 – Member

    Me (on the left) a few weeks back.

    As long as Mrs Schrickvr6 love them – you then man and others’ comments are irrelevant.

    πŸ˜€

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    …and consider Saddam Hussein. His beard got so luxuriant he had to hide in a hole in the ground.

    All I will say is beards are natural. Therefore to shave them off is an unnatural act.

    vickypea
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    I quite like a beard, as long as it’s neither long nor overly manicured!

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    chewkw – Member
    …If you grow beards to be trendy. Don’t! …

    Beards can cure trendiness in all but the saddest cases. Most young chaps only adopt a trendy persona in a bid to attract girls. When they grow a beard this problem disappears, and eventually they get cured of following whatever gadfly fashion the prepubescents are twittering about.

    So how do you know when a cure has been effected? It’s sure sign when they buy sandals. πŸ™‚

    (It’s a bit like the process of hipsters and fixies. Eventually they become proper cyclists and ride singlespeeds and lose the need to follow trends. It’s no coincidence that a beard also follows. I think CTBM has a sticker that explains it neatly.)

    tacopowell
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    Beards are so much better with a waxed moustache, FACT.

    Scamper
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    Grew a beard for a few months when I turned 40 a few years ago. My wife hated it, and I now wonder what the **** that was about πŸ˜€ At least the stubble grew back straighter after making shaving feel nicer and easier.

    As for the OP, makes him quite distinctive. Even the missus comments, `saw that rocketdog bloke out on his bike again today’. πŸ˜€

    chewkw
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    tacopowell – Member

    Beards are so much better with a waxed moustache, FACT.

    😯 I say old chap that’s trying too hard.

    Does not look natural with that hair style. πŸ˜†

    tacopowell
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    I say old chap that’s trying too hard.

    Codswallop.

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    And I’m sorry I called your beard names, I didn’t realise it would upset you so much.

    Now who’s taking it too seriously

    flip
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    Tacopowell is my hero, well done Sir!

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    flip – Member
    Tacopowell is my hero, well done Sir!

    He’s getting to the stage where he may have to fear American presidents…

    beefheart
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    Gary Glitter has a beard. Just saying.

    Brian Blessed has a beard. Just saying.

    Lifer
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    muppetWrangler – Member
    Beards have been fashionable for a couple of years but If they are being discussed on here then it’s a sure sign that they have jumped the shark. I expect once the hipsters get wind of this thread the barbers of Hoxton will be busy.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlGqN3AKOsA[/video]

    tacopowell
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    ^^^^ πŸ˜† ^^^^^

    emsz
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    Do you shave your armpits and pubes?

    Is that a trick question?

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    No, I just wondered why it would be lazy not to shave a beard as opposed to shaving elsewhere. I mean, all natural occurring hair is normal right? So what’s lazy about leaving it there?

    I personally feel shaving is a deeply un-natural act. Probably right there with necrophilia.

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    What about – if you hate shaving and are frankly ugly? Beards are pretty good in that case, surely?

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    The main reason I stopped shaving was I cut my face up coming off a motorcycle and needed a skin graft just below the nose.

    When I was shaving (wet) I was continually taking a thin layer of skin off the ‘join’ which was a pain (literally) and it tended to bleed now and again. It was more bother than it was worth. I supposed after 25+ years it is probably better now but I’m used to (and I’m lazy).

    That and being hideously ugly of course…

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