Beards Are Back Never Went Away

By Chuck Sudo in Miscellaneous on Feb 18, 2008 11:00PM

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From the Sunday Tribune: more men are dropping the razors and freeing their inner caveman. Citing celebrities such as George Clooney, who wore one in Syriana, men are finding it easier to let their facial hair grow out. TIME magazine, in an article on the latest beard "revolution", called the increased prevalence of beards "an act of rebellion" and that the men growing them are "trying to prove they are no corporate slave."

Having worn a beard without a care as to whether or not they're in style, we gotta call bullshit on this. We wear a beard because, well, we can. We're not fans of the goatee or the Van Dyke; if you're gonna grow some whiskers on your face, go the full ten yards. Also, unlike the unwashed Devendra Banhart acolytes in the Tribune's accompanying video, we keep our beard neat and trimmed, with the edges shaped and none of that Kyle Orton neck fluff. As we've gotten older, we've noticed the gray in our beard outpacing that in our hair, but we don't mind. We're not afraid of a little aging, and it makes the beard look more distinguished.