6th January 11, 09:30 AM
Beards and more beards
Fair amount of chat here on the topic, so I thought I'd share this site (may be slow to load due to recent publicity).
http://www.davemead.com/home.html, click on Portfolio.
OK, some are "just" 'staches, but they are all fairly impressive!
Proudly Duncan [maternal], MacDonald and MacDaniel [paternal].
6th January 11, 10:34 AM
Very impressive. Gives me some ideas. Not so sure that my wife will like a one of them but then she's no fan of the simple beard I have now. ;)
I have always tempered my killing with respect for the game pursued. I see the animal not only as a target but as a living creature with more freedom than I will ever have. I take that life if I can, with regret as well as joy, and with the sure knowledge that nature's ways of fang and claw or exposure and starvation are a far crueler fate than I bestow. - Fred Bear
8th January 11, 07:23 AM
A perfect wife would have to be one that likes both beards AND kilts.
Originally Posted by Spc. Scott
I was bearded when I first met my wife-to-be and bearded at our wedding. But now that my beard is gone she doesn't want it back. I hung on to my mustache for years and years but alas, that is gone now too. Now I only get an angry look and snide comment if I go day without shaving.
At least the kilt is tolerated. I don't want to push things with, "tiny hairs growing out of my face". (but then again, someday maybe). The beard almost seems a necessary accouterment to the kilt.
"Life is too short not to kilt"
8th January 11, 04:58 PM
10th January 11, 12:35 AM
Woodsman wrote: “A perfect wife would have to be one that likes both beards AND kilts.”
I couldn’t agree more. I have always felt sorry for my grandfather, who sported a rather grand moustache until his wife gave him an ultimatum (when my father was about six years old). He remained cleanshaven for the rest of his days, and I well remember my grandmother’s ruthlessness when she gave him his weekly haircut. She not only kept his scalp hair short (unlike me he had a full head of hair), but she would track down every stray nose and ear hair, and hack his eyebrows down, too. (But for this, the brows would have been magnificent!)
EldarKinSlayer wrote that at the age of 49 he still can’t grow sideburns.
I would say he should be grateful that what he does have in the way of a beard is still red and vigorous in its growth.
The way you grow your facial hair has a lot to do with what you got out of the genetic lottery.
There are many South African men of Khoisan ancestry who are able to grow no more than a moustache and a goatee (sometimes very straggly at that).
Many Orientals also have little in the way of facial hair.
I was myself not initially blessed with a spectacular beard. I had muttonchop whiskers, a goatee, a moustache and a tuft on my lower lip, but for much of my 20s there were marked gaps between the muttonchops and the growth on my chin.
In the long run the gaps filled out.
However, my son complains that he cannot grow a moustache because all that grows is a pencil stripe on his top lip.
I sincerely feel sorry for the guys who feel obliged to scrape their facial hair off every morning, and I must confess to a measure of intolerance for those who seem unable to make up their minds as to whether they want a beard or not.
But in the long run it is a matter of what you feel comfortable with (and what your wife will tolerate).
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life.
10th January 11, 08:54 AM
I not only prefer my hubby with longer hair to show off his gorgeous dark curls (and so does he... although I'm sure he'll have to cut it shorter when the freelance work dries up and he has to go back to job hunting for an office job *sighs*), but we both also prefer him with a beard and mustache. He looks weird without at least stubble.
We'll be doing 18th century costuming with a private group, and I know he'll look a bit off with the facial hair, but he's doing it as a favor for me so I'm definitely not going to force him to shave unless he wants to. He really doesn't want to shave unless a job makes him.
Also, he has a pituitary tumor, and letting his beard and 'stache grow is one of the ways he's found to keep an eye on hormone levels.
10th January 11, 09:12 AM
Originally Posted by Cynthia
Good luck with the costuming, hope you have fun, Cynthia.
I tried to ask my inner curmudgeon before posting, but he sprayed me with the garden hose…
Yes, I have squirrels in my brain…
28th April 11, 09:05 PM
I agree. Gods, I'm a lucky man...
Originally Posted by Woodsman
I wear a kilt every day of life... I'm not one to down people for their self expression, so I'll just say... to each his own.
Originally Posted by CDNSushi
"Two things are infinite- the universe, and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." Albert Einstein.
6th January 11, 10:56 AM
That site is chock-full of awesome! Love it!
I gotta share this one around.
6th January 11, 11:10 AM
Wonderful. I'm on a beard hiatus right now, but I'm aiming for a very bearded Spring season.
Touch not the cat bot a glove.
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