In what situations does a beard look good?

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  1. foidulus macrumors 6502a

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    Talking of the facial hair variety of course :p

    I'm growing one right now, but I have about 0 clue as to if it will look good or not, so what kind of features makes a beard look good? What kind of clothes should I wear to accentuate my newest arrival?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    What makes a beard look good? Short, neatly trimmed and without the remnants of lunch within it.
     
  3. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    If done properly, a beard can make your face look thinner. Do you suffer from pudgy face syndrome?
     
  4. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    trim it up nicely, and keep it smooth looking
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think it depends on the man, also. Beards are a weird thing. They mask a lot of your facial features, they mask your emotional expression.

    I guess if you're plain ugly, they conceal a lot of things, and, assuming you have good beard growth (according to the dimensions BV mentioned), they give you an air of mystery which can be appealing.

    I personally don't understand why attractive men with expressive faces wear beards... because I think it does nothing much good for them in most cases.
     
  6. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    I grew my gottee about 3 years ago. It comes down to the person some people look good with facial hair others do not. I have a few friends who just could not pull of the look because it grew in to thin and spotty or the color was off.

    For me I just keep it trimmed, and everywhere I do not want facial hair shaved.

    What you grow in and if it will look good all depends on your face shape and how well you grow it in. I for example can not grow a full beard. Not only is my face not shaped correctly for it but it grows in patchy on the cheeks
     
  7. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I grew my beard partly to conceal a double chin. Now I've lost some weight so I don't really have the two chins any more, but I like the beard so I've kept it. As others say, trimming helps a lot. Plus you really need to shave around the edges to make it look sharp (but you don't have to shave every day!).
     
  8. adk macrumors 68000

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    A beard looks quite good whilst chopping lumber in your flannel underwear, or while plotting in your unabomber-style shack
     
  9. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    If your name was James 'Grizzly' Adams, it might be appropriate. :D
     
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  11. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    The only way to really tell is if you grow it out and experiment. I think that if you have a slender and long face, a beard would be a bad idea, as it would make your face look fatter than it needs to. If you have a somewhat round face, a beard is a good idea (again, along BV's lines-short and well kept) because it will help add some dimension to your face. Just a thought though.:eek:
     
  12. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't know the answer but you can get some great ideas from here.
     
  13. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Axe murders can always pull off the beard look.:p Oh and Santa.
     
  14. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    When you've been traveling for a week, are wearing a bandanna that hasn't been washed in anything resembling clean water for two days (and you've used it as a washcloth since then), and have just hiked through a rainstorm... a beard looks good.
     
  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    ill agree to this!
     
  16. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Those guys are my new role models...
     
  17. Queso macrumors G4

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    Keep it tidy. And smile a lot under it. That makes it look great :)
     
  18. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

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  19. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Or possibly on an unattractive woman .. :eek:
     
  20. arkitect macrumors 601

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    And with the right accessories, certainly… :)
     
  21. emmawu macrumors 6502

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    As long as it's really a beard and not "the oh I don't want to shave" look :p
     
  22. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a

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    to start with:

    • lumberjacking
    • arctic fishing
    • job interview at REI
    1980's Baseball Pitcher

    frankly, i think it'd be easier to list the situations in which a bead doesn't look good. as of right now, i can only think of one.

    enjoy bearddome.
     
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