A beard don't make you a man

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A beard don't make you a man

Post by tonieee » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:33 am

There isn't a thread about facial hair yet is there? Well there is now!

I've started growing my beard again after shaving it off over a year ago and yesterday somebody from work who until last month used to sit at the next set of desks to mine said "you've trimmed your beard"!

It seems I may be suffering from facial baldness which is something that I had not thought was a possibility before. I'd noticed that one of my sideboards was getting a bit wispy but now I've trimmed it down to the level of my new beard growth you can see bald patches! I'd always thought that if I went bald I could make up for it by growing a big beard but maybe not now...

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Re: A beard don't make you a man

Post by linus » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:09 am

I've grown two beards during my life (once when I was seven, boy was I the talk of the town then) and both times I had one little bald spot in the beard to go with the big bald spot on the crown of my head and the other little bald spot on the side of my head

if I grows a beard these bald spots conspire to make me look like an alopecia teddy bear... which sounds cute but I'm just using that description to cover up a lot of horror, self-loathing and festering ugliness (much like the beard)

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Re: A beard don't make you a man

Post by indiansummer » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:42 am

i have a coupla patchy bits in my beard (that's the way i optimistically refer to the bald spots), but i've grown to love them (read: tolerate them, and hope that other bits grow long enough to cover them up)
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Re: A beard don't make you a man

Post by linus » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:00 am

yeh, it's these idiosyncracies that make us unique

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Re: A beard don't make you a man

Post by DoNotDisconnect » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:11 am

I've been growing my current beard since Christmas but cleaning it up regularly so it's never quite rivaled the one I had at the Japanese sleepers/Rocky Nest gig last May. As with everyone else so far on the thread, mine comes in a bit patchy - specifically around where my moustache meets my chin beard and on my cheeks. I guess my moustache itself could be better, too. I do harbor desires to just have moustache and sideburns, though, and refine my 19th century politician look...

My parents are heavily critical of my facial hair (less so since I started keeping it tidier). My dad properly laid into me last summer and said it was the reason nobody would go out with me/let me work for their company/let me write the songs for their band (okay, that one was made up). Turns out he was wrong on all counts!

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Re: A beard don't make you a man

Post by tompony » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:23 am

My beard is lustrous and unstoppable, but I can't grow a decent moustache to save my life. Luckily I don't really like moustaches anyway, they get drink stuck in them.

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Re: A beard don't make you a man

Post by indiansummer » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:25 am

tompony wrote:I don't really like moustaches anyway, they get drink stuck in them.
ah, but that beer-froth-adorned 'tache is a winner with the ladies

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Re: A beard don't make you a man

Post by MJHibbett » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:54 am

MAN TALK! Oddly I have gone in quite the opposite direction, PATCH-wise. When I had a beard as a 19 year old (and yes, yes, it was very very attractive to the ladies, so much so that they had to keep at a safe distance from me at ALL times) I had big gaps between sideburns and beard, and also between moustache and beard. However, roughly since turning 30 (i.e. a few months ago hem hem) it has all filled in and I can grow The Full Mexican 'Tache with no bother at all.

Mind you, to compensate, I now have huge white BADGER STRIPES on the chin of my beard. Next time they need to re-cast The Master in a retro style i shall be IN!

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Re: A beard don't make you a man

Post by tonieee » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:02 am

It's good because you have a drink put your pint down and then suck the beer from your tache - an extra sip for free!

My beard baldness is not too bad at the moment and once it grows a bit it won't be noticeable but it wasn't there last time I grew a beard so I guess they're going to get bigger. I should make the most of it and grow a really big beard while I still can - even though I promised Jo I would keep it small this time.

What prompted me to grow a beard again was seeing a man with a long black beard with a white stripe down the middle - it looked ace, like a wizard's beard. My beard is going grey in the same place (which is one of the reasons I shaved it off before) so I'm hoping for a similar effect!

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Re: A beard don't make you a man

Post by linus » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:25 am

tonieee wrote:like a wizard's beard
euphemism?

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Re: A beard don't make you a man

Post by indiehorse » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:40 am

I have a beard at present. It looks awesome.

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Re: A beard don't make you a man

Post by islandhopper » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:05 am

A girl at work the other day told me that my beard was so perfect it looked fake! I didn't really know how to take that but it certainly doesn't look that way when it hasn't been trimmed for a while. I have a grey patch in my beard but it's from where I have a scar on my face. I think I quite like it.
My favourite part about having a beard though is that you don't have to shave!

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Re: A beard don't make you a man

Post by leon » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:39 pm

I've never had a beard of any description, unless you count not shaving for two weeks after my son was born, but I've been roped into growing a moostosh for the charity 'Movember' along with all the blokes in my office.

I'm thinking of attempting a full on Tom Selleck, but worry I'll look more like Ian Rush.
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Re: A beard don't make you a man

Post by Murray » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:36 pm

hey, linus! wrote:
tonieee wrote:like a wizard's beard
euphemism?
Ha! That was exactly my initial thought.

I am lucky in that my beard grows quickly and evenly, but I keep it trimmed pretty short. I cannot grow sideburns at all though; I have inch long bald patches next to my ears. I was quite upset when I discovered this, but have gradually learned to live with it.

When I first started growing a beard, I was about 19. A mate rang me up and said “I hear you’re growing a beard; why on earth would you wanna do that?”
I jokingly replied, “The girls love it on their inner thighs”.
To which he replied, “Why the fuck would they want your beard on their Renault 5s?”

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Post by tonieee » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:25 pm

indiehorse wrote:I have a beard at present. It looks awesome.
We should have a Beard Parade at the all dayer! My beard isn't awesome yet though...

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Post by tonieee » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:26 pm

islandhopper wrote:My favourite part about having a beard though is that you don't have to shave!
I agree. Jo wants me to have a Lemmy-style beard like I used to have when we were first going out but that's more shaving-related hassle than no beard at all.

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Post by tonieee » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:29 pm

Murray wrote:
hey, linus! wrote: euphemism?
Ha! That was exactly my initial thought.
I don't get it - am I being really innocent?

I think I'd like to look like a wizard when I'm old.

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Re: Re: A beard don't make you a man

Post by knibbles » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:36 pm

tonieee wrote:I don't get it - am I being really innocent?
I guess a Wizard's Beard is the Lady Garden of a Wizard's Sleeve .
islandhopper wrote:A girl at work the other day told me that my beard was so perfect it looked fake!

I like the idea of you going to work all nonchalent with a fake beard on and never mentioning it and no one ever mentioning it and just going to work every day with a beard with a bit of elastic round the back of your head.
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When I first started growing a beard, I was about 19. A mate rang me up and said “I hear you’re growing a beard; why on earth would you wanna do that?”
I jokingly replied, “The girls love it on their inner thighs”.
To which he replied, “Why the fuck would they want your beard on their Renault 5s?”
That gave me the rofls.
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Re: A beard don't make you a man

Post by Big Nose » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:08 pm

I am perma-bearded mostly because I hate shaving and don't have to. I am with Tompony though, my moustache is atrocious and is basically an affront to all things moustachy. Tom Selleck I ain't. I amuse myself and scare my loved ones by randomly shaving bits off every now and again (clean shaving exactly half my face, going Amish or doing a Hitler). Noone finds it in the least bit amusing anymore apart from me, but I persist.
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Post by tonieee » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:22 pm

knibbles wrote:
tonieee wrote:I don't get it - am I being really innocent?
I guess a Wizard's Beard is the Lady Garden of a Wizard's Sleeve .
I've had to google both Wizard's Sleeve and Lady Garden - they're both new terms to me. I'm now trying to work out how I can use them in everyday conversations!

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