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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:51 PM

Ladies, if you like the look of a beard on a man, what length do you think looks best?

Inquiring minds need to know!

I've been experimenting. Absolutely nothing over about 1/3 of an inch on my face, I need to look clean and neat for work.

However, I keep trimming it shorter and shorter, and I like it better. Basically at the heavy stubble look now, 2.5 milimeters.

So, what looks good, a little five o'clock shadow? Light stubble? Santa? ZZ Top?


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Reply Ladies, if you like the look of a beard on a man, what length do you think looks best? (Original post)
Denninmi Dec 2012 OP
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #1
Denninmi Dec 2012 #2
hobbit709 Dec 2012 #3
Denninmi Dec 2012 #4
Jean Louise Finch Dec 2012 #5
Denninmi Dec 2012 #6
Jean Louise Finch Dec 2012 #8
Enrique Dec 2012 #7
In_The_Wind Dec 2012 #20
Manifestor_of_Light Dec 2012 #9
silentwarrior Dec 2012 #10
Denninmi Dec 2012 #11
silentwarrior Dec 2012 #12
NV Whino Dec 2012 #13
Chellee Dec 2012 #14
Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #17
Auggie Dec 2012 #21
Kali Dec 2012 #15
undeterred Dec 2012 #16
frogmarch Dec 2012 #18
marzipanni Dec 2012 #19
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2012 #22
Trailrider1951 Dec 2012 #23
7wo7rees Dec 2012 #24
RedCloud Dec 2012 #25

Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:15 PM

1. To make a full assessment I would have to feel it, based on only looks...

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:21 PM

2. Almost all of those guys grow it far longer than mine.

I'm just a twitch beyond the Miami Vice stubble look of the 80's.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:29 PM

3. I never worried about what other people thought of my beard.

Last edited Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:26 AM - Edit history (1)

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:35 PM

4. Well, I don't really care what other guys think of it.

Ladies, OTOH.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:40 PM

5. Hard to go wrong...

...with the Eddie Vedder length.



Via http://acollectionofwellbehavedbeards.tumblr.com/ which might do you well.

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Response to Jean Louise Finch (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:43 PM

6. Ah, but he desperately needs a haircut.

I guess it was called grunge for a reason.

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Response to Denninmi (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:45 PM

8. Sacrilege!

There must be no hair cutting!

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Response to Jean Louise Finch (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:43 PM

7. nice

looks a bit like Chuck Todd.

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Response to Jean Louise Finch (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:43 AM

20. *sigh*

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:52 PM

9. Beyond stubble, but trimmed. No santa or ZZTop.

As long as you don't look like the north end of a southbound goat, as someone once said about Mitch Miller.




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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:49 PM

10. Never used to go much on beards

HOw about a chris beard? The lead singer from Coldplay?

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Response to silentwarrior (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:44 PM

11. Chris Martin - pretty similar to mine.

I guess if the look works for GP someone may like mine as well.

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Response to Denninmi (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:49 PM

12. Ya never know,

there could be a Gwyneth just waiting for you

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:58 PM

13. All or nothing. None of that fungus look.

Which, I believe is what you described as your current style.

And damn Don Johnson for starting that style.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:13 PM

14. This one is very nice. Really, really good.

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Response to Chellee (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:52 PM

17. gosh. yeah. that is the look.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:56 AM

21. It helps to have George Clooney behind it

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:39 PM

15. personally

I prefer just a mustache, but if a guy is going to do more I really don't like the stubble look. It either looks sloppy or contrived. not a fan. Not really into the old man rip van winkle/zz top look either. a neatly trimmed actual beard is fine.


my demographic is OLD so take that as you will

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:40 PM

16. Just below the navel.

Makes a man look wizened.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:06 PM

18. This!

Whether real or fake.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 02:38 AM

19. Not this




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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:01 AM

22. I think the stubble look is indistinguishable from a three day drunk:

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:47 PM

23. Well, I find that good looks coincide with a soft, silky texture

Maybe 1/2 to 1 inch in length, well trimmed around the mouth and neck. Five o'clock shadow and stubble will irritate your lady's skin in intimate moments. Santa has to keep his long to keep his neck warm at the North Pole and those frigid sleigh rides on Christmas Eve. ZZ Top, how do they keep from plucking those beards along with the guitar strings?

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:07 PM

24. Nothing beats a beard for winter weather.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:48 PM

25. I have had a beard even in high school.

Tremendous hirsute rights victory.

Sad to say as I am becoming a buzzard now a little patch is wearing thin.

At its zenith it was like the son-o-man's.

And now it is more like Sean Connery's...

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