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To think we've reached peak beard time.

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Vagabond Fri 30-Sep-16 16:47:04

Young men, with tightly woven, manicured beards, that have been trimmed within an inch of their lives. I find them quite unattractive and slightly pubey.
Do young women actually like these beards?

Lazyafternoon Fri 30-Sep-16 16:58:15

I can't stand beards on young blokes.

Or at least the beard fashion thing. The beard, quiff and waistcoat type look. Ridiculous.

When in my 20s I dated a guy the same sort of age that had a beard. Horrible scratchy thing that took way too much grooming for a 'scruffy' look IMO.

Father Christmas, Captain Birds Eye, Pirates, Grandads etc they're fine with beards, no problem with them. But under 40's they need a bloody good excuse to get away with it! ;-)

helpimitchy Fri 30-Sep-16 16:59:56

I really like them and enjoy seeing them blush

IfartInYourGeneralDirection Fri 30-Sep-16 17:00:10

I loved a beard but not a well groomed one sported by some hipster twat who spends hours tending it

IfartInYourGeneralDirection Fri 30-Sep-16 17:00:43

And never a beard/ man hundreds combo


IfartInYourGeneralDirection Fri 30-Sep-16 17:01:26

Man bun not hundredsconfused

littlepeas Fri 30-Sep-16 17:01:43

My dh has a beard and had it before beards were trendy. He grew it because I like beards and because it suits him. I much prefer the rugged look to a very clean shaven look. He is 39 - not sure whether that counts as a young bloke!

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 30-Sep-16 17:03:11

I think peak beard was about two years ago. They seem to be on the wane now.

RichardBucket Fri 30-Sep-16 17:10:17

Agree with Mitzy.

...and personally, I'm glad. Not a fan of facial hair.

AndShesGone Fri 30-Sep-16 17:12:46

Dh has had a beard 14 years, he has a horrible weak chin without it. Is just a well trimmed goatie

Alorsmum Fri 30-Sep-16 17:16:01

Has anyone read The Twits recently to their kids? Roald Dahl apparently hated beards and it's so funny reading it thinking about all the hairy faces about now smile

littlepeas Fri 30-Sep-16 17:18:43

My dh has only got something in his beard once (big smear of toothpaste). I have to admit I did laugh a lot and call him Mr Twit for a while (and may have encouraged the dc to call him Mr Twit too....). Luckily he can take a joke!

BerylStreep Fri 30-Sep-16 17:23:32

I actually think there would be a business opportunity in setting up facial hair feedback panels (FHF™).

A panel of say 3 people who will give honest and constructive feedback on whether the beard, or its particular style suits someone.

There are some people I would do it for free for.

WinchesterWoman Fri 30-Sep-16 17:23:42

YY except it was probably last year. We're over the peak and into the trough of despond.

DoNotBlameMeIVotedRemain Fri 30-Sep-16 17:43:02

I love beards. Not too neatly trimmed though. Loads of lovely beards on guys in their thirties / early 40s smile

Nicky883 Fri 30-Sep-16 17:44:35

Can not stand a clean shaved man ! So boring :p beards are awesome !

DoNotBlameMeIVotedRemain Fri 30-Sep-16 17:47:14

There are loads of women who've always loved beards but have been deprived for years. Our time has come and we don't want it to peak to soon!

BishopBrennansArse Fri 30-Sep-16 17:50:06

DH has always had one. I've known him since he was 27 (now 43).

I like it. He'd look wrong without it. But it's not remotely hipster, and I get the clippers out when his 'tache reaches walrus proportions over his mouth or his beard gets even remotely Captain Birdseye.

Sparklingbrook Fri 30-Sep-16 17:50:56

Urgh YANBU, beards everywhere. YY to man buns being horrible and the beard/man bun combo-just eww.

Beard nets make me smile they look bizarre.

TaterTots Fri 30-Sep-16 17:53:09

Close male friend went clean shaven about 8 years back for the first time in our friendship. It looked so, so wrong on him. He's never done it since. Some faces were made for beards, regardless of fashion.

ShatnersBassoon Fri 30-Sep-16 18:01:19

I think they've been dying out for a couple of years, along with megabrows on women.

I knew it was curtains for beards when the young glass collector in the local was telling me he'd used his dad's beard wax to make the fluff he was sporting 'more ironic' grin

IWouldLikeToSeeTheseMangoes Fri 30-Sep-16 18:03:37

Not a fan of the hipster beard/stupid bouffant hair combo. I saw a guy with a plait in his hair yesterday. A FUCKING PLAIT. Is that a thing now? That's a whole new level of being a cunt.

Sparklingbrook Fri 30-Sep-16 18:05:13

How about beards that are sort of a pony tail with beads in?

IWouldLikeToSeeTheseMangoes Fri 30-Sep-16 18:06:09

Apologies the plait was in his BEARD not hair.

Maudlinmaud Fri 30-Sep-16 18:06:46

Speaking of the twits. I was reading it to my class one day and called them mr and mrs twat. Twice.
I like beards.

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