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What beard shall I grow?

Asked by dirkdas (19points) August 19th, 2010

I am ready for a makeover : midlife, male, paunch to be gymmed away , receding hairline etc.

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ETpro's avatar

It all depends on how you want it to make you look, and how much shaving you are willing to put up with to keep it trimmed.

My choice when I hit that point was to leave as much of shaving behind as possible. I keep mine full face, shaving just my neck down from its junction with the jawline. I found all the trimmed and manicured beard a bit faux looking. I keep mine trimmed to about ½ inch long. It’s nearly white now, and I don’t want to grow it long and look like a skinny Santa. I’d be as bad a Santa as Billy Bob Thornton. :-)

SundayKittens's avatar

Just grow out everythinnnnnng. Just to see how long you can stand it. DO IT! DO IT!

JLeslie's avatar

Well, since we can’t see your face it is difficult to give an opinion. Generally I don’t like goatees (my husband had one for a while and thank goodness he took a job in Colombia and I convinced him he would get through immigration and customs better without it). If you go must go with a beard I like a more classic look, all the way across the face. Will you be growing a mustache as well?

brotherhume's avatar

A very big, clean and gentlemanly moustache.

brotherhume's avatar

And shave your head bald to reinforce the look. Monocle optional.

SundayKittens's avatar

yes yes yes and yes. ^ But monocle is REQUIRED.

brotherhume's avatar

Top hat and cane also required!

SundayKittens's avatar

Let’s not get silly. If anything, it’ll be a bowler hat.

ETpro's avatar

@SundayKittens & @brotherhume Give @dirkdas a break, here. What’s the point of shaving your head if you are going to hide that chrome dome under a hat?

And BTW, @dirkdas welcome to Fluther.

SundayKittens's avatar

@ETpro Boy, you know how to cut me deep. My hat passion overtook me. And yes, welcome!

ETpro's avatar

@SundayKittens Well, hats can look really cool, and I do know some chrome domes opt for headwear. Mostly ones trying to hide the fact it all fell out, I think. Thise who deliberately shave it iff do so as a statement.

Haleth's avatar

I’m no beard connoisseur. But props for using the word “shall!” Shall is a great word and people should use it so much more often.

ETpro's avatar

@Haleth I shall endeavor to remember that when answering or commenting on your contributions.

Frenchfry's avatar

I find manchu ( is that how you spell) and a goatee to be cool.

Scooby's avatar

Just let it grow, keep your neck clean shaven as this can get irritating, I trim mine to between a No 3 comb on the cheeks & jaw blending it in to a No 6 comb on the chin :-/
slightly longer…..The Ladies love it…….. ;-)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Forget the beard and shave your head :)

SundayKittens's avatar

Mmmmm…bald. The Fu Manchu is also a good one. So weird and cool.

CMaz's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille got that right!

I shave my head and have a goatee. And, I am sooo pretty!

jfos's avatar

From the sideburns make it go straight down (as in, not curving back towards the ear). Once you get below the jawline, bring it up from the midneck mark to a nice distance below the chin. Not too close, but not too far. I prefer sans mustache, but that’s because I’m 21. Also, I think it looks nice without any hair climbing up the chin.

I just shaved last night. Otherwise I would take a picture and make it my avatar.

Haleth's avatar

@ETpro Endeavor is a great word! I will assiduously use words like “endeavor” in my correspondence with you.

ETpro's avatar

@Haleth How shall I manage to pass the lonely hours waiting for this endeavor of yours?

dirkdas's avatar

Wow!! Thanks for all the input, but SHE who must be obeyed had last word in : no facial hair at all, and no shaven head.
Maybe comprimise with a small tuft below the lower lip?

ThatFreak's avatar

It depends on what you want it to look like.

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