Will 2016 See The End Of The Beard?
July 13, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

As a 30 year old “man” who can’t yet grow a proper beard; this is admittedly a touchy subject for me. And the fact that beards have been an ongoing trend for a few years now has meant it hasn’t been an easy time for me. Seeing people strut around with beards that frankly they do not deserve makes me sad and angry at the same time. A distinguished beard is something that everyone wants at some time in their lives, well every man anyway, so the fact that it has so far eluded me is both unfair and a bit of a joke in all honesty. The question is though; will I be put out of my misery? Will this year see the end of this fashion trend?

male facial hair

While beards have been around since the dawn of man, it is only in the last few years that the hipster culture has exploded and the face rug has become a common theme. All a man has to do now to give himself a personality is grow a beard. And it works for your looks too. A nice beard will turn even the ugliest of men into distinguished gentlemen. Just ask Andrea Pirlo. The beard is a fix all so it’s no wonder that it has been so popular for so long. But fashion waits for no man, seemingly! All good things must come to an end and the popularity of the beard seems to be at least stagnating if not declining. Some might say that it is a seasonal thing and when winter returns so will the beard but I’m not so sure. Call it sour grapes but I think this trend is coming to an end, well as much of an end as it can come to, it is just hair on your face after all so it will never totally die out.

Maybe the people who need beards as part of their personality will try to keep this trend going but as soon as they realise they are behind the fashion curve they will surely jump ship. I will admit that if I could grow a proper beard then this article would be totally different but I can’t so it isn’t. Beards need to go! In all honesty though the reason I am so jealous is that they do look very good on certain people and I think I am one of those people. All I am missing is the beard. The above mentioned Andrea Pirlo is for many the Godfather of the modern hipster beard and no one can deny he is as cool as f**k. People like Conor McGregor have further added to the this trend, whatever you may think of him there is no denying he has his own style and that he is a bit of a fashion icon for many.

So maybe I just have to accept that some people will always be sporting quality facial hair and that I probably will never be one of them. Maybe this “trend” should not be a trend but rather people should make up their own minds for once. If a beard suits you then grow a beard, if it doesn’t, then don’t. If you simply can’t grow a beard then maybe just get over it and move on as I clearly have. One thing I can guarantee you though, is that if I ever do manage to grow a proper beard, then I won’t care if they are a fashion faux paux at the time, you will see me proudly sporting a face rug and probably sniggering at men who don’t have them, the same way as bearded folk probably snigger at me now.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Recent Posts

Will 2016 See The End Of The Beard?
July 13, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

As a 30 year old “man” who can’t yet grow a proper beard; this is admittedly a touchy subject for me. And the fact that beards have been an ongoing trend for a few years now has meant it hasn’t been an easy time for me. Seeing people strut around with beards that frankly they do not deserve makes me sad and angry at the same time. A distinguished beard is something that everyone wants at some time in their lives, well every man anyway, so the fact that it has so far eluded me is both unfair and a bit of a joke in all honesty. The question is though; will I be put out of my misery? Will this year see the end of this fashion trend?

male facial hair

While beards have been around since the dawn of man, it is only in the last few years that the hipster culture has exploded and the face rug has become a common theme. All a man has to do now to give himself a personality is grow a beard. And it works for your looks too. A nice beard will turn even the ugliest of men into distinguished gentlemen. Just ask Andrea Pirlo. The beard is a fix all so it’s no wonder that it has been so popular for so long. But fashion waits for no man, seemingly! All good things must come to an end and the popularity of the beard seems to be at least stagnating if not declining. Some might say that it is a seasonal thing and when winter returns so will the beard but I’m not so sure. Call it sour grapes but I think this trend is coming to an end, well as much of an end as it can come to, it is just hair on your face after all so it will never totally die out.

Maybe the people who need beards as part of their personality will try to keep this trend going but as soon as they realise they are behind the fashion curve they will surely jump ship. I will admit that if I could grow a proper beard then this article would be totally different but I can’t so it isn’t. Beards need to go! In all honesty though the reason I am so jealous is that they do look very good on certain people and I think I am one of those people. All I am missing is the beard. The above mentioned Andrea Pirlo is for many the Godfather of the modern hipster beard and no one can deny he is as cool as f**k. People like Conor McGregor have further added to the this trend, whatever you may think of him there is no denying he has his own style and that he is a bit of a fashion icon for many.

So maybe I just have to accept that some people will always be sporting quality facial hair and that I probably will never be one of them. Maybe this “trend” should not be a trend but rather people should make up their own minds for once. If a beard suits you then grow a beard, if it doesn’t, then don’t. If you simply can’t grow a beard then maybe just get over it and move on as I clearly have. One thing I can guarantee you though, is that if I ever do manage to grow a proper beard, then I won’t care if they are a fashion faux paux at the time, you will see me proudly sporting a face rug and probably sniggering at men who don’t have them, the same way as bearded folk probably snigger at me now.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Recent Posts