What your beard says about you.
Written by Audrey Hasse
The most important choice men face on the road to developing their personal style is whether to go clean-shaven or bearded. Team Beard was once a bold position, but facial hair has recently made its way back into the mainstream. Here are a few of the most popular beard styles, should you decide to join Team Beard.
The Subtle Stubble:
It’s five o’clock somewhere. This style’s subtle shadow is the safest route to take, making one look like he’s headed to cocktail hour at any hour. Pair with a crisp outfit and leather furniture.
Seen on: Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck, George Clooney
This style is about making a statement all while staying groomed. It’s a red carpet favorite that requires delicate care and upkeep. This style might be less about the facial hair and more about who’s growing it.
Seen on: Jon Hamm, The Ryans (Gosling & Reynolds), Jake Gyllenhaal
The “Is Everything Okay?”
Unkempt. Wild. Disheveled. The fashion element of this style is debatable, but a handful of men have managed to pull it off. Maybe he’s a lumberjack, or maybe he’s just going through something.
Seen on: Joaquin Phoenix, Shia Labeouf, your friend who just got dumped.
This style is an accomplishment. There’s a reason this look is only seen on wizards, and it’s because it takes some major sorcery to achieve a beard like this.
Seen on: Gandalf, Dumbledore, Members of ZZ Top