#1 Posted by SSValis (1198 posts) -

Do you have a beard? Have you ever had a beard? How long does it take you to grow one? Just your thoughts on beards.

" A man without a beard is like a women with one"- Abraham Lincoln
#2 Edited by JasonR86 (10007 posts) -


I have one.  Shaved it off about a week ago and immediately regretted doing so.  Biggest mistake of my life.  I grew it back though so all is well.


Sorry, forgot to answer one of your questions.  The first time I grew a beard it took a long time though I don't remember how long.  Now, it takes me about a week.

#3 Edited by wolf_blitzer85 (5284 posts) -

Effin' eh man!

It can take a few weeks for me to get nice and full. Man that first week is a bitch though when shit gets all itchy.

#4 Posted by boylie (321 posts) -


Takes maybe a couple weeks to get it as luscious as I like it
#5 Posted by TehFlan (1954 posts) -

Yay. And like 2-3 weeks. I dunno. Been awhile since I shaved it off.

#6 Posted by melcene (3214 posts) -


#7 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3331 posts) -

Yay. Takes me a week to sport a good ginger beard but I stick to a goatee.

#8 Posted by JakeTaylor (308 posts) -

Mountain man beard.

#9 Posted by RockinKemosabe (644 posts) -

Yay. I've had a beard for over 2 years now, I just trim it every couple weeks and I feel badass with one. 

#10 Posted by matti00 (677 posts) -
@JasonR86 said:
" Yay.I have one.  Shaved it off about a week ago and immediately regretted doing so.  Biggest mistake of my life.  I grew it back though so all is well."
Same here, shaved mine for a job interview and everyone said I looked like a freak, much better with. I set my beard trimmer to about 3.5mm, then grow it to about 5mm in a fortnight before shaving it back.
First grew it after I broke up with my last girlfriend about 3 years ago, good thing my new girlfriend liked it
#11 Edited by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -

Fuck yes beard. Currently I'm rocking a long Abe. About three or so inches from my chin and have had it for about a year and a half now (had it for more like a decade, but I keep trimming it real short every time I have to go see family at xmas --  except I didn't do it last year).

If you're a bald and not a beardo, STOP IT. Reclaim your manhood.

#12 Posted by Underachiever007 (2471 posts) -

Nay. My face takes too long to grow a proper beard.

#13 Posted by ajamafalous (12448 posts) -

I have a beard.

#14 Posted by I_smell (4212 posts) -

I have a fully functional chinstrap beard.

I tried to grow an actual beard, but all I got was a moustache :I

#15 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11970 posts) -

There's nothing more sacred to a man than his beard!

#16 Posted by sickVisionz (1299 posts) -

I have a goatee.  I tried growing a beard but the shit never grows in all the way and is patchy.  I want one though.  Not a thick one like Will from Tested, just something fairly low but completely covers the skin with no visibility. 

#17 Posted by ZimboDK (863 posts) -

Of course I have a beard! Shaved it off once in the past 12 years. Didn't like it.

#18 Edited by ozzdog12 (939 posts) -
@SSValis said:

" Do you have a beard? Have you ever had a beard? How long does it take you to grow one? Just your thoughts on beards.
" A man without a beard is like a women with one"- Abraham Lincoln

That pretty much answers your question. I have a beard and its glorious. Had it for about 2 years. Perfected for about 9 months. 
#19 Posted by CaptainObvious (2990 posts) -

I don't have a beard, because I can't grow one (yet) but YAY YAY!

#20 Posted by IBurningStar (2199 posts) -

Takes a couple of weeks before I have a good looking beard. I usually keep my beard for a couple of months before getting bored with it and shaving. About a month or so later I start growing it back.

#21 Posted by JackSukeru (6105 posts) -

I could never bother making it look good so I always shave it off once it starts looking hobo.

It's fun for a while though.
#22 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

Yes, but I keep it short for a shadow effect. Nothing too long.

#23 Posted by phish09 (1112 posts) -

I've gone through many beard phases.  The last time I had one though was probably five years ago...which is, maybe not so coincidentally, when I finished University.  Funny how the beard just doesn't seem as impressive when you're out looking for a serious career.  

#24 Posted by big_jon (6154 posts) -

Messy beards can look pretty bad on certain people but better on others, I like to keep a chinstrap.

#25 Posted by wefwefasdf (6730 posts) -
@melcene said:
" Goatees. "
Heck yes.
#26 Posted by TheBlindChessman (250 posts) -

 I think Katie Holmes is great.

#27 Edited by N7 (3827 posts) -

The beard is a power source unlike no other that a man can harness at any point in his life. It's the ultimate tool in his shed of manlines. Yes, I have a beard and yes, beards are the coolest thing in the world. Just look at Action Hank.

"A man without a beard is not one." - God.

#28 Posted by beej (1675 posts) -


#29 Posted by ProfessorEss (7679 posts) -

Hell Yay.

#30 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

Hell yes. My face feels cold and naked without it.

#31 Posted by Contro (2346 posts) -

Natures tickler - yay.

#32 Posted by Evilv6 (16 posts) -

I could grow a fuckin dwarf beard any day, however, I don't have the patience to do so, nor take care of it. Don't get me wrong, I would love to grow one and actually trim it and all that good stuff, but I just don't want to feel as worried as how my beard looks as girls bitch about their eyebrows and all that feminine thingies.

Ps. some guy's beards look awful creepy
#33 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

Make sure you keep that shit nice and short, clean and trimmed neatly. Unless, you have the kind of facial hair that looks like spotty pubes. Then shave that shit off, 'cause it's pretty disgusting.

#34 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -


#35 Posted by OtakuGamer (1375 posts) -

I can't have a beard, not yet anyway. It would take months to even get recognisable.

#36 Posted by aurahack (2491 posts) -

Nay. Beards, unless well-groomed like Will Smith's, are a perfect way of having a man look crusty. 

#37 Posted by Crono (2762 posts) -

I can't grow a good beard. My "beard" comes in spotty. A few years ago I had lost a job and afterwards my friends told me I should grow a beard and panhandle. I told them I would never make it as a homeless man - not because I couldn't panhandle, but because I couldn't grow a beard. They challenged me and told me not to shave for a month. I agreed, reluctantly, and the result was a ridiculous mess that I hope never to relive lol. Imagine a normal person growing a full beard and then shaving with a cheese grater. Minus the horrible cuts - that is how my "beard" grows in lol

#38 Posted by Jaqen_HGhar (1116 posts) -

I sure do. You can see it on my profile. It is a bit shorter and more groomed now though. Mostly so that I can grow it longer without looking like a hobo. Beards are awesome.

#39 Edited by littlereaper (28 posts) -

Last year I had a nice long beard with a shaved head. Man I love long beards cause no one ever wants to mess with you then look like that.

#40 Posted by Belonpopo (2144 posts) -

I shaved mine this morning.

#41 Posted by Mowgers (408 posts) -

I sport a van dyke. Mainly cos that's how it grows, also cos it's funny to say.

#42 Posted by Azteck (7416 posts) -

I will never have a beard. I'm way too skinny and pale to wear one with style

#43 Posted by dungbootle (2501 posts) -

I'm an Asian person and I don't think my facial hair grows in a good pattern, I just look scummy. Firm admirer of beards though.

#44 Posted by Claude (16629 posts) -

I can grow a hell of a beard. It's gray almost white, but it's all mine. I usually grow it for about 4 or 5 months and then shave it. I can grow a full beard in about 5 weeks. Here's an older pic from a few months ago.

#45 Posted by Yummylee (23260 posts) -

I still can't grow a proper one at the age of 21, and I'm mostly left with a buncha twirly pubes hanging off my chin. I'm getting there with ma moustachio at least.

#46 Posted by Ravenousrattler (1420 posts) -

nah i just grow my goatee, full beards are too itchy. Nothins more manly than facial hair.

#47 Posted by Beaudacious (1059 posts) -

I love having a beard, idk why but it just feels right. I also hate shaving since my facial hair is made of iron and i need a complex regime to get a good shave. But i also find that having a beard does the opposite for the ladies, then what Lincoln's beard did. I actually got denied a job offer due to having a beard at the time even though everything else was on par or above. Beards aren't what they use to be in society.

#48 Posted by craigbo180 (1763 posts) -

I don't know if its just me but most men think beards look awesome and are manly but most women hate em. At least in my experience, I like to grow a beard but I always get told I look better without one. It grows fast but then it stops and I cant take it to the next level.

#49 Posted by Xeiphyer (5680 posts) -

You should only have a beard if you are over the age of 30 IMO. I hate seeing all these 21 year old's walking around with hideous beards, its gross.

#50 Posted by kalakov (96 posts) -

I cant get passed the itching phase... so I shave it all off.