Trendy Beards: Do or Don''t?
In New York it has now gotten to the point that the burly man beard thing has reached the over-saturation point. You can't walk into a bar now without seeing at least 10 gays with the prerequisite shaggy beard.
"The Beard and Plaid Set" that was once a counterforce the Chelsea Bois have now become the new Heathers...snippy and exclusive. No beard, no entry.
I guess this development is better than the tweezed, plucked and shaved look of the 90s but anything that smacks of brainless lemming-type trendiness is repellent to me.
Is the burly man beard the new faux-hawk? Should we officially put this trend to bed?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||07/02/2013|
I personally love it. the move the BETTER
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/23/2011|
But do you think it's a trend? I just think it's a little weird for grown men to grow facial hair just to fit in.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/23/2011|
beards are hot. i LOVE it, trend or no!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/23/2011|
Hipster cubs are the new circuit boys.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/24/2011|
Shaving the head instead of the face seems rather odd. Maybe it's a kind of dyslexia.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/24/2011|
Trendy Beards? Taylor Swift: yes Renee Zellweger: no
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/24/2011|
[quote]No beard, no entry. %0D %0D No one I know has experienced this. I think it's just you. Some faces really need to be covered up a bit.%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/24/2011|
They are nice. Sadly I can't grow a decent beard to save my life so I won't be participating.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/24/2011|
Many do it to cover protease face.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/24/2011|
20,000 photos of Gay Boys with Beards
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/24/2011|
OP I thought this was going to be a thread about Katie Holmes or Reese Witherspoon.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/24/2011|
The worst are the dizzy queens who just five years ago were sporting frost tipped hair and fake tans...now they're sporting beards and flannel. Trendizoids!
The Brawny Man look doesn't quite match your "Lady Mary von Poofie" voice.
Just because you've grown face pubes and moved from Chelsea to the East Village doesn't make you butch.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/24/2011|
It's not sex unless you're coughing up fur the next day.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/24/2011|
I hate this stupid trend. Especially when paired with the plaid shirt/ woolen cap uniform. Unless you actually live in a log cabin in the woods, hunt and roast animals over a fire, this look tragic. These herds of Grizzly Adams clones roving around Brooklyn make me sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/24/2011|
I am leading the Post-Beard-Trend Movement.
I grew a full beard two years ago and shaved it on my birthday last year, 3/4/10.
Therefore, I am Beyond Cool. All y'all can bow down now.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/24/2011|
In New York, it's preposterous, as are all your trends.
Here in California and the West Coast, it's functional.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/24/2011|
How is it "functional" on the West Coast?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/24/2011|
Please, California's trends are just New York's trends a year-and-a-half after the fact.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/24/2011|
I used to find beards on guys hot, now it's so fucking tedious. Nothing but a new wave of insecure clones. Hate it.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/24/2011|
Like I've always said, you can never go wrong with a beard.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/24/2011|
lovely to handle and to behold
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/24/2011|
if its not organic for you then dont do it dont try too hard style and fashion sense should be effortless
are you the same ass hat that trims or shaves off his pubes?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/24/2011|
Love it. Anything is better than overmoisturised Clarins Queens with plucked eyebrows and fauxhawks. If you can't be a male, at least pretend.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/24/2011|
Is the beard proliferation just a gay thing? I see them all over lower Manhattan, and assumed it was the new hipster look, not a gay-specific one. But my gaydar isn't always the best. Anyone?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/24/2011|
r19- Beards are very functional for Snowpocalypse. Just look at all the alpiners and mountaineers.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/24/2011|
I have always loved beards but didn't like that before they were usually only on fat "bear" types. It is awesome that fit, hot guys have them now. I didn't realize it was a big trend in NY though, ugh, I guess that will be the death of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/24/2011|
It was 8 degrees in NYC today. I love my beard!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/24/2011|
They used to be so hot, but now a lot of effeminates are wearing them for trendiness.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/24/2011|
"a lot of effeminates(sic) are wearing them for trendiness."
So, you've interviewed them all for a butch quotient? You've tested the testosterone level in their pores?
What a snide sniping sack of flesh you are.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/24/2011|
R32 must be an effeminate.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/24/2011|
I certainly prefer them to the studied stubble look.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/24/2011|
So not hot. Stop trying so hard, for fuck's sake.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/24/2011|
There is nothing trendy about hot, bearded sexy men. Men have looked like that for eons.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/24/2011|
R27, it can't be just a gay thing! I've had a beard for months! No one ever said it was a popular trend among my gay friends and acquaintances. It just seemed like a real cool fashion trend. My stylist told me it was! Shit! I even did a magazine shoot with my beard. I went on fucking television with it! It can't be just a gay thing!%0D %0D And anyway, I just shaved it off.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/24/2011|
"[R32] must be an effeminate."
How's that going for ya, Mary? Projecting your own misery, that is. Hmm?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/24/2011|
[quote]Hmm?%0D %0D This is the affectation of an effeminate, all right.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/25/2011|
It's amazing that your puerile detective skills sense gender normative behavior via text on a screen.
What next, Nancy Drew? Gonna solve the Zodiac murders by fax?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/25/2011|
R40, your railing at the accusation of effeminancy tells us that 1) you think effeminancy is a negative thing, and 2) you hate that trait in yourself.%0D %0D Stop hating effeminancy, and you'll lose that urge to respond to his posts as though they were negative accusations.%0D %0D There is nothing wrong with men with feminine traits. You only enable the homohate when you believe that nonsense yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/25/2011|
I think guys with beards are hot, but it does ruin the fantasy to discover that vapid queens are on the beard bandwagon. I always associate guys with beards with people who are laid back and cool--not vain and bitchy.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/25/2011|
The real problem is the ridiculous conformity (a sign of insecurity) among gay men.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||01/25/2011|
A beard requires less grooming and attention than NOT growing a beard.%0D %0D To say they are trendy is like saying that long hair on girls is trendy.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/25/2011|
R32 must be an effeminate ... WITH A BEARD. Duh!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/25/2011|
Unfortunately, too many of the bearded guys you see out and about these days look like that short, fat fuck on AMERICAN PICKERS.
And woe be to this trend when the straight guys get ahold of it.
We will ALL be suffering from extreme beard fatigue!
They only invented vandykes and goatees 'cause some guys can't grow a full beard.
You know this is true.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/25/2011|
I love a good looking man with a nicely trimmed beard or goatee/stache and nice longish sideburns. It really adds to a man's masculinity in my book. Can't stand them when they just let them grow wild, all down the neck and way up on the cheeks. That just looks nasty.
In fact, facial hair is almost a must for me when it comes to a man I might hook up with.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||01/25/2011|
Tidy beards are totally revolting.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||01/25/2011|
The thicker and shaggier the better! Muzzling up to one feels so warm and sexily pubic. It makes me feel like a Victorian virgin ready for ravishment!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||01/25/2011|
me too, I love hairy guys in any form . .
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/25/2011|
At least the clones in the pic at OP's link look arty and like they'd have something interesting to say. The ol' Chelsea clone look--tweezed, pumped and plucked--is just so... VAPID and empty-looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/25/2011|
it's the hottest thing evah! it's not a trend-it's a way of life!
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/25/2011|
it's not a trend, it's a way of life!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||01/25/2011|
OP, and all you others, if you've ever had a bearded man make love to your cock with his mouth, or lick your balls, or nuzzle against the inside of your thighs while he's working his way back there,it wouldn't matter whether it was "trendy" or not. The question is absurd.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/25/2011|
I started growing a beard for this first time ever about two weeks ago. And I did start it as a trendy accessory, like wearing jewelry. But it has changed my life. For the first time ever instead of "cute" & "pretty", I'm getting "sexy" & "studly". Of all the hare-brained fads I've ever followed this one has had the biggest beauty impact on my life.%0D %0D I work with all gay men. Most of our clients are gay men. The business next door is all gay men. And at the end of the block is a club teeming with a-list gays. For the last past two years I've been up to my ass in gay men and nobody has ever noticed me or checked me out. I grow a beard and suddenly, I'm hot.%0D %0D Just today there is this guy who works hauling stuff around the store next door. He is SO cute, fit-fat, dark hair, cute eyes, beard, and I've tried to get him to notice me for months. So today I'm out back and he's back there moving shit off a truck and he looks at me and it was like the first time he ever looked at me. He smiled and said, "hello." A few hours later he comes into my shop, walks right up to me, and is like, "I just thought I'd come in and say hi." We talked for a minute and he looked right into my eyes the whole time. It was electric. My coworkers were so jealous because everyone wants this guy. I know its the beard that is making people take a second look. I've always been very "pretty" and this is the first time in my life I've ever felt I look manly. I'm starting to look like a boyish version of the Marlboro man. I'm keeping it, even after it goes out of style.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/27/2011|
A beard to be more fetching, is that it, R56?
One day you will look back on that sentiment and shudder at your na%C3%AFvet%C3%A9.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||01/27/2011|
Yes, R57. And I posted a pic on Facebook and I got a "like" and a "fierce" from two long-time Dataloungers..and it just so happens that they are my long-time Top Two that I find the most attractive and crushable in the history of DL.%0D %0D Eat your heart out.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||01/29/2011|
I have a thing for younger dark haired guys (white or black) with beards. I also think it's cool when dark haired guys have red beards. Hispanic guys don't look good with beards and neither do Asians or blondes.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||01/29/2011|
I once had a bear on my face but it was so itchy. It scratched the hell out of my boyfriend. It also tore his asshole up and dug into his balls. My boyfriend hated it.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||01/30/2011|
[quote]I once had a bear on my face but it was so itchy. It scratched the hell out of my boyfriend. It also tore his asshole up and dug into his balls. My boyfriend hated it.
Well, if you will let wildlife into the bedroom...
|by Anonymous||reply 61||01/30/2011|
Trendy? Perhaps you don't realize that through most of history grown men have had facial hair. I don't know how you could possibly have missed that fact, but apparently you have.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/01/2011|
My ex wears a beard. With it, he's fucking hot. Without it? Borderline unattractive. I can't explain it, really. But it's true.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/02/2011|
[quote]One day you will look back on that sentiment and shudder at your navet.
oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/02/2011|
I have a feeling all of the people who rail against beards can't grow them.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/22/2013|
I hate thick beards. They always look like they're full of crumbs and/or bugs.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/22/2013|
They're wonderful if they're decent and full. Nothing worse than someone who can't grow a decent or even a semi-decent beard but who thinks his beard is hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||05/22/2013|
Beards are the crocs of 2013.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||05/22/2013|
The type of guys that grow beards because they are trendy are cut from the same unoriginal f-ing guys that thought mullets were cool in the 90's and pork chop sideburns were cool with barbed wire tattoos around the arm. Lame. Have fun looking like an a-hole when you go through old photos.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||07/02/2013|
The whole, "I haven't been near a razor for two months or more" look is silly, especially for men who live in Brooklyn or other urban areas.
However, there are beards that work... like anything, it depends upon the amount of grooming you give all of that facial hair.
If you check out verymanlymen.tumblr.com you'll see a wide array of beards. Some work, others don't, some are sexy other pretentious.
Over at beardelicious.tumblr.com are pics with some truly pretentious looks.
I wish I could cover my face in a good beard.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||07/02/2013|