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    I began a beard when I moved into the Alaskan bush in 1969. Living without hot water, without running water period, shaving was not worth the effort. My beard never looked like what I wanted - way too scraggly. Around 5 years later I took off all but the mustache, having moved into town and met Christ.

    This was about as good as it ever got. I don't seem to find a very good shot.

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    What I have now grew from a dislike of shaving the underside of the mustache, and there you go.

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    I've had a few different looks. I used to sport a chin strap. Later I had a goatee on my chin that I kept relatively short (medical field reasons). Now I have a full beard about two and a half inches long and I love it. I have to do a lot more to maintain it like trimming and oiling but it's worth it.

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    I've had a moustache for most of my life. Had a goatee on and off as well as full beards. Shaved all but the moustache because of the gray. Just don't like how all that gray looks...
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    Hey, gray is good.

    Proverbs 16:31

    Gray hair is a crown of glory;
    it is gained in a righteous life.

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    I've been growing out a beard and mustache since last September. Not my first beard, but the first time I've let it grown this long. I love not shaving. Hate that I get food in it when I eat, and its kinda uncomfortable to sleep on sometimes.

    Not sure how long I'm planning on letting it go. There's a local guy who sells beard oil and wax. I've tried the beard oil, and its pretty cool. Has a nice smell, and makes it a lot softer. The oil gets absorbed into the beard pretty quick, so its not greasy or anything. I like using it. Reminds me of Psalm 133:2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron's beard, down on the collar of his robe. I don't use enough to run down my robe though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrift View Post
    ... Hate that I get food in it when I eat
    Which is why I usually keep my goatee trimmed close. Plus, mine likes to curl toward my mouth, so it gets in my mouth when I eat. Irritating to no end!!


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    I grew a mustache as soon as I was allowed after joining the Navy because I didn't like shaving my upper lip. I added a goatee after I left the service, then shaved it off when I graduated from college. I let it grow back a couple years later, and have had one since. I decided I didn't like having a mustache any more a couple years ago, and shaved it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    Which is why I usually keep my goatee trimmed close. Plus, mine likes to curl toward my mouth, so it gets in my mouth when I eat. Irritating to no end!!
    I'm trying to grow the mustache long enough so that I can wax it away from my mouth altogether. Old timey like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    I grew a mustache as soon as I was allowed after joining the Navy because I didn't like shaving my upper lip. I added a goatee after I left the service, then shaved it off when I graduated from college. I let it grow back a couple years later, and have had one since. I decided I didn't like having a mustache any more a couple years ago, and shaved it off.
    I think its interesting how the goatee became so popular. I don't remember anyone in the 80s ever wearing a goatee. It didn't seem to become popular until the 90s Grunge thing became big. I assumed the Grunge Seattle bands were doing it as a sort of homage to 1950s Beatniks. Going for that Maynard G Krebs look and all that. Somehow the Grunge look cross-pollinated into other music cultures, so's that by the mid to late 90s even country music pop stars were wearing the goatee. It went from being pretty much non-existent to like the facial hair style in the US in the span of a decade.

    I'm beginning to see something like that with beards now too. When I started growing mine out earlier this fall, I didn't realize how popular it had become. But once I did, I noticed that a lot of people are growing them now. I can't help but think that part of that has to do with that reality show Duck Dynasty (I've never seen it, but hear that all the people in it have beards). And there's another reality show, I think its called Garage Monkey, or something, and one of the guys there has a really long beard too (which I think is pretty epic looking). Kind of weird how these things go in phases. Wondering if long sideburns and the mullet will come back into fashion anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrift View Post
    Wondering if long sideburns and the mullet will come back into fashion anytime soon.
    NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!


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