Beards were popular in the 70’s and 80’s.
I remember. I’m old.
My dad had a beard when I was a kid and so did most of his friends. It was normal.
Eric Grothe, of my favourite team The Parramatta Eels, had a beard..
Kenny Rogers had a beard..
…so did Kenny Loggins..
The dickhead coke-snorting colleague from Die Hard had one…
The dad in ‘Family Ties’ had one..
Mr. T needed one..
At some point in the 90’s, beards morphed into a goatee…which is just a dodgy half-beard (I know. I had one)
Brad…(with added slicked bad hair)
Kurt (with added dilated eyes)
Ali G….you remember him, right?
…and….me….all young and keen in the IT industry…
Now we’ve progressed, or regressed into the 2010’s
A new era of beard and I’m not sure if I can handle it much longer.
The beards now-a-days are just messy, unkempt, long and just plain weird. What sort of image are we trying to portray?
The hipster or the bum?
The Antarctic Explorer?
The ‘ranga beard that grows a little too long..
My wife’s favourite. The jebus.
A quartet of hipster beards…
So, what do you think?
Are beards here to stay, or are they just a passing fad that will see Gillette’s stock price soar over the coming years?
Are beards a defining feature of the modern man or just a way for them to show off?
I personally reckon the hipster beard look will start to fade over the next year and slowly, but surely, hipsters will disappear into a plume of hair and op shop dust…