Fellow men of the Escapist: How much facial hair do you keep on?

scorptatious

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When (or if) you shave, how much hair do you like to keep on?

I personally like to have a clean shaved face. No facial hair whatsoever. Although I can understand the appeal of a well groomed mustache or goatee.
 

Colour Scientist

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I always have a full beard and moustache, usually about knee-length...

Oh, men of the Escapist...
 

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Historically I've abhorred facial hair, though for the past... wow, 5 years... I've kept a very discreet goatee.

Come think of it it barely registers.

 
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Clean shaven or a fortnight worth of stubble, one or t'other.


I have this magic trick where I cut about ten years off my face when I shave, it's almost like I haven't lost my misspent youth.

...


[sub]Almost...[/sub]
 

Heronblade

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If my facial hair pattern was right for it, I would prefer to go for something similar to the Riker. Somewhat difficult to maintain, but it is pretty much just the right look for my taste.

As it is, mustache and medium length round goatee.
 

GrimTuesday

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I almost always have sideburns of some incarnation. I'm most partial to having them shaved at the jawline, and one razorblades width from the edge of my chin. I've tried other types, one time I grew full on Burnside sideburns, and I often just shave them into stright lines, especially when I'm going places where lots of facial hair is frowned upon.
 

MysticSlayer

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I generally wait until I can't do anything, especially go to sleep, without feeling the facial hair pushing against my skin.

After that, I shave it all off and restart the process of waiting until it gets very annoying again. However, I have thought about just trimming the beard so it isn't so annoying but still fully visible. Taking it all off just makes me feel like I've lost some of my manhood.
 

DoPo

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I try to shave about 2-3 times a week, my ideal facial hair length is sort of about a day's length stubble - it's because then, I can scratch my hand on my face and it's awesome.

Colour Scientist said:
I always have a full beard and moustache, usually about knee-length...
I always suspected that.
 

Catfood220

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I usually only grow a couple of days worth of stubble, any more and it gets far too annoying for me to keep it. I was going to grow a moustache for Movember, mainly for charity but also to see how stupid I would look with a moustache. But I always forget when I go to shave.
 

FalloutJack

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I let a GREAT BUSHY BEARD grow in until it's time for a haircut and then shave it off after I get a buzzcut, then I allow it to start anew. A good beard is like a good crop, and so mine comes in full in a seasonal sort of way.
 

jab136

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I tend to keep a full beard and moustache, I have had it since I was about 16, it was nice for people to think I looked older. I tend to keep it generally short, but I think I will grow it out a bit for the winter (it gets cold here in state college).

 

Foolery

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Not much. Seeing as I can only grow what I call "Decaprio" or "Depp" facial hair, I like to keep my face relatively clean.

 

EternallyBored

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ugg, I kind of wish I had the option, but my facial hair is terrible so I pretty much either have to be clean shaving or I end up with a neck beard. Scarring from injuries when I was little make it so I can't really grow any hair on my chin or right under it.

I could do a mustache I suppose, but then I would look like a clone of my father, and I already get enough comments telling us we look alike, so yeah clean shaving all the way.
 

scorptatious

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EternallyBored said:
I could do a mustache I suppose, but then I would look like a clone of my father, and I already get enough comments telling us we look alike, so yeah clean shaving all the way.
Heh, same thing happens with me and my dad. :p
 

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I have a dilema. If i shave i look like a child but if i dont shave i grow a scraggly ginger beard (im not even ginger). I tend to go for the latter as the lesser of 2 evils.
 

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Colour Scientist said:
I always have a full beard and moustache, usually about knee-length...
Bill Bailey - Cosmic Jam said:
What I'd like to do now... well, what I'd really like to do now is: grow my beard really long, weave it into my pubes and strum it like a harp!
...

*ahem* *shrug* First thing I thought of when I read your comment... 'tis the way my mind works... =.=

Daystar Clarion said:
Clean shaven or a fortnight worth of stubble, one or t'other.
How can you have a fortnight's worth of stubble?! Unless your facial hair grows at a stupendously slow rate, otherwise that's just a full beard. I know a guy whose five-o'clock shadow is a full beard, but never heard of the reverse! o_O

OT: I shave like once a week and the best days for viewing my facial hair is Tuesday through Thursday, because the five-o'clock shadow look with the slightest hint of recently sacked hobo suits me best...(!) -_-
 

Brainpaint

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I sometimes let my neckbeard and moustache grow out if I don't feel like trimming them over the weekend...

Shit... I'm female!
 
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SckizoBoy said:
Colour Scientist said:
I always have a full beard and moustache, usually about knee-length...
Bill Bailey - Cosmic Jam said:
What I'd like to do now... well, what I'd really like to do now is: grow my beard really long, weave it into my pubes and strum it like a harp!
...

*ahem* *shrug* First thing I thought of when I read your comment... 'tis the way my mind works... =.=

Daystar Clarion said:
Clean shaven or a fortnight worth of stubble, one or t'other.
How can you have a fortnight's worth of stubble?! Unless your facial hair grows at a stupendously slow rate, otherwise that's just a full beard. I know a guy whose five-o'clock shadow is a full beard, but never heard of the reverse! o_O

OT: I shave like once a week and the best days for viewing my facial hair is Tuesday through Thursday, because the five-o'clock shadow look with the slightest hint of recently sacked hobo suits me best...(!) -_-
It grows quickly, the slows down. I wouldn't call it beard.

'Scruff'

Yeah, scruff seems like the most fitting word to describe my pseudo-stubble.
 

SckizoBoy

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Daystar Clarion said:
It grows quickly, the slows down. I wouldn't call it beard.

'Scruff'

Yeah, scruff seems like the most fitting word to describe my pseudo-stubble.
Please tell me its patchy... just so I can try picturing the horror that is you with a patchy beard! =P