http://www.today.com/health/wild-wooly-male-body-hair-backlash-mans...

 

I have noticed a lot of beards and impressive mustaches this year.  I hope it's not a fad or done ironically.  Interesting article attached.   

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Agreed!!

And the ol' cynic is wondering...how many of the newly bearded ones are 'Duck Dynasty' wannabees?

I'm not a hipster, but I can't stand fads. The ones started by DD are no exception. Beards and camo have been all the rage since that show. What I hate the most is the constant "redneck" label. Wearing camo and drinking from tupperware cups (which every home had in the sixties and seventies) does not make you "redneck" or "country." If you want to see a real redneck, look at my paternal grandfather. He plowed the field where a school is currently located, and it wouldn't surprise me if he hasn't worn camo a single time in his life. He has always been clean-shaven, and he wears the same clothes the average man his age wears, except for his Liberty overalls. He doesn't make a fashion statement out of his lifestyle either. It's just his lifestyle, plain and simple.

Or they just got a med discharge and have decided not to shave again..... Oh thats just me? Sorry still a bit bitter about discharge but delighted about the beard.

I've never understood for guys who have normal chest hair shaving and waxing. Back hair.. that i can understand or if chest hair is incredibly crazy but normal chest hair... eh. I'm proud of mine.

I've never quite understood the "fashion statement" of going unshaven for several days at a time.  To my eye it looks sloppy.  Either razor the face  daily or grow the beard out.  Either way keep it clean and groomed.

"Several" meaning how many? This study found that 10 days of growth was the most attractive. You'd be right about ~5 days of stubble, though, which was rated the least attractive, apparently. 

The article, which is a "stub", containing virtually no data on results, reads like an undergraduate survey project

Here's the actual thing: 

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090513813000226

I haven't paid to see the full article, nor have I tried too hard to find the full version for free anywhere, but the first author appears to have a Ph.D., at least, and the article appears to have been cited around the web fairly widely. I'm just as much a skeptic as anyone, but I see no reason to disqualify immediately its findings. 

On a personal note, my girlfriend has made it quite clear that she thinks I'm at my most attractive when I have about a week or two of stubble on my face. 

I can't wear a beard for my job (although I did let it grow for 3 months last year. I missed my wet shaving ritual so much it had to go), but I do keep at least a soul patch at all times. As far as the chest hair goes, I used to have to shave it for my job as a stripper. I just got back into the habit, as it grows in an odd elongated butterfly shape, even if what is there is pretty thick. I guess it's a matter of personal choice. As far as I'm concerned, it is your body to do with what you wish; I merely ask that you extend me the same courtesy. Besides, I've got muscles worth showing off, and shaving my torso accentuates it. Ok, I'll get down off my pedestal now.

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