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Is stubble sexy?
Is stubble sexy?

Why the beards?

The other days I was walking around the Third Ward, which justifiably lays claim to being the hottest, most with it, hippest area in our city.

It was around the noon hour and a beautiful day and lots of real good-looking people were out and about, shopping, heading to lunch or just watching or being watched.

I thought something looked a little unusual, and then it hit me.

Many of the real good looking men had forgotten to shave that morning. Or maybe they had forgotten for a couple of days.

Not everybody, but I bet more than half the guys I saw had what we used to call "stubble." A couple of days growth which showed some skin underneath some beard and mustache.

And I began to wonder, when did a slight growth of facial hair become fashionable?

It wasn't that long ago that a guy who got caught outside with stubble on his face rubbed his hand across it and apologized to whoever he was talking with.

When you rubbed your face up against the skin of a woman, her most frequent response was, "Euw. That hurts. Get away from me."

Apparently that's not the case anymore. Gorgeous men seem to be even more gorgeous with a couple of days growth.

What I want to know is when it happened and why?

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beefsupreme | Nov. 21, 2011 at 6:08 p.m. (report)

razors are expensive.
i want to know why i see men wearing skinny jeans.

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BrewCityAllstar | Nov. 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. (report)

35851 I grow a full beard in the winter for a few reasons:
1. Although I like a good shave, I'm lazy and don't have the time / want to do it every day.
2. My fiance likes it.
3. I look older.
4. It keeps the face warm in the cold months.

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sandstorm | Nov. 16, 2011 at 11:19 a.m. (report)

it's Iron and Wine's fault.

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buck | Nov. 16, 2011 at 9:34 a.m. (report)

Begel, the reason women told you to get away from them wasn't because of your stubble.

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TedFK | Nov. 16, 2011 at 5:55 a.m. (report)

It's becasue we're all drunk and forgot (in preparation for deer hunting....)

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