This photo is from a beard growing contest in Olathe, Kansas in 1957. Look at that fucking hipster! The fifties are just one of many eras from which today’s dandies draw stylistic inspiration, because they
are out of new ideas revere and respect the past. Here are a few more:
^This guy looks like someone I went to college with.
^This guy looks like he owns a tiki bar.
^This guy looks like he’s having smug thoughts about music.
^I totally slept with this guy!
Seriously, though…isn’t it strange that the modern competitive bearder looks so much like that of the 1950′s? One might think they would’ve progressed to something more futuristic by now, like futuristic space beards of the future. I’m not saying these beards aren’t awesome, because they are. But it never hurts to change it up once in a while. Make new beards but keep the old, you know?
Related: I’ve been seriously considering purchasing the domain name “ilikeyourbeard.com” for quite some time now. I still might.