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tattynan Sun 20-Jan-13 14:19:12

I've noticed beards seem to be coming back in fashion.where do you stand on them? I like a well trimmed beard on a man but long bushy ones are a no no.

Movedalot Sun 20-Jan-13 14:21:09

I like my men clean shaven, never kissed a beard or a 'tach.

glammanana Sun 20-Jan-13 14:24:48

My DH has always had a beard close cut and tidy,the one time he shaved it off many years ago the children walked past him on the drive when they came home from school and did not recognise him.The only time mr.glamma has had a longer one was last year when he was bestman at our friends wedding,he gave the speech as his alter ego "Captain Birdseye"

absent Sun 20-Jan-13 14:25:22

tattynan I've never met a man with a beard long enough to stand on. I don't like beards as a general rule, but sometimes they can look quite distinguished. However, I love bald headed men with beards because they look as if their heads are on upside down.

Movedalot You like your men in the plural … It's all coming out now. wink

glammanana Sun 20-Jan-13 14:32:08

Well absent you would love mr.g. he doesn't have a hair on his head,his head looks very upside down grab a look on the profile page.

j07 Sun 20-Jan-13 14:39:04

Depends on the man. (Definitely bad on old men)

j07 Sun 20-Jan-13 14:40:42

can't fault this one smile

absent Sun 20-Jan-13 14:42:27

glamma A perfect example.

annodomini Sun 20-Jan-13 14:48:28

j0, that's not a beard, just a meagre face fungus.
Looking back (a long way), I must have had a predilection for beards as I had several well-bearded boyfriends. My ex had a weedy little goatee when I met him but to my surprise (and relief) appeared without it at our wedding.

Movedalot Sun 20-Jan-13 14:48:46

Wouldn't you like to know Absent? But somethings just must remain privategrin

j07 Sun 20-Jan-13 14:48:53


j07 Sun 20-Jan-13 14:49:29

(just looked at Glamma's profile page)

j07 Sun 20-Jan-13 14:51:24

ok. so face fungus does it for me

glammanana Sun 20-Jan-13 14:56:39

j07 very nice I must admit.

constance Sun 20-Jan-13 16:18:15

I was ambivalent about beards, but have to say that the pictures of Richard Armitage in the Hobbit on have got me reassessing that.
I also seem to be developing a liking for leather and fur.... or it could just be menopausal hot flushes.

Ella46 Sun 20-Jan-13 16:32:01

j07 Not happy with Bradley but the other one will do nicely wink

j07 Sun 20-Jan-13 16:32:58

Oh yes! Quite acceptable! smile

j07 Sun 20-Jan-13 16:34:02

That last post was to constance.

Ella picky! hmm

matson Sun 20-Jan-13 16:35:03

i ,m a tash man myself, beards can be very scratchy!

Ella46 Sun 20-Jan-13 16:37:24

j07 Sorry but I am!

tanith Sun 20-Jan-13 16:40:49

Don't like beards myself but my son now sports a full designer stubble it really suits him much to my surprise.. there is a pic of him and his sisters in my photos if anyone wants a peek

yogagran Sun 20-Jan-13 16:53:09

What about Paul Hollywood, I think he looks very attractive blush

j07 Sun 20-Jan-13 16:54:22

tanithyou're not blue. How can we see your pics?

j07 Sun 20-Jan-13 16:57:02

hmmm. not for me personally

Don't think I like men who wear pink shirts. shock

kittylester Sun 20-Jan-13 16:57:16

My lovely DH has a short but well-trimmed beard which he grew when we first got married. He has shaved it off twice and each time the children have become hysterical with laughter so he had to grow it again. smile

His brother (aged 75) came to a family do last year with a huge white beard but it disappeared soon afterwards as my mum kept telling him that he looked like Father Christmas. Not long after that he left his wife for a 38 year old.