Fellas, we know that we can be a bit judgmental, but first impressions are the most lasting. That's why we feel it is our obligation to point out when the hem length of your suit is all wrong or to run Men with facial hair the opposite direction when we detect Merrells on your feet. And whether you realize it or not, your facial hair also says a lot about you. The editors here at HuffPost Style have a strong attraction to scruffy-faced guys read: Ryan Gosling because they appear to be the most easygoing and laid-back.
An "older" man's beard. So that one comes with a lot of historical weight.
It's a bit of an old-fashioned style but we certainly see young men wearing it these days. A man who's stuck in the past. It was a bit of a statement then, but it's sort of become the overly done expression.
Some men still wear it, but one guy I interviewed said, 'If your dad and your dentist still have goatees, it's time to change your look,'" says Peterkin. A man who is up on the latest trends. Sometimes you see it superimposed with a mustache on top or with bigger side burns, but stubble is sort of the base," says Peterkin.
But you do have to maintain it. A man who likes to have fun.
I think college campuses and hipsters in Brooklyn are where men experiment with it the most. It's a playful look," says Peterkin.
A man making a pathetic cry for attention. Peterkin says, "It's for a guy who wants to push the envelope and also wants to be asked about his facial hair. Everything has been done under the sun, so I think men are sort of looking for what's the thing that they don't see on their street or in their workplace.
A man who is a bit cocky. I think younger guys who wear it are confident enough to believe that you can read their mustache in any way and not really care. A man who is rebellious.
Or whenever a famous person like Hulk Hogan adopts the style, it becomes associated with him," says Peterkin. A man with a pleasant personality. A man who is a bit off-beat.
Then every decade after, there was a little pocket of facial hair," says Peterkin. A gentleman with a big heart. A man who is a bit preppy.
Peterkin says, "Before, men used to be wed to a look, it was a life-long expression and not a fad. I think young men are going back and forth between having some sort of facial hair and now going clean-shaven.
I think men are freer to do that than before. And I predict that we're going to go back to that 'Mad Men,' clean-shaven look.
Peterkin acknowledges that a man's facial hair would say a lot about him. But in sort of the late 20th and midst century, you can't really know what the facial hair means unless you ask the guy," he explained.
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