The facial hair that suits the person’s face, especially if there’s an ethnic component to it. I generally prefer clean shaven or stubble, but well groomed and maintained facial hair can be attractive in almiost any configuration if it suits the person wearing it.
@RiotDemon@Targaryen No they weren’t close to “ok.” They took the story for one awesome movie and used it to make three crappy one that screw up the continuity of the superior Lord of the Rings adaptations.
I’ll take the Rankin-Bass cartoon from the 1970’s any day.
I can’t blame Peter Jackson too much. He came in at the last minute and had to create approximately 2.3 films worth of filler off the top of his head. Even he admits they suck.
@llangley@RiotDemon Jason Momoa’s seems to get better looking with very role. Maybe he’s just working his way into better hair and makeup gigs, lol. See the pic from Atlantis, above, then these below.
PS, if you like him, check out Frontier on Netflix.
LUMBERJACK IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO!!! IF YOU NEED FACIAL HAIR, JUST LET IT GROW!!! TRUST ME, YOU DON’T WANT TO FACE A NUCLEAR WINTER WITH JUST MUTTON CHOPS KEEPING YOUR FACE FROM ICING OVER!!! WHEN THE FRENCH ALLY THEMSELVES WITH WEST KOREA, THEIR INVASION WILL DRIVE US ALL INTO THE MOUNTAINS AND LET ME TELL YOU, WE WILL NEED ALL THE INSULATION WE CAN GROW!!! EVEN WITH APPROPRIATE BEDDING AND SHELTER, IT CAN GET NIPPY UP IN THE HIGHER ALTITUDES!!! ALSO, YOU WILL NEED FIRE!!! BUT TRY NOT TO START YOUR BEARD ON FIRE!!!
I like my husband’s full beard. He has had to keep it close due to work regulations but is changing employment and will be free to grow it full on lumberjack. Full lumberjack beards are definitely the best.
@jst1ofknd That’s the reason my friend gives for having a full beard and butt length hair. Seems disengenuous to me with the hair at least. Getting it cut once a month would have to be easier than washing it and binding it every day.
My vote is for goatee… because that’s the only thing that looks good/grows right on me. I’m also blessed/cursed with slow growing and mostly light colored facial hair so that I can go 3-4 days before I start to look a little scruffy. Means I have to plan a month or two ahead if I ever want to take part in no-shave-November.
My husband had a beard when we started dating, he had a beard when we got married. He’d started the beard (he kept it neat and trimmed) in high school. I used to tease him that when he died, I was going to shave it off, just so I could see what he looked like without it.
Over twenty years into the marriage, he shaved it off, kept the mustache.
You know how Sam Elliot has that awesome mustache? And he’s just so damned good looking with that mustache? But in the show “Justify” it was shaved off? And he just looked weird?
That was my husband without his beard. I couldn’t wait until he grew it back. I never got used to it. He did grow it back, I think maybe he went six months with the shaving and got tired of having to do it so often.
Favorite how? For yourself or family, or to look at and wonder how they grew that? One good thing about so many beards is now at Christmas, the store Santa’s usually have real beards. Little kids know the difference. It would be nice when you are the magic age and really believe, to think it really was Santa. Magic age…our school was only 1/2 Christian. Other 1/2 was Jewish. In kindergarten those kids were more than happy to tell the Catholic kids Santa was fake. In kindergarten and some for 1st grade the kids just didn’t believe them! By 2 or 3 grade they all knew the truth. It didn’t bother any of the kids when they were old enough, to know it wasn’t true. (I have a relative who was mad we mentioned Santa when her kid was in 5th grade. How dare we tell him the truth. We would destroy him. I’m not even sure 5th graders believe in Catholic school! That was weird. )
For me, it’s scruff from mid-spring to early autumn and full/close to face beard the rest of the time because, well, having warm facial hair during cold weather is really nice. I’ve been told I look better with scruff than the beard.
But ideologically, lumberjack beard is pretty dope if you can pull it off.