So what is it about that "scruffy" unshaven look?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 30, 2013 7:33 PM GMT
    So believe it or not, I have never gone more than a day or two without shaving, since I first started. I sort of had a mustache when I first started shaving, but I've always thought I look better shaved (not sure why I thought that, I guess looking at my older brother always gave me a clue...lol).

    We are doing some pool pics and "pool waiter pics" and just thought I'd see what I look like without shaving. Its been since last Thursday. I'm amazed at the comments I've seemed to have received. So what is it about this?
    It doesn't take me long and I kind of like it.

    So what do you think you look like, unshaved?

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    Jul 30, 2013 7:34 PM GMT
    That all started with Don Johnson in "Miami Vice." In 1985 I saw him on set and let me tell you, film didn't do him justice, that was a one gorgeous man. You somewhat have his hair coloring (sans tan) so scruff works. When I was young my beard was reddish blond and my hair blacker and now both show gray; either way if I have more than a day's worth it looks sloppy. When I grew a beard I thought I'd look like a lumberjack and wound up looking like a rabbi. This is the last time I had scruff and as far as I'd take it:

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    Jul 30, 2013 7:44 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said"pool waiter pics"

    You bringing a Corona. Me on the chaise (for a change). Serve it all up on a silver platter!
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    Jul 30, 2013 8:21 PM GMT
    eagermuscle said
    HndsmKansan said"pool waiter pics"

    You bringing a Corona. Me on the chaise (for a change). Serve it all up on a silver platter!


    Well the "scruffy beard" works because I don't have any gray hair yet or hardly and the beard would all be dark brown. I thought I'd check it out finally.

    The "pool waiter" pics are for RJ and another site. I'll be "bringing a Corona" in the pics to a pool patron.. should be lots of fun.
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    Jul 30, 2013 9:34 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidThat all started with Don Johnson in "Miami Vice." In 1985 I saw him on set and let me tell you, film didn't do him justice, that was a one gorgeous man. You somewhat have his hair coloring (sans tan) so scruff works. When I was young my beard was reddish blond and my hair blacker and now both show gray; either way if I have more than a day's worth it looks sloppy. When I grew a beard I thought I'd look like a lumberjack and wound up looking like a rabbi. This is the last time I had scruff and as far as I'd take it:

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    Jul 30, 2013 10:10 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidThat all started with Don Johnson in "Miami Vice." In 1985 I saw him on set and let me tell you, film didn't do him justice, that was a one gorgeous man. You somewhat have his hair coloring (sans tan) so scruff works. When I was young my beard was reddish blond and my hair blacker and now both show gray; either way if I have more than a day's worth it looks sloppy. When I grew a beard I thought I'd look like a lumberjack and wound up looking like a rabbi. This is the last time I had scruff and as far as I'd take it:

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    PHEW!

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    Jul 30, 2013 10:14 PM GMT
    Dunno why Americans think any sort of facial hair is considered scruffy. A well kept beard looks great. Heck, even unkempt beards can look great.

    This is the most recent beard picture that got me very wet indeed.
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    Jul 30, 2013 10:17 PM GMT
    Yeah I grew a beard last week but after freaking people out in public,(you know the double look at you neck snap) I shaved it. Plus it was itchy as heck as it started to get longer. I think the scruffy look looks good on me but when it got longer and I started turning into Moses folks started to think I was a terrorist or something. icon_lol.gif
  • LJay

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    Jul 30, 2013 10:26 PM GMT
    Have had a beard for most of the last 40 years but the scruff look does not work for me with redhead coloring and my beard now gray/white. Some guys can do scruff, but it does not look good for many of them as a business look. Makes me think they spent the night out and didn't get it together for work.
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    Jul 30, 2013 10:32 PM GMT
    gayinterest saidDunno why Americans think any sort of facial hair is considered scruffy. A well kept beard looks great. Heck, even unkempt beards can look great.

    This is the most recent beard picture that got me very wet indeed.
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    That looks like you??
    They look great if they are full, either a beard or the '5 o'clock shadow. Nothing worse than a few players on the field with a few folk in the stands... LOL.
    I have always been a clean shave kind of guy. I did have a full beard in the early 90ies for like 3-4 weeks. It drove me nuts, scratch scratch.
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    Jul 30, 2013 10:33 PM GMT
    What a great topic! For me, it has that, "I'm kinda chillaxin', haven't got around to it, just want to stay in bed and make out and rub my manly scruff on you, and be a caveman of sorts, and just be wild and free and myself" thing going for it.

    What's funny is I think men are turned on by their own scruffiness. Like take Adam Levine, c'mon, you're not just doing it for the ladies. It makes you feel hot.



  • HottJoe

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    Jul 30, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
    gayinterest saidDunno why Americans think any sort of facial hair is considered scruffy. A well kept beard looks great. Heck, even unkempt beards can look great.

    This is the most recent beard picture that got me very wet indeed.
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    Jul 30, 2013 10:47 PM GMT
    I think too much hair may be a turn off for people because they think of it as unkempt. I know long beards do nothing for me. Too much in the way, like long hair. If Kevin Sorbo wasn't cast in the Hercules series, I would have watched it. Cut that hair people! I want brawn and bristles.

    OK, back to my Chardonnay.

    EDIT: Oh, the guy above is hot. He wears it well. He could swiffer sweeper me with that any day.

    What's in this???
  • mitshoo

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    Jul 30, 2013 10:48 PM GMT
    gayinterest saidDunno why Americans think any sort of facial hair is considered scruffy.


    For me as an American, you have in increasing order of length: clean shaven, scruffy, then bearded. After a certain point, it is silly to use the word scruffy because it is a sort of in-between before a full on beard. How do you use the word? For longer beards or certain kind of beards?


    wrestlervic saidWhat a great topic! For me, it has that, "I'm kinda chillaxin', haven't got around to it, just want to stay in bed and make out and rub my manly scruff on you, and be a caveman of sorts, and just be wild and free and myself" thing going for it.

    What's funny is I think men are turned on by their own scruffiness. Like take Adam Levine, c'mon, you're not just doing it for the ladies. It makes you feel hot.


    Actually, I don't really like facial hair. It makes me feel like I haven't quite finished my bathroom routine. Only when I wear black shirts do I really think I look good. Other than that, it looks like I am trying to hard to look cool or older and doesn't go with any other outfits.

    Also, I don't generally like beards on other guys anyway. I don't want them to rub their scruff on me, and I think it makes them look older (not usually into older guys) and more gruff.

    On a related note, I once saw a video where a psychologist was talking about how guys with beards were rated as less trustworthy than others (just based on their appearance).
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    Jul 30, 2013 10:49 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    gayinterest saidDunno why Americans think any sort of facial hair is considered scruffy. A well kept beard looks great. Heck, even unkempt beards can look great.

    This is the most recent beard picture that got me very wet indeed.
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    Don't hate y'all, it's just I've never heard Americans talk of facial hair without mentioning the word "scruff", which to me has connotations of being untidy or messy.
  • O5vx

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    Jul 30, 2013 10:50 PM GMT
    I can't go more than two weeks without shaving.
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    Jul 30, 2013 10:57 PM GMT
    mitshoo said
    gayinterest saidDunno why Americans think any sort of facial hair is considered scruffy.


    For me as an American, you have in increasing order of length: clean shaven, scruffy, then bearded. After a certain point, it is silly to use the word scruffy because it is a sort of in-between before a full on beard. How do you use the word? For longer beards or certain kind of beards?


    Ah, so "scruff" refers particularly to stubble, then?

    Following on...

    Beards Keep You Young, Healthy & Handsome, Says Science
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  • Webster666

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    Jul 30, 2013 11:02 PM GMT
    It's a very sexy, masculine look.
    But, not many guys can carry it off.
    I think it looks best if the guy is handsome, with an angular face, and with black facial hair.
    And, it should look more like a "five o'clock shadow" than a beard.
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    Jul 30, 2013 11:56 PM GMT
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    Hmmmm......

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    Jul 30, 2013 11:59 PM GMT
    Lord_Trollileo said
    Webster666 saidIt's a very sexy, masculine look.
    But, not many guys can carry it off.
    I think it looks best if the guy is handsome, with an angular face, and with black facial hair.
    And, it should look more like a "five o'clock shadow" than a beard.
    For me, facial hair amplifies features while also masking unwanted ones. It makes a person just look better in general.


    Yeah I would say guys who don't have a very strong jaw look better with hair, since it makes it look more defined.

    You just need to know when to stop and keep it trimmed ... guy at my work looks like a hobo and 20 years older with his nasty beard he's growing.
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    Jul 31, 2013 12:02 AM GMT
    eagermuscle said When I grew a beard I thought I'd look like a lumberjack and wound up looking like a rabbi. This is the last time I had scruff and as far as I'd take it:

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  • mitshoo

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    Jul 31, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
    gayinterest said
    Ah, so "scruff" refers particularly to stubble, then?


    Yeah. Approximately synonyms. Or to add to my list, it goes shaven, stubble, scruff, full beard. Scruff is slightly unkempt, but only because it's really too short to do anything with yet. And stubble isn't long enough to be unkempt really.

    Again, just my personal, and perhaps American, classification. I like to think of myself as pretty good with intuitively understanding the nuances of words though.
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    Jul 31, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
    It certainly doesn't stop my baby face from getting carded.
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    Jul 31, 2013 12:07 AM GMT
    I used to shave everyday but as I got older I started to like the "scruffy" look a lot more. People usually tell me it looks good so its a win, win for me! If I don't have to spend useless money on razors the better.

    I think men who can grow a full beard look better with it. Usually as others have said with darker features tend to look great!
  • jo2hotbod

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    Jul 31, 2013 12:18 AM GMT
    It all depends on the guy and the way it grows out. Some pull it off and some don't, like anything else