What is the story with goatees?

  • bijockmuscle

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    Nov 21, 2008 7:13 PM GMT
    Aren't they so 1990's...yet dudes still have them?
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Nov 21, 2008 7:22 PM GMT
    As one who thinks ALL facial hair is un- attractive, I am probably not one to comment but my observations are that Goatees have been in and out of style many times. In the 60s and early 70s they were very common, especially to look different but in SF, it was the norm.... we called it the San Francisco CLONE look. icon_smile.gif

    It is interesting that young gay men would grow facial hair to look older (and more masculine?) when they are by and large obsessed with youth.
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    Nov 21, 2008 7:22 PM GMT
    Since when facial hair is supposed to be a trend? I have a goatee, I like it, don't really care if it's "in" or not.
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    Nov 21, 2008 7:24 PM GMT
    TallGWMvballer said

    It is interesting that young gay men would grow facial hair to look older (and more masculine?) when they are by and large obsessed with youth.



    Not sure that I fit in the "young" category but isn't that generalizing much? I personally have a goatee because I think I look better with it than w/out it.


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    Nov 21, 2008 7:27 PM GMT
    So easy to maintain, shaveing hurts my chin so a goatee makes life easy for me. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 21, 2008 7:30 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]DigitalGhost_ said

    Not sure that I fit in the "young" category but isn't that generalizing much? I personally have a goatee because I think I look better with it than w/out it.


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    Many older guys grow facial hair because they think they look better as well... I just don't get it, but you are 30.... still young. On this site, it seems 40 is when they call you old. hahahah
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    Nov 21, 2008 8:23 PM GMT
    Facial hair is hot, goatees too, I wish I could wear one but I just don't think it suits me

    I have 24 hour stubble, now, I used to do it because when I shaved I looked like a freakin teen I was 23 and I was getting carded in pubs, how freakin rude!
    Now, I wear it because of skin problems, shaving hurts like a mother and it cuts up my skin pretty badly so, I go stubbly... plus I've no reason to shave icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 21, 2008 8:23 PM GMT


    Hmmmmmmm...are we talking goatees (no mustache) Van Dyke (with mustache) or full beards?

    clarification please.

  • bijockmuscle

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    Nov 21, 2008 8:32 PM GMT
    meninlove said

    Hmmmmmmm...are we talking goatees (no mustache) Van Dyke (with mustache) or full beards?

    clarification please.


    Van dyke
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    Nov 21, 2008 8:37 PM GMT
    Exactly what Bill and I are sporting right now. To us, clean shaven is terribly passe. Every face is different and some can sport many looks and some few. The trick is to find the one that best suits you, not the dictate of trendoid fashion.

    I've seen clean shaven faces that look like my Aunt Marjorie, and hairy ones that resemble Neanderthal Man.

    One size does not fit all. What a concept.
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    Nov 21, 2008 8:57 PM GMT
    Shaving my chin is a pain and I don't have to adhere to a uniform appearance code at work. I like the way it changes the shape of my face. My friends have always known me to be a metalhead with a goatee and they get a little weirded out when I shave it off. It is something to play with while bored or lost in thought. :: strokes his goatee while devising a plan ::



  • Rowing_Ant

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    Nov 21, 2008 8:59 PM GMT
    I grew my goatee when I was 15 after I had done my GCSEs and left school. I grew it cos a beard suits me. Sod style or fashion or goatees being "so 1990s"

    Also, Ive had it for so long, when I did shave it off (an ex said it "had" to go) no one recognised me. even my tutor at University giggled!

    SO my goatee is staying - it ocasionlly gets joined up as a full set - until well...I get bored with it or....I die. Sod fashion and all the gays who hate facial hair.
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    Nov 21, 2008 9:01 PM GMT
    facial hair has never gone out of style bud...
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    Nov 21, 2008 9:05 PM GMT
    I had one before they become trendy again. As they were also trendy in the days of that truly wee man Napoleon, and they were called an "Imperial" way back then. So I still wear mine when it suits me. Well pickle me grandmother,.
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Nov 21, 2008 9:07 PM GMT
    Oi! Napoleon was not short. He was 5 feet 7inches tall, average hieght for a man of the period.

    Also, he DIDNT HAVE A MOUSTACHE and they were not fashionable then.

    You are thinking of Napoleon III - the nephew of Napoleon the Great - who did have a goatee beard and long waxed moustaches. Also, he wasnt short eitiher. He was about six foot.

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    Nov 21, 2008 9:12 PM GMT
    I think goatees are hot on most men.
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    Nov 21, 2008 9:14 PM GMT
    Um, it's not called a goatee, it's called pussymouth.
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    Nov 21, 2008 9:14 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidFacial hair is hot, goatees too, I wish I could wear one but I just don't think it suits me

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    haha it suits me just fine plus it gives me somthing to play with when im bored. especially when its nice and trimmed down. just like playing with the back of your head/neck when you just got a haircut. god i love that feeling. i just like playing with hair. lol
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    Nov 21, 2008 9:17 PM GMT
    I just like it because without it, I look like I am 19.
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    Nov 21, 2008 9:18 PM GMT
    DalTXhoss said
    lilTanker saidFacial hair is hot, goatees too, I wish I could wear one but I just don't think it suits me

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    haha it suits me just fine plus it gives me somthing to play with when im bored. especially when its nice and trimmed down. just like playing with the back of your head/neck when you just got a haircut. god i love that feeling. i just like playing with hair. lol


    Well explaining how it feels just don't do it for me, ya gotta let me have a feel.. gawd, some people, I swear icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 21, 2008 9:19 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidI just like it because without it, I look like I am 19.


    ^^^ Best argument for them actually *not* being so "1990s". ^^^

    Go Sahem, go. :-)
  • Timbales

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    Nov 21, 2008 9:24 PM GMT
    I shaved mine off because there was too much white in it, and all the dyes I tried couldn't cover it.
  • shoelessj

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    Nov 21, 2008 9:31 PM GMT
    i agree with bijock. enough already. i shaved mine in like, 1998.

    not shaving because it rips your face apart is another matter, though, that i am sympathetic with. by now i think goatees, et al have a bad image, that i associate with doughy white straight guys in areas like sales and marketing who wear 'business casual' every day of the week.

    however, another exception; i don't think it's a trend or something like that with black guys. when i see a black guy with a goatee i don't feel like he's doing it just to look 'with it' or whatever. i think it looks good on them. and greek/russian orthodox priests -- they look natural with goatees.

    it just seems to be so widespread, even with gay guys, for no good reason. there was a time when it made a guy look slightly sinister, but now you look like every other guy trying to look kinda cool. and don't even get me started on stuff like 'soul patches.'
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    Nov 21, 2008 9:37 PM GMT
    Unsure as to why, but on some men they just seem to work for me :-)
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    Nov 21, 2008 9:37 PM GMT
    shoelessj saidi agree with bijock. enough already. i shaved mine in like, 1998.


    But I think it is a timeless style, for some guys. I don't think there should be a "style rule" on this.