Chinstrap facial hair and the decline of humanity.

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    Feb 18, 2010 2:56 AM GMT
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    If there's one thing that makes me ashamed I'm a man, it's when guys "grow" a chinstrap beard and think they're the cat's ass. I can't figure out the thought process that goes through someone's head when they look in the mirror and think "Okay, I know what would make me look AMAZING and not like a tool, a chinstrap!"
    I've been told that some guys do it because they think it'll make their jawline look more square, or that they can't grow a full beard out. While I admittedly can't grow a full, Al Borland-style beard myself, I've never thought a suitable alternative was to have a thin line of crap across the bottom of my face. Does anyone actually find it attractive?
    Seeing what would be an otherwise attractive guy with a chinstrap on is infinitely more tragic than, say, seeing a good-looking homeless guy.
    If you're bored with a razor in the bathroom, PLEASE, instead shave a smiley face in your chest hair or something... Friends don't let friends wear a chinstrap.
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    Feb 18, 2010 3:01 AM GMT
    To each his ownicon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 18, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    A question I always ask myself is whether a new look is something that a professional could wear, and how would it be received in a boardroom? I exclude the entertainment industry, in which people don't have styles so much as costumes.

    When you're just being a young student you can do just about anything. When you enter the world of mature adults, you put childish looks aside. In the case of the OP image, somehow I can't image that guy delivering a detailed presentation to a group of executives. So long as he looks like that, he'll be lucky to get a job in a car wash, to supplement his playing in a garage band.
  • Webster666

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    Feb 18, 2010 3:28 AM GMT
    Every generation writes their own signature.
    And, the next older generation thinks they're nuts.
    It's always been that way.
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    Feb 18, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    haha I'm not so sure that at age 25, with most chinstrap-wearers around my age (give or take 5 years) that it's a generational issue.
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    Feb 18, 2010 5:10 AM GMT
    LMAO that picture is too funny!
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    Feb 18, 2010 5:13 AM GMT
    Hey, you picked a bad picture anyways! Not fair!
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    Feb 18, 2010 5:16 AM GMT
    "Dude, a beard is not a substitute for a jaw-line. No matter how neatly you trim it!"

    -- Henchman 24, "The Venture Brothers"
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    Feb 18, 2010 5:24 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidA question I always ask myself is whether a new look is something that a professional could wear, and how would it be received in a boardroom? I exclude the entertainment industry, in which people don't have styles so much as costumes.

    When you're just being a young student you can do just about anything. When you enter the world of mature adults, you put childish looks aside. In the case of the OP image, somehow I can't image that guy delivering a detailed presentation to a group of executives. So long as he looks like that, he'll be lucky to get a job in a car wash, to supplement his playing in a garage band.


    LOLOLOLOL

    Board rooms are full of illiterate clowns whose talents are limited to growing fashionable hair and wearing ridiculous costumes. The very idea that they would base megadollar decisions on the basis of a presenter's costume demonstrates their incompetence. And they do, although my experience suggests that weight of the report cover makes a greater impression on their tiny bird-like cortexes.

    Better to stay away from that nonsense altogether and do something real.

    But most kid-beards still look stoopid.

  • danisnotstr8

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    Feb 18, 2010 5:29 AM GMT
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    I think that guy is related to these guys.
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    Feb 18, 2010 5:38 AM GMT
    He is, I can try to find the original forum thread from like 3 years ago. The posted pics of their night out.

    It is the famous "A kiss for all you haters".
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    Feb 18, 2010 5:44 AM GMT
    He is more famous for this among 4channers:

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    And FUUU OP. icon_lol.gif Chinstrap beards (though seldom the pencil thin kind, I like it scruffy) is my number 1 kryptonite. Along with sideburns I guess. I dunno why.
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    Feb 18, 2010 5:52 AM GMT
    Upper_Canada84 saidIf there's one thing that makes me ashamed I'm a man, it's when guys "grow" a chinstrap beard and think they're the cat's ass.


    What bothers me is that this Irish-Italian idiot has so many facial FRECKLES from thinking he can tan every weekend when he goes to the Hamptons in the Summer or Miami in the Winter.
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Feb 18, 2010 5:52 AM GMT
    Young guys of all generations seem to use facial hair to make themselves think they look older which is strange because they profess to hate us older guys... oh well.
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    Feb 18, 2010 5:52 AM GMT
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    Feb 18, 2010 5:56 AM GMT
    I dont think chinstraps in and of themselves are bad,



    but combined with the blowout haircut, the popped collars, and that fucking attitude....


    oh god its aweful.
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    Feb 18, 2010 5:58 AM GMT
    If you're familiar with Hot Chicks with Douchebags you already know about the orange guys with grease shine.
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    Feb 18, 2010 6:09 AM GMT
    Hmm... I have facial hair that is borderline chinstrap/beard. Someone please tell me if I need to do something about this. I think I look pretty damn good with or without iticon_wink.gif
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    Feb 18, 2010 1:36 PM GMT
    See I kinda like the chinstrap, but not the pencil-thin chinstrap combines with this "Gotti Boys hairdo." That just makes a guy look like such a poseur.... and too many poseurs will cause humanity to decline, indeed. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 18, 2010 1:48 PM GMT
    is this the part where I stand up from my barstool and walk over to you....

    stand real close to your face..... you can feel my breath on your nose...

    and I stare right into your eyes and say low but firmly:

    "You got a problem with my chinstraps boy?"
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    Feb 18, 2010 1:48 PM GMT
    The guy in the photo definitely doesn't look good with one, especially with how thin it is but I think that the wider, slightly scruffier ones are extremely sexy icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 18, 2010 8:15 PM GMT
    The guy has beautiful eyes!
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    Feb 18, 2010 8:21 PM GMT
    Priceless....just priceless....
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    Feb 18, 2010 8:26 PM GMT
    JoeB1986 saidHmm... I have facial hair that is borderline chinstrap/beard. Someone please tell me if I need to do something about this. I think I look pretty damn good with or without iticon_wink.gif



    Joe, you're right... you look good. And would if you shaved it off, too.

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    Feb 18, 2010 8:28 PM GMT
    Ooooooo, I always wanted to be responsible for the decline of humanity! Who knew that all I had to do was maintain my chinstrap?

    Welcome your new chinstrapped overlords.