A bald man’s beard is just another part of his look.
A bearded man, however, is not just about having a beard, it’s about having his own style.
That’s what men like James Hargrove, of Melbourne, South Australia, want to achieve.
Hargrow, who grew up with a beard that was a mix of hair, whiskers and moustache, was once described as the most attractive man in the world.
So he decided to shave it off.
“I didn’t realise I was getting it done, and then I realised, ‘Wow, that’s really attractive, isn’t it?'”
He says he started shaving it off a year ago and his beard grew to almost 10cm.
“It’s become something I wear as a symbol of pride and a symbol that I’m proud of who I am.”
Hargrogues favourite style, the ‘shoulder-length’ beard Hargrooves favourite style is the shoulder-length beard.
“If you look at my beard, there are a lot of whiskers around, which is a good sign,” he says.
“So I decided I’d get rid of all of those and I just shave it down.”
‘I think I’ve become a beard person’ Mr Hargrod said his favourite way to look stylish is to have a “shoulder length beard”.
“I think my beard has become a sort of a symbol, and I’ve definitely become a person that wears it,” he said.
Haggrove has recently shaved off most of his beard, but he’s not done with his own.
He recently decided to do a short haircut to get rid from the beard and also to try out a new style called the “shuffle”.
“So that’s actually a lot shorter, but I like it that way,” he explains.
“That’s just me being myself, and that’s my style.
I think I’m a beard guy, but maybe I’m more of a beard lover.”
‘Barking’ is a way to keep the beard off His own beard is now a “very prominent part of my appearance” and he loves to watch people walk past.
“I just don’t like the idea of people walking past me and thinking ‘Hey, you’re a beard’.””
I just don’t like the idea of people walking past me and thinking ‘Hey, you’re a beard’.”