An Ode to Facial Hair

Recently I have been posting frequently about Jayson Werth and his beard.  That thing is epic.  So in honor of that, I have decided to post my own list of favorite beards, mustaches, goat-tees and other anthems of masculinity.  So here goes…

Caleb Followill

click this one to see his passport beard...

As many people know, I’m quite fond of Caleb Followill and his band Kings of Leon all together.  But over the course of their last tour, I follow(will)ed Caleb’s beard intently.  He is one of the very, very, few people I know that can make a normally lame haircut and a sweet beard look very dashing.

Dave Grohl

My obsession with this man still continues.  For most of my life, I had been very anti-facial hair.  I would be very against any kind of scruff.  This man has always been the one exception.  He may in fact be the reason I eventually turned to the dark (and hairy) side and became a fan of the scruff with the rough.

Jon Hamm

The only reason this man has made the list is the nick-name he is referred to by Jenna and I.  Jon “Honey-baked” Hamm.  That is it.

Zach Galifianakis

“Are you guys ready to let the dogs out?”  “It’s a satchel.  Indiana Jones wears one.”  “I didn’t know they gave out rings at the holocaust.”  “I can’t that weekend, the Jonas Brothers are in town.”  “They should be called rapies.”


Is his beard made of adamantium, too?  It honestly looks indestructible.  If his beard isn’t manly enough, Wolverine’s eye-brow raise will surely do the job.

Robert Downey, Jr.

As far as actors go, this guy is my favorite.  And that facial hair–goat-tee business that appeared in Ironman sealed the deal.   It looks as if he stenciled that beauty in!  It’s a symmetrical work of art, in my opinion.  Any imitations would just be a let-down.

Joaquin Phoenix

After all that ranting of just how beautiful some beards are, I must show what happens when facial hair goes awry.  Joaquin Phoenix is the prime example of beards-gone-wrong, or “when beards attack!”  Put on a dark hoodie and he may as well be the unabomber.


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One response to “An Ode to Facial Hair

  1. Matt

    I think you forgot to mention someone…

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