I literally texted Drew before I even read his post and said that I have to counter it with a post about how I love facial hair. So here goes nothing.
Unlike Drew, when I have a clean shaven face, I look like I’m twelve years old. Add that to the fact that I’m 5’8″ and have like barely any muscle, I’d say I’m not doing pretty well. I think that my facial hair makes me look older, and therefore more mature (Or mateur if you’re Marshall Eriksen).
I love that I don’t need to worry about shaving EVERY SINGLE DAY. Which means shaving cream and razors last me a long time. Having said that, I do keep my facial hair maintained when I need to. I try not to look homeless. However I do love the 5:00 shadow. Ladies dig it too. They tell me like all the time they love it.
DISCLAIMER: Only four girls have ACTUALLY put in the effort to tell me that they love my scruff. But I’ll take it.
It’s also fun to do different things with facial hair. No Shave November is fun. I know one of my friends takes a picture of himself every day of November and I tried that too this year and sent them to my mom to tick her off. There’s also Mutton Chop May which can be seen in the image above (You can see Drew in the lenses of my Knockaround Sunglasses)… That one’s more funny than fun.
But I think my all time favorite thing to do with my facial hair is Mustache March. People’s reactions are all over the board. I get reactions like, “You need to keep that all year round,” or, “You look like you belong on Dateline NBC.” I mean come on, tell me I don’t look great.
My mom hates it and threatens not to feed me when I have it. I’ve never had a girlfriend during Mustache March, so I’m curious how that one would play out…
Drew isn’t weird for not wanting a clean shaven face. Honestly, he’d probably look like an absolute creature if he had a beard. Maybe Drew and I will switch facial hair roles one week and I’ll be clean shaven and he’ll grow out the beard. That’d be interesting.