Monday, 24 August 2015

Hairy Faces

A slightly older shot of The Prof in his Sunday Best

A Woman I worked with last night confessed that she spied The Prof at the train station recently.
" I gave him a very close inspection " she shared in a stage whisper
" And what did you find out?" I asked her.
" Well! " , she said " He's very....... Hummm V E R Y .......well GROOMED!"
I was suddenly very conscious that my hair was sticking up at the back and that there was a stray coffee stain on the front of my uniform"
" Not a hair out of place on his wonderful moustache ! " she waxed lyrically " and  soooo beautifully turned out"
Apparently my husband is , what can be termed as, a " mature hispter"
Another , more straight talking, slightly older nurse overheard the conversation and piped up helpfully
" You're NOT alike are you"
" Afraid not!" I agreed.
I was thinking about this in tescos today...I had just picked  a 5 £ t shirt for the Australia trip and I was debating whether to try it on or not.
No one, I thought, would ever call me a hipster , mature or otherwise.
A two tone goatee in a shit t shirt?........it's not a sophisticated look.


Now I kind of like this beard thing that's going on at the moment. Every man I see seems to be sporting some level of facial hair, groomed or otherwise, and it IS interesting to see the fashions rewinding back to those of Edwardian Britain.

Hairy faces suit men I think.......and shhhhhhh don't tell anyone but goatees hide double chins.......

58 comments:

  1. You have to be different to blend so well as a couple. Yin and yang.

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  2. Opposites attract beautifully, methinks.

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  3. I love my husband's beard. In all actuality, the men I love the most all seem to have facial hair.

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  4. Sadly though John hairy faces do not suit women of a certain age and some of us fight a losing battle to keep hairs at bay.

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    1. So true, Weaver.
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      cheers, parsnip

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    2. Daily battle :-)

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    3. Wandering eyebrows...

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  5. Uncanny resemblance there, between H.M. George V and the Prof.

    Himself is the better turned out of us two. My gram mentioned that was dressing better once I started dating him. I hadn't realized it, but she was right. If he didn't like what I was wearing, he'd tell me and would recommend something else. Not in a mean way, and he always picked out something that did look better.

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  6. my husband had a beard for many many years. then one day he shaved it off (he was beardless when we met and married). except for the mustache. I don't care for a full beard so much but I do like about a week's worth of growth.

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  7. I'm aiming for the goatee myself, but maybe it's not so great on a woman? Time will tell hehe

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  8. I wish I could grow a goatee to hide my fat chin!

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  9. Hubby originally grew a beard because shaving made his face and neck so sore ~ I was really glad, actually, 'cos I do like a man with a beard! I've always thought that both you and your hubby, John, have rather lovely facial hair!

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  10. Some of us are more prone to the just-rolled-out-of-bed look, are we not? However, you clean up very well! Refer to wedding pic above if necessary :)

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  11. You're too bloody scruffy!
    Who said that?!

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  12. I am striving for a low maintenance look, I keep getting neglected

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  13. I like a clean shaven man for my own comfort personally. All those bristles can be so uncomfortable during those intimate moments.x

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    1. The wife complains about that on the odd occasion I let it grow, and it's usually the reason I end up shaving it off. I'd rather shave off the beard than give up one of my favourite things.

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    2. I am glad to hear it Dave. I was beginning to think I was the only one who thought like that after all the praise being heaped on beards tonight.

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    3. Theres a whole lotta lurve for a hairy man

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    4. Indeed Rachel, also known as " pash rash" xxx

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  14. ' and shhhhhhh don't tell anyone but goatees hide double chins....... ' ... in that case I'm growing one ;-)

    Lovely Hubby has always sported a full beard and moustache since his days deep under the sea, easier than wet shaving every day, and when water was rationed as it frequently was they ALL had to grow beards anyway.

    The only time I have seen him with a naked face was for Christmas a couple of years ago. He had the lot shaved off at the barbers ..... he just wasn't the man I married, we were both relieved after a couple of weeks when it grew back. But it was nice to see what was, and is, under all that hair and fluff just for a change.

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  15. The prof loves you however much your T shirts cost and so do we, your readers! Xx

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  16. Multi-colour goatees are IN - if only for those who have them.

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  17. Ssshhh---don't tell anyone, but goatees don't disguise double chins. The cute little bulges poke out anyway. A little facial hair is nice.

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  18. The retired man I live with has grown a beard. I love it. Hair on the face of men over 50 can hide those enlarged jowls and double chins. If a beard is well taken of,, a man's sexy score can double.

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  19. Did anyone see the photo of Ed Milliband with the start of a beard? I couldn't believe it. He looked...well...'normal'

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    1. Yes I saw it, no he didn't!

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  21. Sorry don't get the "forgot to shave for a few days look" - just do not like stable look (on either sex) - each to their own

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    1. Stable look is fine stubble look less so

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  22. I know it's it and were I a man, I would hate to shave daily. That being said, I don't like facial hair and when a wild one appears on my chin, I run for the tweezers.

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  23. THAT face is King George V, father of King George VI, grandfather of HM QE II.

    the prof is much more handsome than that.

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  24. Not a big fan of the facial hair and always a bit leery of men who dress better than I do lol.

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  25. A Goatee is so very sexy and a two-toned one is perfection.
    King George was a looker, wasn't he ? Those eyes.. and you have a good face and eyes too, your goatee is the finishing touch.

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    1. Get an appointment with Specsavers pretty damned quick!

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  26. Hairy arses, more like...

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  27. Your colleague "waxed lyrically". Do you mean she waxed The Prof's moustache? With Pledge or ear wax? I can only vaguely remember when I sported a beard in my thirties - certainly saved time on morning shaving routines. I was a lazy sod back then.

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  28. My DH couldn't grow a beard or moustache to save his life, he's just not hairy enough!
    He claims it's because he's descended further from the apes than the rest of the male population!

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  29. Nope, not for me. Can't stand facial hair. I like the clean shaven with a dab of aftershave kind of bloke. I didn't marry one but heck... a girl can dream can't she.

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  30. Take the price tag off the T-shirt - no one will know what you paid.

    Soft beards are preferable to scratchy 5 o'clock shadow! My opinion only.

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  31. I am not a beard fan. My partner is. So he has one. And in the last thirty seven years I have seen his chin once.

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  32. Love looking at all these young men sporting beards !!!

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  33. I started dating my hubby in high school. One of the first things that attracted me was his 'stach and beard. Come to think of it, every man I ever dated Except 1) had facial hair. Guess that says it all.

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  34. I will say some men look mighty handsome with a beard. Personally, I like and prefer a clean shaven face. I don't know what it is about older men. They seem to have to have a hairy face. What are they hiding? Winkles?

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  35. Tip for the long plane journey to Oz......DONT WEAR A WHITE T-SHIRT ON THE PLANE !

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  36. Wait until you get to Australia if you want to see beards, well certainly in Melbourne.

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  37. Mature Hipster.
    You however are awesome!!!

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  38. "A two tone goatee in a shit t shirt?........it's not a sophisticated look"

    You'll fit in well downunder, John.

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  39. JUst to make your day John, we have zombie Kangaroos down here waiting for you.

    http://media.smh.com.au/video-news/video-national-news/zombie-kangaroos-spook-cyclist-6792774.html

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  40. A beard is essential for a gentleman.

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  41. I just loved this whole post.

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  42. I just loved this whole post.

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  43. You'll fit right in when you arrive John. My youngest son 33. Has the beard and the combover from left to right. He looks like Ned Kelly. The t shirt is perfect. Is this your first time in OZ ? Enjoy.

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  44. My hubby has a beard and i love it. He isn't very hipster though, unless you count wearing braces and having 'plugs' in his ears hipster. I think he has more of an individual 'style'. :)

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