I’m not sure who started the “Beardgang” movement, but the man pictured above, Adam Goldston, seems to be one of the first people making a profit off of it. Last year he filed a Trademark for the name“Beardgang” and his website currently sells beard praising apparel. A simple search of the hash-tag #beardgang on Twitter or Instagram will pull up tons of photos of men with their beards proudly on display.
White, Black, Asian and Latino beards have definitely made a comeback over the past couple of years. At one time, the only place I noticed a plethora of beard wearing men was in the Philadelphia area. As a matter of fact, of my favorite bearded men is Black Thought from The Roots.
Personally, I prefer close shaven well maintained beards. I’m definitely not into the Rick Ross thickness of a beard. I have an ex who alternates between his clean shaven look and that 5 o’clock shadow definitely did something to me.
Last week at my local happy hour spot in DC, in walked 6 beards of varying degrees. I was tempted to ask if I could touch one of them, but I immediately remembered that I hate it when people ask to touch my hair. But who knows, maybe men are different when it comes to people, by people I mean women, asking to stroke their beards.
Clutchettes, what’s your preference? Bearded or clean shaven?