Friday, November 27, 2009

The. Best. Font... Ever!

Do we even need any words? Are any additional talking points necessary? We will just like to say... Wow, where have you been all my word-processing life!?!!

Thank you to, the one and only, Shirley Brady for Tweeting us the link (!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Combing Is Not A Chore

With the holidays fast approaching, a nice stocking stuffer sure to make your bearded warrior smile is a comb specifically designed for his facial creativity. Not only a practical gift for your hairy loved ones, but also a polite way to say... keep it clean & comb it. Note: This will also help you relax into the conversation of when it is - and is not - appropriate to whip out the beard/'stache comb. Perfect example of combing excess & grooming fail: Example A.

Our trusted B-A-B staff put in one Google search of effort and discovered that a wide-tooth comb works best to remove bearded tangles, but feel free to follow it up with some brush strokes for total overall smoothness.

Additional suggestions are below - all which can be purchased: here.

The Show Off

The Basic

The Wide-Tooth

The Morning Cup Mustache Stroker

Not Recommended For Use at Breakfast Table

Monday, November 23, 2009

Grow A 'Stache - Raise Some Cash

As someone who grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia - I am taking a moment to focus on Mustaches for Kids - the Philly chapter - to let you know that as of yesterday, 16 growers were announced from the area. You can find them: here. (To sponsor a specific grower's 'stache, click on the gentleman's name on the list and make a donation).

Through the years, Mustaches for Kids has enlisted the efforts of hundreds of brave of Growers who, collectively, have raised over $150,000 for charities such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Children's Hospital of New Orleans, and San Francisco's Legal Services for Children.

'Stache Bash is happening on Saturday, December 12th at National Mechanics @7:00 pm. For those lucky 16 participating, please come in all of your “stachey” glory.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

On the road: Beards of Pasadena

Being on the road in lovely Pasadena, California over the weekend, we sought the opportunity to post the inaugural Build-A-Beard’s west coast excursion photo-bonanza extravaganza. With the Pasadena population hovering around 150k, how could we not find enough of our own to result in a pictorial?

This centerfold (named such because the photos being centered, duh) includes a dozen of hairy, warm-blooded and open minded gents who don’t need much introductions. Some are passing through; others are permanent residents of the City of Roses, but all of them are out and about getting down with their facial fluff all around town.

While the order was informally determined by perceived overall surface area and length, please do not look at this as a ranking, rather only as a salute. This first shot, found on the campus of Caltech, represents an idealistic view of our kin: Integrity, Creativity, Tenacity...

As a side note, through this exercise we have found that there is no better ice breaker than asking strange men to take a cellphone photo of their chin... our results of this endeavor are below.

Thank you all for participating... rock on, and keep on rocking those kickin' styles!

Do you want to send us your own facial hair hunting excursions? We would love to hear from you! Tweet at us or comment your hairy heart out.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Facial Stats and Metric Facials

Dear Beardos, heed my word... While we are winning the battle of facial hair adoption, we are losing the war of beards vs mustaches vs goatees.

Wahl Clipper Corp. has crunched the numbers and did the math (Shocker 101: a beard trimmer maker putting out a study on facial hair growth) and here are their results:

64 million proud men nationwide sport facial hair for at least part of the year (YAY!). The goatee tops the facial hair ranks with 25 million (really?). The mustaches cashed in on 17 million men (and god knows how many women)… but our favorite, the beard, only mustered 13 million brave souls this year...

So gents, what are we doing wrong?! You have to ask yourself, are you with us or against us? This guys gets it, and is ready to rumble… are you?

Keep It Clean

"It's a good idea to use beard shampoo on your hair, but not a good idea to use hair shampoo on your beard." - Check.

Beardsley is a company that offers specific beard shampoo. The company claims that Beardsley's mild-flavored botanical formula makes it a pleasure for a man to wash his beard as often and as thoroughly as he likes. It also works on mustaches (duh).

Buy a bottle - let us know if it works better than say... Suave.

Rollie Fingers

Rollie Fingers (Roland Glen Fingers) was on the Oakland A's team that accomplished the first modern-day "three-peat," winning the World Series in '72, '73 and '74, but who gives a shit - check out this 'stache!

Goatee For Art's Sake

The 'Stache God

All Hail the Mighty Mustache God!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Looks For Upcoming Year...

Here are some cool ideas on what to do for a brand new beardo look as we approach 2010. If you decide to get creative with your facial hair - send us pics! I believe the "chin curtain" below would look pretty sweet on Dan Redding.

Don't be shy - we love you... kinda.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Forget The Snuggie, Buy The 'Stache Pillow

Yes, it's the interchangeable velcro mustache for the dapper bastard pillow! This is a dream come true - and don't wait for the holidays to purchase this gem - do it now! It comes with four different mustaches: Fu Manchu, trucker, gentleman, and salt 'n' pepper.

Imagine the nightmares (or conversational starters) as you snuggle up to this during the evening hours!

Purchase at ETSY.

The Goatee: Best of the Worst

We've blogged about beards, 'staches, and tonight we're going to closely examine the best of the absolute worst - otherwise known as - the goatee. A goatee, ladies and gents, is a beard formed by a tuft of hair on the chin or other interesting variations. Fun fact: the word originated from the tuft of hair seen on an adult goat. (Don't tell me this blog isn't educational).

Here are a few submitted to us - the best of the worst:

Exhibit A: The Fire Crotch Graduate

Exhibit B: We're Glad This Is Only An Upper Body Shot

Exhibit C: I Puked On My Keyboard (No, seriously, I did)

Fuck A Flavor Saver

How often have you seen this type of campaign: Fuck-a-guy-with-a-mustache-to-help-fight-cancer? If you're like me, living in New York City, we see a lot of crazy shit every day - "some" (not me, Mom) might be guilty of taking a ride on a 'stache w/o even putting a good cause behind it. Are you guilty?

Well the editors at Asylum are joining Movember (a moustache growing charity event held during November each year) to raise money and awareness for men's health. See also: Mustaches vs. Cancer.

Here is a fabulous video on how the women of Asylum (e.g. Emily) (and you, you, & yes - YOU!) can help the cause with a simple, enjoyable solution. Check it out: HERE.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Purdy Look

Our loyal reader Kathy sent in the following Spot-A-Beard submission based on her visit to Maxwell's in New Jersey this past weekend.

Meet Joe Purdy.

We give you credit Kathy - not many attractive women would snuggle up close with that beard, but you're a fearless, facial-hair-loving-warrior!

1991 - The Caged Beard Look

Click on this link and watch the second contestant. It's worth it.

Thanks to @drzachary for the tip of the day!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


On Facebook tonight, the site recommended that I become friends with this random stranger named, Adam. I clicked his pic - noticing his facial hair persuasion right away - and stumbled upon this picture of his sweet beard. I wish Facebook would send me more suggestions for potential friends who only rock awesome scruffage.

How could I resist posting?

Hi Adam. We've never met, but smile, you're on Build-a-Beard.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

How To Score Chicks

On Saturday night, it is important to sport your very best pit-stained shirt, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the moon, and don't forget to braid your beard and hair. The latter, of course, is key.

Spotted: Paul Banks in NYC