Magazine April 2, 2018, Issue

Remember the Razor

“Hire someone to pick the crumbs out of his beard” (@_wintergirl93)

Once upon a time I had friends who shaved. Now I have friends who look like roadies for the Doobie Brothers.

They’re far from alone. Whether it’s family, acquaintances, neighbors, the guy selling me gum at the local 7-Eleven, or the big-brained Ivy Leaguer expounding on international relations at the D.C. think tank, everyone these days, it seems, thinks that it’s flattering to grow out the stubble.

Don’t get me wrong, some men can nurture glorious blooms worthy of a Viking warrior. We’re duly impressed. May Odin bless your brood! Wear it well. Others, alas, are able to deliver only an

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