Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Clean Cut Vs. Scruffy!

When I was about 14,15, me and my boys used to talk about having a goatee all the time. We couldn't wait to have one.

The funny thing is that now that I have facial hair, I hardly sport one. I have two looks, the full beard and the chinstrap. I love both (depending on the mood) and usually go back and forth between the two looks.

But I'm curious to see what you guys think? See, I've been sporting a full beard for over a month now (longest stretch ever). Earlier at work today, one of my co-workers pointed out my beard and told me she'd never let her man grow one. This girl I used to date also told me a guy should always go on date clean shaven.

The funny thing is I was scruffy as hell when I met her, not even lined up. Actually, if I backtrack, it just seems like I've gotten attention from the baddest chicks when scruffy. Joy Bryant, (I have witnesses) was just giving me all kinds of rhythm on a scruffy day. I've also been hearing
more and more girls say the scruff is "sexy."

So ladies, do your prefer your men scruffy or clean cut? And fellers, what do you usually go for? Speak on it!

13 comments:

Matou said...

Well I Love a clean cut man but I can't front scruffy is sexy on SOME guys... Let me repeat that!!!
Scruffy is sexy on SOME guys. Not everyone can pull that look off...

danappyscribe said...

don't listen to those birds in the office...MEN were not meant to be silky smooth..a man's skin should never be as soft, silky and hairless as the chick he's screwing

Im Just, Im Just Rika from the Block!!!! said...

Ha...I grew up with the men in my family having full beards, so I think Im predisposed to liking them.

They are extremely sexy, whether scruffy or shaped up a lil bit... I am a sucker for a Rick Ross-type beard, full but extremely neat...

I want my man to look like a grown man, not like some pubescent boy!!!

Epsilonicus said...

Since I dont have enough facial hair to do the scruffy look, I try to keep it clean. It looks awkward when I try to do the whole scruffy thing

Fyra Banks of the World Famous Mixx Nuttz said...

I like either - as long as you don't look like a transient. But, I don't care too much for a pretty boy - unless he's got some thug in him...ya feel me? I just want ya to at least look like you wash daily and put a little thought into your appearance...but you don't have to look like you're about to go to the prom.

brian "B.Dot" Miller said...

well, u know the secret to gaining facial hair...*looks in mirror* guess i gotta get on my J.O. w/ ol girl

Anonymous said...

i have to agree with matou..it all depends some guys are good with scruffy...but it's never cute to look too scruffy...

i like facial hair but a neat mustache or goatee is about it....

what the hell is a chinstrap carl? is that like a soul patch....

SMH

JNOT@ said...

man, i need my beard. ive been running with it for years and the one time i fucked up and had to shave it off, i felt like a different person and my girl didnt recognize me. im known to let it wolf out tho, but since starting a new job a couple weeks ago, ive been keeping it sharp. whatever, give me a few more weeks and i'll prob be looking like a white kimbo in between cuts... ive also been thinking about the occasional nod of acknowledgment from other beard guys. its like when larry david was talking about the "bald nod"... yeah, that does happen, or at the very least, you notice other dudes with beards. a few weeks ago i went to dinner and this bitch was talking about she "hates" when her man grows a beard and how much she hates the way they feel, etc. i held my tounge cause it really wasnt worth it (this same chick sneezed at the dinner table and was feeding her young child with disgusting, germ covered hands!), but i was thinking ... fuck you bitch!

i've said way too much already. im outta here.

Janee TMB said...

lol @ nota the white kimbo -- with me it can go either way -- my type is probably more on the clean cut side but scruffiness can definitely add some sex appeal.

Anonymous said...

Beards can be sexy when it doesn't look all choppy and uneven. Like when you don't grow hair in certain spots! That is just a no no and can looks messy!

I'm all for a beard as long as it doesn't feel like I'm cuddling up to a Brillo pad. You men don't realize that a beard, and even a mustache for that matter, hurts like hell when their facial hair is rough and it's always the ones with the rough facial hair that want to kiss you for hours and run their faces all up on your cheeks!!

Fellas, if you rub your face and ash flakes form on the palm of your hand....shave it off!!!

Farrah said...

What the hell is a chin strip...LOL (sounds like something on the pubes).

Clean cut is cute if you're looking for that boyish, 'I iron my underwear' look. But a little scruffy gives that 'I need a ruffneck' look.

But I do agree with previous comments about keeping the look that works for you...Scruffy is not for everyone!

Jackpot aka H.D. aka Desckabaisses said...

For those who didn't know, a chinstrap is a more narrow beard that usually follows the jaw line. Like...Ab Lincoln had a thick chinstrap. Most people I know, me included, sport a thinner chinstrap.

Anonymous said...

Nothing is hotter than a man with a little scruff.
I was so not attracted to men with facial hair when I was younger- but now... its so very hot.
When a mans little hairs rub up against my neck when we're spooning, goosebumps break out alll over my body.
Agreed with Danappyscribe- men are NOT supposed to be silky smooth.
Boys are.