January 13, 2005

Goatee Style.

It’s no secret that I have a goatee. If there is one stereotype that I actually fit into, it would the that of the goateed artist. I’ve pretty much had a goatee since I was 14 or 15, though there was a period of time where I had to be clean shaven for a job. All of my current acquaintances only know me as having a goatee, and I doubt that my family even remembers what I look like without one. It is probably my most defining physical characteristic, and I’m perfectly happy with that.

Until now I hadn’t really put much thought into it, but recently I somehow stumbled onto some interesting websites devoted to the art of sporting a goatee. This has changed the entire outlook I have on my hairy chin. I used to just have one because it was a lot easier than actually shaving there every day. But now I see the truth, that the goatee is an important part of a man’s identity!

Goatee Style is a website by Ryan, another goateed artist, and in addition to being a pretty cool site with interesting art and links, it also has some goatee information and pictures. is a UK based site for all things goatee! Includes a FAQ, links to goatee history, a gallery, some weird British stuff, and even some poetry. I like this haiku.

I wear my goatee

It sits proudly on my face

Others, so jealous
That rules.

I say that the goatee is much more than just facial hair. Far beyond trendy clothes or any sort of changing personal style based on a fad, it is an all encompassing element of a person’s very being!

Or it just makes me look evil. Whatever. I’m cool with that.



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