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Sharp dressed beard: Archie Bradley

All about beards salutes Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley for clearly demonstrating that a robust full beard can be part of a completely professional appearance. On February 3rd, 2017, Bradley served as the keynote speaker for the annual Oral Roberts University Baseball Diamond Dinner. The image he presented showed that a full beard looks great with a suit and tie. Bradley was not sporting a timid attempt at growing a beard, either. He has grown a full-on power beard that commands respect.

Thanks to Scott Pfeil on Twitter, Mr. Bradley shares a brief history of his beard:

Apparently, he has pretty much let his beard all grow out naturally, without butchering his beard’s cheek line or neck line. It’s turned out to be quite an impressive sight. Mr. Bradley’s done such a great job of growing his beard that I could say he’s achieved the beard-growing equivalent of pitching a no-hitter!

For more, check out this news report:
Archie Bradley Talks Giving Back At ORU Diamond Dinner

As you can see, Archie Bradley helps kids in the community and serves as a great role model for them, PLUS he sets a great example that proves that a power beard can be an asset to a well-dressed man’s professional appearance. Way to go, Archie!

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Happy New Beard Year 2016!

Chris is growing his beard!
Chris is growing his beard. You should grow yours.

All about beards | beards.org wishes all beard growers and beard fans a very happy new beard year 2016!  May our beards grow in strength and numbers all around the world.

If you’re capable of growing a beard and have not done it, the beginning of a new year is a great time to start growing a new beard.  Why not visit beards.org guide to growing a beard and start growing your beard today?

And don’t forget to encourage other men to grow their beards.  If you know any men who have not grown their beards, but should, please encourage them to grow, too!

No-shave November 2015: Welcome, new beard growers!

Welcome, new beard growers!
Welcome, new beard growers!

No-shave November is a perfect opportunity to make the transition from a shaved face to a bearded one.  And at the end of November, why throw away all your new growth?  Why not stay with the beard and let it continue to flourish and grow into a permanent beard you can wear with pride?

So don’t wait!  Don’t shave!  The best place to get your new beard started is with our beards.org guide to growing a beard.  Follow the guidance there to achieve your best beard success.  You’ll be glad you did!

Grow a beard, a REAL beard.

Rich

I frequently hear from new beard growers who are intimidated about letting their new beards grow much beyond the stubble stage.  Fear not.  Carry on.  Let it grow.  Too often, they express fear that a beard growing longer than stubble will be too long!  These fears are unfounded. With a new beard, your self-perception is altered.  The thought of going beyond stubble may terrify you, with visions of presenting a monster beard.  A monster beard — or simply one that you feel is too big or too long — requires going far beyond stubble.  Ease up.  Don’t worry.  Don’t stop growing.

If you’re growing a new beard, don’t stop before you’re done.  Don’t stunt your new beard.  Let it grow beyond the stubble without fear.  Let it grow out, fill in, and blossom.  Give it a fair chance.

A beard beyond stubble length is more of a real beard.  If the stubble beard is what you really want, then keep it at that length.  But if you’re growing a new beard, don’t be afraid to go beyond stubble.  Otherwise, you deprive yourself and others of seeing your fully-grown beard in all its glory.

So how long should you let your new beard grow?  You don’t have to let it grow to the size of Rich’s beard pictured above.  But you should get closer to his length than clinging to the stubble range.  See how you like the way your beard shapes up after passing the stubble stage.   You may be pleasantly surprised.  Rich’s beard, above, clearly demonstrates that a fully-grown beard can appear neat and well-groomed.

Keep growing!

good news: growin’ again!

You may remember Dale from “adding more beards to the world“.  Well, for wholly unknown reasons, he reportedly later went from the full beard down to a goatee and mustache.  And from there, went down further to just a mustache and soul patch.  The good news, however, is that Dale just emailed to proclaim that the full beard is on its way back!

Happily growing again:

Dale

Resting up a bit after doin’ even more heavy-duty growin’:

Dale

Good job, Dale!  Keep it growing.  Photos are courtesy of Dale and are used with permission.

For any of the rest of you out there who have shaved your beards, take a cue from Dale and start growing again!

adding more beards to the world

Dale

Could you imagine never allowing the world to see this beard? This is Dale. More than a year ago, a friend recommended to Dale that he visit beards.org. Dale checked out the site and was immediately inspired to start growing his beard. He has been growing his beard and experimenting with different styles ever since. That’s one more beard in the world, thanks to beards.org.

Of course, Dale’s industrial-strength beard is not the only beard whose growth was inspired by the site. Several are documented in the beard success stories section of the site. Those, however, represent only a tiny fraction of the beards added to the world in response to the influence of beards.org. I know of lots more. I am sure that there are even more out there that I haven’t heard about and likely never will. If you are among those who grew a beard because this site convinced you to try it, drop me a line to let me know. And if you’d like to appear on the site, be sure to mention that!

If you know someone who could grow a beard, be sure to tell him to get to beards.org and start growing. He could be the next Dale! Remember that Dale’s example shows that it works! Do your part to add more beards to the world.

Cell phone photo of Dale above is provided courtesy of Dale and used with permission.