Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gangster Beard

Another Winner from my main squeeze Galifianakis.
God, you're brilliant, and I'm not talkin' bout you, Kanye.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Logo Beard

With words pouring freely out of his toilet bowl, designer Aaron Draplin talks about the good, the bad, and the mostly ugly. Logo master, design guy, OG shredder mcshred, Draplin shared his work with his alma mater and can be found talking quite candidly here on everything BUT beards. Draplin: for the future - less talk, more beard, uh-k? ah-k.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bandana Beard

Seth Avett, of the incredible Avett Brothers, appears here as candid and raw as they come. The Avett Brothers, formed back in 2000, started writing and playing acoustic music as a side project of Seth's other band Nemo. Their music strikes a perfect balance between heartthrob and heartache and brought me to tears more than once during their performance I witnessed at the Newport Folk Festival this year. Been feeding the Avett addiction ever since. Beard or no beard, their talent and chemistry are self evident. Seth - I'll read your lyrics back to you anytime. Just kick that other girl out of the car first, ok?

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Kung Fu Pigeon Beard

Recently discovered this gem of a man through a new project launched by fashion brand French Connection. Glad to see more fashion labels are allowing their models to toss out the wax sessions in favor of a more natural, feral, hairy heaven approach. As if the visuals in this campaign wouldn't be enough to get your heart racing, turns out the campaign copy in these is EVEN BETTER. Way to go Fallon London! This is a win win win in my beard book.
"The Man is like wolf. The Man has returned. He wears clothes for the Winter."

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Jail Beard

Oh profesh athletes, some things just never change. I like where you're going with the "One Love" tee on your way into court, but do you really think the judge won't see through that? Mo' Money Mo' Problems still rings true, just keep your beard in lockup okay? If its not even fiercer when you get out, I'm gunna personally hunt you down and slap you. And you don't want that.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Raging Waterfall Beard

Painter Jim Warren has finally managed to capture the imagery that's constantly in my brain:

His mountain unicorn painting is pretty legit as well.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mountaintop Waterdrop Beard

So I may be late in the game with following all of actor Joaquin Phoenix's shananigans developing over the past 2 years, -Perhaps its his enormous, natural, lack of manscaping - chinpiece that's got me strapped to this story now.
In any case, this seems WAY too slick to be honest. -His "brushed-up, but scruffed out, just crawled out of a cave," look, that cave being "Hollywood."
It leaves me to wonder if this is the next era of entertainment, brushing it into a category with Bansky's Mr. Brainwash scheme. One is left to wonder. And drool, although it's a rare occasion that I would go on a record and say Joaquin may be JUST as handsome brushed out, scruffed out, even smooth as a baby's bottom. LOVE IT!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Oh Snap! My favorite time of year! Who's with me?! Watch out for pics and / or video after the drop! More info HERE

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Superhero Beards

Nice work from Croatian illustrator Vanja Mrgan.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Beard Suit

Photo of the week:
Shot by Terry Richardson
Beard Suit by Andy Harman
Gorgeous Slice of Man by Zach Galifianakis.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chill Beards, alot of them

Totally digging this new work from Minneapolis band Gayngs:
For more, check out their MYSPACE

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bald, Freakish Beards

Speaking of Runway beards, I stumbled across a NYTimes article addressing one of the most talked about shows at Berlin's Fashion Week recently. I can't say I condone bald along with freakishly skinny, molting, FAKE, patchy beards, but for some reason, I felt compelled to post this. I do agree with Amy that the created spectacle completely distracts from the clothing leaving me to question what the goal really was here. I guess any press is good press?

Runway Beards

Kudos to my boys Gaultier & Yamamoto for embracing this miracle of man at Paris' Men's Fashion Week last month.
I also love that NY Mag's Amy Odell referred to their look as "Full - with the texture of cotton candy." mmmmm...I love my sweets. More photos and full article HERE .

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Orphan Beard

It's time to welcome my mate Jamie back to NYC after a LONG stint of play (and well, maybe a "Little" work) in Borneo and mostly recently Kenya. Jamie apparently has been dragging a REALLY heavy camera around and bottling his own sweat in a new entrepreneurial endeavor. Some may think: Gross! I think: Brilliant! On his beard, Jamie plainly equates it to spending alot of time around hairy, orphaned animals and most simply put, "Being a hippie." Make sure to catch "Born to Be Wild" in 3-d IMAX (the film he's been working on) next April, when it's due to be released.
Until then, Jamie and his beard can be found in NYC either paddling slash falling into the Hudson River or belting out a tune at one of the several karaoke joints around town. Catch him if you can, because he's back to S. Africa again next week!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Timelapse Beard

Not sure how the sock puppet fits into the whole experience, but "that is how we do it!"
(Thanks Rab!)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Birdcage BEARD

Real or hoax?
You decide. By the sounds from the crowd, I'm going with REEEAAALLLLLLL.....

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Checkmate Beard

Checkmate beard because he's a winner in my book. Nothing I've seen lately comes close to this. This being OLA, a tall, eccentric handsome fella, the owner of 2 beautiful twin daughters, hopefully NOT bearded. OLA - I salute you. Oh yeah, Doug: Welcome to the future.
Photographer ANNA MOLLER has other amazing bearded gems and much more eye candy on her WEBSITE .

Friday, April 23, 2010

Beard Photo / Quote of the Day

From an undisclosed location in S. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY:

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Indie Piano Beard

This is NOT to be confused with the overly manicured hipster stash that plays music along side indie piano beard - also known as Kelcey Ayer, of the Local Natives, hailing from Orange County, California. OH the dreams I have had about this one! Been seriously playing out their recently released album Gorilla Manor on my commutes to/from work and everywhere in between. It's as good as any anthem an indie band has out there to date. The occasional violin and percussion section really bumps it up a notch in my opinion. But what do I know? Read the review on Pitchfork to hear it from an expert.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mr. ET Beard

Thank you Alexis! Made my morning and I hope it makes yours too. ;)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Weird Beard

Honestly don't know how I feel about the absence of the full stash here, but I'm mysteriously intrigued. After pursuing a professional basketball career and injuring himself, Stalley moved from Ohio to New York to pursue music. In 2008, he collaborated with fellow Ohio native, Terry Urban, on the mixtape release "Goin Ape" in addition with opening for Mos Def on tour. Currently Stalley has been working with ALIFE and GFCnewyork.This much is true: Homie's beard is popular enough to push some serious product, and steps away from my front door at that:

This busy beard has also recently released his 2nd project titled "MadStalley: The Autobiography" where he pens his journey and experiences over re-worked Madlib productions.

From an initial listen to his recorded albums vs. the live sessions I've seen, his recorded music leaves something to be desired, while you don't want to miss his heart-throbbing, beard busting, good karma of seeing him perform in the flesh:

DD172 Sessions: Stalley, Currensy & Javelin Jam Session from GFCnewyork on Vimeo.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Hip Hop Beard

Drumming prodigy Questlove has been throwing down on the beard AND sound tip for quite some time now. I've been kind of secretly dying to go check out his 4-week DJ Residency at Brooklyn Bowl but sadly did not make it before it ended. Luckily his recent project, a Broadway musical about the legendary Fela Kuti, has him working with Jay-Z among others, when he's not busy on the Jimmy Fallon show. Coupled with his amazing growth of facial stamina, it's captured enough of my interest to warrant a trip to Broadway soon.

Check out a recent snippet of the Broadway play performed on the Jimmy Fallon Show this last month:

From the review in the NYTIMES:
"Early in its run Ahmir (Questlove) Thompson, the drummer for the Roots — the long-running hip-hop group that is now the house band for “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” — saw an early preview that prompted him to write a post for his mailing list and his blog declaring “Fela!” to be “the BEST MUSICAL EVER CREATED.” Celebrities, from Alicia Keys to Susan Sarandon to Stephen Sondheim to Jay-Z, began showing up nightly; word of mouth spread exponentially.

Longtime Broadway producers wanted to sign on, but Mr. Hendel was leery of pressures that they might bring to make the show “more quote Broadway unquote,” he said. Now Jay-Z is among the producers, and Mr. Thompson is an associate producer. A rebellious, police-taunting, raunchy, politically conscious, dope-smoking character like Fela could easily make headway in hip-hop culture — and he has the beats to back him up."

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Photography Beard

Well, well, Simon. Looks like you've proven your beard worthy of blog status. Congratulations, and now we all know where you shop for your threads too.
Read the full article from NY Mag HERE

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mad Men Beard **UPDATE**

Golden Globes revealed more than just my man John Hamm with a beard, apparently more of the stunningly good looking cast has followed suit. And amazing suits they are.
Even better is the post interview video with the cast, just following their win. I'd say a large majority of this is beard coverage. This will be one of the rare times I thank the press.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mystery Online Beard

Ok, so apparently I'm not the only one who has been noticing this guy literally pop up all over the web. Who ARE you? WHY are you there? Of all places? It's news to me that hairy men have trouble managing their bills. Still caught my eye, though. ;)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mad Men Beard

Jon Hamm, you made it. And you are now THE PERFECT MAN. I almost lost my SH*** when I first caught glimpse of you in this pic. PLEASE let this be a prediction of what's to come in Season 4. I will need to buy a projection TV if that's the case. ;)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Surfer Beard

George Gorrow, cofounder of Ksubi (and, well, awesome), shows off a pair of his sunglasses to the Selby. He.Is.Down.Right.Dreamy. Period. I also kind of love that him and his partner in crime, Dan Single, both Aussie, released live rats onto a runway at one of their fashion shows.

From an interview on TimeOut Sydney:
George: My greatest inspiration comes from two places: The first is friendships and family. The second is travelling. I have many inspirational friends whose vigour pushes boundaries their particular fields. You get so much out of anyone who's passionate about what they do and it's infectious. I'll bounce art off a musician, fashion off a movie director. Everyone has a different perspective and take on things. I love examining life from different angles, and the feeling like I need to pull my socks up.

Culture shocks are just that! They shock you into new ways of thinking and living. I recently went to Morocco and became infatuated by the ancient Buriburi men. They lived in the mountains separating Morocco from the Sahara - the border of Africa but there is no African influence. I found the most amazing decorative dresses and handcrafted artefacts. That just took me to another place.

Read the whole article here or check him out on the Selby one of my frequented checked blogs