Hold on to that childhood buddy. This is cool.
A beard is a tough thing to pull off in our current climate. It’s seen by authority figures and anyone in the Baby Boomer generation or older as rebellious, sloppy, and lazy. Amongst the younger set, anything longer than a half an inch or so is immediately perceived as hipster and faux-masculine. A long beard on a 20 year old is akin to his $450 painted axe he bought for his reclaimed-wood dinner table in his $2200 a month loft in Brooklyn his parents pay for.
But the rumblings of a return to real masculinity are picking up steam and with that, I believe we’ll see a return to the beard’s credibility. It won’t be worn in irony or as a desperate attempt to have some semblance of testosterone, but instead will be accepted as a man embracing his own masculinity.
In the meantime, here’s an interesting infographic about the history of beards and what they’ve meant at different times and in different cultures.
Rich leathers are some of the most classy, masculine things you can have. Laptop bags, briefcases, motorcycle saddle bags, horse saddle bags… There’s something so timeless about leathers.
If you have an iPhone, you might want to consider getting one of these guys.
Especially because they come in that other manly material – wood.
One of those inventions that makes you wish you would have thought of it first.
These are USB “cables” that have clips on them so you can attach them to the inside of your bag or briefcase and know exactly where they are. On top of that, the flat design of the cable makes it so you don’t have to worry about them getting tangled up. I’d like to give an Internet pat on the back to the man who invented these.