Biologically, if I understand correctly, it’s supposed to be indicative of a man’s ability to carry on his genes.
Historically, it allowed for easy class distinction.
Although it isn’t fashionable for anyone but hipsters and Tom Selleck these days, I still dig the facial hair.
Facial hair is beautiful. Glorious. Handsome. And this is why:
Facial hair is sexy. Ok, I realize I’m being redundant here, but you need to understand why I like it. I’m not saying old men who mold their hair into weird hair statues.
but it’s easy to see why if you think about it.
I don’t even know who this guy is…
The sexiest man alive, Nathan Fillion.
Facial hair can turn a weak chin into a strong jaw, a decent looking fellow into a down right storybook hero, and a characterless face into one that says something about its owner. Think about it; how many novels have you read where the hero wasn’t scruffy and how many old westerns are there where the villain didn’t have a manicured mustache? Facial hair is important. In our society, it says something about the man (and the bearded woman) wearing it.
Facial hair is just as important to our history as women’s hairstyles. The handlebar and the pompadour share the same fashion plates.