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April 03, 2008

Classify your beard

Gentlemen, classify your beard using this handy late Victorian facial hair type chart. I would love to sport a "Franz-Josef" but my genetics do not support one. According to Jeremy Piatt's updated facial hair chart I have grown a "Backstreet".

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 3, 2008 04:43 AM


Closest to a "Hollywoodian", better with "The Goat", but I've heard it also referred to as a "Ringbaard" and I'm sticking to that.

Posted by: urthshu [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 3, 2008 08:05 AM

I decided "Backstreet" sounded better than "Chin Curtain". Though I have noticed some Pashtun chaps with a similar beard so I am thinking to ask what they call it.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 3, 2008 09:33 AM

Its entirely possible they call it "shaving one-handed so I can't get the edges very well". Aren't they one of those cultures that denotes which hand does what?

Posted by: urthshu [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 3, 2008 10:24 AM

I believe "The Goat" is more accurately referred to as "The Mouth Mullet."

Posted by: Damian [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 3, 2008 10:27 AM

The Franz-Joseph (or variants, Friendly Mutton-Chop, A la Souvarov) is the shizznit.

If my genetics supported it, I would consider the Anchor too.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 3, 2008 12:19 PM

Well mine doesn't appear to be on either guide.

Posted by: cha0tic [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 3, 2008 01:18 PM

I had no idea I am so gifted in the facial hair department. Perhaps I will have to convert my Short Boxed into a Franz-Josef for the vicarious enjoyment of less hairy Flea readers.

Posted by: Varenius [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 3, 2008 01:25 PM

Not quite Victorian: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italo_Balbo


Posted by: J.M. Heinrichs [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 5, 2008 01:27 AM

I guess mine's approaching "ZZ".

Posted by: chaika [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 8, 2008 09:21 AM