Sponsored: The Case for Beards

It’s hard not to love a good beard—take it from Australian indie band The Beards and their mega-hit “Got Me a Beard”. It’s pretty much our anthem at this point.

Plenty of Women Love the Scruff

How many? 46% of women polled. Please note that this figure is, scientifically speaking, fantastic news.

It Takes Work to Be Unique

Growing and maintaining a beard takes time and effort that most people just don’t have—just ask Jack Passion, competitive beard grower.

They’re Winter-Ready

You never need to bundle up too tightly when you have a beard.

A Beard is an Achievement

Next to building a deck with a bar and barbecue pit next to your garage that stores all your supercars and workshop, growing a beard is amongst the manliest projects you can undertake.

They Don’t Have to Look Wild

Pick up a laser-guided Philips Beard Trimmer 9000 ($80) and you too can sport your very own dignified Zach Galifianakis.

Many of Our Heroes Are Bearded

Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean, Bill Murray in The Life Aquatic, Clint Eastwood in A Fistful of Dollars —bearded men get things done and look good doing it. On top of that, beards are inseparable from many a manly profession—cowboy, submariner, Viking, hobo, Nick Offerman, lumberjack. Hell, if there’s a patron saint of men, we bet he’s a lumberjack. Or Nick Offerman.

This post was sponsored by Philips. The views and opinions expressed in this article, however, are purely my own.

Photo courtesy of GAMEFACE-PHOTOS.

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