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Winter Beards and Pipe Smoke

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  1. blueeyedogre

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    I sport a beard in the winter to help fend off the cold and even in its early stages of growth the fiance has started commenting on picking up on the whatever flavor I might be smoking that day (she likes Mac Baren Vanilla Cream). Anyone else notice smoking with a beard and holding on to certain "flavors" afterwards?

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    I believe the term you are looking for is the "stache" note of the tobacco! I've had a goatee for years, just grew in a full beard (in relative terms anyways) for the first time. The stache note is one of the hidden pleasures of pipe smoking!

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    I don't grow a very good mustache, so the chin beard is it.

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    I hear you Vorhees, my goatee grew in quickly when I grew it 15 years ago, my beard however took 2 months before it looked like something more than my cat rubbing up against my face. Frankly, it was a bit embarrassing.

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    I wear the same beard year round.
    The pipe tobacco may help a little, but it usually smells like chlorine from the local swimming pool.

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    Okay, I'm rooting for the Cards (in the World Series) but I think the Boston Red Sox beards are not good publicity for beards.
    If the team were out hunting elk or Grizzly, or mining iron ore, they'd look about right. But out on the diamond, they just
    look unkempt. A few guys insist on grooming their beards, and they look great (except I don't like to see them score). But
    some of those man-of-the-mountain numbers just look corny. Stand by for the Boston Red Sox fans.

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    I didn't like my beard at first, but it grew on me

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    wow Peck! Lol.

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    Oh yeah! I sport one 1/2 of the year, Oct. to Easter.

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    PS: Problem is Herself usually notices after a good Diesel or JdN cigar....and it ain't good! LOL!

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    Basically if I don't shave for 2 weeks I have a pretty hefty stuble/beard going - which is what I do to start a beard in the late fall. Where I'm at in Texas we have a late start generally to the cold snap - so once that happens I start to let the beard grow - and then get rid of the whole thing soon as spring hits or the cold weather quits - which sometimes can be February.

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    brdavidson, I have been growing this facial hair for about 2 years with very little trimming(except to keep it neat)and its just where it is.
    Phillip, you sir have an epic beard.

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    I started growing mine back in June and trimmed it in September. I am trying for the Santa Claus look for the children in the hospital that I work at. I cannot have any oders on my person because of the sick children, so the only time I get some residual is on the weekends. My wife smells it more so than I because she is a non-smoker.

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    I must disagree with mso189. I like the Red Sox beards, even if they are overtrimmed.

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    Ah yes, as long as you like it, an added benefit. I'll bring the whole thing up for a whaff just as a reminder.

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    that is one awesome beard foggy! I have a pretty thick mustache goin these days.. I am not allowed to grow a beard due to my job but when I retire I hope my beard is half as awesome as that one!

    “A pipe in the mouth makes it clear that there has been no mistake–you are undoubtedly a man.”
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    During my business years (1980-2004) I wore a tight trimmed fag beard (no offense) because I have a "baby face" and found it added a few years to my credibility appearance. You think it doesn't matter but I shaved it off once in Hawaii and all of a sudden the Japanese corporation heads all asked me my age and had "that look". I grew it back immediately. For some reason a good proportion of my clients were gay... and no I'm not gay , married 29 years, 3 kids and would have come out of the closet by now and my diamond earing is in the left ear. During those years I was a Hemingway smoker and the aroma defiantly would hang in there. Now I'm old and shave when I go out or tanning, trying to be the kid that never grew up. Though when I'm in hermit mode which is during the winter it does come in (gray on a blonde doesn't work) and I enjoy a little Haddo's Delight or SJF for a few hours after a bowl.

    I can't imagine how long it would take to grow a froggy beard lols. A decade maybe...

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    Yes, I do notice the "stache" note! I can grow a stellar stache, but I struggle with the beard. I'm trying like hell to grow one though! It's aggravating, my Dad can grow a "Grizzly Adams" in a few weeks, whereas me and my brother are stuck with the patchy beards from my Mom's side of the family. I started back at the beginning of the month, I'm gonna let it go through November and see how it looks. If it's any kind of decent I'm gonna keep it! Wether the wife likes it or not!

    Awesome beard Foggy, BTW! I see you're smoking your southern fried Tennessee made pipe as well!

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    My annual beard came a bit early this year...in time for the Red Sox Postseason!!!!! GO SOX!!!!!!

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    Just shaved my beard it was looking a little too much Duck Dynasty. I find if I have to go somewhere in a suit and wear a tie that a large beard just doesn't work. But we were working on a cottage on the lake today and man do I miss the insulation quality. Usually I keep my beard until after moose season and then shave it down to a Goatee for the Christmas party season. Then the whole process starts again for another year.

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    I am truly in awe of foggymountain's beard, well done!

    I usually sport a goatee, but for Movember I have decide to grow a full beard, likely for the winter months.

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    Double post.............my bad.

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    Foggy, you look great, but should live down here in the mountains in western NC!
    Blueeye... its gonna smell like whatever you smoked or wherever it was!

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    @Foggymountain, I always thought your avatar was a pic of Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Now I know better.

    @instymp, where are you located? I'm also in Western NC.

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    I would love to grow a beard, but am unable to due to my job. I grow a stache instead but even it isn't like what I really want (center is a bit thin, and looks like I shave the center off). I would like to grow a full beard but the sides of my mouth don't connect to the rest of it growing on the jaw line. So when I did grow one I just grew a long goatee and some huge sideburns. I miss having that facial hair.

    Foggy, sir you have the beard I dream of having!

    "Keep it Classy"
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    i wear my beard on the inside, since my baby cheeks just refuse to push anything out...

    I don't really care if the cup is half full or half empty, I just want something to sip on.
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    @jeepnewbie what job do you do that doesn't allow a beard? I always wondered with all the laws about what they can't tell you that you can't do ie tattoos how they can dictate facial hair.

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    I've had a goat (Van Dyke) since I was 16, but I've been letting it grow out to a full beard since this August. I figured this would be the time, before it all goes completely white, as a redhead it's taking on more of a paprika look now, LOL.

    I did shave it all off once about 15 years ago, but I didn't recognize myself in the mirror. I will NEVER do that again.

    I smell like whatever I smoked regardless. But, I like an aromatic for the drive in to work. It suits me better than some tooty fruity cologne.

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    Damn Foggy, your wife is far more understanding then mine. Mine has threatened to cut mine off in my sleep if I let it go too far...... I replied "What is TOO FAR?!?"

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    Anyone else notice smoking with a beard and holding on to certain "flavors" afterwards?

    Nope I only store food in my beard.

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    Sigh...got nothing better to do so I smoke a pipe and grow beards.

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    I keep a beard year round. Have done so for the past decade.

    However, in winter, the beard gets a bit longer, and the hair gets a lot longer.

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    I love this...

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    phonomet, Weaverville

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    Ha ha ha That's awesome!!

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    Ha ha, love it!! Yeh, I grow my beard to get those senior discounts at restaurants.

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    @Piper - I'm in the military

    This makes me laugh every time I see it.

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    I've only trimmed the sides of my beard once in two years. Otherwise no cutting at all. My gal says my beard is bigger than her head lol. I started noticing the stache note as well and my gal surely does. Not a bad thing but she doesn't care much for Latakia.

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    @instymp - ahh the fond memories of stashe note from high school and college...before I started smoking pipes (and after).

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    I just began growing my winter beard. Mine turns pretty white so it does add 10 plus years to my look. If I am dating I never grow it out as the chicks don't dig it.

    Harris
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    @cigarmaster geeze you need to see the above post with the cool Nordic looking guy smoking a pipe in a wool sweater. He made me feel guilty about shaving my beard off for wearing a suit. LOL Some chicks dig it! My wife likes it.

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    My wife loves a beard on me, hates a moustache. I'm mo-vembering it up right now so the wifey isn't pleased. Work prohibits me from growing a beard so I have to wait until xmas leave and my parental leave next year. I miss my beard....

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    The pipe eases you into the present moment - savor your pipe & you'll savor this moment.
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