I've tried for a couple weeks a few times, but could never get past the itchiness. I was recently in vacation and forgot to bring a razor, even though I brought a brush and soap. After a week, I kinda liked the look, but screwed up the first trim, so I left just the goatee. Been about a month now and it's no longer itchy, but still feels odd with my head on the pillow. My wife is ambivalent, which I guess is fairly positive.