Winter Beards and Pipe Smoke

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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?

 

brdavidson

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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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brdavidson

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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.

 

philip

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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.

 

mso489

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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.

 

bluesmk

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

Dan

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

 

pylorns

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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.

 

voorhees

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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.

 

chaplainmike

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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.

 

swampmouth

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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.

 

smeigs

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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!

 

dragonslayer

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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 :rofl: , 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...
Craig

 

petes03

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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!

 

bullbriar

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

 

piperl12

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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.

 

slownumbers39

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