Beards of Denver fans, Meet Dan and his sweetheart Christy, and feast your eyes on Dan’s fantastic, artistic ‘stache! Christy created this ‘stache masterpiece from Dan’s formerly full beard; apparently, Dan felt he needed a fun change and Christy was able to play Picasso—and—viola!—the masterpiece emerged! The Handlebeard was a smash hit at Dan’s work Christmas party with his co-workers AND his boss, but proved a bit high maintenance. After about a week of gaining adoration from strangers (in restaurants and public transit) and family alike, Dan, a Missouri native, who has been in Denver about seven years, decided to shave it off and bring the full beard back to its glory. Christy, originally from Illinois, has called Denver home for just over two years. She said she had never known too many guys with beards until landing in the Mile High City. Her favorite part is the fuzziness—the middle-to-end stage when the beard softens up, and she thinks most women would agree with her on that (I know we do!) One thing Christy does caution about is the “stubble burn” that bearded men might leave on their significant others’ cheeks when they start to grow their beards back out; early on, the glorious beard may feel like sandpaper, and when kissing their sweetheart and then rubbing their cheek, the beard, in its infancy, can leave a mark. We say it’s all worth it though for such handsome specimen! Thanks guys—we can’t wait to see what creation is next!
Meet Dave and Cush! These two are friends of the already famous beards on the right, Phil and Jeter. Dave’s from NY and has been a Colorado mountain man for the past 15 years. He typically always has a beard but recently shaved it—we won’t hold it against him. This kayaker is only clean shaven for the season and once it’s over he quickly grows it back to stop the feeling of being consistently naked in public. He is an all natural type of man, has never once let a comb touch his locks. To his left is Mr. Cush from Hotlanta! He’s been living in Denver for the past two years. Upon arrival to the Mile High City, Cush let the beard do as it pleased. He finally escaped the clutches of corporate America and was free to live as the universe intended; with beard. He thanks the beard every day on the slopes for his free ski mask. Nice meeting these ‘Fire on the Mountain’ Beards!
Where else might you encounter a genius beard then in the Apple Store in Cherry Creek? That’s where we met Johnny and his impressive beard this week. Johnny, who participated in Movember, which kicked off his beard’s life-cycle, said he often has a beard and plans to keep it at least until the Spring Equinox. Originally from Lakeland, Florida he’s lived in Denver the past three and a half years. He says everyone loves his beard–except his sweetheart–who gives it the thumbs down and wants it gone; we think she’ll come around to his beard’s awesomeness though! I mean, if almost everyone loves it AND it keeps his face warm, it’s so multi-functional. We think that, in itself, is genius.
We were lucky enough to run into Ryan at the Irish Rover a few weeks ago, and Ryan is quite possibly the happiest beard we have met to date! Ryan has had his fantastic beard since Mid-October and credits its stellar growth to multiple factors: laziness, never straight razor shaving, participating in No Shave November, desiring winter warmth, and growing it to support his two favorite football teams–the Packers and Broncos–in their playoff pursuits (sadly, no dice for either team this year, but that is certainly no fault of Ryan’s kick-ass beard). Ryan has lived in Idaho Springs for just over a year, and used to live in Denver; before that he spent 24 years in Flagstaff, AZ. We’re certainly glad he’s come to call Colorado home! Ryan, who’s single, said most of the ladies like the beard, and with his high quality beard he likely won’t be on the market for long!