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Beard as Religion

To continue in the spirit of our favorite month of the year--No Shave November--we bring to you today a redbearded wonder hailing from Jacksonville, Florida: Meet Matthew. We were fortunate enough to encounter Matthew and his amazing sweetheart Wendy and their daughter Dailyn at the Gentleman of the Road music tour in St. Augustine, Florida in September. Matthew has been growing his impressive beard since November 1st, 2012, and has no plans to stop: he explained to us, that, as he told his employer, that it's against his religion to shave, as his religion is man. We'll apply for membership in that church any day. Wendy told us she is quite fond of Matthew's bad-ass beard, though it does get tiring fending off the attention her man's mane garners. Matthew, who designs office interiors for a company in Jacksonville, told us his friends affectionately call him Mountain Man and we tend to agree; he'd fit right in with the bearded brotherhood in Denver!  Like a woman with a pregnant belly, Matthew has to handle admirers who are a little too eager to caress his beard, but we sympathize with the adoring public: it's hard to resist such a work of art! Thanks Matthew, Wendy, and Dailyn, you made our day!

To continue in the spirit of our favorite month of the year–No Shave November–we bring to you today a redbearded wonder hailing from Jacksonville, Florida: Meet Matthew. We were fortunate enough to encounter Matthew and his amazing sweetheart Wendy and their daughter Dailyn at the Gentleman of the Road music tour in St. Augustine, Florida in September. Matthew has been growing his impressive beard since November 1st, 2012, and has no plans to stop: he explained to us, that, as he told his employer, it’s against his religion to shave, as his religion is Man. We’ll happily apply for membership into The Church of the Beard any day. Wendy told us she is quite fond of Matthew’s bad-ass beard, though it does get tiring fending off the attention her man’s mane garners. Matthew, who designs office interiors for a company in Jacksonville, told us his friends affectionately call him Mountain Man and we tend to agree: He’d fit right in with the bearded brotherhood in Denver! Like a woman with a pregnant belly, Matthew has to handle aggressive admirers who are often a little too eager to caress his beard, but we sympathize with the adoring public; it’s hard to resist such a work of art! Thanks Matthew, Wendy, and Dailyn, you made our magical musical weekend a little sweeter!

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Designer Beard

We know all of our Beards of Denver readers are hip to certain high-end designer labels, but no Louis Vuitton or Gucci hold a candle to the literally designer beard we have for you. Meet Rick, a graphic designer from Boulder who we were lucky enough to meet at the Bluebird Theatre when he showed off his singing prowess through a Jameson-fueled solo during the Pickwick show. Rick, who is originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has lived in Boulder about three and a half years. Rick said that his family is not too keen on his beard, but being a clean-cut designer is out of the question. He said that he recently trimmed his beard and that normally, it's rather bushy and that we " don't know how bad it really is." Rick, if bad means good, I think we understand.

We know all of our Beards of Denver readers are hip to certain high-end designer labels, but no Louis Vuitton or Gucci can hold a candle to the (literally) designer beard we have for you. Meet Rick, a graphic designer from Boulder who we were lucky enough to meet at the Bluebird Theatre when he showed off his singing prowess through a Jameson-fueled solo during the Pickwick show. Rick, who is originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has lived in Boulder about three and a half years. Rick said that his family is not too keen on his beard, but being a clean-cut designer is out of the question. He said that he recently trimmed his beard and that normally, it’s rather bushy and that we “Don’t know how bad it really is.” Rick, if bad means good, I think we understand.

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High Caliber Hi-Dive Beard

On a recent jaunt to the Hi-Dive, we were lucky enough to meet JJ.  JJ, who is the head bartender at the Hi-Dive, hasn't been clean shaven in--get ready--12 years. He's grown his current impressive beard for about two and a half years, which started, much like some of our other amazing beards on Beards of Denver, as a battle with his buddies to see who could grow the most awesome one. When asked about care for his beard, JJ said he only started washing it about six months ago, but brushes it out everyday. Though he grew up in Kansas, JJ and his beard have called Denver home for the past nine years. He and his beard are celebrating their 30th year on June 21st with an art show at the Hi-Dive; seriously, his beard is a work of art on its own. Keep it growing, JJ!

On a recent jaunt to the Hi-Dive for some great live music, we were lucky enough to meet JJ. JJ, who is the head bartender at the Hi-Dive, hasn’t been clean shaven in–get ready for this–12 glorious years. He’s grown his current impressive beard for about two and a half years, which started, much like some of our other amazing beards on Beards of Denver, as a battle with his buddies to see who could grow the most awesome one. When asked about care for his beard, JJ said he only started washing it about six months ago, but brushes it out everyday. Though he grew up in Kansas, JJ and his beard have called Denver home for the past nine years. JJ’s celebrating his 30th year on June 21st with an art show at the Hi-Dive, where it’s reported the theme of the show will revolve around him; seriously, his beard is a work of art on its own. Keep it growing, JJ!

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Sideshow Trio

What better night than Valentine's day to meet a bearded triple-threat? Meet Tim, Clint, and Matt (L-R) who we happened upon at the Bonnie and the Beard show at the Hi-Dive on Thursday. Tim, rockin' the cowboy hat, had his amazing clay sculptures and art on display during the Carnival-themed pre-show party, and his buddies Clint and Matt were helping Tim lure in the customers (with their charm and awesome beards, of course). Tim, who is also a pedi-cab driver in Denver, doesn't rock his beard all year, but he assured us his wife loves it. Clint, who lives in Longmont and has been in Colorado since 1998, has had his beard about three months and though he doesn't sport it all year long, does sport it with style. And Matt, a drummer and marijuna grower who is originally from Detroit, has been in Denver three eyars and ALWAYS has his beard. Which we certainly appreciate.

What better night than Valentine’s day to meet a bearded triple-threat? Meet Tim, Clint, and Matt (L-R) who we happened upon at the Bonnie and the Beard show at the Hi-Dive on Thursday. Tim, rockin’ the cowboy hat, had his amazing clay sculptures and art on display during the Carnival-themed pre-show party, and his buddies Clint and Matt were helping Tim lure in the customers (with their charm and awesome beards, of course). Tim, who is also a pedi-cab driver in Denver, doesn’t rock his beard all year, but he assured us his wife loves it. Clint, an acupuncturist who also works  in construction, lives in Longmont and has been in Colorado since 1998. He’s had this iteration of his beard about three months; though he doesn’t sport it all year long, he does sport it with style. Matt, a drummer and marijuana grower who is originally from Detroit, has been in Denver three years and ALWAYS has his beard, which we certainly appreciate. Thanks for making Valentine’s day a little brighter for everyone, guys!

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The Handlebeard

Beards of Denver fans, Meet Dan and his sweetheart Christy, and feat 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!

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!

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