A friend recently passed along a theory that future generations will consider contemporary men’s faces really, really strange. That reason is facial hair, as clean-shaven bare jawlines are definitively out. Even your male friend doesn’t grow a full-on beard or curly mustache, slacking on the shaving and developing some serious scruff in between is more accepted than it’s ever been.
Still, we appreciate the men who commit all the way with their facial hair. Walking around South by Southwest, we couldn’t help noticing all the unique and off-color beards coming across our path. After all, Austin and beards just go together. Check out our favorites in the gallery.