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May 16, 2011

The 2011 World's Best Beards!

The 2011 World Beard Championships were held yesterday, and the winner was this one: Of course it features a Norweigan flag and a reindeer!

 Also, don't miss this other amazing beards, including

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May 10, 2011

The Moustache Grower's Guide

"Virility didn't have a manual -- until now! Whether you rock the wise Fu Manchu or the classic Lumberjack, this book has instructions on the care, growth and grooming of 30 retro and modern 'staches as well as coordinating style tips for non-facial parts."

   

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Apr 28, 2011

How to: Make Mustache Cake Pops

The mustache-on-a-stick has been a hipster classic for a few years, and cake pops are emerging in the not-as-cool-anymore wake of cupcakes and macarons. 

Put them together and what have you got? Mustache cake pops. On a stick. Can you handle the trendiness?

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Mar 21, 2011

How To: Make a Mustache Drinking Straw

I'm the only person with whom I regularly dine who likes to use straws. None of my friends, family, or other associates ever reach for that brilliant scientific breakthrough that is the drinking straw. I mean, it's less work, and when you're done, you get a perfect, ice-free mouth fulla beverage. But, at least it means I've gotten really really good at that blow-air-in-your-straw-and-wrap-it-around-your-fingers-then-have-your-friend-flick-it-til-it-pops-game.

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Mar 15, 2011

Beard Madness: A Facial Hair Bracket

It's March, and that means folks all over who know little about sports and are never otherwise into "gaming" are filling out their college basketball brackets, slowly eeking one team down the stairsteps to victory.

Illustrator Grant Snider created his take on a seasonal bracket, "Beard Madness", in which the final sixteen all-time facial hair masters battle it out for best beard. This year, there's the absurdist children's entertainer roundup of Raffi vs. Shell Silverstein, the wizardry of Dumbledore vs. Gandolf, Marx v. Darwin, and, my favorite, Fidel Castro vs. the winner of Osama bin Laden against a goat.  

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Jan 31, 2011

How To: Make a Beard Box

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I decided to make all of my Christmas gifts last year. It’s really cool and personal, and, of course, saves money.

The only hole in my plan was my dad. He doesn’t do all of those traditional dad-ish things that you find in gift guides: He doesn’t hunt or fish or watch sports or even wear ties. To make things much harder, he’s an amazing craftsman and the best designer that I know, so I put off making a decision for a long time. (You know, fiddle-dee-dee and all.) One week before Christmas, I sat down to brainstorm. While browsing ManMade, I came across the Hierarchy of Beards. My dad has an awesome beard; I would probably classify it as a kitchen shelf.

I’ve never seen him without it, and I don’t really want to. I decided to pay homage to the greatness of his beard this Christmas, and create a bearded box to store all his goodies.

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Jan 26, 2011

How To: Make Your Own Beard Beanie

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A few weeks ago, I shared Taraduff's incredible Etsy shop, which features these hilarious and very practical bearded stocking hats.

The ManMade community got plenty excited about them, so I was stoked to find an original tutorial that shows you how to make your own.    

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Jan 17, 2011

The Beginner's Guide to Beards

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We at ManMade are big fans of beards, and as such, realize that sporting one is way more than just not shaving.

So, we love Valet magazine's "Beginners Guide to Beards" which contains helpful, real advice for managing facial hair of all sorts of lengths.

A seriously worthwhile read.  

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Jan 03, 2011

The Quest for a Beard of Every Type

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Dyers.org has collected the very fine beard type chart below, and its founder, Jon Dyers, has embarked on a quest to sport each and every one.created at: 01/03/2011

 

  

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Dec 13, 2010

The Hierarchy of Beards

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Dude, everyone knows the Queen's Brigade isn't as awesome as the Flapwings.

Oh, you didn't? Then you, my friend, need to get a copy of "The Hierarchy of Beards."

Beards have been part of humanity's hairy history for decades.

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Nov 12, 2010

Moustaches Make a Difference

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Without his signature handlebar, Mario was merely a plumber. The same is true for Salvador Dali, who, minus his signature facial hair, was simply a crazy person.

Or, so says Moustaches Make a Difference, a TBWA campaign for Movember, the month in which folks grow moustaches for mens' health awareness.  

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Nov 02, 2010

Crocheted Beard Beanies!

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Yesterday's weird beard post prompted ManMade reader Ryan D. to point out the most excellent Etsy shop of Taraduff - maker of bearded beanies! I love when I discover stuff I didn't know I needed.

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Nov 01, 2010

Sculptural Facial Hair and Other Beard Weirdness

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At first glance, you might wonder, "why on earth would anyone do such things with their beard?" But, think about it for a sec. If you had facial hair worth sculpting, you'd probably do it to.

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Oct 26, 2010

Carstache!

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There has been a particular trend lurking about the last few years. We refuse to say it out loud, but it has to do with automobiles, namely pickup trucks, and male body parts. Not the armpit hair convertible cover; no, not the y-chromosome scented air fresheners. The other one. You know what we mean.

We, and everyone who doesn't partake in such assaults to common sense, would like to see that trend change. So, as a replacement, might we suggest the Carstache, the global leader in automotive facial hair?

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Oct 18, 2010

A Beard Film: Stop - Motion Facial Hair

 

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How'd they do that!?

A short-stop motion feature that wonders what might happen if your shaving cream allowed you to grow a beard rather than get rid of it.

Very fun to watch, and to try to figure out how they accomplished it.

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Sep 24, 2010

20 Mustaches That Changed History

"When in the course of human events a mustache comes along that truly changes things, Aaron Perlut is there to celebrate."

Perlut is the chairman of the American Mustache Institute and is currently coordinating the AMI's third annual "Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year" award. The self-proclaimed Dr. of Nuclear Mustachology was recently interviewed by the Atlantic monthly, saying, 

As a young man I grew up surrounded by mustaches in my family, but I was always intimidated to grow them, even though I could from a very young age, because of the public pressures against it--because they weren't cool, they weren't hip. There was a certain stigma attached to people with mustaches, that you weren't professional or intelligent, and I commited myself to working for an organization that battled against that... [We hope to achieve] an equal playing field for people of Mustached American heritage. I got off the phone earlier today with a gentleman who told me he was told that he could have a job that he wanted, if he shaved his mustache....We recently saved the job of a young man who was a college student working at a restaurant, whose employers told him that he would either shave his mustache or lose his job that he was using to pay his tuition at the University of Georgia in Athens. There is a pattern of discrimination against people who are different from whatever the norm might be at the time in this country, and facial hair is no exception.
Didn't think facial hair choices could incite so much injustice, didja?

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Jul 21, 2010

How to Be an IRONIC Ironic Hipster - Moustache Finger on a Stick

Stylized moustache? Hipster.

Stylized moustache tattoo on your finger? Ironic hipster.

So what's the next step? Why removing yourself even one step more.

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Mar 12, 2010

The Dog 'Stache Toy

As far as your dog is concerned, its a toy, and it feels good between the teeth. But for you, the tongue-in-cheek pet owner? Constant amusement.

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Feb 04, 2010

Free Pattern - Mustaches!

First came the bird silhouette, then cupcakes, then vintage owls, and now?

Well, now, we're in the height of moustache season. Which is a very fine thing for the manmaker, since generally, men do have a monopoly in the ability to grow a moustache category. [I was gonna make a joke concerning my second grade teacher, but I'll restrain myself.]

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