So I was skimming through Cosmopolitan Magazine, and they have a page called “Fun Fearless… Fail!” — they basically pick categories such as “Acts of Kindness” or “Pricey Bras” (examples from this issue) and make a quick little comment about 3 current stories that apply to the categories + one is “Fun” one “Fearless” and one apparently they consider to be a “Fail”. Well, in the “Facial Hair” category, they noted for Fun that:
“Movie news flash: Will Ferrell’s ’70s ‘stache returns in Anchorman 2 (out in December). You stay classy, Ron!”
That’s great, I love Anchorman. Then under Fearless:
“Obama adviser David Axelrod shaves off his 40-year-old mustache after Morning Joe helps raise $1 million for epilepsy.”
How nice, that’s a pretty cool story which I’d have otherwise most likely never heard of. But then under Fail:
“Just… why? Canadian company Beardo makes a knitted beard hat for me — and babies?!”
Well, let me just tell you why, Cosmo. First of all, it’s f***ing adorable on children, I mean honestly what’s cuter than when little kids play dress up? Well now, they don’t just have to wear a tie, but they can have a beard like daddy too.
Furthermore, I, as a woman, have ordered one because I think it’s a fresh, funny, purposeful concept — which brings me to my final point: it’s also keeping faces warm. I’d bet that the idea even stemmed from functionality; they were probably thinking of attaching some kind of flap to keep people’s faces warm when the brilliant idea of making it look like a beard dawned on them.
Needless to say, I love the Beardo hat+beard concept and I hope the trend sticks around for a long time. You can buy one at Fab.com where the model in his beard looks like Zach Galifianakis in The Hangover or check out Beardo’s website.