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Say No to Fur?

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David Hasslehoff

It’s summertime at the gym, so I’ve been seeing a lot more skin than usual.  Guys who normally cover up have been showing up in sleeveless T-shirts, tank tops and those godawful deep V-necks from American Apparel.

One thing that puzzles me, though, is the current trend to grow as much hair on your face as possible while shaving hair from other parts of your body.  In the past couple of weeks, I’ve seen a lot of shaved armpits (and a shaved chest or two) on these geeky guys with full beards.

I’m all for the natural look — if that’s what floats your boat.  I just don’t understand why this trend is being applied in such an arbitrary manner.  At the moment, hair on the face appears to be a counterculture statement.  Guys with shaggy beards seem to be saying “Take that, all of you manicured pretty boys who don’t live in your parents’ basements playing WoW all day and night!”  I just don’t get what the shaved armpits and chests are all about, and what they have to do with the anti-establishment.

It makes me wonder what sort of selective shaving is going on south of the border.  Oh well!  If this trend continues, all men are going to be clipped like fancy poodles in the future.  Now there’s a trend I can get behind!

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July 25, 2008 at 1:38 pm

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