No-Shave 2008

For those of you who have asked: Yes! I’m observing No-Shave November again this year. This is only the 2nd consecutive November that I’ve gone without shaving, but the tradition started back in college. I know I had a “no-shave” beard when I proposed to my wife on Thanksgiving of 2001 and that was neither the first nor that last time I went without shaving for the month of November. Anyway, hair I grow again…

Hair I grow again

Last year I waited until November was over to post about it so I could show the progression of fuzziness. This year I decided to show my face as soon as I had a beard worthy of my last name.

So, who’s with me? Anybody else out there laying down their razor* for the month and sporting the woolly caveman look?

* I make an exception for occasionally shaving the hair on my neck.
I just can’t get into the wild neck beard.


  1. Just say no to neck beards!

  2. oh definitely no neck beard. my two band mates and i are going for a ‘stache performance next week so i’ve been growing out the beard in preparation. just going to grow it all out and then drop out the bottom the day of. i can’t handle the neck hair so that is shaved every couple of days.

    great site btw and the design book is excellent, thank you.

  3. … Ive done the whole.. “not shave for a month” thing… neck beard and all… Its not the most comfortable feeling… I just shaved last night for the first time in a week… lol

  4. Infrequently, I’m a fan of Hetfield cut. But such occasions are unfortunate for my wife, because people on the street are giving me that WTF stare 🙂

  5. Soon un-bearded Beaird

    I’m on day 3! I’ll make it through tomorrow and then I have to shave on Monday for work. Boo.

  6. I’m in it for the cause! Started on Nov. 1st and I’m not shaving until Dec. of course I’m anti neck-beard as well. Although there are no official celebrations in Dallas, myself and a few others will observe the cause with a beer or six.

    I wish you and your beard success in November!

  7. Unfortunately, I can’t grow a beard to save my life, otherwise I’d be all over that.

    Good luck!

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