Gratuitous Hotties: Is it better with a beard?
Chicks, I have mentioned this before (I pretty much tell every person I meet this) but I can't tell you enough how much I love a good beard on a man. I would profess my love for beards from the mountain tops if I could. Every man should have a beard. It's always, always, always, better with a beard (in my humble opinion).
I hope that I'm alone in my beardy love, though I do reluctantly admit that there are some ladies out there who aren't so keen on a bit of scruff. So, today I am putting you chicks up to the bearded challenge. I've rounded up 10 hotties, with and without their facial hair. I want you to help me finally put this debate to rest: are the boys truly better with a beard?
P.S. I have to thank my new favourite tumblr blog for the inspiration for this article! Check it out here and drool over the bearded worthiness of the men.
Hottie #1: Jake Gyllenhaal
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Jake Gyllenhaal is in my top 5 all time hottest celebs and I can't get enough of him in his beard. He was recently in Toronto filming a movie and I strategically plotted out my stalking points, that is how much I love him and his beard.
Hottie #2: Zac Efron
(images via fooyoh.com, mensfashion.about.com)
I'm not a huge fan of the Efron to begin with so I am a bit biased here. He's too baby faced for me. Add a beard and it seems like he is just trying too hard. What do you think?
Hottie #3: Prince William
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Here's the thing about Prince William and his beard: I like it on him. He looks pretty badass in it, I won't lie. But, he looks way classier without it and I kind of feel like a prince should be classy, rather than badass. It's a toss up for me.
Hottie #4: Chris Hemsworth
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Chris Hemsworth is married. But in my fantasy life, it is to me. He is a gorgeous male specimen. And scruff or a full out beard bring out his manly and chiselled looks.
Hottie #5: Ben Affleck
(images via celebrityphotos.sheknows.com, topnews.in)
I think the usual consensus on Ben is that he looks better without the beard, but I'm actually going to come out and say that I love the hair on him. I think it makes him look more rugged. The clean shaven look is more professional and put together but I think a bit of manliness does him good.
Hottie #6: Michael Fassbender
(images via fassinatingfassbender.com, berlinale.de)
Be still my beating heart, Michael Fassbender. You sir, are a sexy man. I watched Jane Eyre, solely for the purpose of seeing Michael play Mr. Rochester. He had a beard in that movie, therefore, I went weak in the knees.
Hottie #7: Justin Timberlake
(images via popcrunch.com, onlinemovieshut.com)
Is it just me, or does a beardless JT have a serious case of crazy eyes? It just looks so unnatural. He needs a permanent 5 o'clock shadow.
Hottie #8: Penn Badgley
(images via boysinpixels.com, maleactorspictures.blogspot.ca)
Say what you will about Penn Badgley, the man knows how to grow a beard. It's a bit over the top, especially with that curly mop of hair, but I'm going to let it slide because that luscious beard is magical.
Hottie #9: Christian Bale
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So, I realize that he has a bit of scruff in his clean shaven picture, but when we're comparing it to his beard, it's still a huge difference. I actually like the bearded look (I'm weird like that). However, it does age him considerably.
Hottie #10: Ashton Kutcher
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This one truly has me stumped. Bearded Ashton is hot, don't get me wrong but this look is a bit too hippy chic for me. The clean shaven look shows off that great jawline of his, but I think my favourite look is somewhere in between the two.
So chicks, what's the verdict? Is it better with a beard? Which one of these guys is your favourite and do they look better clean shaven or scruffy?
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The big/long, scragly type beard creeps me out, but if its well manicured it can look nice. Some guys look better without one though.
some men look better in a beard, some men look better without, ALL men look best with a little scruff!
@weez I think we should be best friends! :)
Yum..Yum...Yum!! I have to admit I love a clean shaven, smooth baby face !!
I think Ben Affleck looks great with a beard, and maybe Chris Hemsworth. I think the eyes must be strong enough to pull off a beard. I quickly used my handy AT/T 4G LTE to recolor Christian Bale's beard; it was TOO ORANGE. Doesn't match the hair on his head, which looks weird.
Absolutely none of these men look better with a beard.
Every man looks better with a beard.
I like a beard that is well maintained and trimmed. NOT the long and bushy ones
Yuck yuck yuck....beards are nasty things full of bacteria, left over droppings from food, sweat, goobers and all sorts of other putrid things. I also hate having them scratching my face. A can deal with a goatee, but a beard on anybody is just foul. Celebrity men also do absolutely nothing for me. Even more so with beards.
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