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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Beards

Tim Harrington, the lead singer of Les Savy Fav, one of my favorite bands, is quoted in a New York Times article about how beards have suddenly come into fashion as an antidote to "metrosexuality." He laments the loss of political meaning:
"Style has separated itself from viewpoint," said Tim Harrington, the lead singer of the rock band Les Savy Fav, who is known for his full beard and balding head. "This is not like when beards were worn by hippies. Now you pick a style for aesthetic reasons as opposed to a viewpoint. I wonder if beards can have the oomph they once had when it feels like someone will ask you: 'Where did you get that beard? Is that beard from Dolce & Gabbana?' "

1 comment:

LJ said...

Ralph Lauren can get in line behind the orginal innovater, that's what I say.

(now let's just hope that The Moustache Club doesn't end up hawking a clothing line)