Without a doubt, a little facial hair – otherwise known as stubble – can represent a sexy, carefree spirit. It portrays a sort of understated confidence, and can denote a slightly rebellious spirit.
Indeed, new research says that packing a bit of stubble, Indiana Jones-style, is the best way to get down with the babes. It is said that men with stubble are seen to be more attractive for short-term relationships, whilst men with full beards are seen as desirable for long-term relationships. Men who rock stubble could be onto something, as women have crowned it the most attractive type of facial hair.
Other studies found that men view those with beards as dominant, mature and high ranking, so we know a full beard can become a sort of status symbol.
Who really likes shaving anyway? All those razors. All that irritation. It’s the pits. Now is your time revolt. Because besides clean-shaven-ness being a form of oppression delivered directly by The Man, it seems it’s the stubble that’s grabbing the ladies.
Stubble also works particularly well with current men’s fashion trends. The clothing style is more relaxed and not so buttoned-up, however not everybody can carry if off, it should suit a guy’s personality. For instance, it might not seem so natural on a polished-looking banker in a three-piece suit. It needs to fit the occasion. If it’s a formal business environment or event, that calls for a clean shaven look then stubble isn’t acceptable.
Overall, we think stubble is the way to win a woman’s heart and we’ve put together a few outfit ideas to match your new edgy, rugged look…
VANS WHITE/IMPERIAL CLASSIC PATCH MESH LOGO SNAPBACK – £24.95
The Classic Patch Mesh Logo Snapback from Vans comes in White/Imperial colour, featuring a trucker style and a straight peak. With a mesh dome and plastic snap adjustment at the back, this cap for men sports a foam front with a logo on it.
JACK & JONES SKY CAPTAIN CARBON MARLED LOGO HOODIE – £29.95
Coming in marled pattern, the Carbon Marled Logo Hoodie from Jack & Jones comes in Sky Captain, featuring a drawstring adjusted hood, long sleeves and zipper closure to the front. With pouch pockets in the front, this men’s hoodie sports a brand logo on the chest.
HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO BLACK/TAN RETREAT STRAPS BACKPACK – £74.95
This Herschel Retreat Straps Backpack also has inner pocket, and comes in Black/Tan. This bag also has Herschel branding, magnetic strap closures, fully lined signature coated poly fabric, headphone wire hole, and padded shoulder strap. This backpack also features 15″ laptop sleeve pocket, and striped inside.