Short side-parted hair and long exaggerated beards are in right now! I am also a handstand sweater designer and do a lot of fashion research online and have come across so many photos of mostly young models (but some older too) with this look! It was actually quite popular in the mid 1960's just before longer hair came into style so it's actually a retro look. If you want to go back about 100 years you'll find the same look in the nineteen-teens as well! So, I guess everything old is new again! I'm working on my long silver goatee now to go with my short side-parted hair!Bingo!
if you can grow a beard like this, go for it: