The Beard Nod

Discussion in 'Beards & Moustaches' started by troy, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. troy

    troy Ambassador

    I know at least some of you know what I'm talking about. That quick little nod of approval you sometimes get from someone else with a beard, usually someone you've never met before. I find I get it more in the winter time when the beard is about 4 inches or longer. How about you guys, have you gotten or given the nod lately?
     
  2. August West

    August West Moderator Emeritus

    I do.

    Here we also have the beard right of way. When two beards pass, the more majestic has the right of way.
     
  3. troy

    troy Ambassador

    As it should be. :thumbsup:
     
  4. I recently grew a goatee and I have had it happen to me in the past few days.
     
  5. Too funny. I have never heard of this. I have a circle beard/VanDyke, but apparently it is not sufficiently majestic!
     
  6. Toothpick

    Toothpick Moderator

    The nod, the stare, the "nice beard!", the grab, the rub, the photo. I've gotten it all before.
     
  7. August West

    August West Moderator Emeritus

  8. A friend has the full Gandalf. White beard to his waist, white hair halfway down his back. The nod is standard, even from non-bearded folks. I'm pretty sure if you put a Shepherd's crook in his hand, God would be obliged to part the sea. Just because.
     
  9. strop

    strop Moderator Emeritus

    Same thing happens with a nice handlebar stache!
     
  10. Yup.
    I often get vocal approval for my 'stache from total strangers, most often pre-teen kids.
     
  11. strop

    strop Moderator Emeritus

    The best ones are from women, especially when I'm out with my wife. Her grip on my arm tightens just a bit!
     
  12. August West

    August West Moderator Emeritus

    Cool.
     
  13. August West

    August West Moderator Emeritus

    Those things definitely take effort.
     
  14. troy

    troy Ambassador

    I've given the nod to, and received it from handlebar guys.
     
  15. troy

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  16. troy

    troy Ambassador

    I got the beard nod twice today, and even got a comment. I had someone tell me my beard is a true masterpiece in action. :lol1: :001_smile
     
  17. One of my favorite beard compliments came a few years ago when I'd let my beard grow around eight inches. I was running at my local park when I passed a kid and his girlfriend. I had my headphones on, so he probably thought I couldn't hear me, but as I ran past I heard him say to her "See, I wish I could grow a beard like that." I flashed them a hang loose hand sign and smiled as I continued to run past. Pretty sure I saved a few seconds off my mile time, I was so pumped after that.
     
  18. troy

    troy Ambassador

    Nice!

    I was at the auto parts store a couple weeks ago with a buddy of mine. We're both sporting about 8 inches of beard. A guy with about a 2-3 inch pretty wispy goatee and mustache, who had to be in his forties, walked up to us stroking his beard and said "One day when I grow up guys, one day..."
     
  19. Yep, been on both the giving and receiving end. Similar to the Jeep wave, for those familiar with that.
     
  20. I sport a circle beard and don't notice getting the nod much, but when November comes around and grow out the full beard til May, I do get the nod a lot. Mostly at work though. Out in public not as much, but it does happen.
     

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