Darwin, Alfie Boe, His Beard and Me

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Have beards had their day?  According to a new study by the University of New South Wales, Darwinian selection has a say in the ebbs and flows of beard fashion – the more beards there are, the less attractive they become, thereby handing advantage to clean shaven men.  When this happens, the pendulum swings away from a lot of beards to less beards.  The rarer a beard is, the more attractive it is; conversely, in a bearded world, clean shaven is the more attractive option.

Anyway, this is all very well, but what does this mean to Alfie fans?  Do we think Alfie will shave his beard or keep with it, after all, he’s had for quite a while now.  Do we even prefer him with a beard or without?


alfie carfest

Personally, I love the beard despite not being a fan of beards before I became a fan.  In fact, I would go so far as to say that beards positively turned me off before.  Not any more, beards are often the thing I notice first! And now, thanks to this study, I can say it’s evolution, nothing to do with me at all!

Just to prove it, here are a few photos of my favourite beards!


The lovely Ben Affleck:
ben affleck beard
george clooney beard Gorgeous George Clooney
JOJ beard
The lovely John Owen Jones


9 thoughts on “Darwin, Alfie Boe, His Beard and Me

  1. I’ve always liked a nice tidy beard. However, when my hubby grew one he looked like Blackbeard the Pirate!!! It was a very solid black and really made him look quite grim and horrible, so after about a week of being teased and tormented he shaved it off and remained clean-shaven for the rest of his life 🙂 I prefer Alfie with his beard, he looks more grown up and very manly I think 🙂 xx

  2. I’m all for Alfie’s beard. Granted, a beard doesn’t suit all guys but Alfie is a beard kind of guy. He looks so young in those pre-beard days – and I guess he was. I actually liked his longer hair, too, but am getting used to the trimmed up look. Alfie is definitely eye candy, no matter what.

  3. Nothing sexier than a man with a well trimmed beard. Love all the ones you mentioned. Really LOVE Alfie’s of course. It suites him so well. Sigh….

  4. I’m really not a fan of beards but his really does suit him, I also prefer his hair just a little longer

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