the west is dead

have died and gone to bearded, manly, lumberjackin’ and nice fittin’ on the rear denim heaven thanks to the west is dead fall 2011 lookbook. i would also wear all these things myself, though – especially those colourful denims.

Last of the country gentlemen

Josh T. Pearson promised himself he wouldn’t shave until he put out a second record. Now he hasn’t seen his face in “over ten fucking years” and doesn’t know what he’ll do with the length of ashen fodder he’s grown when his new album Last of the Country Gentlemen is released this spring.

whiskerino

i found cary norton‘s collection of beard photos on flickr…

… which lead me to the official website of whiskerino:

Beards used to be glorified as signs of virility and manliness… In early America, men that could not grow facial hair were demeaned less advanced and uncivilized. Now we have come full circle where our own society promotes this emasculated version of maleness. Where to be a man is to be clean-shaved; to be respectable is not to have a beard. Let us return to our roots! Let us return to true masculinity! Let us cry out with one voice:

choppers

deep throat

deep throat choppers

i’m been watching too much orange country choppers on discovery,  but bikers usually have pretty good beards – which i appreciate.