How’s That Beard Treating You?

We’re in the middle of a beard resurgence not seen since the mid-’70s or the late Nineteenth Century. And from what I’ve seen around town, Austin men have taken to the trend like a flash mob piling in a phone booth. But with Austin experiencing record high temperatures over the weekend, it dawned on me that perhaps the early summer heat will put the kibosh on a few our hirsute brethren, forcing them to embrace the blade and bare their cheeks to the world again. As I ran the Town Lake trail yesterday at the hottest point of the afternoon (I’m a glutton for punishment), I spotted a redbeard, and I couldn’t help but feel a little bad for the guy. Beards in winter seem logical, but a summer beard is what separates the men from the mice.

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