With the rise of the “lumbersexual” at every turn, hipsters in their flannel hand-me-downs (circa the lesbian movement of the 90’s) are growing beards long enough to lose things in… or use as a bowl for cereal.
It seems to have become the new wave of man… Scruff.

It’s rugged, it’s hot, it’s… a preference.

There seems to be another rise amongst younger guys now too… hardwood flooring if you know what I mean.

One can’t log onto a Tumblr account with out being bombarded by penis (unless it’s just the people I follow), but I’m starting to see more smooth waxed and shaved bodies than I am beards and scruff…

So, what are the pros and cons? What is your preference? Should you Buzz or Fuzz?

It’s all a matter of taste really, and I personally like both depending on the guy. Here are some guidelines for each, if you are contemplating which route to run the razor.



So here’s the thing, we’ve always had Bears in our community, and one day I will find out why the “woof” instead of growling, but that’s another post. Aside from being a bear, just about every guy with any body type looks good with some scruff… IF YOU CAN GROW IT!

If you have that whole, barely-there-body hair type of growth, please don’t. Just let the guys that can grow it, grow it – you know… the real men… I’m looking at you BIEBER!!!

Provided you keep everything nicely coiffed and clean and tasteful, scruff is always a winner, but keep in mind, handlebars, pornstache, pedostache and those ones that twist up and curl in the corners look ridiculous… avoid avoid avoid.



I know what a lot of you are screaming… MEN SHOULD HAVE HAIR… alright, calm your tits… not everyone likes body hair! I sometimes think in certain circumstances, it’s cleaner, looks nicer and well… on the right guy, a bit of a naughty turn on.

Now here’s the thing about going smooth… NOT EVERYONE CAN DO IT! When you have the well defined muscular body like our specimen up there, it looks amazing! If you have an average to chunky build… not so much. I also don’t think twinks should go bald, that’s just creepy. It’s bad enough you look under 18 already, but adding a hairless body to that adds some seriously concerning factors.

I’m not going to get into all the pros and cons of both sides, health benefits, sweat, smell, testosterone, etc… this post is just a long-winded way of saying “It’s your body, do whatever the hell you want with it”. That and getting pictures of hot men on the blog.

About the Author

Brandon Michael Lee is a Toronto based Award Winning Event Designer, Writer and Filmmaker. He spends his days surrounded by his two dogs, cupcakes and coffee and one day dreams of having a big fat gay wedding. While on the outside, he is a fabulous and stylish gay man… on the inside he is a tool belt wearing, shelf building, Tori Amos listening lesbian. Oh and he loves beards and tattoos. http://www.brandonmichaellee.com http://www.style-me-manly.com