Granted your aunty Nora might sport a 'tache or even a couple of chin curlers, but for the most part, there are few things that say "man" more than a bit of facial fuzz.
So it's perhaps no surprise that male action sports lovers - testosterone fuelled adrenaline junkies that we are - are fond of growing our beards out.
But while the sculpted goatees of the 90s (think Shaun Palmer in his prime
) or the hipster Karl Marx wedges of today (I'm looking at you Eric Jackson
) might scream "I'm gnarly" the beards collected on these pages go a whole lot further and say a whole lot more...