My recent unemployment has allowed me to pursue something I've wanted to do for a couple years: I am attempting to grow a beard. I say "attempt" because I've never tried before, and I have no idea if it's something I'm capable doing without looking like I glued pubes to my face. I'm a little more than 2 weeks into the process, and only now has the constant itching started to subside. My research instructed me not to shave at all for the first 4 weeks, so right now, I look like an asshole hipster with a hairy neck. It had better be worth it. Focus: Gentlemen, do you have a beard/mustache/muttonchops, etc.? How do you trim it? Is it well received in your social circle? Ladies, what is your opinion of bearded men? Is it distinguished or dirty? Discuss all things beard-related.