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Black Men with Beards | Grimy to High Class

Written by Mr. Nesbitt, 3 years ago, 5 Comments
  • Left: Ouigi of The Brooklyn Circus Right: Allen O of

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Good researchers and Fashion types are always able to stand out and see what is hidden out in the open. I’ve analyzed the status quo and realized that bushy long beards on African American men are a new style staple of this decade.

Years a go a black man with a long beard was giving you rugged, street, dirty, hood, and gangster appeal like Freeway .

Things have changed greatly since those days. First with football players over 280lbs rocking the beards, then it trickled over into other areas.

Guys such as Rick Ross have helped to move along the spectrum. His beard has always been apart of his image but the clothes surrounding it went from tall tees, to versace silk shirts and louboutin slippers.

So now we move onto what we define the “bearded black guy” as today. He is no longer assumed to be of muslim faith or street roots. Instead

many judge This New Black Guy as Intelligent, Deep, Poetic, Manly, Powerful, Cool, Cultured, and Well Kept.

My Major Example of this is Ouigi of The Brooklyn Circus brand who is one of fashion’s most recent purveyors of style, class, and worldly knowledge. He was definitely one of the first that refaced the beard a few years ago with his public appearances in Tide commercials and Fashion Magazines.

Left: Ouigi of The Brooklyn Circus Right: Allen O of

After a prominent mentor and trend setter like Ouigi sported such a statement beard it has spread every where in recent years. Below are some photographic proof of how black men have taken to what some call the “muslim” beard (which the religion says a beard should be a fist length long). I really wish my beard could grow like this because in 2012 it means


The Most Popular Karmaloop Model

Shaka Maidoh and Sam Lambert (often pictured in GQ)

Left: Our good friend J. Swint of Kings Rule Together

Rapper Stalley

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  1. THEBEARD_KINGFebruary 22, 2012, 8:19 pm

    Love the article as one of the best beard curators around the ATL. I appreciate doing beards as much or more than the cut. follow us @KingsofAtl and @THEBEARD_KING.

  2. byron buchannanFebruary 28, 2012, 5:52 am

    I am interested in working with anyone who is into beards and fashion. We at Casually Debonair are changing the image of beards by providing products specifically for beards. So if you are in business and need beard products let me know or if you want to imrove the image of beards to high class let me know.

  3. FarenNovember 13, 2012, 12:43 am

    Loved the article. Would you happen to know the name of the fellow from the Karmaloop website?

    • Mr. NesbittNovember 16, 2012, 1:33 pm

      No I think no one knows who he is.

    • mackDecember 27, 2012, 10:20 am

      Faren, his name is Chris Deleigh