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.
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