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Joanna Schroeder is the type of working mom who opens her car door and junk spills out all over the ground. She serves as Executive Editor of The Good Men Project and is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on sites like xoJane,, and The Huffington Post. Joanna loves playing with her sons, skateboarding with her husband, and hanging out with friends. Her dream is to someday finish her almost-done novel and get some sleep. Follow her shenanigans on Twitter.


  1. Nick, mostly says:

    I’m ready to shave my beard off. If only it didn’t require such regular maintenance to keep shorn.

    But you omitted one crucial beard style, betraying your LA-centrism: the ironic beard. Worn by the hipsters of Williamsburg and Bed Stuy, the ironic beard is definitely cool, or rather not cool, or is that pre-cool?

    • Joanna Schroeder says:

      Link, please!

      Must see evidence of The Ironic Beard.

      I thought Bridwell’s (and Mumford and Sons, Avett Brothers, etc) beard was ironic?

  2. Jameseq says:

    It is good that more men are once again wearing their peacock’s plumage, their lionic mane

    What do you think? Do you have to be famous to sport something as bold as the Biblical Beard, The Unruly Goat, or the Hugh Laurie Neck Beard?
    *shrugs* no, a man can wear whatever he wants.

    What style of facial hair do you currently sport?
    a goatee, it suits my face the best

    I really struck by how striking Jon Hamm looks with his beard. His beard frames his face so beautifully. Shame his hair isnt shoulder length and his eyes arent lined, to further enhance his beauty. Note how Jason Momoa looks with his eyes made up

    Jason Momoa, eyes unmade

    Jason Momoa, eyes made

    • Jameseq says:

      I never found Jon Hamm attractive in MadMen – He looks like a schoolboy. But with his beard, he looks wooooof – devastating

  3. Beards are a challenge because sooner or later you want to scratch the damn thing by dragging that spot right under your jaw up and down on a big gnarly pine tree.

    • Joanna Schroeder says:

      If you do this, would you mind catching it on film? It sounds like a momentous man-occasion.

  4. Todd Mauldin says:

    Perhaps this will help:


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