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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Cheer the Beard: Jeremy Fish x New Era x Upper Playground

Check it—this new felt, corduroy fitted even comes with a detachable velcro beard:  See the rest »

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Beard Spotting: Jack Passion in NYC

Look who was staying at the same hotel I spent 10 days at just the week before.

Our friend and Petaluma Whiskerino champ Jack Passion was in NYC for the premiere of his new show Whisker Wars on IFC. Small, hairy world.

Watch the trailer:  See the rest »

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Vintage Vegas: Moustache Cup from Caesars Palace

Nowadays a ‘Moustache Cup’ would have a curly handlebar printed on the edge so drinkers look like they’ve got a dastardly ‘stache

But this is not your hipster’s coffee cup …

See the bit of moustache wax under “Las“? That’s the real deal, folks.

Moustache Cups had a protective strainer built-in so your ‘stache wouldn’t get soaked   See the rest »

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SF Giants x Star Wars: Fear The Jedi Beard Shirt


SF Giants, Star Wars, and facial hair. Si, por favor.

I didn’t think the ¡Dia De Los Gigantes! Shirt could ever be topped. But this Fear The Jedi Beard (Kenobi) tee created by Jeff Fang may be the best yet.

UPDATE: Reprints have finally been made and you can place an order by sending an email to jeff@jefffang.com.

Gotta love the details:

Stay tuned for info on how—and if— you can get your mitts on one of ‘em, too. Thanks, Fang!

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Beerds: Moustache Lounge at Atlantic City Beer Fest

I can safely say, being fresh from the Craft Brewers Conference and having attended a bevy of festivals, beer geeks are a hairy people. You could easily call any beer festival a “beard lounge”. But the fine folks at the Atlantic City Beer Festival have zeroed in on just the moustachioed fellows this weekend by creating a “Mustache Lounge”.

I don’t agree with the spelling but I love the idea.

And I can’t help but think of beer gardens at regular ol’ street festivals. Only with a bunch of dudes quarantined like bearded veal. Perhaps the next fest you attend will have a Goatee Garden? Soul Patch Paddock? Or Sideburn Stage?

If anyone’s going, please send me pics. And if you need conversation fodder, here’s some of my favorite Hairy Beerd Labels. Talk amongst your ‘stachy selves.

Visit the AC Beer Festival site. (via American Mustache Institute)

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Beards Again: New MSTRKRFT Single

What starts as a dancy electro ditty, this new MSTRKRFT single quickly brings some serious rawk. Dueling guitars. Crashing cymbals. And sweet-ass double bass. Just as your sleeves tear off and mullet reaches your collar we’re back in the club. Wanting to trade your glowsticks for my fiber optic beard.

MSTRKRFT “Beards Again” [ follow ]

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The Beatles: A Decade in Facial Hair vs. Fashion

Two really cool Beatles infographic-y illustrations. As funny and simple as the Decade in Facial Hair by MozzarellaPoppy. is, the fashion one wins hands down.

Ten Good Years from Buenos Aires illustrator Max Dalton is available as a limited edition print.

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Blog Lüv: Thanks to Redhook for the Hairy Beerd Care Package

After posting my collection of Hairy Beer Labels or Beerds the fine folks at Red Hook Brewery sent me this killer care package. Just to say thanks for featuring their handlebar moustachioed Big Ballard IPA.— a couple shirts and enough openers to open 100 bottles of the stuff. Nice!

WANT A FREE RED HOOK BOTTLE OPENER?

Email me your address and I’ll send one out to ya:
copy [at] fredabercrombie [dot com]

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Adv: What’s In Santa’s Beard?

What’s with facial hair and lottery commercials … remember Moneystache? Actually, that’s the only other one I can remember.

In “Beard World” Oregon Lottery reveals what’s inside Santa’s beard. Hint: a lot less rum and cookie crumbs than you expect. The charming, flossing walrus makes up for it.

Agency: Borders Perrin Norrander Production: Mothership (via adland.tv)

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Moustache: Questionable Grooming

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Wonder Beard? Question Mark-Stache? The Riddler? Better yet, Shear Brilliance?

Whatever he calls it, let’s hope he brings it to Petaluma Whiskerino. (Thanks, Bob!)

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Photoshop: Man Moustaches on Lady Celebrities

Moustaches on lady celebrities are better than lady beards on male celebrities—see any of Tom Cruise’s wives or Simon Cowell’s girlfriends. (*Explanation here.)

Moustache … Wha? See the rest »

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World Cup: Tiny Streaker, Big Beard

This promo for Freeview HD “see every tiny detail” coverage of the World Cup has a huge beard, so it’s my duty to post. However, the campaign’s a little (no pun intended) lacking … Their requisite  YouTube channel has same three vids posted under different names. But it’s early. I’ll cut ‘em some slack. Their requisite Twitter account for Tiny Streaker‘s friend Faroosh the baker is starting to warm up.

Soon the site will launch a contest where you can win a Freeview HD screening of the World Cup for you and four buddies. Now that’s worth checkin’ back.

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