So we have launched our new beard care range, which we hope you will like and use to great effect.
To celebrate the new set of beard products we had a chat round the office as to who were our beard legends. A mixture of ages and interests in the King of Shaves office meant that we came up with veritable selection of legendary beards across film, tv, food and music. We eventually wittled down our selection but it was by no means easy.
Obviously there are loads of beards we have missed but hopefully, you will all know the people from our list whether you be young or old (like some in our office).
The German Bank Robber
In 1988 we were introduced to our first ‘Beard Legend’ of the silver screen. So first up is German freedom fighter, would be terrorist and bank robber, Hans Gruber. Not only did he try to steel $640million in negotiable bearer bank bonds and give us an early introduction into German (Karl……Schieß dem Fenster….look it up), he sported the coolest beard in a long time.
Once upon a time in a galaxy far away………
Come on……we all know that this AG’s Obi Wan is the best one….Yes the young Obi sported a more colourful gingery beard but in terms of ‘legendary’ does not even come close. Anyway, ginger never went with the brown cloak look, always have to be grey.
We all remember his classic line ‘This is the beard range you have been looking for’.
The Mountain Man
Another blast from the past but one of the all time TV greats. This guy not only had a bushy beard to top all bushy beards, he was friends with a Grizzly bear the size of a house. Living in the mountains and off the land, Grizzly Adams was the epitome of manhood. We all found ourselves trying to create fire from two sticks and hoping our facial hair would sprout asap.
The Grey Wizards
Two for you youngsters out there and we could not split them so we decided to include both. Whether you love a bit of HP or LOTR, these 2 wizards had beards that were legendary, literally. Grey and long (free flowing or tied) is clearly the ‘go to’ beard requirement for all, coming out of Wizard school that is. No issues for us…..just more balm required.
Another one for the demographic group who remember the difference between Betamax and VHS. Kenny Rogers certainly was no ‘coward of the county’ when it came to a well kept and groomed beard. It is basically impossible to find a picture of Kenny without his trademark grey, lined in, salt and pepper beard. No other country star has done so much for the hirsute look than Kenny. If its good enough for Dolly, then its good enough for us…official Beard Legend.
Whether you loved B.A Baracus or Clubber Lang, every school boy growing up in the 80’s had their favourite Mr T moment. The effortless acting….’Get some nuts’ is straight from RADA, along with the copious amounts of gold and the wonderfully styled beard, make Mr T a true hero and legend, who we do not pity at all.
Finger Lickin’ Gooood
Never has the Colonel been more popular with his secret blend of herbs and spices coating succulent pieces of chicken. But we love him for the simple fact that the wonderful tash and goatee look (way before David Beckham) he sports, features as part of his brand. Struggling to find any other global brand that has done that.
Had to include these 2 ‘chin’ legends of every boy’s (now middle aged man) Saturday TV experience. Whether it be early morning and the Saturday Morning Swap Shop or evening and Match of the Day, Noel and Jimmy live on in our minds as men who mastered the bearded chin look.
We aint talking no jive, when we say this BeeGee is truly a beard legend. It simply would have been a tragedy not to include him in our list. Accompanied by the most amazing bouffant as well as matching chest hair (it was all the same colour), Barry was giving all the ladies a night fever with his amazing hairy look. Our love is deep for him as he has continued to sport the hirsute look for as long as we can remember.
The Full Monty
A star of tv, stage and screen as well as a heaving drinking gatekeeper make up our last list. Brian and Rubeus have led the way in sporting the fuller bushier beard look to amazing effect, so much so you can only just see their eyes. These larger than life characters will live long in our memories as beard legends.
So that concludes our list of people we see as leaders in the field of the beard. If you think we have left someone out dont hesitate to let us know on @KingofShaves or #KingofShaves and we will add them.