I'm sort of pissed at myself in hindsight. When I grew out my facial hair, it was not originally out of any desire to go hipster. My wife likes when I let it grow out, and for the longest time I fought it, growing it just after Thanksgiving, keeping it cropped short, then shaving it in the Spring, like a lamb. But last year I grew it out...and then just never shaved it. It's still really short, more like a two week shadow than a proper beard, but the look has grown on me.
Heh...grown on me.
Anyway, as I said, I grew it out as long as it's ever been not in an effort to go hipster chic, but for something more important...and before you say Movember...no. No, I needed a longer beard to lend authenticity to my goat man/satyr Halloween costume. A proper goat man has a beard. So I grew
It was only after I shaved it all off and let it grow slowly back to its two week growth length that I saw something on Facebook and I realized what I had to do. And by then it was too late. I haven't trimmed my beard for a week and a half, but there's no way that I can pull off in the remaining two weeks what I wish I could do...what would probably take a couple months to do...