One thing I like about hanging out in the Castro is that you get to see male grooming at its best. I think it’s a fair to say that there are a lot of Black men who pay a lot of attention to the style and shape of their facial hair. Still, though, there’s something about the brothers in the Castro that seems to take that attention to detail and raise the bar a few notches.
The thing that I loved about this brother’s facial hair is that it seem to be a effort to capture a certain rugged haphazardness, but in a very studied and deliberate way. The addition of the knit cap created the effect of a slightly bookish and metrosexual Black Paul Bunyan.