We are the other 1%

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Post by Esoteric83 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:30 am

I know, that's what scares me!

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Post by Nitrox » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:27 pm

harper wrote: I grew a beard once for five days and it drove me nuts. Even when I was in the hospital for various surgeries after I felt better I used an electric to shave ... es-pecially near the corners of my mouth where the whiskers stick out and I can feel them.
I grew a beard back when I was 16 because I got late chicken pox.
The thing bugged the crap out of me and I couldn't wait to shave it off when my face cleared up. I've never grown any mustache or beard since then.
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Post by harper » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:22 pm

Nitrox: I grew a moustache about 35 years ago and still have it. My kids, now adults, looked at photos of me before the moustache and told me never to shave it off. I guess that means something but I am not sure what.

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Post by CMur12 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:09 pm

I've been wearing a beard for 40 years now. I just shave my neck and a bit at the cheeks. When a man grows a beard, there is an itch threshold that must be passed to attain comfort. This is how I know myself, I'm comfortable with it, and I have no intention of shaving it off. It just seems to me that a man should grow some whiskers out somewhere on his face.

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Post by JayTrek » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:31 am

For me it is a matter of knowing one's limitations. I personally cannot grow a beard. I have a big hole in the middle of my upper lip, and another on my chin. So the stubble look would never work for me.

Therefore, I have accepted that I need to shave. And if I am going to do so...I need to enjoy it.
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Post by Quarterstick » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:54 am

On the point of marketing, as Harper has said several times we are not the target audience. There is a slim chance any of our kind would have even been in one of the focus groups. If we had, our comments would have been placed under the heading "Outlier" and thus pretty much ignored.

As far as styling facial hair, may I present Wyatt Earp...


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Post by Squire » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:16 pm

I prefer to think of our 1% as being an elite community and I feel special to be a member.
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Post by harper » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:26 am

Squire, I think the rest of us are also proud that you are a member. You elevate us.

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Re: We are the other 1%

Post by jdrum3 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:15 pm

maskaggs wrote:
KAV wrote:Don Draper would have sat on his doorstep,head in hands at what we are being sold :-B
Philandering aside, Don Draper was indeed a classy gentleman...but with all due respect, Draper would have been more than happy to take on the P&G account!

But I do agree, the current trend of "buy our expensive shite and you'll get laid" is some pretty lame advertisement.
You are correct, Draper would have loved a P&G account, but he would not have sold them this nancy boy celebrity endorsement. He would have given them good copy and a solid idea.

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Post by maskaggs » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:04 pm

jdrum3 wrote:
maskaggs wrote:
KAV wrote:Don Draper would have sat on his doorstep,head in hands at what we are being sold :-B
Philandering aside, Don Draper was indeed a classy gentleman...but with all due respect, Draper would have been more than happy to take on the P&G account!

But I do agree, the current trend of "buy our expensive shite and you'll get laid" is some pretty lame advertisement.
You are correct, Draper would have loved a P&G account, but he would not have sold them this nancy boy celebrity endorsement. He would have given them good copy and a solid idea.
New idea: just market men's P & G products with "Use this and you'll look like Don Draper. Booze and smokes optional." My wife would approve :lol: :lol:
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