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Hipster gnome , maybe?
November 19, 2012 9:50 AM   Subscribe

Is there a proper name for this particular configuration of facial hair?

Glenn Yarbrough later grew in a more conventional beard, but I am not sure I have ever run across a photo of anyone else with a mostly full beard but bare chin like this.
posted by ricochet biscuit to Grab Bag (17 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Amish farmer meets van dyke?
posted by ottergrrl at 9:58 AM on November 19, 2012


I'd call that a modified Van Dyke with muttonchops. Eeesh.
posted by Specklet at 10:01 AM on November 19, 2012


Reverse goatee?
posted by punchtothehead at 10:03 AM on November 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wait wait wait! It's a Lemmy!
posted by Specklet at 10:05 AM on November 19, 2012


Wait wait wait! It's a Lemmy!

Nah, Lemmy doesn't have the under-chin connector.

I'd call the look above Friar Tuck's Chin-Scrotum.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 10:08 AM on November 19, 2012 [3 favorites]


Hide-the-Meatbeard

or

The Balladeer

or

Frodo of the Nine Fingers
posted by The World Famous at 10:10 AM on November 19, 2012 [4 favorites]


I've consulted my list of facial hair typologies:

True Stuff: 1939 Beard Photo-Spread; Haselden cartoons
Six Facial hair taxonomies
All About Beards
Expanded Beard Type Chart, A Quest For Every Beard Type
Professional Beards

and come up empty. If I had to classify it, it's the the union of a chin curtain and a Lemmy, or a box beard minus a soul patch.

Wait wait wait! It's a Lemmy!

A Lemmy has a bare chin and neck.
posted by zamboni at 10:10 AM on November 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Unless prior art is discovered, I think we can christen this ill-advised facial hair style The Yarbrough.
posted by zamboni at 10:20 AM on November 19, 2012 [17 favorites]


[A few comments deleted. I know we all love facial hair but maybe enough with the jokey non-answers now.]
posted by cortex at 10:46 AM on November 19, 2012


It resembles a hulihee except the chops connect at the bottom as well.

Fascinating question!
posted by mazola at 10:49 AM on November 19, 2012


So it's a hulihee for the city, yoghurt-catching function and all.
posted by Namlit at 10:57 AM on November 19, 2012


I guess Lemmy has a hulihee. Dagnabbit.

I second The Yarbrough.
posted by Specklet at 11:04 AM on November 19, 2012


A Lemmy or hulihee appears to be a horseshoe mustache combined with muttonchops. This is a horseshoe mustache combined with a neckbeard. May as well call it a Yarbrough; I've certainly never seen it elsewhere.
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:33 AM on November 19, 2012


Unlike the Lemmy (or "Friendly Muttonchops", as it's also called), a hulihee's chops hang below the jawline.
posted by zamboni at 11:44 AM on November 19, 2012


The "puddin' ring?"
posted by Sunburnt at 2:44 PM on November 19, 2012


It's a Semi-Lemmy.

Maybe.
posted by ZipRibbons at 3:34 AM on November 20, 2012


The Balladeer

Or possibly the related:

The Chanticleer
posted by ricochet biscuit at 9:02 AM on November 20, 2012


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