Skip to main content

Has 'Peak Beard' Made Clean Shaven Men More Attractive by Comparison?

An investigative look into the economics of beards.

There's a lot of guys rocking beards nowadays. In fact, more so than any other time in recorded history. From Clooney to Musk to LeBron, it seems like you can't escape them.

In this fascinating video, author and professor Stephen Mihm looks at just how popular beards are today, the role of facial hair throughout time, and if clean shaven men are becoming more and more attractive by comparison due to overwhelming beard popularity. 

Might be time for that hot shave...