on Jun 21, 2013 in Whiteboard
Jake Gyllenhaal takes a walk around SoHo in New York City.
[Photo Credit: INFphoto.com]
What’s w/ all of the beards in summer?
Wait, is he back with Taylor Swift?
Beardo is the new hottie
Guys usually grow beards to 1.regain manhood/counteract/overcome some sort of drama or tragedy in their lives, read: Conan O’Brien, Al Gore (+ earring), my dad, the list goes on and on, 2. to look manly for the sake of looking manly: “Look at me dear! I’m Grizzly Adams!” ME CAVEMAN! GRUNT 3. They live in Portland, OR, or just the PNW in general 4. as a bet/bargain. My dad vowed not to shave until my mom had a boy. She was so glad my brother came along because getting a divorce back then was really taboo for almost any reason and thought it might be a real hassle over a super fug beard. Que cera cera.
I really think you should bump General Laziness up the list of reasons men grow beards. But that’s just me.
I have to agree with you Kristel. I get terrible razor burn and ingrown hairs when I shave so sometimes I grow a bread just to give my skin a break.
*snickers and heartily agrees on the Portland’s beard fascination*
5. Because their girlfriends like beards. That’s my boyfriend’s reason, anyways.
Or, you know, because they like the way they look, and/or they look good. Different strokes and all that.
Add: to look more professorial/academic. Also: to look older when you have a baby face that makes you look perpetually like a teenager.
I call this the Wil Wheaton reason. The baby face thing.
I for one say, “Brava!”
Come to daddy, little cublet.
I have those shorts.
Yes but you also have that name
Spicy – FUNNY!! (Sorry C_J)
I’m torn between “yawn” and “meh.” I guess the men’s short shorts-on-the-runway-trend haven’t yet translated to streetwear. Although I did see a guy in Toronto rocking a white pair (with matching blazer) when I was visiting a couple weeks ago, not sure Jake could pull that look off.
definitely a “meh” for me
damn. Maybe he *is* straight.
fratboy after a Jarhead phase
(i was actually unaware that one could still purchase cargo camo shorts)
yes, I thought they had been banned. Someone must have done some SURRRIOUS digging in an overpriced “vintage” shop for those.
Here in the south you can get camo anything. I once saw an evening gown made of the stuff.
*Not* that I watch the show, but Honey Boo Boo’s mama June wore a camo wedding gown at her recent nuptials.
Oddly, though, it kind of worked on her, in a down-home, no-frills, unpretentious kind of way. You can’t really imagine her in anything traditional/meringue-ish after you see her in the camo.
As someone born and raised in Atlanta, I’m well aware. But the guy’s in SoHo, not Mobile.
Go into any Cabela’s or Bass Pro and you will see racks of camo shorts. His don’t look nearly faded enough to be taken seriously.
He’s got a nice body, and I appreciate that he is well groomed, despite the beard, but these pics make him appear to be making sure he’s being noticed and/or he smells like Axe spray for men.
This is what my husband wears to work every day (video editor). I’m not really seeing the fashion angle here.
He too owns camo shorts?
He has about half a dozen pairs of oversized cargo shorts just like this – I’m pretty sure at least one has a camo pattern.
Two of my male co-workers are wearing almost the exact same outfit: T-shirt, over-sized cargo shorts and gym shoes.
He looks like an ordinary fit guy from my hick town, with his slender legs sticking out of huge shorts and ending in huge shoes. (The guys around here don’t slick back their hair with all that product, though. Thank goodness.)
He looks like he was a member of Sublime. WTF W THE CAMO SHORTS? WHY?
I am so amused by those that, I can only assume, are not currently in the South. If I had a nickle for every guy walking around outside in this very outfit, I would have an ass ton of nickles.
Yes. I’d never notice him in the Home Depot, Whole Foods, or other big box retailer parking lot.
I feel like there’s a “Bear Jew” joke to be made somewhere given his current facial hair predilections. Stop covering up that punim, Jakey. It’s a shondeh.
Any good jewish mother would not let her son out of the house in camo shorts. And maybe he’s training to be a rabbi, so the beard is requisite
I would SO attend that synagogue, apologies to my own rabbi.
Does he have on a PINKY RING??
I believe he does.
Beards are gross. Google “demodex”…
I kinda like him. not the outfit but whatever
Meanwhile the girl behind him just put that as her new Facebook profile pic. “Holding hands with my new boyfriend!”
I’m a sucker for camo shorts, my fiance wears them well. He was also in the Navy, soooo I guess he has a small right to ‘em.
That poor ginger girl has no idea she’s about to wet her pants.
I see this and can only think, why is he keeping the shirt on?
I hate this look. On anyone. Blech!
Camos are not clothes. They are for hunting. Stop it.
Hey Beardo! Vote Quimby!
Let’s not talk about the clothes. But the face… From the neck up, he looks HAWT.
OK, I gotta ask — first I see one on Henry Cavill, now Jake — what’s with the pinky rings, dudes?
He’s so hot I don’t care what he wears.
I’d never notice the guy if I passed him on the street. No doubt the effect he was going for.
Is he hitching a ride in pic 4!? screeeeecchhh! My car would be pulling over so fast! XD
I hate that outfit with the fire of a thousand suns, but DANG he’s pretty. That beard……
Praise TLo for Sausage Fridays!!
Camo cargos? Blech. Looks like he just got off the tour bus from Des Moines. And I can be mean about the midwest b/c a long time ago I was from there.
This is standard regular guy wear across America, which pretty much puts him with the bottom feeders, style wise. The only way he could punch through the floor would be with Crocs and and Ed Hardy tank.
He looks fine. Dude out running errands. Bonus points for the following:
T-Shirt not faded.
No ironic logo or sentiment on t-shirt.
No faux tears or expensive distressed elements you pay extra for to look grungier.
Shorts sitting at hip level, not man-child droppy drawers.
Regular old athletic shoes.
Hot day in the city and he’s practical and not indulging in celebrity antics.
I’ve always thought he handled fame with a quiet class a lot of his peers and younger could learn a thing or two from.
Right on John! Nothing ironic, not trying too hard, not hipster. Just a well-groomed good looking dude. I am not in the least offended by the camo either.
Hey girl-in-faded-jeans-and-ballet-flats, look to your right! Hurry up!
Cute, except for mountain man beard.
Don’t get the trend for mountain man beards.
Tree trunk legs.
so cute….. he looks like my son in high school….
i don’t care. just YES PLEASE.
Looks like what my adult brothers wear when they’re running weekend errands in the summer, except that I’m sure his outfit cost hundreds if not thousands more.
The pinky ring! *guffaw*
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