Idiotic or Awesome? The Beardo

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Winter is right around the corner, which means it’s time to stock up on cold-weather gear: coats, gloves, boots, scarves, and… a knitted beard?

In the spirit of No Shave November, here’s “Beardo,” the latest style of winter hats by Canadian designer Jeff Phillips. In an attempt to keep his face covered while snowboarding, Phillips managed to blend the classic styles of beanies and beards. Naturally, we saw the Beardo from two angles…


Really? A hat with a woolen beard sewn in? Aside from the initial attention you’ll get on your next ski trip, we can’t figure out why you’d want to look like a Muppet that got screwed up in manufacturing and thrown away. Even in the coldest parts of the country, we can’t imagine that anyone will put this on. Grow a beard on your own or keep it clean, fellas.


No one likes a frozen face. At the very worst, you’ll come off like a fan of some Brooklyn indie rock band about to sell their latest hit for another car commercial. (Or you’ll just look like a guy about to rip off a 7-11.) And if it’s that cold outside, do you really care about your appearance as long as you stay warm? Besides, taking off a hat is easier than shaving.

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RG Daniels (@RGDaniels) is a comedian, writer, and former Knicks fan/current Nets fan in Brooklyn, NY.