George Michael is the reason you can go into work without shaving and be thought of as fashionable

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  1. seiger

    seiger Posting from a UK no-go zone in Northern Ireland Banned

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    Lots of comments on George Michael.

    One thing almost everyone missed is he basically popularised designer stubble.

    Thank you George Michael (RIP) for making it possible for me as a red blooded hetrosexual male, to not shave, not get in shit at work for it, and have women think i am fashionable for it.

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    http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/designer-stubble.html

    The best known of all 'designer stubble' wearers was George Michael. The look wasn't easy to maintain as it required a few days' beard growth and shaving spoiled the effect. The electric beard trimmer came to the rescue and once it became easy to maintain the look for long periods it became much more popular. The earliest reference to the phrase that I have found is in Familiar Friends - Northwest Plants, Rhoda Whittlessey, July 1985:

    "De Ijsbreker Musiekcentrum is a vibrant, cutting-edge venue favored by intellectuals and the designer-stubble set."

    That reference is to a performance venue in Amsterdam by an American author, so we can reasonably assume that the term was current in the US by 1985. An unambiguous definition of it comes soon afterward's Campaign Magazine, August 1986:

    "The beard trimmer, which allows the user to wear a fashionable 'designer stubble' look without having to shave and grow it every three days, is already popular in the US."
     
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    Don't care.
     
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    Harmonica Strong, silent type

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    Never mind his songs, this is one serious contribution to all the insecure "worried about how others perceive me" folks out there.
     
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    i dont think anyone did designer stubble before george michael in a serious way. you had beards and you had clean shaven. you didnt have stubble. stubble was like visable tattoos and 9 inch mohawk. not things you could easily rock in an office.

    even now, youd probably shave before an interview. but there are very few places in the western world left, that will rebuke when you have the job itself, for a bit of designer stubble, and very few bosses brave enough to guess the difference between that and a few days without a shave.
     
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    cmw43 Bad Boys Club

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    Haha I had "designer stubble" for my last interview and got the job!

    Thanks George Michael!
     
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    I had designer stubble the last time I ate Mexican food and things went pretty smoothly the next day

    Thanks George Michael!
     
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    The man truly was a god amongst men. I don't even think he should count as gay. He just slayed so much pussy he had no other choice but to go full circle. Really that is the opposite of gay. I will rock my stubble to day in honor of this titan.
     
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    Got damn, well said
     
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    Actually this is what made it fashionable;
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    I'm just lazy when it comes to shaving.
     
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    HunterSdVa29 Respect, tho Platinum Member

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    George Michael, a gay british guy, had an all black choir and was decked out in full LA raiders gear for his MTV Unplugged performance of Freedom 90...

    and there was nothing absurd about it. That guy was fucking phenomenal
     
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    Can't disagree.

    The first company I ever worked for didn't allow their staff to grow beards, but as I was only a part-timer my manager made an exception as long I kept the beard his words "nice and tidy like George Michael".
     
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    Also thanks to George Michael for being one of the very first artists to be parading around super models in music videos. Him and Duran Duran should be thanked for that
     
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    He's also the reason I can go suck strange dick in bathroom stalls and be thought of as fashionable.
     
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    Found your pic

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    good for you
     
  19. leto1776

    leto1776 Sherdog Wet Shaver Platinum Member

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    He didn't even look twice at them.
     
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    Stubble? Call that stubble? I've got more beard 5 minutes after I shave than Don's rocking there.
     
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