If a Close Shave Is Just Too Close
Like sideburns and chest hair, stubble is one of those organic male accouterments that perpetually cycles in and out of favor. These days, it seems, everybody wants a little scruff
. ... And both advise always shaving against the grain, which can get tricky around the neck and cheeks. Regardless of how you achieve your scruff, cleaning these areas, as well as the section below your nose, is essential to the modern, clean stubble look. “Neck scruff is a no-no,”
Mr. Giuntoli said. Use a traditional razor to shave those areas clean.http://www.esquire.com/style/tips/how-to-grow...
How to Grow a Beard
If you're going to put a sweater on your body, there's no reason your face shouldn't be treated with the same respect. Whether it's a full beard or scruff, whatever you do, grow something. ...
Stubble (see: Pattinson, R.):
Used every day or two, the new Philips Norelco stubble trimmer ($40) will leave you with the perfect five o'clock shadow....Scruff
(see: Clooney, G.):
For a slightly longer look — something that shows you can grow a full beard, you just choose not to — trim with the Oster Vorteq ($60) every three or four days
. The most important element is your neckline. You want your beard to end in a way that looks natural. Tapered. A definite line will make you look like a classics professor.
Full Beard (see: Galifianakis, Z.):