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  • Kolao
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Asian men and facial hair
« on: June 29, 2018, 01:40:48 pm »
Just a question here, man. Not starting a bashing thing so let's not go down that road.

I've been in Asia for quite a while and have traveled and taught in a few countries. What percentage of Asian men would you say you've seen/known who could grow a beard/moustache/goatee that have not done so?

My experience tells me that it's closer to zero. That is, virtually every Asian guy I have known that could grow facial hair has done so.
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Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 02:10:10 pm »
Given the number of males that use umbrellas here, I've just concluded that Korean males are less masculine.


Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2018, 02:11:59 pm »
Posts like this should require a photo of the OP/poster beside their comment.

1%?
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  • JVPrice
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Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2018, 02:21:11 pm »
Given the number of males that use umbrellas here, I've just concluded that Korean males are less masculine.

What the heck does using an umbrella have to do with one's masculinity? Does wanting to stay dry really take away from one's manhood?

A safer observation for less masculinity would be the amount of men that use makeup, rather than umbrellas.
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  • Sautee
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Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2018, 02:22:01 pm »
So we're just going to casually ignore all the traditional art and historical drama shows where Asians are rocking lumberjacks and Gandalf beards and mustachios?

There's huge cultural emphasis on being clean-shaven. Like think Mad men style. Much of Asia is still in that era of styling because that's when they experienced most of their economic growth. Hence why you don't see much Asian facial hair. It implies you either don't have a job, are poor or work on a farm.

None of these are super attractive.

In fact, the main reason you're seeing a revival of beards trending is the emerging scene of silicon valley, start-ups, youtuber, independent worker lifestyle in America. Whereas Asia is still very much family corporate centered. (Samsung, LG and all the same names in Korea that's been in power since the end of the Korean war)

Also Korea's air is pretty shitty. Frequently, face mask shitty with pollution and all that. When it starts to rain, where do you think all that air pollution is going to go?

Something to think about when you're planning a "Singing In The Rain" routine in Seoul.


Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2018, 02:25:58 pm »
Given the number of males that use umbrellas here, I've just concluded that Korean males are less masculine.

What the heck does using an umbrella have to do with one's masculinity? Does wanting to stay dry really take away from one's manhood?

A safer observation for less masculinity would be the amount of men that use makeup, rather than umbrellas.

Most heterosexual men are willing to deal with a bit of rain.


  • Mr C
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Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2018, 02:36:39 pm »
Given the number of males that use umbrellas here, I've just concluded that Korean males are less masculine.

What the heck does using an umbrella have to do with one's masculinity? Does wanting to stay dry really take away from one's manhood?

A safer observation for less masculinity would be the amount of men that use makeup, rather than umbrellas.

Most heterosexual men are willing to deal with a bit of rain.

There seems to be an implicit suggestion here that homosexual men are not manly.

Either that or heterosexual men lack the intellectual capacity to "come in out of the rain" as the homespun idiom puts it.


  • Kolao
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Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2018, 03:11:38 pm »
Annnnd the tangents have started and so has the bashing.

Here's a picture of me.
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Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2018, 03:29:20 pm »
I guess it depends where in Asia you mean, quite a high proportion of Indians have majestic moustaches



  • zola
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Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2018, 03:40:15 pm »
Its far more than 1%. Closer to 50% I'd guess. Facial hair is seem as down right gross by many girls here. Why would a guy slash his chances of pulling by growing a goddamn beard?
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Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2018, 03:43:11 pm »
I guess it depends where in Asia you mean, quite a high proportion of Indians have majestic moustaches



I take back my earlier comments. I bet that man uses an umbrella.


Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2018, 04:11:03 pm »
I guess it depends where in Asia you mean, quite a high proportion of Indians have majestic moustaches



Is that Aamir Khan? hahaha  No, SiK, that man needs no umbrella~



And he’s updated his look since then...
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Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2018, 05:45:00 pm »
I guess it depends where in Asia you mean, quite a high proportion of Indians have majestic moustaches



Is that Aamir Khan? hahaha  No, SiK, that man needs no umbrella~



And he’s updated his look since then...


Yeah, the muscles say it all really. The guy must work out regularly at the gym, so he can't be a homosexual.


Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2018, 07:06:36 pm »
I thought this thread is supposed to be about umbrellas...


Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2018, 10:31:30 pm »
I thought this thread is supposed to be about umbrellas...

Hey, I'm not the one posting pics from the Village People reunion.


Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2018, 05:10:49 am »
I thought this thread is supposed to be about umbrellas...

Hey, I'm not the one posting pics from the Village People reunion.

I thought he looked more like an even-more-distant cousin guest star from ‘Perfect Strangers’.


  • Sautee
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Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2018, 07:58:06 am »
Annnnd the tangents have started and so has the bashing.

Here's a picture of me.

How will showing your man boob get this thread on topic?
Wasn't this about facial hair and umbrellas? WTF


  • Kolao
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Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2018, 08:05:32 am »
Annnnd the tangents have started and so has the bashing.

Here's a picture of me.

How will showing your man boob get this thread on topic?
Wasn't this about facial hair and umbrellas? WTF

You're funny...and half right. It was about facial hair. Not sure how umbrellas came into it. A poster above suggested that the OP, me, should show a picture of themself if they want to start a thread of this nature, man. Thus, the picture.

Groovy....
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Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2018, 08:18:07 am »
Back on topic: Most Korean men can grow some form of facial hair, but they choose not to as they consider the look ‘dirty’ and inappropriate for the work place. Funny, given that Korea had a long history of not cutting a single hair from their bodies, as our bodies were given to us by our ancestors and it was seen as a form of filial disrespect to remove any part of it. It was the Colonizing Oppressors that introduced the ‘Western’ look of the groomed face and 양복 that is so prevalent today, but when your country’s most successful companies, families, and politicians are still all benefactors of said colonizers, I can see how this habit might also die hard. Also true that looking good with facial hair without looking unkempt can be hard for any male to pull of, but perhaps especially for East Asian males.

Also, this guy has already single-handedly given Korea more moustache than it can bear. The country might have moustache fatigue for generations to come.



Maybe I can rebrand myself as the Topic Enforcer...
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Re: Asian men and facial hair
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2018, 09:05:07 am »
I guess it depends where in Asia you mean, quite a high proportion of Indians have majestic moustaches





After the obscene and offensive cat in the bunny hat photo, I was thinking waygook.org needed to revise it's picture policy. However, you sir have eased my mind.