Facial hair is showing up on more former corporate types. It’s one of those tiny luxuries unleashed by unemployment, a time when people are briefly released from workaday habits and may wish to take stock of their lives before setting out anew. Al Gore grew a beard after losing the tumultuous presidential election of 2000. Neatly trimmed, it looked cozy and anti-establishment as he pursued creative projects on his way to the Nobel Peace Prize.
There’s even a Celebrity Beard Slideshow. Thanks, WSJ!
It’s a surprise to those of us on the Left Coast that Wall Street still bans facial hair. Also, what about the female laid-off lawyers and MBAs. Are they letting the leg stubble return?