Letter: Beards good and bad

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The Independent Online
Sir: Nicholas Schoon's defence of beardies (11 November) seems to miss the point that some people look good wearing a beard, others do not.

Wild, unkempt fur is fine on eccentric university professors and trawler skippers but perhaps not so on a neuro-surgeon.

All my female friends agree that Sean Connery looks even more rugged and handsome behind a coating of grey fuzz. Bad beards are those fussy, manicured affairs. Take a close look at Jeremy Beadle if you disagree.


Stamford, Lincolnshire