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Fake Facial Hair for Sale

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[From Playboy for November 1968. Click to enlarge.]

I can imagine a man being follicle-challenged and able only to grow a patchy beard or mustache. But most of us can grow a perfectly fine crop of facial hair for free. Why would anyone spend money for a fake? And the price! The Inflation Calculator I always use says: "What cost $30 in 1968 would cost $185.89 in 2010."

But the weirdest thing is the appeal to scam your girlfriend or one-night-stand with fake hair. Huh?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Nov 27, 2012 | Number of Comments: 5
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Frauds, Cons and Scams, Magazines, Sexuality, 1960's, Facial Hair
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Would wearing some of this be considered LARPing?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/27/12 at 11:41 AM
Only if you are wearing robes and pointy ears and carrying magic pouches and...
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 11/27/12 at 01:56 PM
I think that the display / storage case is kind of creepy in and of itself. It should be out of sight when not in use.

Also, I see this in the same vein as brassieres that are overly padded. Sort of like false advertising.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 11/27/12 at 02:17 PM
I'm so glad the sideburns come in a matched set. There's nothing more disturbing than non-matching sideburns.
Posted by ges on 11/27/12 at 09:53 PM
In 1968 it was hard to get a job while wearing facial hair or long hair. Those doing the hiring weren't likely to hire long haired, bearded freaky people. I know a man whose first teaching job was at a high school and he had to shave his great handlebar moustache or lose his job. He retired from teaching with a full beard and moustache. I knew a few guys that wore wigs so they could look like they had long hair.....which wasn't really long back then. I suppose the next move would be fake facial hair. It was a very strange time during the summer of love.
Posted by ETxHippie in Home on 12/04/12 at 02:01 AM
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