|The Neat 'N Tidy||The Biker||The Goatee|
|A small, well trimmed mustache. Not too flamboyant. Popular with straightlaced engineer and ex-military types.||More popular than you might think. Big among the fellows cultivating a Southern outlaw / Harley-Davidson image of which there are quite a few.||Mostly worn by younger, not so redneck-y guys who watch a lot of sports. Generally kept closely trimmed.|
|The Southerner||The ZZ|
|In the mode of Hank William Jr. Sported by the true Southern gents. Sometimes reverts to the Biker or Neat 'N Tidy in warm weather.|
There's actually only one guy wearing this look and he appears to be working equal parts deep-woods hillbilly and wizardy computer guru. A strange combo.
Of course, this is only a start. There is bias. There are omissions. Each group can be further divided into numerous discrete subcategories. I present merely a starting point in what will be a long (and hopefully fruitful) journey towards understanding Beards I Work With. And, as always, feedback from my peers is welcome.