Alex Good (Letters, 5 March) really does stick his clean- shaven chin out a little too far. Far enough to warrant a quick jab in response.
As a long-term supporter of a beard – almost 40 years – I prefer to think of a beard as natural, as opposed to the arguably more vain, clean-shaven look.
Or is it that the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak?
As far as shouting “idleness” – a well-kept beard can be as time-consuming as the vain act of shaving.
Malcolm HA Ogilvie
Alex Good accuses us beardies of being idle. In fact, the opposite is true – we choose to be hirsute because are too busy to have time to shave and are insufficiently vain to want to gaze at our faces first thing in the morning.
Wearing a beard is a good way of letting people know you like real ale.