Beard Liberation Front
13th September Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266
‘BEARDS, SHORTS & SANDALS’ SEASON SET TO PEAK AS TEMPERATURES RISE ABOVE 30C
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that while the 2016 Beards, Shorts and Sandals season was due to officially end on 31st August hot weather in some parts of the UK means it has been specially extended until 17th September.
Temperatures are expected to rise above 30C in the East of England on 13th September
The campaigners caution that precautions such as wearing three quarter length rather than knee length shorts and wearing either light socks with sandals or applying factor 50 sun cream to the feet are required at such temperatures.
In addition the beard itself must be protected against the bleaching impact of the sun. This can be done by occasionally immersing the beard in a glass of real ale or craft beer from time to time during the day
The campaigners say that the image of organic beard, shorts and sandals has been one of the key male fashions of 2016 not just in Hackney and Dalston but across large parts of the UK as fashions change and develop.
The official season traditionally runs until August 31st but is now extended until 17th September. During that period the wearing of shorts and sandals- preferably without socks unless special dispensation is given, as is now the case given hot weather-is permitted for BLF supporters.
The BLF says that ‘beards, shorts and sandals’ is often a stereotype deployed by pogonophobes and so the wearing of shorts and sandals by the hirsute is best done within an agreed and defendable framework.
BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, it has been a great, perhaps even peak, year for Beards, Shorts and Sandals