Beard Liberation Front
24th August Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266
HOT WEATHER ALERT AS ‘BEARDS, SHORTS & SANDALS’ SEASON ENTERS LAST WEEK
Prudent in hot weather
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that with the 2016 Beards, Shorts and Sandals season due to officially end on 31st August hot weather in some parts of the UK means that beard wearers must take prudent precautions to protect against the sun
The campaigners say that such precautions include 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.
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. 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 Given the weather we expect the 2016 Beard, Shorts and Sandals season to peak in its last official week, but our message is clear- take care out there.