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// So what are males doing to express their rage about the recession? Letting the stubbly on their face grow by bearding it. I immediately thought it was because it is serves as an act of rebellion…so it is! (& maybe I will stop shaving too) Can you believe that electric razor sales are actually on the rise though? Maybe not so glorious after all…

Compliments of AdAge: Hence the “recession beard,” a theory propounded by Philips’ Norelco and its recently retained brand spokesman, Esquire grooming editor and New York salon owner Rodney Cutler. Mr. Cutler said he believes more men are letting it all grow out as an act of “playful rebellion,” a sign of defiance and of not being a “corporate slave.”