Living: Checking Out Cheek Chic

A shadow of stubble can turn a mug into a mannequin

Victor Kiam is steamed. Perhaps a certain sympathy is due. After all, this is a man who became a king of commerce and a television-commercial celebrity, even rated a profile on 60 Minutes, all by dedicating himself to a single proposition: the male face should be smooth, sheared of growth, preferably by the ministrations of a steady hand holding a Remington Micro Screen shaver. And now look what has happened. Stubble is sprouting on faces everywhere. Stubble is--even Kiam has to face it--in.

Look anywhere, in fact. Check out the models in GQ. Tune in Miami Vice and watch Don Johnson...

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