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Tau­marunui’s bearded Man talks to re­porter ‘‘It's ul­ti­mately how you wear it and how it fits you.’’ Mark Wilson

can eat and drink.

‘‘May­on­naise and curry isn’t fun.

‘‘Straws and take­away cof­fee cups are good and eat­ing sand­wiches as tri­an­gles is a funny one.’’

He also car­ries a tub of wax just in case.

The broth­ers have started up The Bearded Es­tab­lish­ment group, pro­mot­ing it on Face­book, Twit­ter and In­sta­gram to pro­mote the cul­ture and life­style.

Peo­ple are en­cour­aged to post pic­tures of their beards over a week sio they can see the dif­fer­ence.

Wilson has com­peted in beard com­pe­ti­tions and has also been asked to judge.

‘‘The cul­ture is grow­ing in New Zealand and we like to say do one year with­out a shave and you’ll be re­ally shocked what you can grow.’’

Beards come in all shapes and sizes and Wilson has tried a few.

He has de­cided to go cave­man and leave his beard to grav­ity so he can achieve the Gan­dalf look from Lord of the Rings.

‘‘It’s nice to get sup­port from the broth­ers and lets face it, we’ve all been told to shave and we’ve all been told we look home­less.

‘‘There are other ways to make it look groomed and well pre­sented.

FRANCES FER­GU­SON / STUFF

Mark Wilson en­cour­ages more men to grow their beards.

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