In 2015 I landed a sweet summer job as a white-water raft guide on the Nantahala River. Still baby faced at the time, I stumbled upon a new culture that would shape the rest of my life. There are many “bearded lifestyles”, but this is the one I fell in love with.
What is the Bearded Life Style?
This story is just my experience and exposure to the bearded lifestyle and culture. Everyone’s journey is different but the outcome is the same, you’re a better bearded man. If you have ever been white water rafting, chances are your raft guide was one of the most entertaining parts. The job is a magnet for adventurous, easy going, out-door loving, kind hearted people…. Hippies. Everyone was rocking their kick ass beards even some of the women (armpit beards). At the surface the guides looked like tribal alcoholics. But within the next couple months, I would discover and establish the core values that lead my life and created Bearded Crew.
Bearded Crew Difference
I started a t-shirt company called Bearded Crew with a mission to provide t-shirts with beard themed front pockets. At the time I was personally using a variety of beard care companies. All of the beard care products smelled like pine trees and camp fires. Manly, however I was looking for something for everyday use, maybe something that women might enjoy smelling. I started to research the biggest beard care companies, how to make products, and most importantly I socially listened to the bearded community. After 2 months of planning I created Bearded Crew’s first line beard oil. Each one of our beard oil products are created to target a specific occasion or need found commonly among bearded men.
CEO & Owner of Bearded Crew.