Now that we’re in prime beard-growing season, we want to welcome another guy to the (retirement) beard club: Kobe Bryant. Bryant has been sporting various types of facial hair since his retirement in April, and calls his beard the “Retired Caveman look.”

Longtime retirement beard club member David Letterman, meanwhile, explains his current wild beard situation, telling the New York Times, “I just got tired of shaving every day” and that “the beard is a good reminder to me that that was a different life.” Fair enough.

And while retirement beards seem to be a thing right now, let’s not forget about the Millennial beard trend. One Huffington Post writer speculates why they’re so popular among Gen Y.

Finally, we’re setting you up for some big occasions ahead: 10 rad Halloween costumes for bearded guys, and a primer on winter beard care.

Beard On,

The Zeus Team

Another day, another explanation of why guys grow beards. This time, we tackle the Millennials. (Huffington Post)

Kobe Bryant has joined the retirement beard club. (GQ)

David Letterman explains his much-discussed wild beard. (Fox News)

This guy’s beard was named the most beautiful beard in all of Sweden. (The Local SE)

Halloween will be here in exactly 7 days – are you ready? With our post on the 10 Best Halloween Costumes for Bearded Guys, you will be. (Zeus Beard Blog)

Read now, thank us later: 7 Ways to Prepare Your Beard for Winter. (Zeus Beard Blog)