Talk:Designer stubble

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Renaming of article[edit]

  • This article was previously called "Stubble" and prior talk page discussions can be seen here.-- KeithbobTalk 22:00, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
  • The abovementioned old discussion is now at Talk:Designer stubble/Archive 1. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 21:34, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
  • While Stubble may be kind of general and could refer to other things (though it does not look like a disambig was needed), it commonly refers to beard stubble. Designer stubble on the other hand is too specific and would only refer to an intentional style and not to incidental growth. I would think Five o'clock shadow would be better but it might too American. Maybe beard stubble? -Lөvөl 19:27, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

I agree; "designer stubble" is way to specific. The majority of stubbled faces are not an intentional fashion statement. The term "5 o'clock shadow" derives from men whos facial hair grows so fast that stubble is inevitably showing by quitting time, no matter how carefully they shave. It was considered a disreputable look back then, and was often used as a device to show that a character was lazy, slovenly or dishonest in popular media like comics and film. Which has nothing to do with "designer stubble". The article and text focus on a very specific and modern part of the topic, totally ignoring the rest. Also doesn't make sense that 5 o'clock shadow redirects here while Five o'clock shadow redirects to Beard. .45Colt 19:58, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Designer stubble != 5 o'clock shadow[edit]

" designer stubble,[3] which is also known as "five o'clock shadow".[4]" Designer stubble is deliberately-cultivated stubble. Five o'clock shadow is the (unwanted) stubble that a clean shave turns into late in the day. source [4] doesn't support the claim that they are the same thing. Iapetus (talk) 20:01, 27 March 2016 (UTC)