Or at least, that's what Mashable reports in this article. After we read it, and even some people shared it with us, we thought it would be right to make a statement.
"With the coming of the yuccie - which is, the Young Urban Creative - there has been a slow death of the hispters tribe, with the millenials now flowing into more sophisticated waters."- in Mashable
In our opinion, there are two types of people: Those who adopt fashion, and those who define them. But is shaving a fashion? I've been wearing a beard since I was 18, and many of the Barbudos we've had contact with also started wearing it long before it was something the hipsters adopted. For us, beards are much more than just fashion, they're a matter of style and personal expression. As Eduardo Pinto, from "Correr na Cidade", says:
"I started wearing a beard like this even before it was fashion (...) I wear the beard, not as fashion, but as lifestyle. This is the difference between the real 'barbudos' and those who follow the trends".
Deep down, this is it. The real Barbudos will continue to wear a beard, and wear what enhances their individuality, regardless of what society dictates as standard. Unlike what Joel Alexander says on Mashable, a Barbudo is not a "homeless hipster" (for lack of a better translation), but a man who seeks to take care of himself. And when it comes to male care, Jeff Laub (who also spoke to Mashable), was right:
"The only way to be successful is to feel confident. There's a big move to become better. This generation is excited to take care of itself and perform at the highest level."