The 5 o’clock shadow has long been a look that men have tried to avoid, but designer stubble has become a stylish look all of its own in recent years.
If you’re dressed smart, you’ve been taking care of your skin and your facial hair looks neat, there’s no reason why you can’t make a 5 o clock shadow beard work for you.
If you remove 5 o’clock shadow growth everyday it can quickly become time consuming so styling this look saves on time and effort.
Whether you end up with a 5 o’clock shadow most afternoons anyway, or if you like the idea of having designer stubble rather than the beard you’ve got at the moment, Gillette shaving equipment makes the perfect 5 o’clock shadow razor to help you to keep this look smart and stylish.
What is a 5 o’clock Shadow?
‘5 o’clock shadow’ refers to the faint stubble growth that many men get in the late afternoon when it’s been a whole day or so since their last shave.
When it used to be the social norm to shave every single morning or be seen as scruffy, it would be around 5 o’clock in the afternoon that a very faint moustache and beard line known as a 5 o’clock shadow look started to appear.
For some men, this fast hair growth is unavoidable, so you need to be able to own the look. It’s not usually as flattering on square or rectangular face shapes or for men with lighter hair – dark hair and an oval face tend to suit a permanent 5 o’clock shadow best.
The beauty of experimenting with facial hair is that it can easily be changed again, so there’s no harm in giving it a go – you can always grow it longer or shave off the 5 o’clock shadow look if it isn’t working for you.
How to Make a 5 o’clock Shadow Work for You
Stubble can look stylish when it’s neat and not too long. The key to this is keeping it trimmed – our best 5 o clock shadow trimmer is the Gillette All Purpose Styler, thanks to its precision beard trimmer. To get a 5 o’clock shadow look this should be your go-to tool.