From Stratford, Ontario, Jeff Phillips models his latest design- The Beardo, a clever invention that combines a handknitted toque with a faux beard attached by velcro. Available in two colours- brown and blond. Phillips, an English teacher working in Australia, came up with the notion while on a snowboarding trip to Whistler. He ripped a hole in a brown wool scarf, wrapped it around his lower face and covered up with a toque to withstand the extreme wind chill. Somehow the idea just grew from there to his current online store- which sells the knitted Beardos for $39.99. Orders are coming in from Mexico, Florida, Toronto, all the way to Lithuania. Also, in the works is a children's version of the Beardo in new styles and colours. Its a lot more friendly-looking than a ski mask, and requires far less maintenance than a real beard.
On a day like today, it makes alot of sense.
Beardo Leaves Jack Frost Bristling