While the 5 o’clock shadow has its origins in upper crust England, where men met for tea at 5 p.m. every working day, it has gone a long way.
Today, it’s still a “shadow” (the regrowth of facial hair that darkens your features by the end of the day), but it’s about so much more than well-to-do people clutching tea cups (pinkies extended, of course) and conversing about who-knows-what.
Today, we can confidently assert that the 5 o’clock shadow exudes bad-boy rebelliousness while being sophisticated and well-groomed.
Many men who prefer a less bothersome alternative to the everyday razor cut have adopted it as their unique look. And, may we say, the ladies are enamored with the look? It has been shown by research.
But what precisely is it? For starters, the 5 o’clock shadow and designer stubble are virtually identical, with the exception that the latter has a more tailored length and line.
It’s the hair growth that appears on your face after a day (or a couple of days) of not shaving. It’s best if you don’t wash your neck.