NEW YORK, NY – The face follicles were extra fancy on Saturday night as the Gotham City Beard Association held it’s annual Beard and Mustache Competition at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City.
Club members and guests alike braved rain and lightning in the name of competition and charity. Not only were contestants competing for beardly-bragging rights, but proceeds from the event went to the NYC-based Art Start, a non-profit organization that assists marginalized youth through the creative process. It was truly event for everyone as judged categories ranged all over the spectrum – best business beard, best beard over 8-inches, best freestyle beard, and even best fake beard for the ladies.
CRW was on hand for the event to showcase Apothecary 87, Bucardo, and Chicago Comb. Each brand was also kind enough to donate towards the grand prize with the winner getting a official Man Club bat from Apotecary 87, a Chicago Comb No. 1 Matte and Leather Sheath gift set, and a Bucardo Mustache Mug. Scroll down to see some highlights from the event as captured by CRW’s Chris DePue.