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10.29.14

It's crazy how quickly 2 months goes by! A bunch of sweet little babies are now fully bearded monsters - give or take a few beard fail contestants! At the very bottom of this blog post is a form to vote for your favorites of 4 categories; Fullest Beard, Best Mustache, Beard Fail, and People's Choice. If your browser doesn't support the form at the end of this post, you can also vote here.

BEARD PARTY DETAILS:

On Monday, Nov. 3rd we'll meet at The Mule from 8-10pm. We've got space reserved and we'll all hang out, eat, drink and be merry. We'll annouce the results from the beard poll and award our victors their prizes.

As usual, we have amazing sponsors. I can't thank these businesses enough for participating in such a ridiculous competition!

 Growabeardok Tree and Leaf Clothing The Mule okc oklahoma city Plaza District

 

Now! On to the beards!

Zach Hatlestad

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

"Mischievous space travel. Good bearding, fellas. See you next year. Thunder Up."

I read that text appears mirrored when viewed in outer space! Thanks for bearding with us, dude!

Nick Bollinger

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

 

"Welp, its been a great couple of months. My beard and I have grown close and we’ve grown long. Thank’s for giving me an excuse to exile my razor! Beards to you my whiskery compadre’s, I had a hair of a time!"

I hate all those puns, but can't stop staring into your eyes.

Michael Hendrick

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

 

"It's been a great time everyone, but there can only be one victor! Vote Redbeard for the win!!!"

If Reddest Beard was a category, you'd have this one in the bag! Glad you bearded with us again this year, Red Beard!

Matt Raney

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"My my, what an adventure. My beard has taken me far in the past two months. Good times and bad, and boy were there bad. It could have grown in a little thicker on the sides, but I'm happy with the chin coverage. Now that its over, do I shave it off? Or perhaps do I let the adventure continue at my own pace? I'm just not sure, only time will tell."

Shave? Shave. I hate the word as I hate hell, all razors, and aftershaves.

Logan Bohrer

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

Great beard, but you've got one tiny straggler of a chin hair there.... Good bearding, Logan!

Hugh Jazz aka Kolsen McLaughlin

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

 

"Not sure if I'm happy or sad about this being the final week."

Kolsen, I honestly think your beard makes you look 5 years older. Which still makes you look 15 years younger than me.

Kevin Rhodes

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Tricept and beard selfie in one! Kevin is donating to the beard competition! Thank you, Plan-It Landscape!!

Kaemon Patterson aka YUNG BABYSHOE

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

Kaemon, I don't know. Beard growing might not be the sport for you... BUT you're a champ in my book!

John Metcalf

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

If you win 4 years in a row, I will cancel this competition.

Jerry Bennett

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Salt 'n' peppa style! Thanks for bearding with us Jer-bear. Hope to see you at the party!

JD Epperson

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Thanks to JD, OK Screenprinting will be donating a few t-shirts to the winners! Thanks, dude!

Dusty Gilpin

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

For your nightmares.

David Rouse

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Got trimmed up and lost the stash. Thanks to guys and gal at lake side barber for the fresh do and style."

Lakeside is great! Lookin' sharp! David's company, One Off Designs, is donating some wicked metal forged items to the winners! Thanks, Davey!

Caleb Arter

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

I can't believe this happened. Is this real life? Did Caleb Arter really grow a full beard? Wow. There's a tear in my beard!

Blue 7 is also sponsoring the contest, thanks dude! We always appreciate your support!

Bryan & Solomon Matthews

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"It's the Final Countdown! I really feel like this is a good beard picture. This beard is the fullest of all the contestants and my son is the cutest baby of all time."

I feel like we've really grown as a family over the last two months. Hope to see you at the party!

Brian Pelts

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"The Finish Line: As the shirt says, I grew a beard. This is my fourth go 'round and this year has been the most fun. I've had a blast getting to know my fellow beardos through the blog posts and hope everyone comes back for more beardy awesomeness next year. If any of you want to continue your beardy ways, join me in the United Way of Norman's annual No Shave November; you can either start from scratch or keep rocking your T&L beard. You can get all the deets at United Way Norman"

Most benevolent beard award goes to.... Brian Pelts! You're a beast, dude! Helluva beard.

Avery Wilson

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Dude, I bet you're fighting girls away like mad! You've got a naturally grown legit 1970s-ass-kickin-black-man-gangster-beard I've ever seen! Glad you stuck it out all 2 months!

Andy Boatman

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Final entry. It was great fun. Already looking forward to next year."

All you need to look forward to is The Mule next Monday! Thanks to Andy and Blue Sage Studios for donating some one-of-a-kind, glass blown, shaving dishes!! Wow!

 

See you all next Monday with the results!

Beard Off
10.24.14

1 more week guys! I was briefly talking with Caleb Arter and he explained that up to this week he was slightly dreading his beard. His beard was itchy, scratchy, and patchy for the first 6 weeks. Once he hit the 7 week mark, something clicked and now he loves it! It feels good to convert someone to the beard-side of the force!

Next week will be our final week, make it a good one! Here's how the finale will all go down. Submit your final photo on Tuesday Oct. 28th, I'll post all the photos on Wednesday along with a link to an online poll. After you've submitted your final photo, you can do whatever you want with your beard. If you shave, you won't be disqualified from the contest.

On Monday, Nov. 3rd we'll meet at The Mule from 8-10pm. We've got space reserved and we'll all hang out, eat, drink and be merry. We'll annouce the results from the online poll and award our victors their prizes.

Just for participating in the contest, everyone (including sponsors!) will recieve a super limited #GrowABeardOK t-shirt. If you haven't sent me your shirt size, please do so, or I'll just assume you wear a large. Here's a look at the front of our shirt. Sponsors names and logos will adorn the back! Thanks for participating. It's always a fun (and goofy) contest, but we love hosting it.

If you're interested in sponsoring the contest (a couple simple gifts for our winners) we'd be happy to include your logo/information on the back of our shirt. Email beard@treeandleafclothing.com for information. 

GrowABeardOK Tree And Leaf Clothing Oklahoma City Plaza District Beard Contest

Now! On to the beards!

Zach Hatlestad

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

"Successfully recreated my 6th grade yearbook photo...beard included. Go Royals."

That's some gnarly bearding right there!

Nick Bollinger

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

"Now that it is grown and burly, my beard and I traveled north to partake in the time-honored bearded tradition of lumberjacking… and jack lumber we did"

If lumberjacking doesn't work out, you could always go into the paper towel industry!

Michael Hendrick

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

 "2 weeks left and I don't know why I would ever shave!"

Exactly! I'm with you! Keep it for-ev-ur.

Matt Raney

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"I think I missed a few entries but thanks for letting me play. Now to shave and start this mess all over again. "

You doing Movember?

Logan Bohrer

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

Mighty fine beard there, L-Beardie.

Hugh Jazz aka Kolsen McLaughlin

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Well played! Horribly photoshoped!

Kevin Rhodes

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Dude, you're lookin' mean! You're intimidating me through my monitor.

Kaemon Patterson aka YUNG BABYSHOE

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

Babyshoe, I bet this is before your time, but this reminded me of Beakman's World.

John Metcalf

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Muah Ha Ha Ha Ha!"

Snidely Whiplash is back!

Jerry Bennett

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Quite nice, if I do say so myself. "

I concur, Jerry, I concur.

JD Epperson

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

The beardiest buck there ever was. Great shot!

Dusty Gilpin

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

CHUMP.

David Rouse

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Hey do you have an age limit on drink and draw? My nephew is starting to write/draw and want to give him a postive place to meet some artist that will help and keep in the blackbook for now..."

Drink & Draw is open to everyone! Bring him on out next Thursday!

Caleb Arter

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Splendid beard. So much better than you made it out to sound initially!

Bryan & Solomon Matthews

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"We pause to reflect on the past and think about the future of beard growth within this family..."

It's a bird! It's a plane...It's a beard!

Brian Pelts

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"The Macho Man. Ooh yeah, Beardo Madness is running wild! My beard's the tower of power, too sweet to be sour. It's funky like a monkey. Sky's the limit and space is the place. DIG IT!"

Heck yeah! Gunning for the title belt!

Avery Wilson

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Looking like being apart of the #beardgang is wearing on you, bro!

Andy Boatman

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"At the Gray Owl in Norman. Stopped in at the new Dreamer Concepts Gallery and then a latte. Week seven of growth, no Just for Men yet keeping it real."

Dude, I can't wait to get some grey in my beard! You're the beast!

 

Beard on, duuuuuddddddeeeeessssss! SEND ME YOUR SHIRT SIZES!

Beard Off
10.15.14

Cheers to every single one of you beautiful beardies! Everyone sent their photo in on time this week!! I'm going to buy every single one of you an ice cold beer very, very, very, soon! Speaking of which, I'll post the details of our final beard party awards ceremony next week! Only a few weeks left, so make them good! Here's to letting nature take it's course!

Zach Hatlestad

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

"5:30 AM work picture. Clearly not feeling it."

It's 5:30 PM when I'm typing this blog, and I hope your day was much better than expected. Turn that beard upside down, brother!

Nick Bollinger

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

"No adventure this week folks - just pure unadultured beard!"

The Marlboro man sans cigarette.

- William Blake

Michael Hendrick

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

 "Grizzly Adams had a beard!"

Grizzly Adams did have a beard!

Matt Raney

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Good evening #GrowABeardOK, This beard contest is - shall we say - In the bag."

Lovely use of the hashtag, relative seasonal reference, and beard photo all wrapped into one cunning piece of smack talk!

Logan Bohrer

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

 

"Don't selfie and drive."

The only thing worse than texting and driving.

Hugh Jazz aka Kolsen McLaughlin

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Beardholio's pre-season beard."

You're beard is grizzlier than the Grizzlies. THAT'S why we won last night!

Kevin Rhodes

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

 

"He is dreaming of growing a beard of his own."

That Taxi Driver mowhawk makes little man look pretty mean even in his sleep!

Kaemon Patterson aka YUNG BABYSHOE

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

Babyshoe right on time with beard game on the mind.

John Metcalf

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

 

"I'm gonna let you guys in on the secret to making your mustache curl. No joke, I've put this stuff on my stache to make the ends stay. Plus it makes it taste like syrup! And who doesn't want to taste syrup every time they lick their lips..."

Jerry Bennett

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

 

"I work as hard as my beard!"

The guy you're drawing looks pretty sad that you didn't illustrate him with a beard...

JD Epperson

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Well done.

Dusty Gilpin

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Come see me at the Plaza store! Get a beard discount, eat a grill cheese sandwich, piece of pizza, and slice of pie all in a one block neighborhood.

David Rouse

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Another selfie while driving....! What is wrong with you kids?

Damn fine beard, sir.

Caleb Arter

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Denim shirt. Denim pants. Denim hat.

Bryan & Solomon Matthews

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"The beard was out in full force during my sister-in-laws wedding. Maybe for her one year anniversary Solomon will have a full on beard as well."

Sol is lookin' totes adorbs, and you're lookin' totes grumps.

Brian Pelts

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Week 6: The Xzibit. "Yo dawg, I heard you like beards so we got you a beard for your beard so you can beard while you beard."

How will we ever know how much your beard grew this week?!?!

Avery Wilson

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"My, 'I missed my flight' beard face..."

Ohhhhhh! Dang bro! Lookin' like a bad muzza fuzza....

Andy Boatman

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"At slingers this morning. Coming along now."

Andy, your beard was 'coming along' in week 2... Embrace the professional 4 year beard contest veteran status!

 

Beard on, duuuuuddddddeeeeessssss!

Beard Off
10.10.14

Yo Beardos! This competition is getting hairy. If you're a contestant in our beard growing contest, you are welcome to have 20% OFF any apparel in our store for the remainder of the competiton! Just tell whoever is behind the counter that you get the GrowABeardOK discount, and they'll know what to do. As far as beards go, I'm not sure weather to be proud or disappointed in myself for leading this rag tag rebellion against shaving. I'm sure it will haunt me someday and my atonement will be great. The photos this week are pretty great, BUT you've got to remember to send your photos in on Tuesday. Otherwise, you picture will be replaced by an angrycat or whatever other odd photo meanders across my social network feed that morning. On to the bearding!

Zach Hatlestad

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

"Worth the broken neck to get Collison, Durant, and Beard in the same picture. Thunder Up!"

Definitely. Tough loss last night, but everyone knows preseason is for chumps.

Nick Bollinger

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

"This week, the Serengeti! My beard, now beginning to mature, was awestruck and quite sobered by the boldness and serenity of the elder lion’s mane. Such wisdom and power grown tirelessly into one beard! I beleive my beard found a role model, while I hoped the lion hadn’t found lunch!"

Tyger, Tyger burning bright,

In the forest of the night,

What immortal hand or eye,

could frame thy beardful symmetry?

- William Blake

Michael Hendrick

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

 "Don't underestimate this beard... The thickness is real!"

Real like Shaquille! That Irish beards a beardin'!

Matt Raney

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Guess who didn't send in their picture this week?

Logan Bohrer

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

Logan taking beard photos on company time. GET BACK TO WORK.

Hugh Jazz aka Kolsen McLaughlin

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"It's the time of the season for bearding."

'Tis! Great bearding, K-Dawg.

Kevin Rhodes

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

 

"Silly string makes your beard grow better."

Captain America style!!

Kaemon Patterson aka YUNG BABYSHOE

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard 2014

YUNG BABYSHOE sent his photo in on time this week! Rejoice!

John Metcalf

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Forever in your nightmares.

Jerry Bennett

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Just chillin'. No worries. :)"

Opening a jar of pickles with a popeye grin.

JD Epperson

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Damn. Straight. Playa.

Dusty Gilpin

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

I could sell a katchup popscicle to a lady wearing white gloves.

David Wyman

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

....and who else do you think didn't send their photo this week?

David Rouse

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Chilling with my homies this am."

With a beard like that, they'll soon accept you into their furry family.

Caleb Arter

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

Caleb Arter, everyone! This guy was down playing his beard when the competition began. I hear he's going to try to last the entire duration of the #B7CleanStart experiment.

Bryan & Solomon Matthews

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

 

"You say all jokes about Solomon freakishly growing a beard by the end. I say you should see the kids back anything is possible!"

King Solomon was one wise dude. Using my better judgment, I bet he also had a pretty kickin' beard. Live up to that namesake, Sol.

Brian Pelts

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Week 5: The Cool Dad. TURN DOWN FOR KHAKIS!"

TURNT UP BEARDS.

Avery Wilson

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

I remember when Avery was once a young whippersnapper hanging around the shop, drawing goofy things. Now he's a grown ass beard man.

Andy Boatman

Tree And Leaf Grow A Beard Oklahoma City 2014

"Home brew in the vac pot as I forgot to get a photo at the Avanti in Devon Tower."

Perfectly brewed coffee must be the pinnacle of scientific achievement. Cheers, I lift my cup to you, good sir!

 

Tonight is LIVE on the PLAZA. Hope to see all you bearded weirdos out there rain, hail, sleet, or snow! Have a great week, and beard on!

Beard Off
10.09.14

The dangerous duo, Edgardo George & Lance King, will be wreaking havoc and showing Halloween themed artwork this Friday! They are the minds behind LER LER LER, Manimations, Twists Pretzels, and Baby Plaza!

Lance and Egg or Egg and Lance, are consistent Drink & Drawers, amazing illustrators, and wonderful friends of the shop for the last 3 years. Last October, they brought you the show Monsters Within, and debuted this amazing manimation:

Friday night will be another wonderful evening on the Plaza District. Come out to see Lance and Egg's amazing artwork and the official premier of Baby Plaza. Here are a few sneak peeks of some of the illustrations we'll be showing! See you Friday!!

Edgardo George Lance King Manimations Ler Ler Ler Plaza District Oklahoma City

 

Edgardo George Lance King Manimations Ler Ler Ler Plaza District Oklahoma City

Edgardo George Lance King Manimations Ler Ler Ler Plaza District Oklahoma City

 

Edgardo George Lance King Manimations Ler Ler Ler Plaza District Oklahoma City