The Van Dyke

The theory behind the Van Dyke beard style is simple: a goatee combined with a mustache. The Van Dyke beard style gets its name from the 17th Century Flemish painter Anthony Van Dyke and this beard style was his signature look, but has recently experienced a resurgence in popularity. When sporting the Van Dyke, the rest of the beardman’s cheeks have to be completely smooth and free of facial hair. A Van Dyke also looks better if it is more defined, so those who choose to wear this style are advised to pay close attention to the shape of the chin beard, making sure that the lines remain clear as time passes.