I had a beard in my teens and twenties. An Arafat. Patchy. Finally gave up and just had a cow-catcher mustache for a long time. But when the Indicted Coach look went out, I shaved it off. Then I gave up and started shaving every day. Kept it up till I retired. Now I often skip a day. On us Arafats, one day of stubble doesn't show. And it saves on soap and water. But my wife likes better it when I do it daily. She's never had to leave me a snarky diagram, though.