Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: February 28 @ 11:59am

rarely do i get myself emotionally invested in anything of this sort, but whiskerino is different. i think thats why i enjoyed it so much. its so much more than just the beard, from the guy who gets king beard that day to the lowest of the low in the hall of shame, this is the one space on the internet that you can get guys of all types and all walks of life in one place and have them be who they are meant to be: men. and with rad beards to boot. saying goodbye to this place that i love is becoming really difficult right now but all good things must come to an end. i will miss each and every one of you because you all make whiskerino what it is.

so until our paths cross once more, goodbye and God bless.


Ploafmaster says:
Ciao, man. Your work has been incredible.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:00pm -
brandon says:
Who has a red flannel tie? YOU DO!

@ace, it's been great knowing you, and I know our paths will continue to cross. So I won't say goodbye. But I will miss ya.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:00pm -
sariebell says:
Isn't that a little... matchy matchy? I love you, Ace. I miss you. I WILL see you again. Ta ta (and I'm not talking about my teets).
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:00pm -
robberfly says:
Nice growing & showing w/ you. Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:04pm -
Matthew_Moore says:
See ya, Muslim guy. ;)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:06pm -
johnatcollege says:
Glad to have met you ace.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:16pm -
Sir Walshington says:
great to have gotten to see a peak into the life of Ace. have loved all of your shots. bon voyage!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:19pm -
tedford says:
how have i never seen that hat before?! have i seen that hat? don't let yourself be a stranger. if your travels get you back down this way at all feel free to drop by. not gonna say goodbye because i know we'll see you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:38pm -
c dub says:
ACE! where are you? are you still coming to the ATL?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:53pm -
c dub says:
wait, are you muslim?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:53pm -
Yogi Beard says:
A flannel tie. Somehow, I'm not surprised. You took some truly killer shots. Best of luck to you, sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:56pm -
Matthew_Moore says:
@cdub - my comment was re: his adventures in chat roulette last night. He may be, but that wasn't what I was hitting at.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:34pm -
Finn MacCool says:
Red flannel tie! I needs that.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:02pm -
julialikesbeards says:
Look at that combo. Total hotness.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:12pm -
Vanbert says:
bye ace. come visit LA again. i've enjoyed everything about you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:03pm -
mims attack says:
you're the best
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:06pm -
miguelito says:
i love your tie.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:11pm -
jonshell says:
dude, whatever. i'll see you soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:28pm -
9schwander says:
miss you and your checkers and fashion advice, sir. farewell.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:31pm -
Grower&Shower says:
Thanks for bring style, grace and creativity.

As always, awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:37pm -
Davis says:
you sir, are a snappy dresser. i'm continually impressed. you've also convinced me to buy more red plaid (for proof, see my photo today).
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:44pm -
El Barbudo says:
Matching power!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:57pm -
Boaz says:
Ace! you sir are the man and one of my fav beardos. I've enjoyed all the dress photos and killer shots this go around... hope to see you in May
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:04pm -
mattyc says:
always a pleasure sir ace. You are a good dude... and it's great to beard with you on the internet...also moustaching is nice too.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:15pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
it has been more than a pleasure my friend
You are the picture of class.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:21pm -
shularbrau says:
You've got style. It's a crazy style, but it's style.
I'm going to steal a little piece of your style and start doing the Formal Lumberjack more often myself.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:26pm -
jason says:
been a pleasure getting to know you these past four months. i'm sure our paths will cross again soon. you be around in may?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:34pm -
Jaymz! says:
@Ace peace out brother. it was a fine evening to meet. hopefully someday we can all again. word.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:34pm -
aaron itchyface says:
great meeting you and growing with ya this year. you have been one of my faves this year! take care man!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:36pm -
Phil says:
Ace, your work always inspires. Stay awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:46pm -
pcain says:
stay in touch ace. your a good guy.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:47pm -
jnonfiction says:
@Ace, just... give me a call. You know? I'm up for it.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:56pm -
Ace says:
@cdub currently in illinois, but heading back down south in a few days. Ill let you know. Coincidentally...

@jonshell yeah probably. How about lunch on Thursday? Ill give you a call.

@jason doing anthing this weekend? I think I'm headed back down south so maybe @ty, reagan and I will take a trip to see ya? You still have to show me around ft. worth anyways...

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:02pm -
zackle says:
Hey buddy. I'm sad that this is ending forever. I know you are too, despite your smile.

We'll always have May, right?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:05pm -
Pip says:
Always the classiest man. It's always fun seeing your work, and I'll miss seeing it so often. Guess I'll just have to wait until May...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:12pm -
Zach says:
@ace it's been fun. i'm sure our paths will cross again. until then...take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:41pm -
Jar says:
Ace! It was great growing and showing with you for a second time. Stay in touch bro.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:49pm -
bobafred says:
see you around, ace!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:53pm -
Roo says:
will miss you too! see you in may?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:00pm -
Grown Unknown says:
I will think of you whenever I see beards and flannel together.

Take care and thanks for the comments.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:06pm -
ilikeschool says:
bye! but this is not over yet! far from it!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:25pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot.


Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:29pm -
Nate Frog says:
I am going to miss seeing your style everyday. You are a great dresser and beard grower. It has been great following you. Godspeed!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:57pm -
keifel says:
thank you ace always being your awesome self.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:31pm -
wondermade says:
That pattern looks familiar. So do you after staring at your face for approaching a year of my life.
Stay well. I still owe you that return call and with Whiskerino ending perhaps I'll start having free time again.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:35pm -
jonshell says:
@ace i work on thursday, but yeah, give me a ring.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:42pm -
Paragone says:
Ace. You are awesome. that is all.


Ok .. not really .

Thanks for being my "someone to talk to" when the TD got awkward. You are always fun to be around and I hope our paths cross in the future.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:01pm -
Jarrett says:
It's been great! Be sure to keep in touch!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:24pm -
themightyjones says:
Take care, Ace!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:25pm -
Poe says:
This image - like so many of your images- just makes me happy. I mean, where do you find a matching tie and hat? But you did it.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:33pm -
c dub says:
sweet, Ace. you have my number & email. so hit me up.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:41pm -
Spitzer says:
i love your smile, dude. you are a good friend to have around. next time i'm in California, i'm going to look you up.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:57pm -
R E N A U D says:
Ace: When I get out to Cali (probably next spring) I hope you are around. AIM or email me anytime.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:59pm -
Barefoot says:
Ace dont worry. We will still hang out. This was like a jump start on our relat.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:59pm -
TheStride says:
That's quite the get-up. Thanks for the awesome shots a lot the way. It's been great.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:01pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
Hey man, it's been awesome getting to know you better over these 4 months. Youre a rockstar, and I better see you in May! You always have a place to crash in Nashville sir, call anytime
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:02pm -
Presto Beardo says:
Ace you are one of the best, bummed I didn't get to see you in person this time, but I will be sure to stay in touch
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:08pm -
jmathiasxiii says:
We have not spoken very much, and that makes me pretty sad. I dig you a lot Ace. I hope we can have a real talk in the future.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:09pm -
yourfavorite says:
See you later Ace. You have been one of my favorites ever since MM09. Thanks for all the inspiration and camera nerd talk. Can't wait till our paths cross again. See you in May friend.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:49pm -
hankbobs says:
take care Ace. It was great getting to hang with you for a bit at the TD, I'm sure I'll see you, and Wesley again in May. I can't wait to see what you do next!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:50pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
Cheers Ace. It's been fun.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:00pm -
Eric the Beard says:
God bless you too. You were awesome and inspiring.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:03pm -
damnweather says:
i wish we had gotten to hang out more last weekend.

no, more.

no, more than that.

little bit more.

okay, back off just a bit...

yeah, that much.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:10pm -
David Knapp says:
Thanks for help making this whiskerino great. I'm hitting you up if I come up that way - I hope our paths intersect.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:38pm -
jarrodms says:
i was glad that i was abe to meet up with you in nashville after following your amazing pictures... i wish you the best
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:54pm -
Chad Pugh says:
We did indeed dance a bit - Please do indeed call when you come to NYC. I'm certain we can have fun running around town.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:56pm -
revgoomba says:
Wear that bowtie with pride buddy.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:25am -
hale. says:
ace, you are a joy, and it's an honor to have you as a friend. i hope you didn't re-lose the tiny bible, but even if you have, it's ok. thank you for being who you are, creative, funny, tall, plaid, awesome, kind, talented, and a sharp dresser.

i look forward to seeing you again soon. be well and be safe. with love, me.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:07am -
Dschonn says:
I like your style. I like that I know where you got that tie. I like that you got accused of being matchy-matchy even though you made a clear decision not to wear your shirt that matches both tie and hat. I like that I can say I've known you for a few years despite the fact that we've only had a couple of face-to-face conversations in all that time. You're a stand-up guy, and I like knowing you.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:44am -
k_bone says:
Take care, Ace. See ya 'round!

(And yes, I think moving to #Birmingham wouldn't be a bad idea.)
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 3:20am -
mynameisjason says:
be well, sir. i think i can safely say that all of us here in whiskerino land love you. thanks for being great.

Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:57am -
cary norton says:
when you're in bham, we'll make something great happen. im not sure what that means but either way ill be taking pictures.

salut ace! see you on internet.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:33am -
miguelito says:
thanks @ace. one of my regrets is not really getting a chance to talk to you at the Throwdown about Bazan, and other cool things. you seem like a really cool dude. at least i saw you at breakfast eating waffles that one time.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:50am -
KimJongIllness says:
Yeah, I'm not sure HOW we missed each other at the throwdown, but you were on MY shortlist (that was only 50-60 long) of folks I wanted to meet. Next time?

As for your comment regarding my style... Coming from you, that is high praise, indeed! Thank you!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:34pm -
Noelix says:
Ace you bearded bearded man. Let's hang out when you're in Phoenix again. I'll catch you online in the meantime. It's been a joy to grow some facial hair with you.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:13pm -
Just Jamey says:
You, my friend, were great to chat with at night. I will miss that. Keep in touch. For realz. Not for pretendz.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:48pm -
l_etranger_ says:
Ah Ace, what to say? It was a grand pleasure meeting you in Nashville. Thanks for going out of your way to venture over to lunch with us on Sunday before leaving. You have been an integral part of my whiskerino experience. you better come through birmingham soon so we can party. peace brother.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:52pm -
mOtke says:
Like an angry leprechaun looking for a hit of Irish Whiskey, or a smooth valet with a feverish desire to surf the ocean on a Yak, so was his tenacious feeling for the red and black plaid. Not even the simple words of the poets would stop him from bellowing out his songs about tartar sauce and cashews. He loved cashews like werewolves like dog biscuits.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:23pm -
Ace says:
@motke i actually do love cashews quite a lot.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:41pm -
specialshoes says:
you are an amazing participant in these follicular excursions! you constantly inspire with your contributions. i would love to actually have the opportunity to hang with you at some point. if you are ever in my town, wherever it may be, you will always have a place to crash. can't wait for May! see you then...
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:13pm -
Andrew says:
yeah, I added you on flickr. so there.

I'll be around in May and hope to rock the chat/comments there too. fully bearded.

I've enjoyed your stuff all the way back to 2007. You were a convincing participant in my decision to run the gauntlet that is whiskerino.

Keep in touch.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:36pm -
Johnny Rebellious says:
I'm not sure you know the impact you had on me. I came across Whiskerino in 2007 (after it had already started), and so I followed along from the outside looking in. I enjoyed looking at everyone's photos, but certain individuals popped out more than others, and you were one of those guys. It's because of Whiskerino veterans like you that I knew I had to be a part of this whole "beard growing experience" in 2009. Each one of your shots are top notch and full of class, and you seem like one of the nicest people in the world -- someone I know I'd have the honor to meet. It really is a shame we couldn't shake hands in Nashville, but I somehow get the feeling that we will one day in the future.

I think I speak for everyone when I say: Thanks for all you've brought to Whiskerino, past and present. It's been a real pleasure, sir. Take care.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:31pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
Ace you are awesome in photo and rad in person. Thanks for all the kind words you left on my page–they are a hard act to follow. I'm glad you thought I would be a cool guy to hang out with... just from a few of my silly photos. It was a pleasure to hang out and get to know you these last four months.

Also, I don't see how you could be jealous of my style. Ok, maybe my shoes (clame). But honestly, I may have a few stylish pieces, but you seem to be the real deal and live it out day to day. Heck, I took notes during your fashion theme week.

Definitely let me know when you head through Phoenix so we can hang out again. Plus Jessica and I make it out to Cali a couple times a year, so heres to many more meetups. Thanks for growing a beard with me. See you around.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 10:16pm -
Ace says:
@armyofwhiskers i do love those shoes but $90? dang...

ill see you soon im sure. take care.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:11pm -
Ned Kelly says:
See you later sir, you perfect attendance has been even more remarkable as you posted very stylish and atmospheric pics, i loved them and on top grew a fabulous looking beard as well. Incredible. I hope our paths cross again at some point.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:33pm -
mackle says:
You forget that I can leave you a final comment whenever I want. I am sorry I didn't do so earlier. Your humor is a tough read for me - were you seriously upset that I didn't leave you comment despite the fact that we're going to see each other in Moustache May? Or were you just being "funny" and I didn't get it? The world may never know.

I think I'll go through and leave some of these post-Whiskerino comments on some of the other people that thing I intentionally skipped over them, which I did not.

You're good people Ace. You're a great photographer, you've got an interesting personality and impeccable style. It's hard to ask for much more. I hope to see you around the Internets and expect that prank phone call at any moment.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:44pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.