Beards are among the most fickle trends, but now that the summer heat has come and gone, some men have returned to the hirsute fold, opting for something a bit more rugged for fall and winter. We spotted four beards at various stages of growth at TIFF 2011: Gerard Butler’s unkempt facial hair at George Stroumboulopoulos’s Hazelton Hotel party, Michael Fassbender’s new and prickly ginger growth at the premiere of Shame, Hugh Dancy’s almost too-perfect beard at the Vanity Fair party, and Dave Matthews with his patchy fuzz, um, everywhere. Who wore it best, and who should shave it off already?
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