This is the extent of my Grizzly Adams look before I finally had enough and had to shave it off. I'll let you in on a secret - by this point it is itchy as hell and quite annoying. I don't know if you eventually break through and it gets better, but if not, I don't know how guys make it to the ZZ Top stage.
My first attempt at a new look was what I call the Irish immigrant look. I have some Irish blood in me, and could pull this off. I could see myself in a smoky bar, standing toe to toe with Tom Cruise in Far And Away, and I would fit right it.
Here's another view for your enjoyment. And though I look quite grand, it's still too long and irritating and I have to go shorter.
The next logical step, obviously, is the fu manchu. This is really classy. Too classy I think, so ultimately I went with no facial hair at all. So, though I don't look as good, it is kind of a relief to be hairless and I feel much more comfortable.