Are Goatees Cool Again? Why Isara Kitnitchee's Facial Hair Has Us Confused

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Even the most passionate goatee haters can't deny that this man looks fine AF.

Over the last decade, the goatee has been scorned by the likes of GQ, Esquire, and even Business Insider, so we thought it would be a while before the tides would turn and people would start seeing goatees as cool again — rather than the go-to facial hairstyle for men who wish they could grow full beards. Which brings us to Isara Kitnitchee.

Who exactly is Isara Kitnitchee?

Isara Kitnitchee, who also goes by "Tom", is part of the band Room39, YouTube sensations who made it big in the Thai music scene.

He's a very talented musical artist. See Exhibit A:

But we're not here to dive deep into his music. There's another time for that.

Today, we'd like you all to bring your attention to his goatee.

 

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Does his facial hair make him resemble Shaggy from Scooby-doo?

Yes.

Does scrolling through his photos make us wish we could just reach out and nuzzle our cheeks against the aforementioned facial hair?

Also yes.

 

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So is the goatee back?

Unless you've been living under a rock, you must've noticed that the '90s are back in full force, and seeing how good the goatee looks on Tom, we're a little inclined to say that yeah, the goatee could be cool again.

 

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But we could be wrong.

It might not even be the goatee. Is Tom sexy because of — or in spite of — his facial hair?

We tried scrolling back as far as his first Instagram post (circa 2011) to find out, but it seems as though he's had it even that far back.

Until he shaves it off, we guess we'll never know.