In the real world, stubble has come in and out of style depending on the times. While quite popular in 16th century Germany, those who wore stubble in the early-to-mid twentieth century were often considered unattractive, unrefined, and even unclean.
The popularity of stubble resurged in the 1980s, popularized by the TV series Miami Vice.
- Stubble article at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
- Semiotics of Shaving: Beards in Battlestar Galactica An essay discussing the symbolism of facial hair in BSG