Q: This may sound like an elementary question, but I've been trying to find a foolproof way of having two-day scruff without dealing with that grey area in between shaves. Any advice?

-- Joseph, Toronto, ON

A: Ah yes, the two-day scruff. It's become something of a modern classic--at once masculine and youthfully carefree-- conveying that you're a man who doesn't bother with conventions. But in reality, most guys with a shadow perpetually paused at 5 o'clock, have spent more time pruning that scruff than if they were just to simply shave. But you just want to know how to maintain it, so here's your best bet: a beard trimmer set to your desired length.

-- Valet.

Read Valet.'s three recommendations on which beard trimmers to use.