Boyszone 12 Tuesday, 18 August 2009 London Lite The Lite guy guide to competing in a triathlon Tri it out: run, ride and swim to fitness come on guys, smooth cheeks IN CASE you havent noticed, ever since the economy took a nose dive facial hair has had something of a revival. As the recession bites, more men are turning to face fuzz to make a cheap fashion statement. Beards are back, goatees are de rigueur and even the much-maligned moustache has become trendy again. Sales of beard trimmers are bristling and celebrity tachonistas are leading the way... According to psychotherapist Lucy Beresford, there are sound reasons for this. Psychologically, men often hide behind facial hair and when people fear for their job security and livelihood, the need to hide like this and feel safe increases, she says. Of course, facial hair is a totally free, self- renewing fashion accessory, too, allowing a man to change his look from day to day depending on his mood. In just a few minutes you can create a look thats cool and contemporary, mean and moody or sleek and sophisticated. In a world where it pays to be distinct, a little facial topiary might be the thing that gets you noticed. And with September designated as TacheBack month, where you can grow a tache to raise cash for Cancer Research (see tacheback. com for details), theres no better time to cultivate a caterpillar or give a goatee a go. LEE KYNASTON takes you through the hottest celebrity styles. Facefuzz isbackin fashion... Spendit! nLOVE vintage but cant face trawling through rails in search of hidden gems? Asos has done the work for you by asking James Wright of Mint Vintage to curate classic retro items. Step back into the Sixties with a varsity jacket or embrace autumns trend for tweed with a hunting coat. Other highlights include vintage Belstaff pieces and leather pilot jackets. Items start from 95 at asos.com TriaThlon fever has hit the capital, with the london Triathlon and iTU World Series event last weekend. Want to take part next year? Matty reed, 2008 olympian, professional triathlete and spokesman for Suunto sports watches, explains how. Getting started Find a club or an online programme. Start with a six-week routine of 30 minutes daily exercise, alternating daily between swimming, cycling and running or walking, with one rest day a week. You need good shoes, a bike, goggles, swim paddles and a heart rate monitor. ...butwhichcelebrity tachewillsuityou? TED BAKER has taken the basics that lurk in most mens wardrobes -- polo shirts, T-shirts, hoodies and jumpers -- and revamped them with quirky colours, detailing and graphics for its new Born collection. Check it out at bornbytedbaker. com and while youre there, enter the Born By Ted Baker Gig Race for your chance to win a pair of Bestival weekend camping tickets and 1,000-worth of Born by Ted Baker clothing. Beafabulous Bakerboy Mix it up Teach your body to make the transition from one sport to another. Ride for 15 minutes, then run for five, and repeat. Cycle quickly after swimming once every two weeks. Get competitive Enter individual swimming, running and cycling races. Final push Do two workouts a day, three days a week. Run at different speeds and cycle uphill. Have a holiday at the same time by entering Escape From Alcatraz (San Francisco), Noosa (Australia) and any race in Europe with big hill climbs. For Suunto triathlon equipment, see suunto.com Angus WAtson index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html