There’s an old English proverb that goes, “A man without a beard is like a cup of tea without milk.” We don’t know much about tea, but Studio@Gawker has enormous respect for the inspiring facial hair we saw at this year’s National Beard and Moustache Championship.

If you don’t believe that competitive bearding is a real thing, or if you’re in the mood to witness some truly amazing facial hair, check out this Studio@Gawker original video featuring the best, most badass ‘staches, beards, and everything in between in America. (Warm fuzzies guaranteed.)