A French Forkbeard is a version of a full beard but is characterized by hair extending past the chin and splitting down the center in two parts.
The one who plans to have this beard style should make sure that he has grown a length which is more than desired. Then he can trim the excess beard the way he wants and to the desired length.
Make sure that both the split halves are of equal length. Do not forget to keep the cheeks clean shaven.
It looks best on square and triangular faces. Not everyone can carry this well.
Some facts relating to history include:
The original French forks had 2 prongs, hence the name.
Alfred Peter Friedrich Von Tirpitz (19 March 1849 – 6 March 1930) was a German grand admiral, Secretary of State of the German Imperial Naval Office carried the fork beard and was known for his strength.
In recent past, Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean) has been credited for making the French Fork look cool again.
Bohemian men and intellectuals are associated with the French fork beard style. Brad Pitt styled his beard in the French fork style; he had made sure that he wore very casual and cheap looking clothes.
This beard style seems to slowly fade away, yet we know some men who carry it really well wouldn’t let go of it.