Documenting the ups and downs of Penn Badgley's facial hair is one of our pastimes, and the "Gossip Girl" gave us something to talk about over the weekend.

Badgley, who has moved on from bright, shiny Cali girl Blake Lively to downtown, hipster Alexander Wang-wearing Zoe Kravitz (and has made a corresponding wardrobe changes himself) was seen walking around downtown New York City in the summer heat.

His printed tank top (hello, chest hair!) kept him cool in the sun; his new beard, however, seemed to be smothering his face his fleecy, identity-shrouding warmth.

We already knew Badgley had a thing for long hair, but we were previously unaware of his affinity for the 'stache. What do you think of this wooly mammoth-meets-hipster look? Can you even recognize the owner of this elaborate facial hair?

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  • Infinite Beard

    Keeps going and going and going. (Via <a href="http://www.realthinktank.com/2009/12/infinite-beard-really-bad-idea.html" target="_hplink">Real Think Tank</a>)

  • ?

    Good question. (Via <a href="http://www.funnyhairs.com/funny-facial-hair-03.html" target="_hplink">Facial Hairs</a>)

  • Whiskers

    Just don't pull them. (Via <a href="http://list25.com/top-25-craziest-beards-ever/2/" target="_hplink">List 25</a>)

  • The Bat-stache

    By far the most beard-friendly superhero logo. (Via <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/sys9k/i_had_a_dreamit_is_now_reality_the_batstache/" target="_hplink">reddit</a>)

  • Z-Beard

    Or an S-beard, from his perspective. (Via <a href="http://list25.com/top-25-craziest-beards-ever/" target="_hplink">List 25</a>)

  • Pac-Man Beard

    Always chasing those pellets. (Via <a href="http://www.oddee.com/item_97821.aspx" target="_hplink">Oddee</a>)

  • The Half-Beard

    Keep at it. The other half will grow in soon. (Via flickr: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/scomedy/6142925081/" target="_hplink">scomedy</a>)

  • Brandenburg Gate Beard

    One of the most famous beard landmarks. (Via <a href="http://roflstuffz.blogspot.com/2009/09/truth-or-fail-beard-trivia.html" target="_hplink">Rofl Stuff</a>)

  • Moustache Beard

    A beard in the form of moustaches. Interesting. (Via <a href="http://www.funnyhairs.com/funny-moustache-03.html" target="_hplink">Funny Hairs</a>)

  • Beard Tattoo

    Must take a long time to shave. (Via <a href="http://thevelvetrocket.com/2009/06/26/awesome-facial-hair-the-champions/" target="_hplink">The Velvet Rocket</a>)

  • Beard Rings

    Larger and larger. (Via <a href="http://list25.com/top-25-craziest-beards-ever/" target="_hplink">List 25</a>)

  • The Monkey Tail

    Dedication. That's what it looks like. (Via <a href="http://www.geekologie.com/2011/04/all-the-rage-ridiculous-monkeytail-beard.php" target="_hplink">Geekologie</a>)

  • Stretched Beard

    A lot of hair gel is necessary for this. (Via <a href="http://oddfunny.com/yet-another-crazy-beard-design/" target="_hplink">OddFunny</a>)