A man sporting a beard has informed an acquaintance of how he bravely overcame the itchiness.

“It was tough, but I made it,” said 34-year-old local Mason Baker.

“I was tempted to pull out the razors, but I held firm.”

Baker says he now feels “no itch at all”.

For the first month of growth, Baker was forced to notify his work colleagues on a daily basis that he was in fact growing a beard.

“See this disgusting sordid growth on my face, that’s going to be a beard,” Baker told his work mates.

Baker has recently started reading beard-grooming tips online during office hours.