You will need to grow a lot more whiskers and then get it styled to look as good as that. Your sideburns just don’t look like they have the necessary density of hair to come to this party.
Have you thought of aspiring to the Colonel Sanders look instead?[/quote]
Hmm, do you think if I grow the side burns longer and keep them combed down it will give the illusion that it is thick and dense? I must have this beard… Colonel Sanders definitely won’t cut it. LOL.[/quote]
The only way to find out is to try. I suspect that given your age you may need to wait a while to get a really thick growth on the side burns … if it happens at all.
This is why I’d suggest a planter style, sort of like the evil Sheldon Cooper.
You can also use this style as training wheels to see if you can keep up the necessary grooming required.
FYI. 300 was a tad inaccurate on Leonidas. At the time of Thermopylae he was an elderly man of about 61 years of age. He probably had a lot of silver in any beard he had.