We have much to thank Denis Villeneuve for. Having whisked Jake Gyllenhaal off to Atlanta to start work on Prisoners with Hugh Jackman, there was one vital task that Jake had to do before filming could begin. The removal of the Face Pet otherwise known as the Great Shave. While I reflect on the irony that Jake may well have shaved off the beard on the same day that we bestowed on it the name of Lincoln, here is the proof thanks to this Twitterer.
I believe that Atlanta has a more clement winter climate than NYC which also means the added bonus of decent footwear.
Thanks to Sasha for the heads up!