In addition to writing novels, Charles Dickens maintained a career as a journalist and magazine editor. In 1853 he commissioned an article entitled “Why Shave?’ for his periodical Household Words. It was written by the magazine’s editor William Henry Wills, who went on to grow an enormous pair of whiskers that met beneath his chin in a neck beard, which made it look as though he was wearing an Elizabethan ruff.
Moustaches, Whiskers & Beards by Lucinda Hawksley, National Portrait Gallery
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