The men of ancient Rome had an ambiguous relationship with beards. They found the long curled beards of the Greeks somewhat off-putting, and those Romans who chose to wear beards tended to keep them clipped and neat. Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, King of Rome in the sixth century BC, is said to have introduced the razor to his countrymen and tried to encourage the habit of shaving. A century later, the fashion finally caught on.
Moustaches, Whiskers & Beards by Lucinda Hawksley, National Portrait Gallery
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In 1950, Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw, made the news (again) with his beard. He was 94 years old and had been in hospital, where a doctor had requested his beard be shaved off for infection control. Shaw refused. He … Continue reading
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We’re almost there, there’s little over a week until you prove your love with the most original beardy gift yet.. Last week we featured the Couples Mugs on Etsy UK from the brilliant Smoke and Bourbon Shop on Etsy UK After … Continue reading
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