Saturday Morning Beard Fact

Posted on

February 3, 2018

Categories

Tags

Share this

Pin this



It is fascinating to note how often a surge in men’s desire to grow facial hair has coincided with their feeling threatened by female power. Two of the most heavily bearded eras in British history were during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria. In the mid-nineteenth century, in addition to having a female monarch, Victorian men felt besieged by women agitating for more political power and daring to ask for the vote. By the time all adult British women were finally granted the vote in 1928, the mirrors of Britain were reflecting men admiring their manly moustaches. In 1960s and 1970s, as ‘women’s liberation’ gained new ground, facial hair sprouted to an extent that hadn’t been seen since the reign of Queen Victoria. In the 2010s, as the topic of feminism was once again more widely discussed in the press, the huge ‘hipster’ beard began to flourish.

Moustaches, Whiskers & Beards by Lucinda Hawksley, National Portrait Gallery

 

Save

Categories

Share this

featured post

Scotch Porter Mineral Enriched Body Care Collection

Saturday Morning Beard Fact

Facial hair has often been viewed as subversive. In the mid-nineteenth century the Manchester Courier announced: ‘Since the late insurrection and massacre at Naples it is unsafe for anyman who wears his beards and mustachios to walk the streets of … Continue reading

Scotch Porter Mineral Enriched Body Care Collection

There’s nothing worse than funky man meat below your belt. Late last year, Scotch Porter launched the perfect solution for this… Fresh Meat Masculine Wipes. The on-the-go, man-sized botanical infused wipes were made to keep your ba**s fresh, #StayReady! Because … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Beard Fact

In 1932, when competition for jobs was higher then it had ever been in living memory, and toeing the line was back with a vengeance, the author Warren C. Graham published How to Get a Job During a Depression, which … Continue reading

Monday Mug

Celebrate the beardy men in your life with this big Beardy Man Mug on Etsy UK The front of the mug is printed with a line drawing of a beardy man and the back can be personalised with a name … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Beard Fact

The death knell for the British beard and whiskers was finally tolled during the First World War when it was discovered that the seals on gas masks would not work on hairy faces. Men could wear moustaches with pride (provided … Continue reading

What Is LIKEtoKNOW.It?

Download the new LIKEtoKNOW.it app now to shop your screenshots™. It is that easy! Screenshot my LIKEtoKNOW.it enabled images and shop instantly. Click "Learn More" below to download the app or click on the images below to shop!



Learn More


Partners In
Beard

Follow us on