By the turn of the twentieth century, beards were worn mostly by grumpy old men, and in 1904 the writer and humorist Frank Richardson coined the expression ‘face fungus’. Although he is little read today, Richardson was popular in his … Continue reading →
In 1904 a London County Council report stated that anyone suffering from ring-worm of the beard (a scourge of the day) must not be served in the barbers, hairdressers’ or haircutting shops’. This clause was seen even more important than … Continue reading →
Death by Moustache On Wednesday, 5 October 1910, the Western Times reported the following story: Which Possessed the Handsomest Moustache? ‘A quarrel between two men as to whom possessed the more handsome moustache resulted in the death of Morton Norbury, … Continue reading →
In 1895 the American inventor King Cam Gillette came up with the idea of a safety razor with a disposable blade. It took six years – and much pain – to perfect his invention, but in 1901 he managed to … Continue reading →
Not every man could afford to attend the barber for a daily shave; in 1893 a Belfast hairdresser, B. Ranagan’s, reported that it was the fashion among working men to have a shave once a week on a Saturday, after … Continue reading →
For the vast majority of Victorian women, especially those born after 1854, seeing a man without facial hair was a rarity, and even something of a shock. It was said that many a Victorian woman had no idea what a … Continue reading →
Father’s Day may be over but there is always an occasion for the ultimate Hairy Greetings Card on Etsy UK Limited stock £3.74 (free UK shipping) Hairy Greetings Card on Etsy UK Hairy Greetings Card on Etsy UK
Big Hiary Beard Card on Etsy UK A Handmade Greetings Card & Envelope for the loveliest bearded men in your life! Lovingly designed and handmade, this Big Hiary Beard Card on Etsy UK is printed on 300gsm card in A6 … Continue reading →
Pirate Pillow Case on Etsy UK – You can almost smell the salt air from this perfect refreshing view in this timeless print. So vintage and retro, your guests will be so amazed at it’s brilliance! Pirate Pillow Case on … Continue reading →
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