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 →
Whilst looking for Valentine’s day gift inspiration I came across Maneman on Etsy UK Made from argan oil, aloe vera gel and jojoba oil these grooming products are rich in essential vitamins as well as being cruelty, paraben and additive … Continue reading →
Happy New Year to all you beard lovers out there. I wish you all a very happy and hopeful 2020 – it sounds good, right? Here in London it’s a mixed bag but we remain hopeful and in terms of … Continue reading →
As usual the fabulous Etsy UK is here to solve all your Christmas gift dilemmas. We love the wonderful Gift Guide for Him which is packed full of treats for the man (bearded or not) in your life. Here are … Continue reading →
Any of these fabulous beard cushions could grace your sofa or bed and would be a welcomed gift this festive season..
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