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 →
The clever people at Snap Dragon Online have added these cool pot plant holders to their collection of Beardy Man Bone China Mugs on Etsy UK (previsouly featured in our Christmas gift guide). The hirsute or fans of will love these … Continue reading →
This Valentine’s Day treat your beard or the beard of your hirsute loved-one to a wonderful Love Potion Beard Oil on Etsy UK. Used daily, this handmade, small batch oil will moisurise the skin beneath your beard, it will condition … Continue reading →
Here’s the ultimate gift from the bearded one to the woman in his life.. Beard Lover Tee on Etsy UK Beard Lover Tee on Etsy UK Beard Lover Tee on Etsy UK
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