A History of Men’s Grooming: Ancient Roman Skin Care & Beard Oil

We’ve spent a lot of time on the history of beards, which to be fair, is fascinating even to the average guy, little attention is paid to skin care history. Admittedly, it doesn’t sound all that exciting. But contrary to what you’re probably thinking, the story behind today’s skin care and beard oil products is an … Continue reading A History of Men’s Grooming: Ancient Roman Skin Care & Beard Oil

Forbidden Beards: A History of Excommunication, Rebellion, and Disorder

Beards have been around for ages, but right now, we’re experiencing a sort of peak beard period. It’s impossible to scan your Instagram feed without seeing at least one beard culture photo. For some time, before they became the stuff of mainstream adoration, beards were seen as rebellious-indicative of a man who shunned traditional ideals … Continue reading Forbidden Beards: A History of Excommunication, Rebellion, and Disorder

A Brief History of Presidents With Beards

This week marked the first of three highly touted presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The night produced a healthy dose of zingers, memes, and GIF-worthy moments. Hillary’s mid-debate victory shimmy, anyone? But one of the other moments that stood out was about fashion. Moderator Lester Holt questioned Trump about a statement in … Continue reading A Brief History of Presidents With Beards