The Canadian Military OK’s The Beard

Recently, the Canadian military officially okayed beards, ruling that their troops are now allowed to grow facial hair. This comes with a caveat, however. The beard length must be no longer than two centimeters, must not reach the neck and cheekbones. The beard must also be kept in a traditional style. Even with these limits in … Continue reading The Canadian Military OK’s The Beard

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