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
It’s an interesting time to have a beard; it seems like you everywhere you look, men are rocking facial hair. That wasn’t always the case, as those who know their beard history are aware of. In 1689, The Czar of Russia Peter I – popularly known as Peter the Great – created a beard tax that … Continue reading Tsar Peter The Great And Russian Beard Tax
We’ll remember the great financial crisis of 2008 for many reasons. The $3.4 trillion loss in real estate value. The estimated $648 million in lost income. The 5.5 million jobs lost. But there’s one side effect that isn’t normally attributed to the massive economic downturn—the resurgence of the beard trend.
Growing a beard requires that you ask a series of important questions. What kind of beard style best suits your face? What’s the best source for beard grooming tips? What beard oil scent do you prefer? But most men never stop to ask why men have beards in the first place. We’ve all come to … Continue reading Why Do Men Have Beards?
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
We may think we’re living in a modern-day beard boom, but a look back at beard styles of the Victorian era suggests otherwise. The Age of the Beard, an expansive exhibit at London’s Nightingale Museum, uses a series of 19th-century photos to paint a picture of the world’s first official beard boom.
Every No Shave November, your social media timelines are clogged with guys who are committed to skipping their morning shave for 30 days. While it might seem like just another viral campaign or a byproduct of America’s beard obsession, Movember is so much more than a hashtag.
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
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. But one of the other moments that stood out was about fashion. Moderator Lester Holt questioned Trump about a statement in which he said Clinton didn’t … Continue reading A Brief History of Presidents With Beards
While it may seem like a hip trend, the of the history of beard oil being used to condition and moisturize the hair and beard date back deep into ancient times. It makes sense when you think about it; men have had the ability to grow facial hair since the dawn of our existence. As … Continue reading Beard Oil Throughout History