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What is a Moustache? - Tidy Face

Only this morning somebody asked me, What is a Moustache? which I thought was a bit odd. But, if you think about it, moustaches are way out of fashion these days, so some people, especially the younger ones, won’t have had much experience of them. What is a moustache? In essence, a moustache is the facial hair that’s grown, or left to grow, on the upper lip, ie the space between nose and mouth. Wikipedia tells us (always be wary of what Wikipedia says, it may or may not be correct) the word moustache is French and derived, via the Latin moustaccium, from the Greek word for ‘lip’: μύλλον or mullon. Whatever the origins of the word, the moustache as we know it, along...

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Beards, Real Men, and Poseurs: male sexuality and fashion since around 1900 NOTCHES

A ‘hipster’ with a beard (Jake Curtis/Getty Images) A recent post by regular blogger Nikki Daniels ( ‘An open letter to bearded hipsters’ ) that has made the usual rounds of facebook and twitter has got me thinking about how male fashion has long been central to the way we define what it means to be a ‘real’ man. The blogger wrote about how, in 2014, the disturbing trend of ‘hipsters’ sporting beards left her unable to be sure of her sexual attractions. ‘You’re confusing me’, she exclaims. ‘…who is the real man and who is the poseur?’ [emphasis added] She paints a portrait of emasculated men, wearing beards...

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Face Off Takes Gargoyles Around The World,

We've finally reached my favorite part of the competition: the part where I can tell everyone apart immediately! I do not wish to disparage any of the departed contestants, but it seemed like we had an awful lot of Medium Guy With Beard this season. Cig and George have non-medium facial hair, and Tyler is clean-shaven, and also they, along with Emily, make up the top four I was hoping for. So this is great! unfortunately, this sweet spot isn't going to last, because we have to cut another person before the finale. Hey, you know what would be a really mean twist? What if they went back to teams, but they were Cig/Emily and George/Tyler, and the losing team got eliminated? That would make...

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When 'Bearded' men led us to glorious victory! - BeardBaba

The other day, I found this woman falling head over heels over Virat Kohli's beard. I told her, it is his game that makes him awesome. She did not deny it either but felt the beard added to his personality. That's when I thought, Beards may have become a sudden global outrage today but they have always been a special part of the game of Cricket. From WG Grace, Mike Brearly to Saeed Anwar, Hashim Amla to the current brigade of Indian Cricket team, many players have sported or are sporting beards lending the gentleman’s game a lot of machismo. The bearded brotherhood was at its best when Virat and Jadhav won us the game with their fantastic partnership. Even in the recently concluded India vs...

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Manhood in the Age of the Beard, OPEN Magazine

I AM USUALLY A NOUN, I can be a verb. I can cascade down in ribbons, be twirled to stand at attention, sculpted into twirls across visages, plaited and rubber-banded, dyed and gelled. I like to feel the wind blow through me on long and empty roads. The touch of whisky sends a shiver down my spine. I am tickled easily and quiver at a touch. I have a penchant for grabbing food and not letting go. When I’m not cultivated with care, I grow as wild as wild can be. I find myself out of place in boardrooms and hotel kitchens; boxing rings and battlefronts are not for me. I’ve donned the cheeks and draped the necks of the greatest men in history from Moses to Jesus Christ, Charles Darwin to...

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Smothering a Parrot and 51 Other Fun Victorian Slang Terms to Use

Kill the canary (shirking work) and join a chuckaboo (favorite friend) to become half-rats (partially intoxicated) so you can enjoy our entertaining list of Victorian slang terms. Our source is Passing English of the Victorian Era, a Dictionary of Heterodox English, Slang and Phrase, published in 1909 right after the end of the Victorian era. The author writes, “Thousands of words and phrases in existence in 1870 have drifted away, or changed their forms, or been absorbed, while as many have been added or are being added.” Passing English is compiled from countless sources from all the classes. SMOTHERING A PARROT: Draining a glass of absinthe neat; derived from the green color of the...

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Dickens Fair - Men's Costume

To get dressed, you will need these essentials: Waistcoat (vest - long enough to cover the waistband of the pants by 1-2") Trousers (high-waisted, no cuffs, no pleats, no belt loops) worn with suspenders, not a belt A good pair of boots/shoes that are period and comfortable enough to stand on cement all day Additionally, you may wish to add a pocket watch with a chain, a handkerchief, a walking stick, and a second shirt. Trousers can be well-fitted (straight legged), thick corduroy or wool, plain in color or in checks and plaids. Waistcoats (vests) should overlap your pants at the waist and be squared off at the bottom. There are three basic coat styles that work well for the Dickens Fair:...

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How Do You Grow Shave Sideburns? Best Styles For Your Face Shape

How Do You Grow & Shave Sideburns Into The Best Style For Your Face Shape? Charles-Philippe 2017-11-13T08:19:18+00:00 Love them or hate them, Sideburns are a bread and butter component of facial hair growth. The Sideburn’s etymology is particularly intriguing and dates back to the American Civil War. Union General Ambrose Burnside wore a luxuriant beard that descended down the cheeks and met as a moustache. Today, we call these Friendly Mutton Chops from the Imperial beard family but back then, they were known as Side Whiskers. Despite defeat at the Battle of Fredericksberg and ineffective leadership at the Battle of Antietam, his beard earned him fame. In 1866, the Philadelphia...

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Beard

A beard is the collection of hair that grows on the chin and cheeks of humans and some non-human animals. In humans, usually only pubescent or adult males are able to grow beards. From an evolutionary viewpoint the beard is a part of the broader category of androgenic hair. It is a vestigial trait from a time when humans had hair on their face and entire body like the hair on gorillas. The evolutionary loss of hair is pronounced in some populations such as indigenous Americans and some east Asian populations, who have less facial hair, whereas Caucasians and the Ainu have more facial hair. Women with hirsutism, a hormonal condition of excessive hairiness, may develop a beard. Throughout the...

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Upper Canadian Beard Championship - St. Lawrence Parks Commission

Upper Canadian Beard Championship CATEGORIES AND RULES The Upper Canadian Beard Championship will take place on Sunday Sept 17, 2017 at 1:00pm at Cook’s Tavern within Upper Canada Village. The Upper Canadian Beard Championship is a competition based on fun and creativity and infused with a historical spirit. Upper Canada Village’s time period, the mid-19th century, was a grand moment for male facial hair. It is said that Victorian men faced a range of challenges, from adapting to new working environments to being confronted by women who were beginning to find a voice. How did men respond? By cultivating massive beards! Registration will take place in person at Cook's Tavern....

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