The Beard: Fashion Fad or Timeless Trend?

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I recently came across a beard quiz that got me thinking. It asks you to identify celebrities based on pictures of their facial hair, and it soon became very apparent to me that beards are not a fad of the last five years.. they’ve been a fashion statement since day one.

Think about the last 70 years… Hitler; 100 years… Darwin, 200 years… Lincoln. Facial hair is not a thing of the Shoreditch hipster.

Which makes me think; what even is a ‘hipster’? Someone who is ahead of the trend or someone who brings back the old? Because top knots were never cool.

 

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