Beards are everywhere these days and it may even be true that the hippest of the hip have already abandoned them.
The cycle of fashion turns.
In the 1840s anyone in Britain with a beard was regarded with suspicion.
By the 1870s around 70 per cent of men wore them, while by the 1890s almost all men sported some form of whiskers.
Source: Inventions that didn’t change the world by Julie Halls, Thames & Hudson, 2014.
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