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The big beard is making a comeback

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14th August

So big beards are back (in France, at least). And men’s razor sales are down. Even Jeremy Paxman’s wearing one. What’s going on? Is this passion for facial furniture a passing fad, or indicative of a shift in our cultural values? And how does it relate to business?

Of course beard wearers are still the minority. You’d still look a bit odd walking into a business meeting with a full-on WG Grace on your face.

But would a bit of designer stubble, or even a week’s growth, stylishly trimmed, have caused the same frowns in a boardroom of today that my grandfather would given me if I’d turned up to one of his drinks parties anything but clean-shaven? I suspect not.

To my mind, there are a couple of things going on here. Firstly, it reflects a kind of … Read More »





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