The Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide to Shaving Face by Allan PeterkinThe Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide to Shaving Face by Allan Peterkin

The Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide to Shaving Face

byAllan Peterkin, Nick Burns

Paperback | May 1, 2010

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For centuries, men have been growing and styling their facial hair, whether for the sake of vanity, religion, or cultural considerations, but most of us don't give it a second thought. The Bearded Gentleman is an authoritative yet lighthearted guide that offers detailed information on some fifty specific facial hair styles: where they come from, how to grow them, and how to maintain them.

Among them are many well-known styles, such as the Handlebar, the Fu Manchu, the Goatee, the Van Dyck, and the more recent Soul Patch. But there are also those that are less familiar, including the Horseshoe, the Lampshade, the Painter's Brush, the Landing Strip, the French Fork, and El Insecto (a.k.a. The Mighty). There's also practical advice on choosing a facial hair style that's right for you, as well as insight into how facial hair has figured in the history of masculinity, including its impact on politics, class, and sexuality.

The Bearded Gentleman is an entertaining, witty, and useful guide to facial hair styles and the men who wear them.

Allan Peterkin is the author of One Thousand Beards and One Thousand Mustaches, and the co-author of The Bearded Gentleman. His other books include The Bald-Headed Hermit and the Artichoke and Outbursts!. His comments on facial hair have appeared in Esquire, Men's Health, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, US, and in the docu...
Title:The Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide to Shaving FaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.06 × 5.54 × 0.37 inPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:Arsenal Pulp PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1551523434

ISBN - 13:9781551523439


Editorial Reviews

Authors Allan Peterkin and Nick Burns offer up a wealth of interesting beard information while maintaining a light-hearted approach.
-North Shore News - North Shore News - 20101118