Keeping a beard respectable
January 11, 2013 5:58 PM Subscribe
My friend is growing a beautiful bushy beard and moustache. After several months it's wonderfully luxuriant. But, it's got to the stage where he can't eat without spillage. As for soup, forget about it - he can hardly have a mouthful before he has to wield a napkin and wipe spoonfuls away. My friend is very elegant and finds this sloppiness excruciating, especially in public.
posted by glasseyes to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (21 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
How on earth did the Victorians manage? They had full beards, impressive whiskers, and seven-course dinners including soup and custard and blancmange and partridges and champagne. Did their valets come and give them a wipe and comb through after every meal? Is there some overlooked use of the finger bowl we're no longer very aware of?
Have put this in the clothing beauty and fashion category rather than food and drink, because it's such a beautiful beard.