This quick post will sound a bit unusual but what the hell – it’s my blog and I have the freedom to talk about whatever the hell I want. I know some of you may have come here to receive some more great beard tips, and I’m sorry to disappoint. If that’s what you’re looking for then please check out some of previous logs.
Anyway, I want to briefly tell you about my accountant and why any man, bearded or not should have one. I’ve had the same guy now for a couple of years and he’s saved me so much money – money that i’ve undoubtedly spent on grooming products and keeping myself looking stylish!
What I’m trying to say, is that any man who considers themselves a true fashion icon is undoubtedly going to have to spend a great deal of money on themselves. Keeping up appearances does not come cheap, and sacrifices occasionally have to be made. All is not lost however. What i’m suggesting is that rather than cutting back on your expenditure and not indulging yourself once in a while, a better way of going about things is hiring someone that can actually save you money, which in turn means you have more money to spend on yourself and those you love.
What kind of person can help you with this? There is one answer and one answer only. Accountants. If you’re employed and have a steady income then you may think that you don’t really need one. But filling out your tax return can be tricky and if you do it yourself you will undoubtedly end up losing out on potential money that you could have saved. I learnt this the hard way.
Since hiring an accountant I have saved so much money, but more importantly, time too. Let’s face it, time is your most important asset, and its best that you use it wisely. If you have your own small business, a lot of your time can be taken up on things like bookkeeping and personal finance, where in reality your focus should be on helping your company win more business and grow. That alone is enough of a reason to hire an accountant. I live in cornwall, and a few years ago hired a helston accountant, who has done wonders for me and I cannot thank enough.
So remember, if you think you could do with help regarding your financial matters, that more often than not means you do!
I wanted to quickly drop in and let you know that despite the beard specialists obvious and recent absence, we haven’t completely disappeared and are aiming on bringing you something fresh in the next week. Just a warning, it may not be entirely beard related but I’m sure you’ll enjoy it either way.
I’m sure anyone who’s decided to grow a beard has at some point thought about the origin of the beard itself. That’s quite an odd way of putting it, as obviously the beard has been around as long as man has, but it’s sometimes interesting to look back at the evolution of the beard and pin point times in history where having one was acceptable and times where having one wasn’t particularly popular.
As far as we can get date back to, and certainly amongst pretty much all male biblical figures, beards appeared to be commonplace. In Ancient Greece too, it seemed as if every man had one. Just look at Plato – his was enormous!
It wasn’t until Alexander the great came about until things began to change. He decided that all of his soldiers were not allowed them. This idea of beardlessness began to spread. From what we can see, it appears that the majority of roman men did not have them.
So what can we deduce from what we’ve talked about so far? It appears that the growth of facial hair seems to have peaks and troughs throughout time. There are periods where a lot of people seem to have them, and others where hardly any do.
We’re not going to try and figure out why this is in this post. Perhaps we come back to that at some point in the future.
Continuing through time it seems as if they weren’t particularly widespread for quite a long period. For instance, if you look at all of the previous presidents of the united states, only a small number of them have them. And just look at the prime ministers of England. I’m not sure whether there has ever been one that has ever sported a beard.
Perhaps for a long period beards were associated with lower class citizens, and thats why they became unfavourable. That’s all changed now though. They’re definitely back in fashion now with your average hipster constantly grooming his. All of them seem to have a litany of products they apply to them too. Finding the best beard oils available can be tricky but if you look around you can always find a good deal.
Hey we’re Kris and Reine, real names David and Chris and for no real reason at all we’ve decided to set up a wordpress blog dedicated to beards. We’ve got a pair between us, and as the time has gone by and our beards have grown bigger, so has our love for them. We’ll attempting to post regularly about beard related things and possibly some funny stories we have that involve them.
This blog won’t be focussing on one particular aspect facial hair, such as grooming, but we’ll try our best to give you some content that is actually interesting.