male grooming

2016 the end of the beard…? Course not! 

I’ve read in recent weeks that 2016 will be the end of the beard, if you’re reading media publications and taking what they say as gospel then enjoy following the next “fad”. This story came about after some historian has decided to run a three year research project on the beard and its cultural history, again I’m not sure how that can determine the downfall of the beard…. If you want to grow a beard, then do it. 

This is my first post in a long time, I really should blog more. In the coming weeks I’ll be looking at everything beard and male lifestyle again, think I might look at some tips for beard growers who aren’t 100% happy with what they can grow whether that’s a patchy beard or face fluff. 

Anyway, I’ll leave it there for now. Expect a proper post in the coming days. 


My work day essentials

I will always make sure I have these items for my work day, whether I’m in the office or out and about!


House of Hounds black brogues (Topman) – These brogues are very worn in but to me that’s a sign of just how good they are! I Bought them around 18 months ago and they’re still going strong; great quality shoes.

Fred Perry classic canvas holdall (Asos) – I Bought this with the the intention to use it as a overnight bag on a trip to London last month, but this bag has been coming to work with me daily. I find it has a lot of room (fits my Macbook, note pad, books, aftershave, water & my lunch), it’s versatile and also it looks great, another great item from Fred Perry.

A good read –  I’m currently carrying GQ & Andrea Pirlo “I think therefore I play” – got to have something to read for those dull boring moments through the day, and GQ is my go to men’s magazine.

Chanel Allure Homme Sport (Boots) – Smells great with its fresh and woody undertones, would 100% recommend this to any male.

Komono Winston Watch (Komono) – One of my favourite ever gifts, my girlfriend bought this for me last christmas and wear it daily whether that’s to work, out with friends or shopping. Komono make great watches in an array of different designs giving you a lot of choice, Komono watches are definitely something you’ll want to collect, you cannot just have one!


Fred Perry Billfold wallet (Fred Perry) – Again Fred Perry is making the list, same as my watch this was also a gift from my girlfriend who obviously has great taste when it comes to presents!

iPhone charger – Need I say anymore? The notoriously bad battery life of an iPhone means I need to keep it charged throughout the day.

And so it begins…

I am the Bearded Gentleman and i’m here to write about everything you will want to know as a man – from music to fashion and grooming tips (particularly hair and beard products) plus everything related to the modern gent….I’m being very vague i know, don’t want to give too much away just yet.


Quick facts about me:

Age: 23

Where were you born: Southampton

Favourite Movie(s): The Big Lebowski, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Shaun of the Dead

Favourite Band(s): Biffy Clyro, Arcane Roots, Nirvana and Kings of Leon

Favourite Song: Cold Desert – Kings of Leon

Football Team: Southampton FC

Rugby Team: Worcester warriors

Hobbies: Rugby, Music, Football, FIFA, Fashion

Favourite Book(s): Last Light and The Book of Lost Things

Favourite Food: BBQ/American grill