Sepiachord Field Guide:
DIY Vintage Men’s Beards
or the Art of Pogonotrophy
courtesy of The Art and Science of Barbering (third edition) by L. Sherman Trusty, M.A.
Pogonotrophy, or beard growing, is not the first thing that springs to mind when one thinks of the dapper dandy. Occasionally though, the Gentleman may find himself having to forego a clean-shaven chin in favour of some manner of facial shrubbery.
The reasons may be entirely cosmetic, such as to cover unsightly warts or scars, or there may be more practical concerns. A cunning disguise in order to avoid a scissor-wielding ex-wife, or possibly the local constabulary.