How these rugged retrosexuals have economy on a razor’s edge
The nation’s press are in a lather again this week about chaps growing beards “to help beat the economic downturn”.
Believe me, ladies and gents, men and not-men, growing a beard doesn’t help, unless you’re thinking of begging and want to look authentic.
The blame is placed squarely on the face of Hugh Laurie, about whom I wrote a few weeks ago, following the shock news that his was the new coupon of L’Oreal, a leading manufacturer of pongs. And he’d grown a beard to have his photie took.
The name of Hangover actor Zach Galifianakis — you could chew a whole bun while trying to pronounce that surname — has also been adduced in the charges.
Now, leading worriers are ululating that sales of razors have declined because of the “rise of the rugged retrosexual”.
Certainement non moi.
A rugged librarian perhaps.
A slightly wild accounts clerk.
But that’s as far as it goes.