Wednesday, 16 November 2016

#WordWednesday

sideburns

My tribute to Movember continues with a peek at history and another style of facial hair-- sideburns.

Sideburns were named after Ambrose Burnside (1824 – 1881), who was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician. From the photographs I have seen, he sported this unique style throughout his life. The original term was "burnsides," but eventually the term was flipped to our present day "sideburns."

Sideburns have come and gone in men's fashion. I have to say that I hope Burnside's sideburns do not make a comeback. What do you think?

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