The start of military shaving

September 30, 331 b.c. was the beginning of the smooth shaved military man. According to the ancient historian Plutarch, Alexander the Great – sometimes referred to as the greatest military mind of the ancient world – ordered his men to shave so the Persians couldn’t grab them by the beard and kill them.

Or perhaps he just liked the look of a clean shaven man… we only have a single source as to the logic behind the decision, but we know that shaving suddenly became common among the Greek at the time.

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