This summer my quest was to explore more about America’s most notorious landmarks. Before jumping in blindly, I sat down to research which historical and famous US places was a good start to learn unconventional men’s grooming habits. Grooming and prison? you might confusingly ask. While grooming may seem like a trivial thing to a man in this situation, I assure you it’s not.
One destination from my list was The Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania. Home to “Slick Willie” Sutton and “Scarface” Al Capone. The Eastern State Penitentiary is probably the most famous and the most expensive prison in the world. Today it stands as a ghostly structure; revealing how reform was distributed among the criminals of the United States.
Among all the fascinating and historical things I learned on this expedition, I was doubly intrigued by the impeccable men’s grooming standards required. I quickly came to realize that grooming was actually a priority . Something favored not just for appearance but actually necessary for mental stability.
Required to groom?
When Eastern State Penitentiary (1829-1971) first opened, inmates were required to get haircuts during intake. In the congregate years of the prison, each of the cell blocks was fitted with a barbershop for the inmates housed on that block. Inmates were trained to be barbers and gave cuts to both inmates and guards. The razors were signed out to make sure none of them disappeared. Men are still very much into grooming from the 1800s to today.
Would I Be Able To Groom In Confined Existence?
A response from a gentleman whose fears were quite perplexed :
“Hello, my question is perhaps a bit unorthodox and I don’t expect I’ll find a real answer, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give it a shot. I’m being sent to a minimum security facility for 16 months (probably less with good behavior), and one of the things – amongst many other things – on my mind is how I’ll be able to keep up my skincare routine.” -SEAN
What’s compelling is Sean is less worried about his confinement and is more worried about his grooming routine. Your appearance is important wherever you are in life from the 1800’s to today!
Quick look into the past and present.
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