Everyone knows a soul patch from a goatee, but there are finer points of facial hair, which beard specialist Allan Peterkin and grooming guru Nick Burns illuminate in The Bearded Gentleman (Arsenal Pulp Press, $14.95). From the basic (avoiding ingrowns) to the very specific (achieving the ultimate Klingon), the definitive manual offers advice and instructions for dozens of looks. Our suggestion? Leave the Fu Manchu to the amateurs and use this book to coin your own signature style.
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