Should the razor be worried?
2013 was the year of the beard on the Boston sports scene, and the phenomenon was on full display as the Red Sox beat the Cardinals in the World Series.
A firm that tracks consumer markets says razor sales are in decline because of facial hair’s rising popularity, but it probably doesn’t help to have beloved athletes embrace beards and then get their fans in on the act.
Now that the World Series is over, Gillette convinced David Ortiz and Shane Victorino to shave.
800razors.comheld a competition to find this season’s scruffiest, craziest looks.
Here’s a look at the changes in the razor industry and how companies are responding to athletes’ fondness for the scruffy look.