5 Moustache Styles You May Not Have Heard Of – 2013
Has part of you been yearning to grow a moustache but didn’t want to get caught up in the current hype? Maybe it’s the mental image you have of the classic moustache that’s stopping you; Burt Reynolds, Tom Selleck, and all the rest from your childhood that may have creeped you out. Maybe it’s your disdain for trendy hipsters that you wish not to be mistook for…whatever the reason I am here today to give you some fuzz for thought. I have prepared a list of some staches that may be new to you and might get you thinking differently about expressing yourself by way of the protein based filaments lying in wait below. At any rate, this article may prove to be conversational fodder at the next shin dig you find yourself at with all the trendy hipsters you disdain. Enjoy!
A neatly trimmed narrow moustache that is parted in the middle smack dab above of the upper lip, with long whiskers pulled to either side of the center like the fuzzy thin wings of the mastodon, that is if the wooly mammoth had fuzzy thin wings . The areas around the corners of the mouth are shaved to give visual “pop”. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Vincent Price And Walt Disney sported fine examples of The English.
A thick moustache with South growing extensions beginning under the nose and running past the corners of the lips, dropping down the sides of the mouth and along the jawline, in the shape of a…well, a horseshoe. Often this is mistakenly referred to as the “fu manchu” which I will clarify the difference in #3. Hulk Hogan made this famous or infamous depending on what era of wrestling you grew up on.
3.The Fu manchu
This mustache begins on the upper lip where the whiskers are grown very long so as to extend down each side of the mouth to the…jaw or feet depending on how eccentric you are allowed to be at your job. The area past the corners of the mouth are shaven, thus differentiating this style from the hulks “horseshoe”. Though none may admit it I can assure you that the ladies love this one.
A thick, inch wide mustache centered below the nose. Now i know what you are thinking but it’s been years since…Charlie Chaplin flew this wispy wonder below that schnoz of his and it’s high time for a revival! But seriously now, we need to work our way past the negativity associated with this humble little hair piece and connect it with new memories. I dare you
This is kind of a moustache cheat, a good place to start if you are just not ready to take that plunge (pun intended) and let that crumb catcher fly solo. Its a thin moustache running from the center above the upper lip to the edge of both sides of the mouth, unattached but complimented by a chin beard that is grown long into a point similar in width to that “chin strap” that you use to wear in the 90′s. In combination the duo resemble the shape of a ship’s anchor. This is something like what Jack Sparrow was rocking minus the dready braid thing, heck the anchor would have been more fitting…big fail Johnny Depp, please go back to acting school.
Now you are prepared to get out there and let your fuzzy friend free! I would be excited to hear about any experimenting you fine folks choose to do with the menu I have laid before you or stories from those who have had experience in maintaining one of these classic staches! Be well and be whiskered, cheers!
Written by Hodges Apellido owner of Petal Pusher Fancies