Mustaches, no doubt, illicit strong opinions from people. Most of the time the opinion is, that’s awesome! But sometimes they anger people to their soul. Josh Gondelman is one of those people. He claims to like mustaches, just not shitty or ironic mustaches. He writes:
From Salvador Dali’s malleable ‘stache to Captain Morgan’s boozy crumb catcher, all viable mustaches share one trait. They all accomplish the mustache style that they attempt. Not so with hipster mustaches. They’re patchy and too blonde. They have gaps in the middle that make it look like a motorcycle could jump from one side to the other.
Later on he argues that if you can’t grow a good ‘stache, you simply shouldn’t grow one. This is where I think he’s wrong. I agree that a good mustache accomplishes the style it attempts, but how can you know what style a mustache is attempting? Mustaches take different forms on different faces and there’s little control one has over the shape, area and thickness of his facial hair. How do you know that hipsters aren’t attempting a patchy, blonde mustache with gaps? Perhaps they want a Dali or a Captain Morgan, they just can’t grow one.
I think if a man wants a mustache, he should own it and grow what his mama gave him. If it sucks, sure he can play it off as ironic, but there’s no need to in my book.
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While we can only see the left side of Naci’s face, we have to assume that his wonderful stache extends to the right side as well. If it indeed does, he is a Captain Morgan lookalike. Naci, congrats on your wonderful stache, and don’t break too many hearts out there in your future quest to sell the finest spiced rum around.
Tim has the Sergeant Slaughter look down pat. He’s got the tank top, the glasses, the hat and most crucial of all, the stache. No word on whether he can deliver a Sgt. Slaughter worthy Cobra Clutch and capture the WWE title, but his stache points toward his being able to handle all challengers.
For some people, Movember is a time to grow a mustache, all the while championing a worthy cause. For others, like Stuart, it is a month to celebrate an already epic stache, with what looks to be a Nike swoosh extending on his cheek.
Big ups to Stuart and his glorious stache.
Moustaches within moustaches within… a very neat blog.
Ever wondered what it would look like if your dedication to your facial hair paid off and you could grow a sentient copy of yourself out of your upper lip?
Me neither, but someone did.