Facial hair has become a massive fashion staple for the modern man. Not only has it become a regular on catwalks and redcarpets, it also takes over a whole month to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health (Movember)-the modern moustache is practically a life saver!
But when it comes to styles…do you know your Chin Beard from your Van Dyke?!
This week I am bringing you a three part break down of facial hair styles so you can be more in the know about your Mo.
Part 2: Moustaches
From the bountiful beard in Part 1, we move swiftly on to the more refined moustache. In my opinion, it takes a man with true self confidence to pull off a good moustache, as they can add real character to your face.
So if you’re a hardcore hipster, or have been looking to rival Selleck or just fancy keeping the chill from your upper lip choose you’re style wisely as it could quickly become your identifying feature!
Exactly what it says on the tin! A neat moustache that sits just above the top lip. No muss. No fuss.
From Freddie Mercury to Ron Burgundy a Chevron is the moustache of champions. A Chevron moustache covers your entire top lip and tends to be fairly thick. If the hair goes beyond the top lip it then becomes a Walrus Moustache (Which is just as attractive as it sounds…)
Pencil Thin Moustache:
A super thin strip of hair outlining the upper lip…often seen on stereotypical french men!
Named after Fictional Chinese villain Dr Fu Manchu. A Fu Manchu is a thin narrow moustache that grows down in 2 long tendrils with the pointed ends hanging past the jawline.
You know this one. A small and tall moustache that doesn’t extend beyond the nose…made popular by Charlie Chaplin…made unpopular by Hitler…
Worn mainly by wrestlers and cowboys (always a fabulous combination) A horseshoe moustache has long bars pointing downward-not to be mistaken for the Handlebar M
The most iconic of all moustaches….king of the moustache if you will! A moustache styled with lengthy and upwardly curved extremities; a shorter version is named the petit handlebar (Poirot style)
And that’s it for moustaches, the last part of this series will be coming to you soon where we will cover combinations of beards and moustaches and everything in between!