BRING BACK THE ‘STACHE. | MEN, MUSTACHES, MARVELS AND MISSTEPS

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BRING BACK THE ‘STACHE. | MEN, MUSTACHES, MARVELS AND MISSTEPS

I’ll say it– I’m a fan of the mustache.  Sadly, we saw the ‘stache fall largely by the wayside over the past few decades as pretty boys seemed fixated on primping, grooming, moisturizing, metrosexualizing, etc. in a vain and sissy attempt to one-up the ladies in the looks department.  Let the ladies be pretty.  Let the men be men.  I say — Bring. Back. The. ‘Stache.  Not the pencil-thin, or micro groomed razor-sharp manifestations that border on ridiculous.  Not the peach-fuzz, thin-lipped scummer ‘stache.  Not the Teddy Roosevelt waxed work-of-art on some hipster who lacks respect and context.  I’m talkin’ about an honest, unassuming mustache that’s there because it fits the wearer’s form and finishes him off– like dotting an “i”, crossing a “t”, or adding an exclamation point.

Now consider yourself warned — the mustache can cut both ways.  While it can add character and distinction, balance your features, etc. — it can also make you look like a total _____ .  So tread carefully, and be honest with yourself — because it ain’t for everyone.  Ask Sean Penn.

And feel free to send in your favorite shots — the good, the bad, and the downright ugly.

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Jack Nicholson in The Last Detail (1973).  I’ve always liked Jack with a ‘stache.  Menacing.

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Circa 1970 — Robert Redford on his Utah mountain ranch.  Nobody could ride the ‘stache like Redford.  Image by John Dominis

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Charles Bronson –1970′s vigilante badass who let his mustache do the talkin’

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Frank Zappa — Arguably the ultimate mustachioed rock star to ever walk the planet.  –Photo by Jerry Schatzberg, New York City, 1967

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Ted Nugent — The Mustachioed Motor City Madman.

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Facial hair of the gods — Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Bonham with their awards after being voted top group in the 1970 Melody Maker Awards. — Image by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS

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John Bonham of Led Zeppelin in a mustache mood, taking a break from the full beard.

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By popular demand– The Beatles (John, Paul, George & Ringo) in all their mustachioed glory.  Good call.

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Circa 1970 — David Crosby holds a toy gun to his head while smoking a doobie. — Image by © Henry Diltz/CORBIS

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Dennis Hopper in his epic role as Billy in Easy Rider (which he also directed).

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Circa 1979 — Actor Gene Hackman — Image by © John Bryson/Sygma/Corbis

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Circa 1978 — Richard Pryor and Louis Gossett Jr. in Gossett’s dressing room.  Image by Larry Armstrong

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Circa 1958 — The legendary Jackie Gleason donning a mustache.  Image by Robert W. Kelley

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Gregory Peck looking a little edgy in Aviator shades and ‘stache plus combo

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Ernest Hemingway reading his notes, Sun Valley, Idaho — Image by Robert Capa (1940-41).

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Portrait of author Ernest Hemingway, Cuba 1952. — Image by Alfred Eisenstaedt

3 comentários

  1. Tex · setembro 13, 2010

    Se o Hemingway tá aê… é ponto final.

  2. Zanatta · outubro 4, 2010

    só tem fera ae. essa foto dos beatles tá animal!! mustache lives!

  3. Nico · fevereiro 18, 2011

    ¿Dónde usted encontró la imagen de Ernest Hemingway el leer de sus notas? Quisiera obtener las derechas de la foto de utilizar para un libro.

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