Ever dabbled with the idea of growing your very own smattering of facial fuzz? Well now’s the time to take the hairy plunge because the gloomy month of November is rolling around once more, bringing along its one redeeming joy: the return of Movember. Having gathered a momentous following over the last few years, Movember supports the simple growing of a moustache, in a direct correlation to growing awareness for men’s health charities—namely prostate and testicular cancer.
So, if this November you’re looking for a way to keep your upper lip warm and do a little something for charity, then ponder no more. Here’s a look at ten ways to let your whiskers run rampant.
Tom Selleck: The Chevron
When moustaches grow up, they want to be Tom Selleck’s. On our radar since the ‘80s Magnum P.I. days, Selleck has the type of full-bodied lip hair that others can only dream of. There was a scarily unfamiliar period when he shaved the thing off, but it has long since been returned to its former bushy glory.
Errol Flynn: The Pencil
As suave as it is simple, the pencil moustache is a good option for those blessed with hair of the fair and light variety. Channel the golden era of Hollywood with a neatly trimmed ‘tache and get practicing your best swashbuckler moves.
Rollie Fingers: The Handlebar
Whether nestling on the upper lip of an imperial overlord or an Italian stereoptype, the handlebar is the aficionado of moustached folly. A enthusiast of the handlebar, infamous baseball player Rollie Fingers spent his career demonstrating the optimum curl and twirl. A classic style well worth its moustache salt.
Salvador Dali: The Dali
Perhaps more of an aspirational choice than an achievable reality, Dali’s moustache is the stuff of legend having won the honour of being named the most recognisable in the world. Emulate this surrealist ‘tache and you’ll need an abundance of wax and a meticulous hand, not to mention a madcap demeanour.
Hulk Hogan: The Horseshoe
This one’s for the fans of all things peroxide, spandex and overtly masculine. Not many of you, you say? Never fear! Hulk’s iconic bleached horseshoe has stuck faithfully by his side (or on his face) through decades of tough guy action and shows no signs of retreating just yet.
Charlie Chaplin: The Toothbrush
In a classic case of ruined by association, this is probably not your ‘tache of choice. However, it’s definitely worth a mention in a roundup of famous fuzz—can you even picture Chaplin without it? This toothbrush style shot to the hall of facial haired fame after making its debut role as part of Chaplin’s Little Tramp character, until a certain evil dictator rebranded it forever. Best saved for fancy dress.
Fu Manchu: The Fu Manchu
Little known fact: the original literary character of Fu Manchu didn’t actually have his namesake moustache until he made the transfer to the world of film. Ever since then, the long ‘tache that hangs down from either side of the chin is most often to be found lurking on the face of a highly stereotypical Chinese villain.
Johnny Depp: The Dishevelled
Here’s one if you’re aiming to see Movember through in a breeze of carefree style—let’s face it, we’d all like to be Johnny Depp for a day. If there’s one thing you can imitate from the man himself, it’s the art of adding a casually dishevelled touch of foliage to your face.
Ram Singh Chauhan: The Record Breaker
Why stop when December hits? If you find yourself attached to your new face ‘do, then make like Ram Singh Chauhan and keep on at it. Officially the longest moustache in the world, this 14 foot Indian wonder has been growing since 1970 and shows no sign of getting the chop.
Groucho Marx: The Fake
If all else fails and you find yourself ‘tache-less in the name of your job, your pride gets the better of you or if you simply want a party-friendly weekend look, then take a leaf from Groucho’s book and draw one on. It still shows your support for the cause and means you can return to your civilian life whenever you wish.
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