How hairy should a man be? Part 4

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

We thought we would examine the available styles and conduct some (highly unclinical) trials to find out just how hairy a man should be.

Part 4:
The mustache
There is no doubt that mustaches were worn by many great men in history: Frank Zappa, Ghandi … yes, it takes a special kind of man to pull this look off. These days there’s only one mustache that should be alive, and  that’s the one that is straight, covering only the upper lip, or paired with the goatee. Brad Pitt was recently spotted with a mustache, and no other facial hair whatsoever. If anyone can do it, Brad can. Oh, and Magnum P.I. (pushing 70 and still decidely yum.)

tom selleck, mustache
Tom Selleck: The king of the tache

Our panel said:
• Mustache – A  BIG NO NO
• From me Nothing is more manly than a stache, it is the king of face fuz
• Moustaches are a bit creepy. Scruffy beards are cute on certain guys (see Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Gosling for reference)
• Tom Selleck ROCKS!

Conflicting advice, then.

What do you think?

Check in tomorrow for Part 5: The full beard

Missed Part 1: Clean cut and smooth as a baby’s butt

Missed Part 2: The seven-days-a-week five o’clock shadow 

Missed Part 3: The goatee

Written by

Mum-of-two by day and beauty writer by night, Ané Theron is also a qualified scuba diving instructor, personal trainer and nutritionist.

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  1. Sam

    I think only Tom Selleck can look good in this.

    5 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    Only if it is for Movember!

    5 years ago •

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