8 moustache types to try in celebration of Movember
Each November, millions of men around the world grow moustaches to bring attention to men’s issues like prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. The month of November has, consequently, become colloquially known as Movember, marking this month of awareness.
If you’d like to take part in Movember this year, why not try different moustache types while you’re at it? Here are 8 ideas to make your stash the most interesting one on the block.
1. The chevron moustache
This moustache shape was popularised by the Magnum, P.I. star Tom Selleck, and is thick, full and bushy, partially covering the top lip. It’s an easy moustache to grow and maintain, providing the grower’s facial hair is full enough to pull it off.
2. The pyramid moustache
Suitable for most face shapes, the pyramid moustache is simple and easy to grow, requiring minimal trimming and precision work. In terms of its shape, the pyramid moustache has a wide base above the upper lip, which narrows as it reaches the nose, leading to the characteristic shape resembling the last resting place of the Egyptian pharaohs.
3. The horseshoe moustache
Named for its shape, this moustache shape looks like a goatee with the beard on the chin shaved off. We can’t guarantee that the horseshoe around your mouth will lead to good luck with the ladies, but we’re certain it’ll catch their eye.
4. The handlebar moustache
You’ll probably only be able to reach the length required for this moustache style by the end of the month or even later, but if it’s worth the wait if you’re aiming to impress. On the sides, it features wiry edges, which are reminiscent of the handlebars of a bicycle or motorcycle. The edges are typically styled upwards, using beard wax.
5. The Clark Gable moustache
Associated with one of the legends of the silver screen, this moustache is tidy and sophisticated, although it does require quite a bit of maintenance and precision from the grower.
6. The pencil moustache
Barely lining the upper lip, this type of moustache is trimmed extremely thin, not unlike the line a pencil makes on a piece of paper. Take note if you want to give this one a try, though: it requires careful and frequent trimming.
The Fu Manchu moustache
Taking its name from the titular character in the movies from the 60s, the Fu Manchu moustache resembles the horseshoe moustache, but is longer and thinner as it grows down. Planning to make world domination a part of your agenda? Look no further than this moustache.
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