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When/Why did Moustaches become creepy?

Or carry a clip-on mod.
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DIY?
Wow! The Stache Shield seems to be vaporwear, but it does look like it would be an easy DIY. I didn't know they made modern equivalent moustache cups clip-ons.

After looking, found "whisker dam", which seems like a in-production copper version that resembles the stache shield a lot!
 
I grew up in Pakistan before moving to Canada later on, and Pakistan and perhaps the whole of South Asia, is still very moustache friendly.
Funny you should say that. In the city I work in I mostly see Indians and Pakistani's with moustache's, but that is changing. The 'stache is making a comeback. Big beard has peaked and the moustache is what's replacing it. I've had a horseshoe before, and it works for me with my beard pattern. I'm clean shaven these days, but I think if I decide to get a moustache, it's going to be a pencil one ala Vincent Price.
 
I’ve been growing a mustache since late October, just trimming the bottom for length and leaving heavy stubble everywhere else. Other than a couple of comments from people saying “are you going for the ‘70s porno mustache look?” and my sister constantly ragging on me, most people have been complimentary. My fiancé says that she likes it.

I like having facial hair. I’ve tried growing full beards in the past, but the hair coverage on the rest of my face isn’t as thick as the mustache area and a lot of the hairs are blonde/red/light brown so it looks even thinner.
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Generally around my family it’s seen as a porno stache when ever I see a guy with a moustache all I see is a bad 80s porno actor but that’s me
 
I'm a seasonal beardsman. I grow it and shave it off with some regularity. Many times during the process of shaving off the beard, I do it in stages. Eventually getting down to some sort of stash. I just cant do the stash thing though, and it only lasts long enough to give the wife a good laugh, then I shave it right off. I have never worn one in public. Cant do it.
 
I rarely had a stache because my beard was light reddish blondish brown, my mustache was the blondest part so by itself really didn't stand out enough. I think the best mustatches are on those with dark facial hair.

Mustaches were just fine, the problem with them now - really the "modern dislike" aka problem has to do with pop culture. No doubt some sitcom termed it porn stache and since then everyone jumped on the bandwagon. Kind of like the same way no woman gave any thought to the dreaded uni brow until around 1990. Then they became verboten.

Funny how humans hate naturally occurring things about their physical being and glom on to qualities only a few have as desireable. We'd be happier as a species if those with a unibrow could bully those without rather than the other way around because we'd spend a lot less getting waxed.
 
Yes, there are fewer mustaches nowadays, but depending on the individual, they can look good. I had a mustache for several years, then SWMBO suggested I shave it. I've been clean shaven since.
 
It's a trend or fashion thing. I had one for years back when it was not unusual. Then, I started getting comments like "are you a cop?" Mustaches had become uncool.
 
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FarmerTan

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I’ve been growing a mustache since late October, just trimming the bottom for length and leaving heavy stubble everywhere else. Other than a couple of comments from people saying “are you going for the ‘70s porno mustache look?” and my sister constantly ragging on me, most people have been complimentary. My fiancé says that she likes it.

I like having facial hair. I’ve tried growing full beards in the past, but the hair coverage on the rest of my face isn’t as thick as the mustache area and a lot of the hairs are blonde/red/light brown so it looks even thinner.
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You're pulling it off rather well!

When I go that route I just look like a skid row bum. Too much white and silver.
 
A couple of weeks ago, I was forced to take some downtime due to an industrial accident (fractured my right ankle and left big toe, tore the ligaments in my left shoulder and left hand, tore some muscles in my back and abdomen).

So, I found myself unable to shave without discomfort; can't stand still too long because my balance is off and it's hard to lift my arms above mid-chest. But, under the influence of some powerful painkillers, I had an urge to experiment with my beard.

Usually, I have a fairly typical circle beard, but decided to remove the portion on my chin and turn it into a horseshoe moustache. I let the "columns" grow back under my chin, along the jawline, then allowed them to "bush out".

Since my beard is white, it looks like a "Hulk Hogan" (named after Hulk Hogan, of course):



It's completely uncouth and everybody knows it. I hobble around the supermarket, grunting in pain, and daring anybody to say something. When I make eye contact, I can almost read their minds before they tear their gazes away: "Dear God! That moustache! It's magnificent!"

Okay, maybe not. I think the painkillers might be kicking in. Time to go lay down. :laugh:
 

FarmerTan

George Bailey Fanboy
A couple of weeks ago, I was forced to take some downtime due to an industrial accident (fractured my right ankle and left big toe, tore the ligaments in my left shoulder and left hand, tore some muscles in my back and abdomen).

So, I found myself unable to shave without discomfort; can't stand still too long because my balance is off and it's hard to lift my arms above mid-chest. But, under the influence of some powerful painkillers, I had an urge to experiment with my beard.

Usually, I have a fairly typical circle beard, but decided to remove the portion on my chin and turn it into a horseshoe moustache. I let the "columns" grow back under my chin, along the jawline, then allowed them to "bush out".

Since my beard is white, it looks like a "Hulk Hogan" (named after Hulk Hogan, of course):



It's completely uncouth and everybody knows it. I hobble around the supermarket, grunting in pain, and daring anybody to say something. When I make eye contact, I can almost read their minds before they tear their gazes away: "Dear God! That moustache! It's magnificent!"

Okay, maybe not. I think the painkillers might be kicking in. Time to go lay down. :laugh:
You look like someone straight out of central casting for a biker movie!

If I saw you in the supermarket I'd change aisles!
 
I had one on and off, then decided it was for "mariachi" band players and shaved. Gave my bro a hard time and he shaved, too.
Now I may have one for a day or two when I shave the beard....
 
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