Not since the 1980′s a has professional athlete held as respectable a mustache as George Parros. Current a player for the Montreal Canadians, George Parros (born 1979) has the National Hockey Leagues most impressive mustache. It is so impressive that it even has it’s own entry in wikipedia. This mustache is this dark and luxurious, reminiscent of a real 1980′s professional athlete mustache. in fact so prolific is his mustache that back in 2006 when he was playing for Colorado his teamates gave him grief for shaving it. Although sometime he will accessorize his mustache with some hair growth under his lower lip, this mustache is a clear chevron style and rather similar to that of Tom Selleck.
Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri may be a name you are not familiar with but The iron Sheik is someone you remember if you were ever a fan of wrestling. This champion of the ring and bad guy sported an iconic handlebar mousatche. The Iron Sheik got his start in his native Iran working as bodyguard for the Shah. He was also a member of the Iranian Olympic team in 1968 for Roman Greco wrestling. He would later be an assistant coach to the USA team in the 1972 Olympics in Munich. After the Olympics he would make his way to becoming a professional wrestling legend and hist mustache being there every step of the way.
Class, sophistication, distinction these are words we don’t hear often anymore. Although these are the best words to describe the pencil mustache of Errol Flynn. Born Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn on June 20 1909, Errol Flynn was a famous Hollywood actor and all out party guy. With his off screen exploits rivaling his on screen fame. His pencil mustache is the epitome or refinement it is so carefully tailored to ones upper lip and requires attention and dedication to maintain that perfect thin line. Many over years would try to sport the pencil mustache but no one could pull it off quite like Errol Flynn and it is for this that we offer the rating of EPIC mustache.
Luigi is the secondary player in Nintendo’s Super Mario series. Although an animated character he has an excellent example of a handlebar mustache which is in contrast to Mario’s painter’s brush mustache . Although initially a duplicate of his video game brother Mario (with the exception of the color scheme) Luigi would later on develop as his own character with a different look and abilities. His first appearance when he really looked different was in Super Mario 2. The actual naming of Luigi was inspired by a pizza parlor near Nintendo of America’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington, called “Mario & Luigi’s. His mustache though is clearly a handlebar and is unique different from Mario’s painter’s brush mustache. Granted the handlebar is a more popular style in general, Luigi’s mustache is less popular than Mario’s although it is nonetheless impressive. Its impact is not as much as Mario’s so we give it a rating of “Solid” but not quite “epic”.
You’ve seen it on screen over the years and can’t consider a world where Nintendo’s Mario does not have his beloved painter’s brush mustache. Arguably one of the best examples of the painter’s brush mustache. Although initially it a was a large block of pixels it has evolved over the years and benefited from high definition. Mario was not always called Mario, he was originally called Mr Video and Jumpman by his creators, legend has it they changed his name to Mario after they tried to placate their landlord Mario Segale who was renting the warehouse to Nintendo of America’s and the then president Minoru Arakawa had to placate the landlord and somehow Mario got his name. Now as for the mustache the reason was that graphics technology at the time made it difficult to animate body features like hair and eyes when Mario was jumping. So they did some subtle thing like the colors in his overalls to add greater contrast, his signature hat to hide his non animated hair as well as a large nose and mustache to give some greater facial features. In reality the limitation in graphic abilities of the initial video game systems did not offer may mustache options a handlebar or a pyramid mustache would have been impossible to notice so why not make a block of pixels into a painters brush. It is thanks to this decision to give Mario a mustache that the painter’s brush has a proud champion saving Princess peach and doing battle with Bowser. It should be noted that his video game brother Luigi also sports a mustache although this is handlebar mustache. Granted the handlebar mustache is more popular in general to the painter’s brunch most people remember Mario over Luigi in terms of how memorable the mustache is. So it is thanks to his contribution to making the painter’s brush mustache so popular that award Mario with the title of Epic Mustache
Hulk Hogan real name Terry Gene Bollea (born August 11, 1953) became a household name during the 1980′s and still many years after. With his signature horsehoe mustache the professional wrestling champ left his mark on the mustache world by showcasing one of the most memorable horseshoe mustaches. Although he would change his blonde horseshoe mustache to a full black beard during his Hollywood Hogan years in the early 2000′s, he would come back to his signature look. Continue reading →
Arguably one of the most epic mustaches of all time is the chevron mustache of Tom Selleck. Rarely has such an individual had such a strong relationship with a mustache than Tom Selleck has with his chevron style mustache. So strong is this association that should Tom Selleck ever decide to shave it he would likely be unrecognizable. The Chevron mustache is a thick upper lip crown that stops at a point just a little past the sides of the lips. Although others have worn this style few have done as memorably as Tom Selleck has. Continue reading →
The pencil mustache is a pencil thin straight neatly trimmed mustache. There are various ways to style it, they can be a single straight line; have a downward slope; or a variation of both. In order for a style to be deemed a pencil mustache it must be a thin line, neatly trimmed. Various celebrities have sported the pencil mustache over the years, the most notable ones are actor Errol Flynn, John Waters and George Clooney in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou, where you can see a varied style of the pencil mustache. Continue reading →
A fan favorite the Horseshoe mustache looks like a horseshoe or lower case letter n. With continued hair growth from the top of the lip and the sides of the mouth going all the way down to the base of the jaw the Horseshoe tittle often gets misused and applied to the fu manchu. The difference is the the Horseshoe hair growth is even and attached to the skin while the fu manchu utilises long strands/whiskers from the edges of the lip and lets them hang down. Some celebrities sporting the Horseshoe mustache look are wrestler Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Bollea), actor John Travolta for a brief period of time and Paul Sr from Orange County Choppers. Continue reading →
The pyramidal mustache is a mustache style that resembles a pyramid. The top is short with a straight downward diagonal and the base is much longer than the top. It is important that the size difference between the top and bottom is considerable or else it loses that pyramid effect. Famous celebrities who have worn the pyramidal mustache are George Clooney in his role in Men who stare at Goats and Abhay Deol in his film Shanghai. Continue reading →