This Movember, go the distance-Times of India 4 November 2016

This Movember, go the distance with these whacky moustache styles
Mohammed Waseem| TNN | Nov 4, 2016, 12.00 AM IST


It’s November, and that can mean only one thing for men who love facial hair, or love supporting worthy causes, or both — Movember. The annual event, named so by blending the words ‘moustache’ and ‘November’, involves growing moustaches during this month to raise awareness of various cancers and depression in men. The movement had very humble beginnings. Renju Joseph, a Bengaluru-based image designer and lifestyle consultant, says, “The movement started in Australia in 1999 with a group of about 30 people who sported moustaches throughout November to be attached to the cause. Word caught on and eventually, events were organized to raise funds for the cause.”
Since it’s followed all around the world, we give a list of 10 unique but easy-to-maintain moustache styles for men this Movember…A La Souvarov
Named after the Russian General Alexander Suvorov, it is a combination of moustache and sideburns that grow down and then curve up like a candy cane to connect with the moustache. The moustache has two wide wings with a curve into the burns.

The style consists of three sections — moustache, chin beard as well as a soul patch under your lower lips, without the moustache and beard touching each other. It’s a classy style that’s very easy to maintain as well.

The Chaplin, or also known as the toothbrush, is a style that has shaved edges, except for three to five centimeters above the centre of the lip, with the sides of the moustache vertical instead of tapered. Adolf Hitler and Charlie Chaplin famously sported it.

Friendly Mutton Chops
A style made famous by American soldier and politician Ambrose Burnside, this style has thick sideburns that extend to the edge of the mouth and connect to a hearty moustache. Pro tip: The bottom line of the sideburns should define the jaw line.

Fu Manchu
The Fu Manchu, named after the fictional character created by Irish author Sax Rohmer who sports a similar style, is grown exclusively from the corners of the upper lip, and hangs down past the clean-shaven mouth and chin area.

One of the most recognizable styles, the Handlebar is a particularly lengthy moustache, which upwardly curve on either side of the face. This style is named so for its resemblance to the handlebars of a bicycle.

This is a full moustache with vertical extensions grown on the corners of the lips and down the sides of the mouth to the jawline, resembling an upside-down U or a horseshoe. The width of the whiskers vary depending on each person’s preference



This is a neatly-clipped, thin moustache that sported a little above the lip, as if it had been drawn using a pencil. A large gap is left between the nose and the moustache.


The Zappa

Named after Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Frank Zappa, The Zappa is a full, bushy moustache with edges that droop slightly past the corners of the mouth (but not as much as the Horseshoe) and includes a stout soul patch.

Mohammed Waseem| TNN | Nov 4, 2016, 12.00 AM IST


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