During the month of November, thousands of men around the world will grow mustaches as part of Movember. Zoosk.com, the romantic social network, conducted surveys among nearly 8,500 of its members around the globe to gather their thoughts on facial hair. Here are some of the Zoosk survey findings…
- Hairy nation – 64% of American men say they have facial hair.
- The #1 reason men grow facial hair? 40% of men say it gives them more confidence.
- The goatee wins as the preferred form of facial hair among American women.
- Women say the “soul patch” is the least-preferred form of facial hair.
- 63% of American women say that they would be more open to romance with a man who grew facial hair for a worthy cause.
- 50% of women say that Johnny Depp sports the best facial hair.
- 45% of men think Sean Connery has the best facial hair.
Zoosk is the romantic social network that helps members create and share their romantic journeys, with millions of members from around the globe enjoying the service each month. Check the site here.
Brad Pitt does his best imitation of Don Johnson playing Sonny Crockett from “Miami Vice” as he steps out at the Cannes Film Festival. He has the same slicked-back hairstyle, the all-white suit and even the goatee! Does that mean that all the 80s styles are coming back?
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By Michael Rovner for Style + Tech For Men
Now that the full-beard trend is going the way of the goatee, the mustache is getting more face time with trendsetters. So how can you wear one without looking like a cheese ball?
The truth is, not every guy can. But it can be a powerful accessory and it works well with some of the looks we’ve being seeing on the runways, such as at Tom Ford and Ralph Lauren.
Says Dr. Aaron Perlut, chairman of the American Mustache Institute (an advocacy group, think tank and community center — who knew!) and America’s foremost expert on mustaches: “There really is no best style. It’s more about the image you’d like to portray.”
So, broadly speaking, you have choices. If you’re going for an elegant look, opt for the handlebar, as worn so well by mustachioed luminaries like baseball great Rollie Fingers and art-world legend Salvador Dali. This look is high-maintenance with regular waxing required, but if you have the time, it’s worth it. A more macho look can be achieved with the Fu Manchu, as seen on Hulk Hogan or baseball legend Goose Gossage.
More common these days is the Chevron, which stays above the corners of the mouth. “You see this on 97 percent of cops, as well as Tom Selleck and Burt Reynolds,” says Perlut. “It’s very popular in blue-collar circles.”
Whatever look you choose, just make sure you have the cajones to pull it off. As Perlut says, “If you’re going to wear a mustache, don’t expect support from those around. It’s about self-confidence. You’ve got to be able to walk down the street and karate-chop someone for no reason and then go eat a panda steak.”
Michael Rovner Michael Rovner has written for Vogue, Esquire, and Details. He has been on staff at WWD, Star Magazine and Life & Style. He has also covered fashion and style for the New York Post and The New York Times magazine.
Here’s an interesting article on shaving and the future of men’s shaving habits. It’s well written by the reporter but I think he goes a bit too far with his analysis of why men shave or why men choose not to shave.
Even though the tough economy has so many of our brothers out of work , the type of work they will likely get back into will require a shave more often than not. Hey, we all like to go a few days without shaving here and there but in all fairness shaving has never been easier. The high tech razors we have available to us these days pretty much put razor cuts in the reaview mirror. Also, The goatee is now more popular than ever but you still need a close shave around it to make it pop!
I enjoyed the article even though I don’t agree with all of his points. Hey, Also noticed that reporter who wrote the piece is clean shaven in his photo up top!
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