What do Tom Selleck, Hulk Hogan, Ron Burgandy, John Waters, Burt Reynolds, Charlie Chaplin, Ron Jeremy, Mario, Luigi, Salvador Dahli, Groucho Marx, the Pringles Can Man, hoards of hipsters, and your dad have in common? Why, they all have dapper mustaches! Now is as good a time as any to emulate your mustachioed heroes. These are the same mustaches that you drew on your worst enemy’s middle school year book photo and now they are all the rage.
Everyone from brides to babies are donning mustaches these days! Mustaches have grown great lengths due to the DIY and crafting trend as well. Waxed whiskers are in more places than merely faces: they now adorn t-shirts, socks, underwear, purses, necklaces, body jewelry, paper weights, ornamental grills on cars, coffee mugs, and basically anything else you can ever imagine. Mustache tattoos have also become very popular, even with those in the corporate world because they are concealed between the fingers.
Why are mustaches suddenly so popular? They offer an antidote to the depressing social scene in which we all live. Until now people in their 20s and 30s, the modified generation, thought of mustaches as a just a joke. They did not have them because their dads, porn stars, and unsavory historical figures did have them. Movies like “Anchorman” made mustaches cool again. Now we see the mustache as an icon of a bygone era, that brings a cute, lighthearted, vaudeville vibe to fashion. People enjoy their retro feel and can’t help but to smile at the absurdity of them.