Sexy or Creepy?
Sexy or Creepy?
Depends a great deal on the face under the moustache b-)
That and length, personally. Too short, very scratchy to kiss, too long... um... creepy ;o)
Creepy, definitely. They seem to be starting to make a comeback.
CREEPY! If there is a beard, they're a little less creepy, but by themselves, ick.
Pedophile type creepy, pretty much no matter what, but then I'm not a big fan of facial hair on men aside from Santa Claus and Abraham Lincoln. Men who don't shave their necks fall into the category of "dirty hippie" regardless of what the rest of them looks like for me. Kind of like women who don't shave their armpits and wear baggy tank tops. :-)
It depends. John Waters moustache: creepy. Sam Elliot moustache: manly. Hitler moustache: just plain stupid.
Overall I just find them funny.
I find moustaches gross when occurring alone. I think beards are awesome sometimes so if there is a moustache as part of a whole facial hair system it may be ok, depending on the style. Generally the neater, the classier. I'm not straight so you will have to exclude my comment if you're looking for straight-women advice.
Only suitable on Freddie Mercury.
I like 'em!
I think you must be of a certain age to rock the solo 'stache. My Dad is in his 60's now and has worn the solo 'stache for all of my soon to be 33yrs of life. He and people of his generation can get away with it. My demographic...cannot! Yes, my younger brother should be required by law to shave his upper lip. The only exception to this, being a contest of some sort.
i am pro-moustache, and at that i prefer moustache to mustache (good job pokerguy). personally, i think every person should allow upper lip hair to grow for 4-6 months to see what is really up there. giving it just a month or two doesn't really let the moustache blossom enough.
it is a shame that bad people (pedophiles, hitler, stalin, etc) have given good moustaches a bad reputation. in the toothbrush example, if hitler hadn't worn it, we'd all be calling it the chaplin 'stache. it would be beloved, worn for foppish and comical effect.
gcm...here is a chart that correctly calls it the Chaplin:
All facial hair - YUCK!! My brother in law just grew a beard. He's italian, but now he just looks like a middle eastern terrorist.
moustache rides for the ladies.
My husband looks completely different without his moustache, long sideburns and soul patch. I made him shave once. Then I made him promise to never shave again. haha
good find rudy! now if we can just get everyone on board with the chaplin...
Properly groomed and washed beards/goatees and the like can be attractive on the right guy. If not well maintained they can smell and make the wearer look like a Muppet.
WK can grow a porn 'stache of epic proportions, but not much else. Luckily he has no interest in doing so. Gold chains and an unbuttoned shirt seem to go with mustaches too. Andelatini's hubby rocks his facial hair, it works for him.
If I shave I look 12. Well groomed but have never gone with just the stache.
I like yours Rudy. Looks very friendly, rather than creepy :o)
Hey thanks! :)
On my husband - sexy.
On my brother - endearing.
On guys I don't like - creepy.
On me - perpetual, ongoing girl crisis.
My husband has had a beard/mustache for so long that if he were clean shaven I think it would creep me out to kiss him. So, I've noticed I find men more handsome with a beard/mustache out of familiarity I guess. Not as much a fan of the solo mustache but it depends on how it is kept.
This thread is just screaming for a Tick reference.
Creepy on all but a very few.
I asked a couple women friends about this subject. They said 'staches are sexy when the guy is also wearing cut-off jean shorts where they are cut off ABOVE the bottom of the pocket so the white tips are sticking out. Also makes for a good 70's look.
Motorrad, I bet the guy in your pic has a stache.
"Rugged, self-assured, adult. These are the words that describe the man who wears a mustache"
nice Tick reference bmama! :)
LOL, love how they lay a soundtrack of 70's porn music under the mustache segment... they go together like Twister and Crisco!
My BF has a FULL beard and I won't let him shave it. He always jokes that hes just going to leave the mustache part on and I flip out! They look SO bad. It seems they are coming back, in the indie group, but they just look creepy!
Can you imagine David Niven without one? Or Burt Reynolds?
And remember, all the good Kevin Kline movies are the ones where he has the moustache.
And Ned Flanders gave up the perfect job to keep his.
i think an adorable chap is an adorable chap--with or without the facial hair. now that you have made me think about it, i think the stache alone is too 70's and/or porno, or 70's porn perhaps. i do love beards however. i think any face is sexier with a beard but that is just me.
i dig the scruffy, surfer outdoorsy look and always have. with the ability to be cleaned up and look handsome indeed.
stahces tend to scratch me if kissed whereas a beard just seems to work better!;)
actually, motorrad, THAT would be the PERFECT thing for you to dress as if you were planning on stopping by the 70's party saturday evening. the cutoffs with the white pockets and just a stash. whadda say??
don't forget the bling.
Gross! The 'stache alone is sleazy, slimy, and makes me think porn star and drug dealer. ewwwww!
Why this sudden compulsion to shave... I feel so objectified!
Nah! One would have to care. I've shaved my beard and stache a couple times and both times the uproar from my wife was louder than any disapproval the general public could hit me with. So I guess I'm stuck with it.
I did trim it to nice glean 1/8" though.
Mrs. Jubbjubb let me grow one from New Year's Day until her b-day in late February this year. Personally, I've got to say I was bitchin' with it; especially with my Indiana Jones hat. I'd say I was somewhere between Magnum PI & The Bandit; certainly man-god-like.
From Mrs. J's perspective... well suffice to say it was a lonely several weeks for me.
Mustaches with the right kind of beard/goatee: HOT!!!!
Robert Downey Jr.
Jack Sparrow/Johnny Depp
I'm a fan of closely-cropped staches like Rudy has. I also like short goatees and soul patches. As for a full-beard? Not so much anymore. My husband had mutton-chops when we were in high school which I loved--THEN! CD: Keep your facial hair. Looks great!
I knew I would regret that posting. I shaved all the scruff Tueday! But will be even funnier as it won't be full by Saturday so it will look like a 'stache I had when I was 21. However I am now the size of two 21 year old motorrads unfortunately. And without the 6 pack. Well I occasionally have a 6 pack but nothing to do with muscles. I have a pair of jeans that ripped and would be perfect for the 70's cut-offs. I will have to make a note to NOT go commando. Be careful what you wish for.
Is Steve Pool still sporting the solo stache? Is Steve Pool still doing weather for that matter? I don't have tv... My hubby had a beard and moustache for a while, then he shaved the beard and just had the stache. It was not a good look on him. He wasn't very good at keeping it neatly trimmed. I guess it just depends on the guy.
i saw a guy this morning when i was out & about that would have thrown us all on the floor cracking up! his stahce was a pure piece of art on his face. it was combed, moussed maybe and definatley styled! i so wish i could have taken a photo to post to make everyone have a crack up today!
i sure did...
" . . . Gold chains and an unbuttoned shirt seem to go with mustaches too."
Interesting (I agree). Other side of the coin; mustaches are the only facial hair allowed in formal military code. When I see a 'stash without other facial hair, I think: tight ass, overly structured, militant. Even if they have gold chains and an unbuttoned shirt.
and a thick white leather belt
Always & forever Creepy
hmmm. grandma motorrad had a 'stache and wore white belts and shoes....her shirts were buttoned except for the occasional 'accident'...
If you think the solo stash is creepy, wait until you encounter someone with a full beard - but no stash and a cleanly-shaven upper lip. Either amish or serial murderer....
norweigian...I call that the chin-strap and it creeps me out.
Hercule Poirot's put all other moustaches to shame ;)
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