| November 1, 2009

Hair, Style & Grooming

The 35 Manliest Mustaches of All Time

To kick off Movember, the month-long mustache growing contest for charity, we’ve put together this list of the manliest mustaches in history. Enjoy!

Tom Selleck

tom selleck magnum pi mustache famous facial hair

When pre-pubescent mustaches grow up, they want to be Tom Selleck’s mustache. It’s a modern mustache masterpiece. Magnum P.I. wouldn’t have been the same with some dude with a naked upper lip.

Walter Cronkite

walter cronkite tv anchorman famous mustache facial hair

Walter Cronkite’s mustache was the most trustworthy mustache in all of news history. And that’s the way it is…

Eddie Murphy

eddie murphy actor famous mustache facial hair

During the 1980s and early 90s, no mustache was funnier than Eddie Murphy’s. We won’t hold Eddie Murphy’s mustache responsible for Daddy Day Care or Norbit.

Alex Trebek

young alex trebek jeopardy famous mustache facial hair

I’ll take game show host who lost major manliness points when he shaved his mustache for $800, Alex.

Daniel Plainview

daniel plainview mustache there will be blood movie

Daniel Plainview’s mustache will drink your milkshake. And then bludgeon you to death with a bowling pin.

Hussein bin Talal

Hussein bin Talal king of jordan famous mustache

The King of Jordan’s mustache had an uber-manly lineage; it can be be traced all the way back to the Prophet Muhammad. Today, his son Abdullah II carries on his father’s peaceful policies and the manly mustache.

Errol Flynn

errol flynn actor famous mustache facial hair

Australian film star Errol Flynn had a swashbuckling mustache that could make even tights look manly.

Rollie Fingers

Rollie Fingers baseball player famous mustache facial hair

Rollie Fingers brought back the waxed handlebar mustaches rocked by the baseball players of yore. Diamondbacks relief pitcher Clay Zavada carries that torch today.

Steve Prefontaine

steve prefontaine running famous mustache facial hair

Scientists have proven that the secret to Steve Prefontaine’s record-setting running times was the aerodynamics of his mustache.

Wyatt Earp

wyatt earp headshot famous mustache facial hair

Wyatt Earp is a Western legend. Some sources say he killed up to 30 men during his time as a lawman in the American frontier. He didn’t even have to use bullets; his mustache knocked em’ over cold.

Ron Burgundy

ron burgundy will ferrell famous mustache facial hair

Ron Burgundy is the manliest fictional news anchor to ever live. He loves scotch (scotchy, scotch, scotch), leather-bound books, and the smell of rich mahogany. And of course, he had a kick ass mustache that injected the news with testosterone.

Clark Gable

clark gable actor headshot famous mustache facial hair

Clark Gable’s mustache doesn’t give a damn.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche headshot famous mustache facial hair

Nietzsche’s mustache can provide meaning to the life of even the most strident nihilist. Look at that thing. Awe inspiring.

Genghis Khan

genghis khan illustration famous mustache facial hairNot only did Genghis Khan grow a manly mustache and rule over the largest empire in history, he also rocked the flavor saver way before it was cool. Wait, was the flavor saver ever cool?

Mark Twain

mark twain headshot tuxedo famous mustache facial hair

Mark Twain had some strong words to say about beards: “It performs no useful function; it is a nuisance and a discomfort; all nations hate it; all nations persecute it with the razor.” Guess that’s why he decided to go with an awesome mustache instead.

Martin Luther King Jr.

martin luther king jr headshot famous mustache

I have a dream, a dream that all men will grow a mustache as magnificent as MLK’s.

Mark Spitz

mark spitz swimmer olympian famous mustache facial hair

Michael Phelps may now have more medals, but Spitz’s mustache could beat Phelp’s any day of the week.

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