A Movember To Remember: The Manliest Mustaches Of All-Time

Mustaches have been worn by villains, sex symbols, presidents, athletes and more. This prominent facial hair feature has had many ups and downs. But, only a handful of people can rock the upper lip facial hair with style and class.

The journey you’re about to go on will highlight some of the best mustaches in the world. These staches are epic, iconic, and undeniably cool.

Most men can grow a mustache, but it’s what a man does with his facial hair that defines him.

Frank Zappa

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Zappa’s thick stache and wide goatee are very recognizable. It’s so memorable to the point where a species of spider with a similar appearance has been named after the musician —The Pachygnatha Zappa.

And he’s had an asteroid named after him, but it’s not because of his facial hair.

Shahid Kahn

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It’s not everyday football fans see an owner with a killer mustache. For Shahid Khan, his mustache is almost an inspiration from the duo of Mario and Luigi. But, that’s the last thing on his mind.

It’s not a concern for someone who’s the wealthiest person of Pakistani origin.

John Waters

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The filmmaker has one of the most unusual mustaches of all-time. When he was younger, he wanted to be Little Richard. So, Waters decided to grow his stache like the icon to pay homage to the musician.

He clips it about twice a week from the bottom to maintain the pencil-thin stache.

Read ahead to see which musician has a similar mustache to John Waters!

Milo Ventimiglia

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The This Is Us star has to be on a strict facial schedule these days. But, unlike other actors who’ve grown facial hair for a role, Ventimiglia’s stache didn’t look out of place.

It looks so good that it might be time for the 70’s style of facial hair to make a comeback.

Nick Offerman

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Offerman’s big, powerful facial hair is ready to trample anything. If you can build a chair out of a paper plate and a cigarette lighter and crush beer cans, you might have this mustache.

Like some people on this light, Offerman with no facial hair is a weird thing to witness.


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The late musician’s thin pencil mustache was part of his look. Prince’s stache is slightly different compared to Little Richard’s. Prince’s facial hair has a think strip leading up to the nose.

It gives a different look from other thin staches’, such as John Waters.

Who has the best walrus mustache? A Hockey Hall of Famer has the answer to that just ahead.

Sam Elliott

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The old West hero has rocked that stache for years. It’s thick, full, and it’s right across the upper lip.

Seriously though, for the career Sam Elliott has had, you don’t want to mess with a guy who has this type of facial hair.

Charlie Chaplin

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Chaplin rocked the “toothbrush mustache.” It was a popular style in the Roaring Twenties, but it’s fallen off the radar since. However, there’s no denying that Chaplin’s facial hair is similar to a world leader who must not be named.

Hint: he took over Germany and died during WWII.

Lanny McDonald

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Lanny’s giant, walrus-style mustache is his most defining physical characteristic. The facial hair helped the Stanley Cup champion become an iconic figure in hockey.

He grew out all of his facial hair in 1974 to see what kind of beard he could grow. McDonald settled on something bold, especially considering he turned down endorsement deals from razor manufacturers.

The best curled-up mustache comes from a baseball player. Stay tuned for that.

Steve Harvey

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The TV personality is known for his thick, iconic mustache. But, the day has finally come for him to shave it off. He’s embracing his new gray facial hair with a salt-and-pepper-like beard.

It’s big a change for someone who’s had a mustache, but hopefully, he brings it back, one day.

Freddie Mercury

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The Queen frontman rarely performed without his mustache. However, in the bands early days, Mercury rocked long hair with no facial hair. It wasn’t until the late 70’s-early 80’s where he rocked the upper lip stache.

Most notably, it was on full display for everyone to witness during Queen’s performance at Live Aid.

Rollie Fingers

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The Oakland A’s and Milwaukee Brewer grew out the stache in 1972. Months later, he led the A’s to their first ever World Series. You could say that was a coincidence, but Fingers kept rolling, winning two more titles afterward.

Not bad for a Hall of Famer who nailed the handlebar stache.

Who wore it better, Tom Selleck or Burt Reynolds? Stay tuned.

Hussein Bin Talal

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

That, and the manly mustache his father dawned for quite some time.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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The civil rights activist had a devotion to non-violence. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s smooth, humble mustache deserves a nod of respect and recognition. The man went out of his way to find equality for African-American’s.

He continues to be an iconic figure for modern civil rights activists today.

Burt Reynolds

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The late actor rocked his famous stache since the 70’s and 80’s. It’s almost like Tom Selleck asked him “Hey, you’d look good with facial hair, want one like mine?”

But, there’s no denying that both actors rocked their stache’s in such classy ways. It’s no wonder why guys wanted that style.

The actor who had a similar mustache is coming up next.

Robert Goulet

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There’s no denying that Mr. Goulet looks classy with the upper lip facial hair. Considering that there’s such a thing as the Robert Goulet Moustache Award, I’m confident in why anyone adores his style.

That, and his incredible singing voice was enough to have cameos on The Simpsons and Disney’s Recess.

Eddie Murphy

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Looking at Murphy’s mustache can make you hear his laughter. It’s just something that will cheer anyone up, no matter how bad your day is. Murphy’s stache has been around since his stand-up days.

Although he has ditched the lower lip with facial hair, he still has the charm to go with it.

Tom Selleck

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For some people, saying the word “mustache” depicts an image of Magnum P.I. Selleck’s thick, authoritative mustache is genuinely one of a kind. It’s well shaped, and it’s well-groomed. It’s everything any guy could look for in a mustache.

Thank you, Mr. Selleck. Your upper facial hair is legendary.

Wilford Brimley

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The outspoken actor’s stache has never gone out of style. His trademark facial hair, accent, and brusque delivery are what makes him recognizable.

Brimley’s weather-beaten appearance allowed him to be convincing as someone decades older, notably when he starred in Cocoon.

Albert Einstein

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The genius’ hair and bushy stache are very recognizable. It’s no surprise why kids dress up as a mad scientist — all they need are a wig and fake busy stache.

This fuzzy style isn’t popular these days, but picturing Einstein without facial hair is like a nightmare nobody wanted.