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What a Mustache Says About a Man’s Profession

Being an owner of a mustache, I co-sign this article. Looking into a man’s mustache is truly the only way into his very thoughts and desires…or he just wants to get laid for having a sick ‘stache. Probably a little of both.

A lot can be told by a man’s mustache, and it seems certain professions have their own. For some it can be a small handlebar, and for others it can be a bushy chevron. The bottom line however, is that the hair on a man’s upper lip can rightfully be understood as a window into his soul.

The following is a list of the most notable mustaches, and noteworthy stereotypes from the industries that championed each ’stache:

Private Investigator


This is the type of mustache you should sport when you love your job just as much as your cocaine. Something of an industry staple, most private dicks rock this look because it helps them to believe that, “hey, I’m almost a real detective.”

Baseball Player


In the greater part of the twentieth century, facial hair was discouraged in professional baseball. But by the early 1970s, the Kansas City/Oakland A’s had brought the look back with such notables as Joe Rudi, Reggie Jackson and of course, Rollie Fingers. Ever since, it is not uncommon for dominating players to rock a bit of lip hair, mostly pitchers.



Lots of artistic people do eccentric things. One such example is Salvadore Dali, who made the look this look so famous, that it is now named after him.

Also called a “spaghetti mustache”, the tips of this type of ‘stache can be used as brushes–in a pinch.

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