Pages Navigation Menu

Style, Info, Fun - A Moustache Paradise!

Handlebar Moustache Survey by Bruh.von of Las Vegas

  1. How long have you had a handlebar moustache, and what is your history with moustaches?

3.5 years.

  1. What moved you to grow a handlebar moustache? Do any relatives or ancestors have handlebar moustaches?

My granddad always wanted one, but could never grow one. I never thought much of the idea, as I too feared I could not grow mine either. I have a blonde moustache, while I’m brunette, so, my moustache always felt “invisible”. When I noticed I could get length, I dyed it brown as a joke, and I saw the light. My moustache genetics were highlighted and I knew I had what it takes. I don’t dye it anymore. I leave it natural and appreciate the contrast.

  1. What are some of the reactions of others as you grew your handlebar moustache? What sort of reactions or comments did you get initially from your significant other?
surveypicbruhvon man with a handlebar moustache

Click to ENLARGE

Overall, reactions have been significantly positive. Whether it’s someone approaching me with “I moustache you a question!”, or simply a welcomed compliment, I get praise for it everyday. On the rare occasion I’ve been asked for a photo, but at the same time, moustaches come with a territory. There are the few who seem to think moustaches, and perhaps handlebar style specifically, have a connotation that places the wearer into the sexual offender category. I have certainly heard that feed back a few times. I don’t let that get me down, and I promptly disregard their negativity and ignorance. My stache is dope.

Every girl I have dated since growing it (2) has appreciated how it looks.

  1. What are some of the funny or strange comments others have made about your handlebar moustache over time?

“Is that real?” “Do you dye it?” “Does the carpet match the drapes?” “I moustache you a question!”

  1. Has having a handlebar moustache had any effects on your personality/behavior, attitude, self-expression, sense of self?

It’s been a confidence boost for sure. I’ve received an immense amount if attention for it over the years, and quite a bit of praise. There’s certainly been call backs to it. Whether it’s jokes, or art that I create, or people create art for me the stache definitely get referenced. Sometimes my fashion choices are dictated/shaped around it.

  1. What is it in your personality that drew you to growing a handlebar moustache?

My sense of style sometimes leans formal, or business casual, timeless and straight forward. Having a classic style of facial hair has complimented that. I’ve always had a decent amount of facial hair and changed it up often. I enjoy having facial hair, and this is the part I never shave off. The attention I get ain’t too bad either ;)

  1. Have you been in any moustache contests or attended any such gatherings?

Nope. Maybe someday.

  1. It takes courage to wear a handlebar moustache. What would you say to those who think you look odd, silly or stupid with it?

I’d say “Psssshhhhhh”. Don’t be afraid to follow your dreams and ideas when it comes to your self-expression. Whether it’s a moustache, haircut, style, or anything else, follow your heart. Yeah, you’re going to run into people that don’t care for it, and they may not always keep their opinions to themselves, but who cares? If you like the way you look, that’s what’s important. Beyond that I GUARANTEE any disparaging comments will be outweighed times over by compliments.

  1. What waxes, styling aids or glues to you prefer and why?

First and foremost, white glue stick and a blow dryer to shape. (A life saving tip from my friend Eric who runs this web site) This will get your curls rock hard and perfect for multiple days, and washes out easy.

Stubbs brand wax. More of a pliable, not hard, bees wax feel.

That is good if you have a good natural curl already.

I’ve used clubman moustache wax, but I’ll probably never use that again since trying out the glue stick.

  1. What do you think a handlebar moustache does for a man?

Besides get them compliments, it’s going to do different things for different men. It can make one look distinguished. It can help fill out a face. It can quite certainly elevate a man’s whole style and sense of fashion. It can turn a boy into a man, it can separate the weak from the strong, the unique from the mundane. It can truly save a life.

  1. How attached are you to your handlebar moustache and what would it take for you to cut it off or remove the curls and not grow it back?

And not grow it back? Probably nothing. I reserve the option to have a handle bar moustache at any part in my life.

That, or a job.

  1. Have you accumulated any moustached merchandise, shirts, mugs or other stuff?

Surprisingly just Duct tape I suppose.

I’d like to get a coffee mug, with a handlebar shaped moustache guard.

  1. Can you recommend some other moustache web sites?

This is my first!

  1. All about color: How closely does your moustache match the color of the hair on your head? How many colors are in your moustache? Do you like its color? Have you ever dyed it?

I’m 2 steps ahead of ya. I’d like to elaborate on this. I was born with blonde hair, and since then it has darkened to dark brown. My beard matches that, but my moustache and soul patch are a Sandy blonde. So I leave my soul patch to compliment that and typically shave my beard.

I have dyed it multiple times. Any decent hair dye will work. I wouldn’t bleach it.

I like the natural color and the contrast between it and my hair.

  1. What would you like to see on handlebarmoustachelife.com?

Pictures, tips, recipes, moustache of the month from history (like famous people fro. History with badass moustaches with some creative funny biography about them) Maybe striking stories that involve their moustaches.

  1. How has having a handlebar moustache affected your love life, dating, and does it interfere with kissing?

Two words: flavor saver.

  1. What do you do for a living and what impact do you think your handlebar moustache has with customers, coworkers and superiors?

I do retail sales. I think clients like it and enjoy seeing it. Coworkers love it.

Every once in a while the dick bag powers that be frown on facial hair like it’s still the 80s.

  1. Does your handlebar moustache give you any superpowers?

The power to authenticate costumes and accents and get into character. Man, you wanna act old timey? Like a cowboy or part of a barbershop quartet? A moustache will definitely give you that power.

  1. Eating – neatly – can be a challenge with a larger moustache. Do you have any eating tips, or stories to share? Have you been tempted to remove the HB due to eating issues?

If you have a big stache that doesn’t naturally stay out of your mouth, then you’ll probably need to have wax in it. You’ll know that by the time you get there.

Wipe you mouth often!

I’ve never been bothered by my moustache getting in my mouth.

It’s a small price to pay for eternal glory.

  1. Have you ever styled your mustache in a comical manner or specifically for a Halloween costume?

Like I said, 2 steps ahead of you.

  1. What is your preferred style for your handlebar moustache, and do you do a variety of styles?

Like from tombstone! But my moustache is thinner than that so I go with the classic circular curl.

  1. Would you share your location and / or your age?

Las Vegas 28


Visit my friends at The Handlebar Club Forum