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Handlebar Moustache Survey by Jeff of SoCal

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

Just shy of 10 years. Many beards have come and gone. But, I haven’t seen my upper lip for almost ten years.

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

I’m an avid surfer, my bottom lip kept getting sunburnt…

So, I grew a big beard…

While on a trip in El Salvador, I got tired of food in my beard. So I shaved off everything but the upper lip.

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It just naturally evolved into a handlebar shape by making way for solid foods. It’s the coffee and beer multiplied by the wind from motorcycle commuting that have held it in place.

  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?

There were a lot of Why? Dumb-founded looks. But, mostly young women complimenting it. I thought, “I might be on to something, here!”

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

I hear that I look like; the Monopoly Man, an Old Timey’ Strong Man, The Lorax. Just to name a few. It’s literally a daily occurrence.

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

It allowed me to embrace manhood. For me, manhood physically was a rapidly growing abundance of hair where I didn’t want it. I now had something to match the hair sticking out of the collar of my shirts!

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

Self-preservation, loyalty and stubbornness.

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

You pansies go to hair styling contest too? Or have gatherings where men ask each other, “Hey dude, be honest… How does my butt look in these jeans?”

  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?

What I always say, the truth; “For me, it’s just part of being a man.” Or, “It’s an exercise in patience.”

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

Scissors and fine-toothed combs. A few times a year it gets out of control and needs to be tamed. I cut it back and comb some bees-waxed-based organic surf wax through it just refresh it’s memory. The wax lasts a few days with normal washing and typically doesn’t need to be reapplied until the next big trim.

Oh yeah, and ice cream. Never looks better than a couple hours after eating some ice cream.

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

No one questions the hygiene of a man with a large, well-kept handlebar mustache.

  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?

That’s a pretty normal question for me…

I guess a very, I mean VERY beautiful and rich woman? Maybe?

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

It’s hard to find time to wear them, with all of the Hairstyling Contest and “How Does My Butt Look Club” shirts, mugs and other stuff.

I hope you drop and break your mugs because of all the slippery products on your fingers. And your seasonal latte drips down from your mustache and stains your lame shirts so you can never wear them again.

But, I guess it’s cool when hot girls do. It lets me know when a chick is into mustached-faced men.

  1. Can you recommend some other moustache web sites?

Sorry, I can’t seem to think of any. I honestly hope this a just a hipster and gluten free’r passing trend.

  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?

It matches well. There’s a lot of different colors mixed in. Sure I like it. I have never dyed it.

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

A lot less wax and thinly twisted ends. Or maybe a survey of beautiful women and their thoughts on mustaches.

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

Women love it. It’s like a heat seeking missile for daddy issues.

Yes, it makes it kissing challenging at first. However, getting women to kiss me has been a whole lot easier.

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

I work in food and beverage sales. It makes me unmistakably identifiable. There’s no denying that I’m ‘the big guy with the big ginger mustache’.

Which, as long as your well behaved and hardworking it is a good thing.

It’s when I’m off the clock, out causing a ruckus; I don’t want to be recognized by customers. I actually, transferred to a retail location further from home to accommodate this. Twice.

  1. Does your handlebar moustache give you any superpowers?

My mustache defies gravity and is a human lie detector.

  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 feel something in your mustache, it’s almost guaranteed there is something in your mustache… I stopped wearing white shirts due to dripping. I always carry a hanky and comb in my back pocket. Don’t forget to check for boogers and snot.

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

There’s no point. I just dress a ninja or caveman with a mustache.

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

I like to call it the ‘I rode my MC to work, it’s never gonna be perfectly symmetrical or not have wild hairs, wind-blown sort of style’.

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

SoCal 34

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