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Handlebar Moustache Survey by peakyblinderfan

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

Had a mustache since 1968, beard and mustache since 1972, and handlebar since 2015

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

Have always admired the look of George V and Czar Nicholas II

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3. 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?

Most folks either say, “cool” or just ignore it.

Spouse of 54 years has always approved

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

Before handlebar, people said I should try for the Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West. Not so much after handlebar

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

Since retirement, I have been generally less constrained by “being normal”. Handlebar is a natural extension of feeling of freedom

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

Always a bit of a hippie

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


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


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

Seldom use or need wax, occasionally oil for control of flyaway beard hair

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

Compliments and completes the overall masculine look

11. 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?

Can’t imagine a situation where I would shave except perhaps medical. My children (48 & 50) have never seen me clean-shaven and I would scare them

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

T shirts, mustache guard for beer glasses

13. Can you recommend some other moustache web sites?

Images of George V and Nicholas II on Google

14. 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?

For years my beard was much redder than my blonde hair, now it’s mostly all grey

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

More styling and how-to info, (eating pizza, corn on the cob, soup etc.)

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

Not at all, maybe years ago when just starting out and stubble was a problem but soon was past that stage.

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

Retired from the building mats business where many co-workers were bearded

18. Does your handlebar moustache give you any superpowers?

I am able to make even more outrageous comments because after all ” he is the guy with the handlebar

19. 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?

No, hoping to get some tips from this site

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

Green ribbons with kilt on St. Pat’s day

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

Slightly relaxed curl because I don’t use wax

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

Tampa FL …73 years old

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