Handlebar Moustache Survey by Moustache Mitch
- How long have you had a handlebar moustache, and what is your history with moustaches?
I’ve been grooming my moustache as a handlebar for three days, but I was growing it out for over two months before it was long enough to try. I’ve always had a beard/’stache of one type or another.
- What moved you to grow a handlebar moustache? Do any relatives or ancestors have handlebar moustaches?
Because handlebar moustaches are awesome.
- 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?
Wife hates it and calls it Redneck.
Several friends like it and call it Hipster.
Overall, I get a kick of how people do not look me in the eyes when talking to me. They look me in the ‘stache.
- What are some of the funny or strange comments others have made about your handlebar moustache over time?
- Has having a handlebar moustache had any effects on your personality/behavior, attitude, self-expression, sense of self?
I think it would be profoundly sad if I let something as superficial as facial hair affect my behavior or self-opinion.
- What is it in your personality that drew you to growing a handlebar moustache?
I started joking about doing it and then decided to take the joke to the next level and actually do it.
- Have you been in any moustache contests or attended any such gatherings?
Of course not.
- It takes courage to wear a handlebar moustache. What would you say to those who think you look odd, silly or stupid with it?
Yes. That’s the joke. They absolutely look cartoonish.
- What waxes, styling aids or glues to you prefer and why?
Got2B hair glue – it holds without requiring a lot of fuss.
Fisticuffs Moustache Wax – smells nice.
- What do you think a handlebar moustache does for a man?
Nothing. It’s a moustache.
- 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?
I’ll probably shave it off around the new year.
- Have you accumulated any moustached merchandise, shirts, mugs or other stuff?
- Can you recommend some other moustache web sites?
- 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?
- What would you like to see on handlebarmoustachelife.com?
I can’t think of a thing.
- How has having a handlebar moustache affected your love life, dating, and does it interfere with kissing?
My wife hates it.
- 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 IT. It is a moustache, so I expect it will have no impact whatsoever.
- 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?
- Have you ever styled your mustache in a comical manner or specifically for a Halloween costume?
Not for Halloween costume, but yes…. a handlebar moustache has a comical effect.
- What is your preferred style for your handlebar moustache, and do you do a variety of styles?
Just handlebar. No.
- Would you share your location and / or your age?
Dallas, TX – 50