Sunday, March 25, 2007

I wish I could grow a moustache

Ever since I can remember, I was never able nor allowed to grow a moustache....
In high school, there were only a few guys who could pull of facial hair, my best friend Mike being one of them. There were those who tried desperately to have one, but when you can count the hairs on their face from across the room, it's time to let it go.
While in high school, I enlisted in the Military. It was a requirement to shave daily, whether I needed it or not. To this day, I still cringe at the smell of Gillette regular shaving foam...
After that, I worked in the oil fields for a few years. It was necessary to keep clean shaven in case of having to don a gas mask while on the job site.
I once had a chin goatee, that I kept short and neatly trimmed. This was my one and only stand against "the man". This of course quickly disappeared once I arrived in Southern Ontario to visit my sexy girlfriend while she was in college. She took one look at me, and said "no".
That was it. Gone in sixty seconds...
I got to thinking about moustaches today, and how few actors there are that can actually pull one off. Tom Sellick, Bruce Willis, and surprisingly enough, Ed Norton are a few that spring to mind.
These guys can also be described as "a man's man". I honestly can't recall many of those guys today. Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Charleton Heston are/were the last of a dying breed.
I thought of this today, because The Omega Man was on t.v. this morning. One of my favorites.
All of those guys could pull off facial hair. I wonder if they listened to THEIR wives if they said no.
Come to think of it, 'ol Blue eyes never did have facial hair......

6 comments:

mr zig said...

I've also always wanted to be able to pull off a moustache... to bad I don't grow enough facial hair, and If I tried, I would just look dirty and unshaven. Oh well... :(

mike said...

Facial hair can be a bit over rated at times, but this coming from a guy who can grow some... To be honest it's kind of a hassle. When I had facial hair it was fine, just needed to trim the goatee or mustache then forget it for a week. Now, I gotta shave every other day otherwise I rasp the sexy girlfriend's face.

Thinking about where you left off... and I'm not sure Ol' Blue Eyes would have been able to pull off a beard or mustache... or possibly he was afraid to mess with his image.k

John said...

I have either done full beard and moustache or nothing at all. Over here, a moustache on its own is taken as a declaration that you are gay. See Freddie Mercury and Village People...

Reggie said...

Who was the hot babe at college?

Sam Elliott has the best stache. I grew one once and it was thin. Gigi called me Pierre so I shaved it off.

Irene said...

Yup, Tom Sellick was definitely a mustache man. So much that I don't think he'd look good without one!

Personally, if I was born a man and had the option I know I would play with facial hair styles- mustaches, mutton chops, beards, goatees, hitler mustaches... etc. I think it would be fun.

Chris said...

The hot babe is now my wife.

And thanks John, I never thought of Freddie when I typed this...