Friday, April 09, 2010

What's the absolute youngest age at which donning a moustache is acceptable? Or, are moustaches acceptable at any age?

Well, first of all, (in order to rile you up) I'm going to question the use of the word "don" as a description for growing a mustache. Is that some sort of unconscious slap against Italian mafiosos? Or something else?

Now . . .

are mustaches acceptable at any age? I'm inclined to say NO, because I look craptastic with only a mustache. I certainly could never pull off the majesty of the most glorious mustache of the last few decades (

But there are people ( who are always ready to grow a mustache . . . and judging by the intricacy of some of them, they must have started at a very young age.

But they are biased. And I am not.

Mustaches in the extremely young is disturbing ( and unsettling. But even mustaches in the appropriately aged can be poor choices as well (

I guess in the end, you have to give something a try and see if it works for you. And, just as importantly, see if it works for others. If they say "No way, dude!" then maybe you need to rethink your facial hair choice.

Because while I don't normally advocate marching exclusively to the drum of people other than yourself . . . a seedy mustache is a danger to everyone. And it is everyone's responsibility to maintain beauty in the world.

Anyway, that's my answer.

Thanks for asking.

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