Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Favors of Density



While the elaborate skill of the handlebar and the genetic luck of a narrow philtrum are parts of the majestic tapestry that is a fine mustache, they are nothing if you don't start with a dense base to work with. Take this gentleman for example. Even while trimmed short, the density of his mustache allows it to exert a formidable presence in the composition of his face.

6 comments:

Karyn said...

Your blog (and photographic archives collection) is delightful. And now you're famous! I just arrived here via a spot in the American Libraries online edition :)

Jonathan S. said...

I agree that this robust young man is right in having that swagger-like twinkle in his eye. "I have a formidable moustache," he says, swaggering. But, no, he doesn't need to use words as he enters a bank, the saloon, the gasworks where he is employed, his moustache does all the talking.

Anonymous said...

This to too much fun. You are mildly famous! I found out about your blog in the Nov 7 American Libraries Direct e-newsletter and am now inspired to do my own blog with visual items from our Library. Hairy from Western Michigan

Julie said...

Hi- my name is Julie Palm. Me, Liz Plahn, Terese Elhard are students at the Minneapolis College of art and Design. We have chosen your fine blog to develop a system of identity in our graphic design class. We will be making an instalation consisting of a barber shop set up and all its bells and whistles. Watch out for us, we are watching you everyday you dapper, dapper fool you.

Gustafzadeh said...

While I appreciate your discussion on mustache density, I favor a more egalitarian point of view.. while density does possess a certain quality, with a little love anyone can cultivate a fine mo', even those without the inherent ability to grow a dense, robust base.

down with the mustache aristocracy!

Halfang said...

Nice mustache, I shall say.