20 Reasons Children of the 80s Thought Mustaches Were So Cool

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by Newton Gimmick on July 15, 2013

in Lists, Memorygasms, The 80s

These days, mustaches are a trend. Nothing more than an internet meme and an extension of hipster branding. In the 1980s though, mustaches were legit.

They weren’t there to capitalize on some internet popularity contest or to make a fashion statement. Back then, mustaches were hairy extensions of virile ass kickers. Only the manliest men or downright coolest cats in the land could wear a ‘stache. The 80s brought us a ton of different mustaches, from the fancy ladies men, to the brawlin’ bruisers with big bushy upper lips.

Today we pay tribute to the best ‘staches of the 80s and show off the 20 reasons children of the 80s thought mustaches were so cool!

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20. They were classy and sophisticated

Mr Belvedere


19. They were remarkable storytellers

Richard Pryor


18. They were the perfect way to say “Hello”



17. They were flamethrowers

AL Hrabosky


16. They had access to the top secret Gadgetphone

Chief Quimby


15. They were welcome celebrated in America

Eddie Murphy


14. They were handy to have around



13. They were weird (in a good way)

weird al mustache


12. They loved an adventure

Monterey Jack


11. They went Bandit- “Reynolds style”

Burt Reynolds


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  • http://OldSchool.tblog.com OldSchool80s

    Fun post. Enjoyed it. Perfect showing the “Moustache Rides” t-shirt.

    • Howard Decker

      hilarious, I forgot he wore that in Mask.

  • Bianchi79

    Love this list. Looking back its funny how many cartoon characters had mustaches (esp. on GIJoe) , no wonder we thought there were such manly men!

  • http://redheadedmule.com ClarenceRHM

    Nothing wrong with being hirsute.

    • Howard Decker

      I love the word hirsute.

  • LoviByProxy

    They had cool callsigns: #Viper #SkerrittStache

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