20 Reasons Mustaches are Cool Every Month, Not Just “Movember”

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by Newton Gimmick

in Lists, 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 20 ‘staches that madeĀ children of the 80s realize mustaches were cool in every month, not just “Movember”.

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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


10. They charmed the princess

Lando Calrissian


9. They saved the princess

Mario Brothers


8. They commanded respect

Mike Ditka


7. They kicked ass in the name of America



6. There was nothing in Eternia they couldn’t fix



5. They will, they will rock you



4. They believed in anything, as long as there’s a steady paycheck in it

Winston Zeddemore


3. This.



2. If you trained, said your prayers and took your vitamins they could look like this

Hulk Hogan


1. They just ruled

Magnum PI

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

OldSchool80s July 15, 2013 at 9:19 am

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


Howard Decker July 15, 2013 at 10:09 am

hilarious, I forgot he wore that in Mask.


Bianchi79 July 15, 2013 at 9:50 am

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!


ClarenceRHM July 15, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Nothing wrong with being hirsute.


Howard Decker July 15, 2013 at 11:08 pm

I love the word hirsute.


LoviByProxy July 18, 2013 at 1:57 pm

They had cool callsigns: #Viper #SkerrittStache


OldSchool80s November 4, 2014 at 9:25 am

Still love this list. Should probably have Rollie Fingers on it somewhere.


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