Thursday, December 08, 2005

Secret Stache

My friends Mark and Matt decided to grow mustaches for charity. As of now, they have one more week of growing to go.

Favorite of the postal worker and the seventies porn king, the mustache has recently experienced a bit of a revival. Brooklyn hipsters, always on the look out for new ways to be dramatically ironic, have embraced the caterpillar lip as so ugly it's cool. Which leads us to the obvious question, is there really such a thing as ugly cool? And, if there is such a thing, are mustaches it?

Pugs, ugly cool. Tommy Lee Jones, ugly cool. T-shirts with slogans, ugly cool. Mustaches, possibly just ugly. There are very few men who can pull off a mustache. Tom Selleck, Phil Jackson, my father-in-law. Most guys look at best unkept, and at worst, like they're selling a used Chevy. The pursuit of ugly cool has led many a man astray, and I conclude that mustaches should be left to the experts. Unless you're quite the king of hip, I would tread lightly. The other day, I saw an average-looking guy on the subway with mutton chops. It was bad news all around.

Ms. J


Anonymous Matt said...

J. just say it: you think Mark and I look hot with 'staches.

5:42 AM  
Anonymous Mark said...

You're just jealous because you can't grow hair on your upper lip.

8:02 AM  

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