Posted at 2:38 PM on September 9, 2008
by Jeff Horwich
I've begun the process of losing my baby-beard, and having fun doing it. (Kid's three months old, wife's coming back to work...seems like the beard's natural life is coming to an end...)
Today's incarnation seems to be officially nameless. I at first dubbed it the quite-literal "chops-n-stash," and it seems like something I've seen on Daniel Day-Lewis at some point (though it's not quite, as I had first thought, the Bill The Butcher look).
One colleague deemed it a 1920s style; another placed it more in the Civil War era. But Sanden, after wracking his brain for a moment, pegged it to Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead:
I left a little soul-patch ("flavor saver" as one woman in the office put it) but otherwise I think that's about right. Of course, mine came in red...not quite as effective if you're the lead singer in a metal band.
But some questions remain: Does this thing have a name? And who else has sported this stylish take on facial hair?
More important: How long do I keep it? And what's next?
Jeff - you need to shave the sides and just go with the classic rock musician look with the moustache that runs all the way from the upper lip to the chin line. I believe it's called the "horseshoe".
That looks needs a short-term comeback and I think you're the guy who should get it started for us.
Hey Anthony! Thanks for introducing me to the American Mustache Institute. That site is hilarious.
The Smarts' drummer suggests calling this a "Franz Joseph."
In any case, it has been reduced now to a "horseshoe" (at least according to the AMI).