In general, teenage girls go to great lengths to achieve personal style. Whether it’s spending a Saturday at the mall or digging up moth-eaten vintage clothing from our gran’s wardrobes, we put a lot of effort into our look.
On the flip side, we often see our male counterparts sporting uninteresting sweatpant attire, putting no effort at all into their outward appearance. Wouldn’t it be refreshing if one day they surprised us with a different kind of fashion entirely? Let’s call it facial fashion. After all, girls can plaster on makeup until they are quite literally blue in the face.
However, one may think that in the department of the visage, boys are limited. You would be wrong, for guys have an advantage we girls lack – facial hair. I felt some research was in order on the topic of facial hair. It is defined by Dictionary.com as “such hair on men, allowed to grow without shaving, and often trimmed in any of various shapes.”
This greatly inspired me... various shapes? According to the noble source of Wikipedia, such shapes include: the walrus, the pencil, the horseshoe, the handlebar, the Mexican and, my personal favourite, the freestyle.
But why stop there? The possibilities are endless! Why not start the practice of a sort of moustache topiary? Start shaping your facial hair into exotic birds. Perhaps even craft your ‘stache into seasonally themed shapes? Accessories could be invented. People could add beads, lights, attach recent holiday souvenirs!
Get a handlebar on yourselves, guys! Ditch those face-concealing hoodies and let that upper lip tell us what kind of man you really are. Facial hair fun could be had by all. Our guys need to get creative, not be afraid of what their friends think and more importantly, not be afraid of what girls think.
Fellas, this ‘stache rant is really just a metaphor for being creative with your style. I hope it stands as a reminder that fashion is not owned by industry or its trends, so don’t be afraid to be bold. It is something that boys and girls alike can all experiment with and serves as a medium to be creative in daily life. After all guys, imagine how proud you’ll feel when an attractive girl comes up to you saying, “Oh my goodness, where on earth did you get that innovative idea to work miniature papier mâché swans into the strands of your moustache?”Login or register to post comments. All comments have to go through a queue for approval to keep the nasty stuff out, but we'll post yours as soon as we can.