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Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by StetsonHomburg, Sep 7, 2010.
:eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap Woud that it were true. Wish AH had worn a bowler. So many millions spared.
One of my favorite Eddie Izzard jokes is the one where he says, "Chaplin was taking the piss out of that mustache for yeeears, so Hitler comes along and says, 'Yep, that's the one for me!'"
Too bad, though, it's not a bad mustache.
Somebody should have a word with our local vicar then!
I'm sure most people have done it when shaving off a moustache - just to see!
I have no interest whatsoever in looking like Chaplin or the creep who stole his trademark lip weasel!
Worth a 1000 words
Thanks Bruce Wayne! Perfect!
whichever way you look at it..... it looks wrongggggggggggg .... i beg of you, don't do it please! *yucky*
terrifying eyes either way.
The 'eyes' have it.
Yeps, I'm with you on that. That doctored photo conveys a stare still compelling and scary. So many people who met him wrote impressions of his eyes. What a pity he wasn't cross-eyed or related to Marty Feldman, for so many reasons.
Recently I saw a cop sporting a toothbrush; it was rather frightning. I was hoping he'd finish brushing his teeth and pull that thing out of his face.
Just to show how strongly we associate that mustache with Hitler, look at this cat:
Uncanny, isn't it?
From here: http://www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com/cgi-bin/seigmiaow.pl
With or without the cookie duster, that dude is creepy.
Only if you want to wear a knotted handkerchief, and call yourself Mr. Gumby.
I was roaming around downtown, I walked through a food court and I saw a middle aged man walking alone, he seemed normal, saddle leather jacket, black pants, a pair of oxfords, nicely dressed from the neck down. His head was topped off with a green fedora, which was in such an odd shape it looked like a robin hood hat, he even had a red feather in it, nice hat, also he had the Chaplin stache, nobody seemed to notice or care, and in a town like mine when people noticed you can't help but notice their gawking faces and little prying eyes! Haha, dramatic I know, well, he carried on and I thought it was okay!
lol That's the spirit of the old East End alright!
Remind's too many people of der fuerher's face.
Honestly, I think people can wear it again in theory, but it most certainly would require some force of personality in application.
Let's put it this way, I think a gentleman should avoid the look because it calls undue, and negative attention to his image and style. A gentleman should not intentionally cause needless stress, or set himself up as an object of derision. Moreover, a gentleman ought to be well-read and wise enough to understand that the toothbrush mustache is, however unfortunately, associated with a monster.
That said, if some rube, hard-nose, or eccentric really believed it complimented their style - and they weren't attempting to emulate Hitler - they would likely be able to manage the look because others would hopefully gather that the person's personality excuses their choice in style.
the hideous little moustache has been causing irritation way back then, it's nothing new!
from The Coshocton Tribune Dec 7 1920