Greatest Moustaches in History


There are a number of us who are follically inclined, and those of us who sport fantastic upper lip accoutrements, such as @Spartacus

That begs the question - Who rocked the best moustache in known history? The Sultan of 'Stashe, the Colonel of Chops?

I begin by nominating Ambrose E. Burnside (1824 - 1881) American Solider, Industrialist and Politician.


I vote for 1940s Groucho Marx.


My money is on Paul von Hindenburg.


Gaishi Nagaoka


Well, that escalated quickly.


The late, great, WW2 ace Robin Olds sported such a great mustache while in Vietnam that members of the USAF emulate it to this day as a “good natured protest” every March. Though for Olds, it wasn’t just an epic accessory, but a “… middle finger I couldn’t raise in the PR photographs. The mustache became my silent last word in the verbal battles…with higher headquarters on rules, targets, and fighting the war.”


Happy Mustache March!

…though I can’t seem to get his clean-shaven look out of my head.


I like this thread :smiley:


Magnificent whiskers colorized by our friend Olga aka Klimbim


dali of course



For facial hair, I don’t think the Victorians can be beaten. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the Empire started to go into decline as beards began to diminish.