Marc Maron on Contemporary Handlebar Mustaches
Recorded on June 15th, 2013
Can’t say I disagree…
I have no patience for contemporary handlebar mustaches. They anger me. They look indulgent and ridiculous. Anytime I see one all I can imagine is the guy twisting away at the waxed curls in his mirror like a villain of self-avoidance. If you have a handlebar mustache, that is pretty much all you are. You are a delivery system for a handlebar mustache. I saw a guy in Brooklyn once with a handlebar mustache, pierced ears, a fedora hat, and jodhpurs. He was a collage of sartorial attempts at evading himself. It looked like he was interrupted during a shave in the mid-1850s and had to grab some clothes and dress quickly, while being chased through a time tunnel.
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