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est. 2007

Wee ‘tache trend

Still with Time Out London … in the April 24 issue Dan Jones writes about moustaches and the Handlebar Club, where London’s “moustached elite” gather at the Windsor Castle pub every Friday. He suggests that if you can’t grow your own, you fake it with a falsie.

Have you noticed there’s a ‘tache trend growing at the moment? Specifically, indie girls and moustaches. Last year it was all about getting a moustache tattooed on your index finger for an instant (and tricky) disguise.


But now it’s all about old-school moustache disguises (and most importantly, being photographed in said disguise). Not to mention “moustaching”, the classic method of defacing photos and magazine ads. In fact, you can purchase vinyl stickers for this very purpose from Moustache Me, who claim they are “upper lip vigilantes with a world vision of peace and moustaches for all.”

Brown moustache disguise, US$12, from Lupin’s Etsy shop.

There’s also a growing popularity for moustache motifs. Just key in “moustache” into the search engine on Etsy and you’ll find all manner of mos, with whiskers spreading across necklaces and brooches to mirrors and pillows.

Which ‘tache suits you? Check out my top Etsy picks:

Stamp set – Western style moustaches, US$21, from Girl on the Rock’s Etsy shop.

Moustache mirror, US$6, from Girl on the Rock’s Etsy shop.

Custom moustache, US$60, from Something’s Hiding in Here’s Etsy shop.

Moustache postcards, US$14 for a set of 10, from Oh My Cavalier’s Etsy shop.

Sleuth Disguise Necklace, US$23, from Paraphernalia’s Etsy shop.

Sterling silver moustache comb necklace, US$126, from Makool’s Etsy shop.

Secret Agent Soapstache, US$5, from Mollycoddle Soap’s Etsy shop.

Mr. Moustache Pillow, US$60, from SallyEnglandDesign’s Etsy shop.
  •  pai

    How bizarre. I feel a little frightened.

  •  <a href="http://www.blogger.com/profile/17182921009517833997" rel="nofollow

    http://londondailyphoto.blogspot.com/2007/03/handlebar-club_03.html … not the best photo, but a little atmomspheric

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    Ham – great photo! The moustache on the right is beyond perfection. xx

  •  jay

    great products! those who are interested and able can put that ‘tache to good use at http://fundastache.org/

  •  <a href="http://www.blogger.com/profile/05636915849830251385" rel="nofollow

    Yep, mustache galore lately.
    Tattoo on the finger is a bit too much of a commitment to a trend for me. ‘Stash’ is a funny thing. I’ll give it that:)

  •  <a href="http://www.blogger.com/profile/00664054121622011335" rel="nofollow

    Love the info but am scared by the whole thing -gives me the shudders!

  •  <a href="http://www.blogger.com/profile/02586213553773369401" rel="nofollow

    My god, where do you find so much moustache paraphanelia? Strange trend. I much prefer the beard trend, but I guess that’s for guys and not indie girls. Want the lollipops and the badges.

  •  <a href="http://www.blogger.com/profile/01442444231593796272" rel="nofollow

    Great pics – glad I stumbled upon your blog!

    I’ve added you to my links, check it out if you’d like.

    Cheers!