Posts Tagged: mustaches

A Sincere Mustache

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In some piece or other, early on, I said of a person I was writing about that he had a “sincere” mustache. This brought Bingham, manuscript in hand, out of his office and down the hall to mine, as I had hoped it would. A sincere mustache, Mr. McPhee, a sincere mustache? What does that […]

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Literary Mustaches of Note

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To celebrate Movember or No-Shave November or whatever we’re calling it this year, Bookish has a fun little quiz about literary mustaches of note. See if you can tell whether those whiskers belong to Henry James or Thomas Hardy, or whether you can tell Hemingway and Faulkner apart by their facial hair rather than their […]

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If Science Says Facial Hair Is Sexy, It’s Sexy

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“Results suggest that facial hair is worn to enhance a man’s marriage prospects by increasing physical attractiveness and perception of social status. Men shave their mustaches, possibly to convey an impression of trustworthiness, when the marriage market is weak and women might fear sexual exploitation and desertion.” — A new study shows that facial hair […]

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