Are you ready for Movember? I went to the gym this morning and noticed a guy with a “Fu Manchu” shaped beard. Thought it looked pretty funny, so I praised it the beard of this week – Movember on my mind 🙂
So what’s this one about? A Fu Manchu moustache or simply Fu Manchu is a full, straight moustache that originates on the corners of the mouth and grows downward past the clean-shaven lips and chin in two tapered “tendrils”, often extending past the jaw line. On the upper lip it is shaved relatively short. A moustache wax is required to groom this style.
This beard derives its name from Fu Manchu, a fictional character created by British/Irish author Sax Rohmer, who is shown wearing such a moustache in film adaptations of Rohmer’s stories. However, the style has gained popularity across the world, particularly with bikers and other groups of people who feel like bad boys.
For: Bikers, Leather and Fetish bad boys
I call it: Brother of Pornstache
Styling: First, I’d recommend to fully grow out your beard, not only the moustache. When it’s long enough, trim to shape. Shave everything clean so the moustache can hang down without touching your face. I guess you need a good trimmer to do so! You need some weeks to get the beard to a good length so it can hang down like you wish. While growing out the moustache, you can use a good grooming wax to keep the moustache in shape. When it’s long enough and you trained the hair to keep the shape, you might don’t need the wax any longer.