Horseshoe moustache

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Not to be confused with Fu Manchu moustache or Handlebar moustache.
Hulk Hogan, a wearer of a horseshoe mustache.

A horseshoe moustache, also known as a biker moustache, is a full moustache with vertical extensions grown on the corners of the lips and down the sides of the mouth to the jawline, resembling an upside-down U or a horseshoe. The whiskers grown along the sides of the mouth in the horseshoe are sometimes referred to as "pipes". The moustache is often seen and used as a symbol of masculinity.[citation needed]

The horseshoe is not to be confused with the Fu Manchu, which is grown only from the upper lip while the sides remain shaven.[1]

Notable wearers[edit]

The style is popular among sports personalities and entertainers. Examples of such individuals who have worn iconic examples of horseshoe moustaches (sometimes erroneously referred to as "Fu Manchu moustaches", include:

Bill Kelliher

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "American Mustache Institute – Mustache Styles". Retrieved 2013-06-16. 
  2. ^ Longino, Miriam (May 4, 1988). "Survival: Music's Revival Surprise". Sun Journal.