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 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:

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.