Talk:Fu Manchu moustache

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Recent changes to article[edit]

I'm a barber, so I hope that gives me a little clout on this article. I have made a few changes to this article, fixed grammar, and placed the list of people who wore fu manchu into two lists - real and fictional people. I also removed the names of a few people who wore horseshoe moustaches. The others whom I left, I was unfamiliar with. If someone can verify the baseball players did not have moustaches that actually hung from both sides of their chin, they should be removed from the list.DepTrus (talk) 20:42, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Horseshoe or Fu Manchu[edit]

As it stands, this article is contradictory—it says that a Fu Manchu ’stache is not like Hulk Hogan’s, yet he is listed as having one. I know I was a bit thrown off the first time I heard “Fu Manchu” used to refer to that kind of moustache, but if Hulk-style isn't a Fu Manchu, what is it? Wiki Wikardo 07:51, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Hmm...I hadn't noticed that before. I would imagine if Hogan doesn't belong, then Teutel and quite a few others on the list don't belong either. Actually, looking through the list, I'd imagine that most of the people listed would probably be better described as having horseshoe mustaches. I've always thought of the Fu Manchu as being thinner than the horseshoe and extending past the jaw line. I'll see if I can find a source that better distinguishes between the two. --Onorem 11:02, 29 March 2007 (UTC)
Well, I don't think it would qualify as a reliable source as far as a reference for an article, but according to Christian Lipski of "Mustache Summer"...
(emphasis mine)
"A Fu Manchu mustache is a style made popular by a series of adventure novels and films of the 30s and 40s. Its main characteristic is the length of the ends of the mustache. It is crucial to note that the ends of the Fu Manchu do not touch the face. The wearer lets the ends of his 'stache grow extremely long, sometimes braiding them or attaching small beads to the end, as the gunfighter Gallandro did in Alan Deam Foster's Han Solo and the Lost Legacy."
I think a better reference is probably needed, but then we could trim off quite a few names from this list. --Onorem 12:01, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

I'm not impressed with many of the names on the list. Karl Malone has never sported a mustache like this and neither has Worf. If these people are to be given as examples based on exceptions to their normal look, then the exceptions need to be shown (e.g., in what episode of ST:TNG did Worf have one?). 01:28, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

I think that it should be made clear the difference between a fu manchu mustache and a handlebar mustache. Hulk Hogan has a handlebar mustache. Paul Teutel has a (fittingly) handlebar mustache. Why doesn't someone make this clear? ForestAngel (talk) 08:45, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

It's best described as dragon or catfish barbells. The Pokémon,Magikarp, has afu manchu. So does Wreck Gar in the original 80's Transformers movie. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:46, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Does it have to meet on the lip?[edit]

A Fu manchu vs a horseshoe is that the fu, grows long at the tips, a hippie horsoe, if u will. But do all Fu manchus meet on the upper lip? Sometimes there is a gap, basically where the hilter moustache would be. Is that a different style or not? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:18, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

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Added References[edit]

I've added some references - links to "The American Mustache Institute" and "The World Beard and Moustache Championship". Hopefully this is sufficient to stave off the proposed deletion of the article, and I've removed the deletion flags. If anyone has any better ones, please feel free to add them. (talk) 01:30, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Fu Manchu[edit]

I've added some (non-derivative) references to Fu Manchu moustache (where this poster is particularly relevant, since it illustrates the style and where it obtained its name) and removed the impending article deletion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:24, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Moved this comment over here so it can be discussed properly. I do think that the different mustaches should be moved all onto one "styles of mustaches" article. Right now, almost each page is just a short description of the style, then a list of people who have worn that style of mustache. In essence, the pages are just non-notable lists. I'll leave it up to consensus on what to do, but that is my suggestion. Denaar (talk) 05:23, 30 January 2011 (UTC)