Chalk it up to sensitive skin, general laziness or the fact that I've lost the ability to grow it on the top of the head, I've just never enjoyed it.
Thankfully, my procrastination is about to pay off and I need everyone's help to lock up a win for Islander By Choice.
On Saturday, December 4th at 4:30 p.m. I'll be entering Albert's Whimsical Whisker Revue at this year's Dickens on the Strand festival. For a brief overview on the contest, I lifted the following off of the Dickens web site:
"Celebrate whiskers of all styles as members of the Austin Facial Hair Club judge the best of the bearded and dandy! Categories include the Rip Van Winkle (full beard), Most Impressive Picadilly Weepers (sideburns), Finest Gatter Soaker (mustache), Noblest Toff (best groomed) and Hairiest Maiden in the Land (ladies). Winners will be featured in Saturday's Pickwick Lantern Parade. Interested contestants may register at the Costume & Whisker booth at 23rd and Strand the day of the contest."
To paraphrase all that, it's the BEST IDEA OF ALL TIME.
Now onto the important part, I need everyone's help on what style to go with here. Below are 3 examples of period appropriate mustaches. Leave your vote in the comments section and come view it for yourself Saturday at 4:30 as I debut the most voted style.
Dr. Gerin's Faceshelf
The Ambrose Burnside
Personally I'm leaning towards Dr. Gerin's Faceshelf, I'm unsure if The Ambrose Burnside is really a mustache or a beard and would hate to get disqualified on a technicality, but I'm game for whatever you all choose.
Images are courtesy of Wikipedia and the incredibly useful Mustaches of the Nineteenth Century blog.