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Pencil moustache

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Pencil moustache

A pencil moustache is a thin moustache found adjacent to, or a little above the lip.[1][2] The style is neatly clipped, so that the moustache takes the form of a thin line, as if it had been drawn using a pencil. A large gap is left between the nose and the moustache. The line of facial hair either breaks across the philtrum, or continues unbroken. In some versions the line of hair extends vertically along the outside of the philtrum before stopping just below the nose, leaving the philtrum unbridged.


  • Notable persons who have worn pencil moustaches 1
  • Cultural significance 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Notable persons who have worn pencil moustaches

Cultural significance

Pencil moustaches are often identified with Chris Cornell and Ron Mael have been associated with the look.

Singer Jimmy Buffett is well known for his song "Pencil Thin Mustache", which glorifies that mustache style.

See also


  1. ^ "pencil moustache". Oxford Dictionaries. Oxford University Press. April 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  2. ^ "pencil moustache in gallery". Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
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