From sideburns symbolizing rebellion to beards that carry a massive mythology, the past proves that a man’s facial fur can take on a life of its own. So read on for MF’s take on the 13 most meaningful—or just plain memorable—sets of whiskers.
4. Salvador Dali
One of the most iconic artists of all time, Salvador Dali’s paintings epitomized the surrealist movement. And his quirky persona matched his obscure art, as Dali was known just as well for his melting clocks as he was for his eccentric personal life and bizarre style. The Spaniard’s look was defined by his waxed, twisted upward mustache, which Dali styled after another legendary Spanish artist, Diego Velazquez. When once asked about the mustache, Dali answered in a way that only he could. “Since I don’t smoke, I decided to grow a mustache – it’s better for my health.” Well, of course it is!
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