Saturday, April 5, 2014

AtoZ Eternal Devotion to Sideburn Art

Hello AtoZers! Travel back with me to September of 2011. This rerun is brought to you by my eternal, everlasting, enchanted, eager, earnest, devotion to the male sideburn. Don't forget to visit all the other hep cats participating in the AtoZ Challenge. Just click on the link in the sidebar to find a listing. But for now enjoy some...

Sideburn Art

Yes, the art of the sideburn.

Since time immemorial, men have cultivated the sideburn.



Over the millenia, sideburns have transformed and garnished male faces in many different ways.





As time marched on, More and more ways to incorporate the sideburn came to light.



But I believe the double threat of the mullet/sideburn one-two combo is just not playing fair. (Especially since my regular readers know how I feel about mullets.)


There are many famous sideburn sporting men. For example who could forget The King and his spectacular set of seventies sideburns? Muy Macho!



How about Spock's pointy ones used as a counterpoint to his pointy ears?



And how could I have a post on sideburns without a nod to the contemporary master Hugh "Wolverine" Jackman?



Now some men can go a bit far with their sideburn statements.





But, admitedly, there are a lot of different statements to be made with a well planned sideburn.





It takes a confident man to make a statement with his facial hair. So, to all my male readers out there, don't miss out on this purely masculine fashion opportunity. It's yours for the taking.

Be sure to vote in the comments for your favorite sideburns. I know it's a tough choice, but don't worry, I won't make you defend it.

22 comments:

Empty Nest Insider said...

Gosh, it's so hard to choose just one! I can't break the tie between Elvis and Wolverine. They both have the look, can sing, and know how to move their hips. Extreme sideburn art combined with extreme pelvic thrusts is extremely entertaining!

Julie

Sophie Duncan said...

Sideburns - I think I would have to vote for Hugh Jackman, because he's Hugh Jackman and well, Wolverine...;)
Sophie
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Andrea said...

I think Hugh Jackman looks the best in a not making my skin crawl kind of way, but Joe Dirt David Spade did make me laugh out loud!

randi lee said...

Ava, I'm so entertained right now! Hugh Jackman, all the way!!

Liz Blocker said...

I'm split between Hugh Jackman and Elvis. I mean, who can pick between those two?? Ah, the glorious sideburn... (WHERE do you find these pictures??? :) )

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Oh, the sideburns. I'll take the Wolverine. Hugh can make any thing look good.

Pat Hatt said...

Joe Dirt is a poster boy for no facial hair

Sherry Ellis said...

I hadn't ever noticed that Spock had pointy sideburns. I'll have to keep an eye out for that next time I see a movie with him in it.

It Is Interesting To Note said...

First, there is no way I'm showing this to my husband as he is always wanting to do weird things with his facial hair. And, as he is 1/4 Wookie, he could make a shocking hair statement. But Hugh Jackman is my celebrity crush and I think he makes those sideburns look good!

Lynda Dietz said...

I think I'd have to vote for Elvis for the nostalgia, but Hugh Jackman would win the overall prize because he's still alive and...well...he's Hugh Jackman.

Crystal Collier said...

LOL. My hubby grows epic chops, and I love them. I think some men look great with facial hair, and others, not so much. You have to go with what works for you.

40Plus Teenager said...

Wolverine...always...great post, awesome pics

Li said...

I;m just not a fan of sideburns, but if I have to vote - it's Spock. :-)

Lexa Cain said...

They're horrendous and so funny. I've always been amused by the name "mutton chops." ;)

Sean @ His And Her Hobbies said...

Thanks for stopping by the blog earlier. You have certainly found a wide variety of sideburns. I tend to be lazy when it comes to shaving (including the sideburns) but after a few days I get annoyed with it and shave it all off. If only there was something that kept me clean shaving that required no effort.

Sean at His and Her Hobbies

Jodie said...

Hi Ava, just returning the A-Z visit - love your blog, what a really unique post!
Jodie

Cheryl said...

I've never been a fan of sideburns, but Elvis' were probably the coolest.

Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

I'm not often a big sideburn fan, but Wolverine wins - mostly 'cause he's very nice to look at anyway :).
Tasha
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Inger said...

I remember the '70s, a decade full of sideburns!

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Oh my word. They're all awesomely awful! Love it! I'm going with Wolverine. Not much that man can't make sexy! lol

Ahh so wish you could add pictures but will add the link because I think you'll appreciate this man and all his glory even though it's not an actual sideburn. Just scroll a little down to pic 3 :D

http://www.herdingcats-burningsoup.com/2013/12/cat-thursday-dude-people-youre-crazy.html

Happy A to Z-ing!
~Anna
herding cats & burning soup.

Delynn Royer said...

Hmm, I think I've been around long enough to remember this original post... But today I must stay true to my Trekkie heritage and vote for Spock! :)

joss said...

Huge definitely is the winner for me, But I'm not the biggest fan when it comes to sideburns, hence being really happy right now that I read this while hubby wasn't home haha. Don't want him getting any ideas and knowing my luck he'd go for the way over the top ones.

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