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The Greatest Mustache Ever Tournament

Movember is upon us, and countless men will be growing their mo to help raise awareness and funds towards men’s health — and to have a little fun. But unlike years past, mustaches are no longer something to smirk at. The mustache is back as one of the most popular facial hair styles you can wear.

But all this mustache mania has us thinking — who has the greatest mustache of all time?

We aim to find out once and for all.

We picked 64 iconic mustaches and created a tournament bracket similar to our Greatest Beard Ever March Madness Bracket. The mustaches range from iconic to imposing to culturally impactful. With your votes, one mo will be crowned the greatest mustache of all time.

The Greatest Mustache Ever Tournament will run throughout November. There will be six rounds over several weeks, as indicated below.

First round: November 8-9
Second round: November 11-13
Sweet 16: November 15-16
Elite Eight: November 18-20
Final Four: November 22-23
Championship: November 26-29

In each round, you can vote on each matchup. Whichever mustache gets the most votes wins the matchup and moves on to the next round. We’ll update the bracket after every round.

Cast your votes, and let's crown a champion!

THE BRACKET - CHAMPIONSHIP

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CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

1. Wyatt Earp - 50.6%
2. Sam Elliott - 49.4%

ROUND 5 RESULTS

2. Sam Elliott - 76.4%
1. Frank Zappa - 23.6%

1. Wyatt Earp - 81.5%
3. Hulk Hogan - 18.5%

ROUND 4 RESULTS

Contemporary Region

2. Sam Elliott - 51%
1. Tom Selleck - 49%

Music Region

1. Frank Zappa - 56.9%
2. Freddie Mercury - 43.1%

History Region

1. Wyatt Earp - 76.2%
2. Franz Ferdinand - 23.8%

Sports Region

3. Hulk Hogan - 52.6%
4. Lanny McDonald - 47.4%

ROUND 3 RESULTS

Contemporary Region

1. Tom Selleck - 54.6%
4. Jeff Buoncrisiano - 45.4%

2. Sam Elliott - 78.5%
3. Burt Reynolds - 21.5%

Music Region

1. Frank Zappa - 76.6%
4. John Oates - 23.4%

2. Freddie Mercury - 50.3%
6. Johann Strauss II - 49.7%

History Region

1. Wyatt Earp - 71.7%
12. Mark Twain - 28.3%

2. Franz Ferdinand - 54.6%
3. Seth Bullock - 45.4%

Sports Region

4. Lanny McDonald - 52.1%
1. Rollie Fingers - 47.9%

3. Hulk Hogan - 56.1%
2. John L. Sullivan - 43.9%

ROUND 2 RESULTS

Contemporary Region

1. Tom Selleck - 91.7%
9. Ian McShane - 8.3%

4. Jeff Buoncristiano - 67.6%
5. Nick Offerman - 32.4%

3. Burt Reynolds - 75.4%
6. Steve Harvey - 24.6%

2. Sam Elliott - 80.6%
7. Wilford Brimley - 19.4%

Music Region

1. Frank Zappa - 81.2%
8. Lionel Richie - 18.8%

4. John Oates - 64.5%
12. George Harrison - 35.5%

6. Johan Strauss II - 70.3%
14. Alan Jackson - 29.7%

2. Freddie Mercury - 68.9%
7. David Crosby - 31.3%

History Region

1. Wyatt Earp - 80.9%
8. Bass Reeves - 19.1%

12. Mark Twain - 79.3%
13. Clark Gable - 20.7%

3. Seth Bullock - 53.3%
11. Theodore Roosevelt - 46.7%

2. Franz Ferdinand - 50.1%
7. Emiliano Zapata - 49.9%

Sports Region

1. Rollie Fingers - 56.8%
8. Gardner Minshew - 43.2%

4. Lanny McDonald - 52.2%
5. Dale Earnhardt - 47.8%

3. Hulk Hogan - 68.2%
11. Randy Johnson - 31.8%

2. John L. Sullivan - 53.1%
7. Don Mattingly - 46.9%

ROUND 1 RESULTS

Contemporary Region

1. Tom Selleck - 96.2%
16. Carl Weathers - 3.8%

9. Ian McShane - 61%
8. Eddie Murphy - 39%

5. Nick Offerman - 59.9%
12. Carlos Costa - 40.1%

4. Jeff Buoncristiano - 73%
13. Alex Trebek - 27%

6. Steve Harvey - 53.9%
11. Henry Cavill - 46.1%

3. Burt Reynolds - 70.8%
14. Eric Bandholz - 29.2%

7. Wilford Brimley - 62.5%
10. Greg Berzinsky - 37.5%

2. Sam Elliott - 93.4%
15. Marc Maron - 6.6%

Music Region

1. Frank Zappa - 88.3%
16. Prince - 11.7%

8. Lionel Richie - 50.8%
9. Yanni - 49.2%

12. George Harrison - 71.7%
5. John Lennon - 28.3%

4. John Oates - 50.9%
13. Carlos Santana - 49.1%

6. Johann Strauss II - 79.2%
11. John Prine - 20.8%

14. Alan Jackson - 63.1%
3. Little Richard - 36.9%

7. David Crosby - 58.6%
10. Ringo Starr - 41.4%

2. Freddie Mercury - 92.9%
15. Paul McCartney - 7.1%

History Region

1. Wyatt Earp - 84.8%
16. Salvador Dalí - 15.2%

8. Bass Reeves - 51.7%
9. Joshua Chamberlain - 48.3%

12. Mark Twain - 53%
5. Doc Holliday - 47%

13. Clark Gable - 53.2%
4. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - 46.8%

11. Theodore Roosevelt - 53%
6. William Howard Taft - 47%

3. Seth Bullock - 63.3%
14. Wild Bill Hickock - 36.7%

7. Emiliano Zapata - 59.9%
10. Fredriech Nietzsche - 40.1%

2. Franz Ferdinand - 85.2%
15. Errol Flynn - 14.8%

Sports Region

1. Rollie Fingers - 89.8%
16. Larry Bird - 10.2%

8. Gardner Minshew - 68.4%
9. Mark Spitz - 31.6%

5. Dale Earnhardt - 77.4%
12. Phil Jackson - 22.6%

4. Lanny McDonald - 55.6%
13. Fluff Cowen - 44.4%

11. Randy Johnson - 53%
6. Mike Ditka - 47%

3. Hulk Hogan - 72.7%
14. Andy Reid - 27.3%

7. Don Mattingly - 65.8%
10. Dennis Eckersley - 34.2%

2. John Sullivan - 72.3%
15. Reggie Jackson - 27.7%

HOW WE PICKED THE 64 MUSTACHES

Picking just 64 mustaches to put in the tournament was no simple task. To help make it a little easier, we used some general criteria:

  1. We only considered true mustache styles (no beards or goatees).
  2. We only considered real people (no fictional characters, cartoons, etc.).
  3. We gave preference to those who consistently have a mustache or are known for their mustache.
REGIONS

Contemporary
This category includes actors, television personalities, and of course, the influencers and creators behind Beardbrand.

Music
The best mustachio’d rockstars, rappers, folkies, and producers.

Sports
Athletes have always pushed the boundaries of facial hair and own some truly legendary mustaches.

History
The best mustaches from the golden age of facial hair, including the wild west.

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