The Groningen Moustache Special!

gepubliceerd : 01 December 2014

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The Joseph Stalin, the Pointy Dali, the Pencil, the Fu-Manchu, the Horseshoe (Hulk Hogan) and the Toothbrush (Adolf Hitler, who ‘stole’ it from Charlie Chaplin). The moustache is back! We looked back at Movember (a combination of ‘moustache’ and ‘November’), and checked out what kind of moustaches we could find in Groningen!

You see, it turns out that our beloved Groningen has a lot of trendy students with the most extraordinary moustaches! You can find moustaches in all shapes and sizes. We portrayed five wonderful pieces:

Moustache: #1
Name: Emanuele Del Rosso
Age: 28
Study: Journalism (master) at the University of Groningen (RUG)
Type of moustache: Little Asterix or En brasse
Why do you have a moustache? “I had a beard as well, but at onetime I decided to shave it off. The moustache stayed!”
What is your ideal type of moustache? “Mine. Maybe I can grow a little “Chaplin” moustache, but then I have to be in the mood to get my ass kicked!”
Do you think that girls find your moustache attractive? “I have no idea. I certainly hope guysdon’t find it attractive.”
Location photo: Harmonie square

Moustache: #2
Name: David Frerichs
Age: 20
Study: None. He is having a year off and is currently a board member of Student Orchestra Mira
Type of moustache: Handlebar
Why do you have a moustache? “I made a deal to let my moustache grow and in return I got the flag of a little town called ‘Bornbergen’. I have never been there, but some friends used to live there. I have grown my moustache for Movember as well!”
What is your ideal type of moustache? “Yeah, I think it is mine. I really like the pointy ends and the fact that everybody notices it!”
Do you think that girls find your moustache attractive? “Not really. They find me more attractive with a beard. But guys do like it!”
Location photo: Herestraat

Moustache: #3
Name: Arthur Mekkes
Age: 23
Study: Nutrition and Dietetics (only Dutch taught bachelor) at Hanzehogeschool
Type of moustache: Soft Zorro
Why do you have a moustache? “Because I’m lazy and there is no hair growing around it.”
What is your ideal type of moustache? “I would like to have a huge curly moustache, like this big (shows how big)! Like twice the size of my face.”
Do you think that girls find your moustache attractive?  “Well, my girlfriend is not the biggest fan!”
Location photo: Market stand of fruit and vegetables at the Vismarkt

Moustache: #4
Name: Floriam Wenzen
Age: 23
Study: International Business (bachelor) at the RUG and has a start-up called DarpDecade (which is a platform for trading clothes)
Type of moustache: Chevron
Why do you have a moustache? “It wasn’t really an actual choice. I’ve let it grown for three months now. Normally, I shave it after a month.”
What is your ideal type of moustache? “I haven’t really got an ideal type, but I like to try different types.”
Do you think that girls find your moustache attractive?  “It certainly attracts attention, whether it’s positive or negative, I don’t know. It’s a little bit a trend now.”
Location photo: Roof terrace University Library

Moustache: #5
Name: Sietse Manning
Age: 22
Study: Dutch Language and Culture Bachelor at the RUG
Type of moustache: Moustache en croc
Why do you have a moustache? “I’m a comedian and my moustache compensates for the rude jokes I make. I do make jokes that are somewhat more sophisticated, but mainly my jokes are just rude.”
What is your ideal type of moustache? “My moustache is a bit too long right now. The points should be shorter, then it’s perfect!”
Do you think that girls find your moustache attractive? “I’m sad to say that I get some negative responses. ‘You’re a good looking guy, but the moustache..’, is what they say.”
Location photo: Vismarkt

By Koos Tervooren
Photos by Beppie van der Sluis