Monday, May 14, 2012

Mustache Monday: Clark Gable

Clark Gable, famous for making lots of great movies.
Clark Gable, also famous for his mustache. 

Clark Gable made some great movies. Let's just start with that, because it's obvious and true. "It Happened One Night" is hilarious, and he was famously in "Gone with the Wind," and he played Charles Parnell in "Charles Stewart Parnell," which we mention only because Kelley recently read Joyce's "Portrait of the Artist." So he's a famous actor. But we're wondering about the mustache. Something about it, the angle of his head, and the direction he's looking just give this whole picture a shifty feel, which is doing nothing for our appraisal of the mustache. Taken by itself, it's kind of weird. The gap between the two sides is pretty wide, and you notice this more because of the sparseness of the hair. But he somehow manages to pull it off. We're pretty sure that if anyone else had this mustache we would hate it, but he's convincing us that it's a great style choice. See, we said he was a great actor.

Clark Gable, the 17th man in our quest to find a great mustache. Let's see how he ranked:

Size: 2/5
Symmetry: 4/5
Originality: 3/5
Overall: 9/15

Not bad at all, Clark!

Becca and Kelley

1 comment:

  1. Clark Gable is one of the men I'll be talking about in a new segment for Husband-Catchers. As I was looking for a good picture of him I thought his mustache looked pretty wonderful, and I thought about suggesting him to you for a Mustache Monday. Good to see you're already on it! :)