The International Mustache Hall of Fame (, an endeavor of the American Mustache Institute to canonize the superior attractiveness of people of facial hair, today unveiled its third hallowed class featuring mustache luminaries ranging from Ambrose Burnside to Richard Pryor.
Presented by CanYouHandlebar, the Hall celebrates the sexually dynamic rugged attractiveness of the global people of facial hair and militantly works to combat the long-standing discrimination against those who embrace the lifestyle.

“With our newly elected hall of fame class, we commemorate the passing of our last American president of Mustached American heritage – William Howard Taft,” said Dr. Adam Paul Causgrove, chief executive of the American Mustache Institute. “We also offer a hearty ‘you’re welcome’ to the global facial hair community, reminding all that enshrinement into this hall of fame is perhaps the most arduous yet ruggedly attractive achievement among its peer organizations, and we hope it sets the tone for handsomeness moving forward.”
The third class of inductees features facial hair luminaries from the following categories:

  • Politics & Leadership: Ambrose Everett Burnside;
  • Historical Figures: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche;
  • Film & Television: Richard Pryor;
  • Sports: Larry Csonka;
  • Music & Arts: Frida Kahlo;richard-pryor-in-harlem-nights-(1989)
  • Animation: The Lorax.

“There was robust debate regarding Gen. Burnside due to his acceptance of extra-follicular growth aside from the traditional lower-nose region,” noted Dr. Causgrove, while sitting on a weight bench in a park drinking a tall-boy of Busch Light. “But he’s done so much for the Mustached American community that in examining his entire body of work it was an easy choice.”

The 2017 class marks the most diverse class to date, including the Hall’s first female inductee, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.

“Really it was only a matter of time,” added Dr. Causgrove.  Frida has always been in the top five and this year the support for her was truly overwhelming.  We’ve said time and again at the Institute, it’s not about size.  It’s about accepting and celebrating, and Frida did that on her own terms and it just so happened to also be amazing art at the same time.”

While the International Mustache Hall of Fame remains virtual, a search for a physical location is underway in Pittsburgh in partnership with city officials and local dignitaries.
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Enshrinement into the Hall follows a deeply scientific process overseen through a partnership among the Dept. of Nuclear Mustacheology at the American Mustache Institute, the German-based Bertelsmann Foundation, the British-based Science and Technology Policy Research Institute, and principal architect of CanYouHandlebar, arguably the best beard and mustache product available.

The American Mustache Institute, the bravest organization in the history of mankind behind only the U.S. Military and the post-Jim Henson Muppets, is the world’s only facial hair advocacy and research organization with more than 800 global chapters. The organization battles negative stereotypes and discrimination against the Mustached American community and is committed to recapturing the 1970s-era glory years of Mustached American culture when there existed a climate of acceptance, understanding, and flavor saving for people of Mustached American heritage. Visit

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