Street Style ‘Staches: The Raddest Facial Hair On Real L.A. Dudes

We've had a corner in our hearts reserved for the guy with some thoughtfully pruned facial hair. But while stubble and beards work year round, this season is all about the mustache. Don't believe us? Well, welcome to Movember, the month-long initiative that's helping to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer with, you guessed it, some stiff upper lip. From formerly clean-shaven activists who are growing in their fur to dudes who are spending their days grooming their sculptural 'staches to, yep, even the lazy fellas who have a default mo’, we’ve got the best (and hairiest) street style snaps from all over L.A. Even if fresh faces are your sweet spot, we guarantee our slideshow will have you willing to get some 'stache rash — the red will fade, promise.
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Name: Jared Blunk
Age: 26
Occupation: Clerk for LA County
Length of Grow Out: One year
Best Thing About My Mustache Is: “When I smile, I try to make my mustache curl up like a cat’s mouth.”


Photographed by Bess Byers
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Name: Aaron Smith
Age: Forever Young
Occupation: Sales Rep for UNIF
Length of Grow Out: Three weeks
Best Thing About My Mustache Is: “It’s attached to my face.”


Photographed by Bess Byers
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Name: Arnando Lopez
Age: 27
Occupation: Graphic Designer
Length of Grow Out: (long whistle)
Best Thing About My Mustache Is: “Woah... When thinking deep in thought about something, I’ll scratch my ‘stache.”


Photographed by Bess Byers
4 of 14
Name: Alex Aeidner
Age: 23
Occupation: The Well Partner
Length of Grow Out: Not sure, had a beard but shaved to reveal a mustache for Halloween.
Best Thing About My Mustache Is: “It makes me feel like a local when I’m in Mexico.”


Photographed by Bess Byers
5 of 14
Name: Ian Perez
Age: 23
Occupation: Sales Rep at Rythym
Length of Grow Out: About two months
Best Thing About My Mustache Is: “It always tells me when it’s time to party.”


Photographed by Bess Byers
6 of 14
Name: Michael Mendoza
Age: 27
Occupation: Photographer
Length of Grow Out: “A continuous journey of trimming.”
Best Thing About My Mustache Is: “It’s better than 75 percent of the mustaches you will see boys sporting.”


Photographed by Bess Byers
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Name: Clayton Woodley
Age: 24
Occupation: Photographer
Length of Grow Out: 4 days
Best Thing About My Mustache Is: “It’s for a good cause.”


Photographed by Bess Byers
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Name: Justin Rocheleau
Age: 30
Occupation: Drifter
Length of Grow Out: “I’ve had her six or seven months.”
Best Thing About My Mustache Is: “Its class.”


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9 of 14
Name: Tony Jimeniz
Age: 24
Occupation: District Manager for American Apparel
Length of Grow Out: Two months
Best Thing About My Mustache Is: “It’s like a Mexican mustache.”


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10 of 14
Name: Steven Griffin
Age: 30
Occupation: Promotions
Length of Grow Out: Week and a half
Best Thing About My Mustache Is: “It’s a conversation starter.”


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11 of 14
Name: Yudo Kurita
Age: 23
Occupation: Photographer
Length of Grow Out: “I always have a mustache.”
Best Thing About My Mustache Is: “I like is black-ness.”


Photographed by Bess Byers
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Name: Nick Pasquale
Age: 21
Occupation: Computer Technician
Length of Grow Out: “It’s been around almost two years now.”
Best Thing About My Mustache Is: “The amount of pirate comments I get.”


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13 of 14
Name: Luke Arnold
Age: 27
Occupation: Actor
Length of Grow Out: “Maintaining for about two months.”
Best Thing About My Mustache Is: “That is changes.”


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Name: Tyler Aguirre
Age: 31
Occupation: Bartender
Length of Grow Out: Six days
Best Thing About My Mustache Is: “People tell me I look like a ‘70s porn star.”


Photographed by Bess Byers
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