Thursday, October 18, 2007

Sideburns: The Under Dog of Facial Hair

Today's blog post is a tribute to the underdog of facial hair: sideburns. So much attention is given to mustaches and beards, that sideburns go largely unnoticed. While part of a great beard, they also are a stand-alone facial hair type. Then again, maybe I am wrong about calling them an underdog:

"Tony Travis sings about sideburns in Paul Frees' 1959 movie The Beatniks. Song by Eddie Brandt & Paul Frees. Featured in episode 415 of Mystery Science Theater 3000."

Video and information by Youtube user InventingSituations

One of the most famous (or infamous) types of sideburns is known as 'mutton chops', though personally, I like this version much better.

Below are a few interesting or otherwise entertaining links honoring sideburns.

The Origins of 'Sideburns': Ambrose Burnside

Six Perfect Sideburns in Five Minutes

Bad Fads:Sideburns

The Flaming Sideburns: A Musical Group

So, love them or hate them, as long as there is men's facial hair, sideburns will always be around.

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