This style, like any other beard/mustache style, is as much fun to utter as any other: “Man, look at that guy’s Foomanchew!” Or maybe we’re just easily entertained, but that doesn’t matter.
However, the Fu Manchu is certainly more than simply a name. In the same way that the Van Dyke is an iconic goatee, it’s also an iconic style.
If you encounter someone with a long, straight mustache with tendrils hanging down over the chin, you’re probably looking at a Fu Manchu. It is, without a doubt, one-of-a-kind.
The only challenge is recognizing the difference between a Fu Manchu mustache and a horseshoe mustache, which can be difficult to tell apart to the untrained eye. It’s important to remember that the Fu Manchu mustache’s ends are allowed to grow exceedingly long, well beyond the chin.
In the half-horseshoe style, the horseshoe mustache usually finishes at the jawline or halfway down the corners of the mouth.
For example, American footballer Joe Namath sported a horseshoe mustache that was commonly referred to as a Fu Manchu.
The Fu Manchu is named after a fictional figure developed in the 1920s by British author Sax Rohmer.
You’re an original if you’re wearing a Fu Manchu. This style isn’t worn by many men, and it’s unlikely to be approved by your boss in a professional situation, but it does demonstrate some ingenuity. It also demonstrates a fondness for the Oriental side of life.
What Face Shape Is Most Appropriate for a Fu Manchu?
In the Fu Manchu, men with diamond-shaped faces appear good.
What is the Best Way to Grow a Fu Manchu?
For the Fu Manchu style, your cheeks and neck are left clean, so if you’re starting with a thick beard, you’ll need to shave.
The chin is also shaved clean, leaving only your mustache to worry about – which is divided into two sections by shaving a clean space in the middle of your upper lip.
The mustache must then be allowed to grow, grow, and grow some more. However, keep it trimmed to avoid it becoming too bushy and ruining the aesthetic.
What Celebrities Have Worn the Fu Manchu?
The Fu Manchu has appeared in a number of films, notably Christopher Lee’s visage in “The Brides of Fu Manchu.”