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An illustrated romp through one of the oddest and most fiercely competitive global competitions: the World Beard and Moustache Championships.
Since its humble beginnings in Germany in 1990, the World Beard and Moustache Championships has blossomed into an international event that has since been staged in Norway, Sweden, and, in 2003, the United States. The competition awards prizes in seventeen categories, such as Dali Moustache, Freestyle Goatee, Garibaldi, and German Imperial, and some of the best and most notable contestants from the last ten years are featured here. You will encounter Ted Sedman, president of London's Handlebar Club, who was in the Guinness Book of World Records for having Britain's longest moustache; Paul Miller and his impressive Fu Manchu; Gary Johnson and his award-winning Musketeer; and Bruce Roe and his manly Wild West-all brave, bold, and creative men united by a single goal: the pursuit of true individuality.
It's impossible not to be won over by this dedicated group of facial hair fantasists. Chock-full of photos that will tickle and fascinate, The World Beard and Moustache Championships is an irresistible tribute to these stylish and passionate creations.
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