This month, the international Movember campaign is inspiring men to grow mustaches to raise money and awareness for the fight against prostate cancer, the most common type of the disease in men.

This month, the international Movember campaign is inspiring men to grow mustaches to raise money and awareness for the fight against prostate cancer, the most common type of the disease in men.

If you're a clean-shaven Columbus gent looking to get involved, here's a look at some popular styles and what each will say about you.


Style: '70s 'Stache

Other nicknames: Texas Two-Step, The Classic

What it says: A no-nonsense man of the people, you often kick back to enjoy the simpler side of life: American beer, thick steaks, a sturdy woman and the open road.

Benefits: Assists entry to intimidating blue-collar bars, warms lip

Drawbacks: Strains relationship with pesky local sheriff

Pair it with: Comfortable jeans, plaid, 1977 Pontiac Trans Am

Wearers of note: Burt Reynolds, Mark Spitz, Keith Hernandez


Style: Fu Manchu

Other nicknames: The Trucker, Lemmy's Delight

What it says: You once played by the rules - and it was the worst day of your life. Rolling with you might be dangerous. And totally worth it.

Benefits: Lays solid foundation for metal band, accents sneers

Drawbacks: Presents difficulty landing office job

Pair it with: Leather, whiskey from the bottle

Wearers of note: Hulk Hogan, Lemmy Kilmister, Goose Gossage


Style: Handlebar

Other nicknames: Abracadabra

What it says: You're a friendly, likeable chap who knows how to treat a lady right even though you're prone to a teensy bit of mischief every now and again. (Wink! Wink!)

Benefits: Disarms strangers with jauntiness, requires frequent use of mustache wax

Drawbacks: Elicits requests to pull a rabbit from your hat

Pair it with: Bowler hat, high-wheel bicycle, vaudeville cane

Wearers of note: Salvador Dali, Rollie Fingers, Archduke Franz Ferdinand


Style: Pencil

Other nicknames: Fast Eddie, The Zorro

What it says: Appearance is everything to you, even if that means buying special mustache-trimming equipment. You're ready to sweep someone off her feet - and into something weird.

Benefits: Raises eyebrows, mimics clean lines popular in modernist architecture

Drawbacks: Requires regular maintenance, arouses suspicion within 500 yards of school buildings

Pair it with: Classy dialogue, thin necktie, fancy cigarette holder

Wearers of note: John Waters, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn


Style: The Roosevelt

Other nicknames: The Street Sweeper

What it says: As a diligent leader, you have the machismo to grow a thick, bulky mustache - just not enough time to trim it daily. Duty calls!

Benefits: Proclaims your ability to unite men for worthy causes

Drawbacks: Interferes with eating, drinking, kissing frontier maidens

Pair it with: Baggy wool hunting garb, monocle

Wearers of note: Theodore Roosevelt, other Rough Riders