How to Pull Off a Mustache (as Seen on Alexander Skarsgard)

Somehow, it just works.

A mustache can be a tricky proposition. For any potential upside, there's a whole lot of porn-y downside to contend with. But when it works? Well, just direct your attention to Alexander Skarsgård, who debuted his own at the Emmys. The guy looks fantastic. (The Ermenegildo Zegna Couture tux certainly didn't hurt.)

“The fun part of today... was figuring out how to incorporate the mustache into Alexander's look," says Kim Verbeck, who styled Skarsgård for ReVive Skincare. "It really turned into being the centerpiece."

To try something similar out for yourself, she recommends keeping your clean-shaven skincare routine going to make sure the skin beneath stays healthy. (You do want the option to lose the 'stache if needed, after all.) She also says it's best to play it safe with the rest of your look. "Keeping the hair in a classic cut and style allows for having some fun with an unexpected mustache for a bit of edge. Keeping the old Hollywood vibe translates for every kind of man. Think 'what would Paul Newman do?'"


This story originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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Jonathan Evans is the style director of Esquire, covering all things fashion, grooming, accessories, and, of course, sneakers. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son. You can follow him at @MrJonathanEvans on Twitter and Instagram.
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