Going With the Flow

For anyone, regardless of age, growing or starting to grow a predominantly solo mustache who wants to show off his mustache and share his experience.
deco
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05 Dec 2017, 20:25 #1181

baldbandit wrote:The stache is currently in a sweet spot. Approaching the point where I'll either have to trim or sweep (wish I could just keep it here without doing anything )

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It’s looking very, very good, Nolan.
Have you decided which of the two you’re going to do?
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baldbandit
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05 Dec 2017, 20:36 #1182

deco wrote:
baldbandit wrote:The stache is currently in a sweet spot. Approaching the point where I'll either have to trim or sweep (wish I could just keep it here without doing anything )

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It’s looking very, very good, Nolan.
Have you decided which of the two you’re going to do?
As I do with many things I often flip/flop. Usually I'll begin to sweep for a little while, then get a bit tired of the eating and drinking concessions I have to make - trim to either the bottom lip, or where the lips meet, and repeat the process.  
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Rumen
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06 Dec 2017, 18:50 #1183

A perfect balance of longer and enough to be manageable in daily life. You seem to do it so naturally, awesome stuff! I guess you'll keep us guessing with your next style, I admire the freedom and your boldness to try different things. I guess that's what makes facial hair so enjoyable, the freedom to do anything. You certainly seem to love it, so good on you it's fun isn't it?!

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07 Dec 2017, 11:41 #1184

You're certainly the King of the moustachioed around these parts, no offence to other guy's whose threads I've yet to visit, but they don't come much better than yours.

Regards Stevie 
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08 Dec 2017, 10:23 #1185

baldbandit wrote: The stache is currently in a sweet spot. Approaching the point where I'll either have to trim or sweep (wish I could just keep it here without doing anything 😉)

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Wow, looks great! Very bold looking. Would love to be able to achieve that one day.
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08 Dec 2017, 11:54 #1186

I like it when you take your impeccable Stache out for a walk with your wonderful family. Great pics. NYC is great during the holidays, isn't it.

I wish for you a season filled with blessings reflective of all the good you put out in this world, this board and to we gents. You are an inspiration, Nolan. We are better for you in it. Thanks, Coach. Scott

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08 Dec 2017, 14:19 #1187

Rumen - thank-you sir!Yes it was at that balancing point of long enough and manageable in daily life. Given the upcoming season and impending travels, I opted for the most minimal of trims right at the ceter - nobody but me would notice the difference 👍

Stevie t - thanks for the visit and the wonderful compliments sir! There are plenty of awesome mustaches residing on this board, and I'm merely an also-ran, but I certainly appreciate the awesome and flattering kudos sir 😀!

thatguy21 - thanks for the visit and the wonderful compliments sir! I'm three decades older than you, and my mustache has certainly evolved greatly since then, so there's no doubt that yours will also undergo similar development in the decades to come 👍

pandarocks - Scott, it's always such a pleasure when you visit with your heartfelt thoughts and eloquent words. I'm truly moved by what you have written, and struggle to adequately express my sincere gratitude, and appreciation for you gracious acknowledgement. Cheers!
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12 Dec 2017, 19:34 #1188

baldbandit wrote:The stache is currently in a sweet spot. Approaching the point where I'll either have to trim or sweep (wish I could just keep it here without doing anything )

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So to move forward is bittersweet? I’ll shut up.

Perfection is possible for a mustache, which is evident in this photo.
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18 Dec 2017, 15:47 #1189

Never ending awesomeness. its always a pleasure to watch that tache:-)
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18 Dec 2017, 16:22 #1190

Year of the mustache, it is an awesome thing all the mustaches regardless size color length are all awesome in their own way I commend everyone and keep on growing hope everybody has a blessed day and let them mustaches continue

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18 Dec 2017, 18:44 #1191

DanoM, GuyCGN, WinkieHamilton - gentlemen, thank-you all for your kind comments!
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18 Dec 2017, 18:48 #1192

baldbandit wrote:DanoM, GuyCGN, WinkieHamilton - gentlemen, thank-you all for your kind comments!
You're very welcome Sir. And thank you for yours as well.

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14 Feb 2018, 15:17 #1193

I’ve been absent from the board since the beginning of the year due to a serious medical issue in our household. I’m happy to report that the situation has improved significantly at this time. I want to express my thanks and gratitude to all the staff here for their caring show of support over the past weeks. It’s rather amazing to me that people I’ve never met, can forge such a strong bond, and friendship over the internet. It speaks volumes to the high caliber of participants we are blessed with, here at the beard board.

Going with the flow relates to both life and the mustache. We can’t predict what life will throw at us, but we just have to accept and adapt. Same goes for the mustache – it’s sometimes difficult to go with the flow, and let it just grow out, but accepting and adapting is the biggest component to conquering that challenge. I’ve neglected to do any trimming since late December, so the flow is returning to the mustache:

20180213_145825resize500.jpg I hope to get back to visiting the board gradually in the coming weeks, and catch up with everyone's threads. 

Cheers!
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14 Feb 2018, 15:51 #1194

Hey there!  It's SO good to see you again and, especially, to hear that things are improving at home.  We've missed you around here.

Glad to see the stache is going with the flow, too.

All the best,
Tom
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14 Feb 2018, 16:03 #1195

It's GREAT to see an update on your thread - and to hear that your household medical issue is greatly improved!

Going with the flow is a very good skill to have.  It's transferring very nicely to the stache, sir!
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14 Feb 2018, 20:16 #1196

Great update, and I am glad things have improved and I pray they continue improving.
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15 Feb 2018, 03:51 #1197

It's great having you back and that mustache has been growing awesomely

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15 Feb 2018, 05:21 #1198

So very great to see you Nolan. More importantly it is better to read that you may be 'eating the bread of anxious toil' less and less as every day brings healing and better health.

To judge solely from your pic, I'd say you're relieved to be on this side of this journey; the smile and grown stache look happy to be upon your face. You look great. Peace, bro.


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15 Feb 2018, 11:38 #1199

Wonderful to see an update from you on the board! I am glad to hear that things are improving!!

The flow looks good... I tend to follow a pattern of grow and trim, mostly based on a combination of laziness and practicality. My moustache was quite long until last week when I chopped it down for ease of living while my wife and I were in Rome for 4 days... I figured that the no-nonsense approach was best when travelling ;)

Anyway, I look forward to seeing you back in action on the board when you have more time to devote to the hirsute pursuits!
Stop trimming your moustache; greater glory awaits...
but if you are going to trim, do it right, go pencil...
then, of course, a nice copstache can be cool too...

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15 Feb 2018, 12:15 #1200

Hey Nolan, you've been missed, one of the true Gentlemen of the board.
You've come back with a bang, showing the moustachioed folk how it's done, perfect!

Stevie
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