Pictures: Baltimore celebrities with Fu Manchu mustaches
Will Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco start a trend with his new look? (Christopher T. Assaf, Baltimore Sun)
No matter how fast he runs, the Ravens’ star rusher can’t escape the ‘stache.
“The vertical length of his Fu Manchu actually makes him look taller. ... This is the men’s version of high heels for women.” -- Lana Rae, founder of Fashion Awards Maryland, and CEO of KIS model agency in Annapolis
“No bueno. It’s not becoming. The mustache is a no-no for him. It makes him look much older than he is.” -- Felicia Peele, head of Fashionably Young, a nonprofit fashion image consultant company in Baltimore
“His teeth and mouth are big enough. They don’t need accentuating.” -- Tara Judeikis, hairstylist at Trenditions in Parkville(Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun)
Can Cal Ripken Jr. keep up his new look for as long as his consecutive game streak?
“As if the Iron Man achievement wasn’t enough, Cal’s now entered himself for the ‘Manchu Man’ award. Talk about an overachiever!” -- Rae
“It looks kind of handsome and distinguished.” -- Peele
“Cop ‘stache! Or high school gym teacher.” -- Holly Burnham, hairstylist at Sprout in Hampden (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun)
Unregenerate cinematic bad boy John Waters actually grew up in Lutherville, but attended Towson’s Calvert Hall College High School. (Jed Kirschbaum, The Baltimore Sun)
Does the new ‘stache give the governor a more in-charge appearance, or does he just look like a good boy gone bad?
“This one is the most hilarious to me. It looks like Pinky and the Brain. It seems as though O’Malley is telling Brown that they are going to take over the world. It’s not very becoming at all. They look evil -- like there is an evil plot going on. The mustache says it all.” -- Peele
“White collar meets redneck.” -- Judeikis
“He actually has a pretty authoritative look with the mustache. I’m into it.” -- Burnham (Baltimore Sun)
While he’s not currently rocking a mustache, Michael Phelps has been known to let his upper lip go.
“His next endorsement for swimmers: the Michael Phelps Eco-Hair Transplant System. ‘Reduce your swim time and recycle the hair you shave off for competition!’” -- Rae
“It helps make his jaw more proportioned.” -- Judeikis
“I think it’s sexy on him. I’d check his pulse.” -- Peele (Timothy A. Clary, Baltimore Sun)
The Fu Manchu on Ravens coach John Harbaugh really illustrates his take-no-prisoners winning attitude. (Gene Sweeney Jr, Baltimore Sun)
And we thought Raven Haloti Ngata looked tough pre-Fu. (Kevin Richardson, Baltimore Sun)
Raven tight end Ed Dickson wears his ‘stache with a smile. (Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun)
Raven Jimmy Smith wore his Fu Manchu to training camp. (Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun)
Raven Ben Grubbs sports his Fu Manchu during a night out. (Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun)
Raven Chris Carr joins his teammates in flaunting a new look. (Jed Kirschbaum, Baltimore Sun)
Raven Matt Birk has also adjusted to his new look. (Marcus Chacona, Baltimore Sun)
All other football team owners should take a hint from debonair Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti. (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun)
Oriole manager Buck Showalter looks cuddly at home with his sweet ‘stache. (Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun)
Clooney pretty much looks good in anything. We know he’s not a Baltimore celebrity, but we’re ready to adopt him since he’s taken up with Baltimore’s own Stacy Keibler. (Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun)