The moustache was once the symbol of power and eminence which is sadly no longer the norm owing to the changing paradigms of the society. What once was lusted by women and brought pride to the rulers & leaders of countries is now hardly to be seen in our daily lives. The ongoing demise of moustaches from the society happened silently leaving behind a trail of men sans facial hair and arguably machismo.
The tryst of men (and some women) with moustache is even older than wheel or pottery. It is when seen through this context do we start to realize the ponderousness of the trend. The change that we are witnessing can be imputed on the influential media with its own lexicon of 'normal' and equally on our reluctance to resist.
The men who once saved jeunes filles from the villains in stories and films are increasingly finding themselves in the reversed roles. The authority inducing moustaches have given way to the barren clean-shaven look promoted by Gilette which they claim is the best a man can get.
Some say, "with great moustache comes great responsibility" which can be found resonating among the smaller sections of society which are still carrying on the gallant tradition. Little has been researched or said about it but there's a very proud moustache behind some of the most peculiar great men such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Salvador Dali, Albert Einstein and Hercules Poirot.