Author Topic: Mustache icon subverted by marketing industry!  (Read 2175 times)

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Mustache icon subverted by marketing industry!
« on: May 20, 2014, 08:13:53 PM »
Sorry for the blurry pic. I snapped it just as my two year old was yanking me toward the escalator.

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Re: Mustache icon subverted by marketing industry!
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2014, 08:15:32 PM »
The unreadable caption says "Great gifts start here."

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Re: Mustache icon subverted by marketing industry!
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2014, 07:40:23 AM »
The handlebar mustache has been in vogue for a while now, usually associated with "bohemian manliness" but occasionally used in connection with saving money. In fact, the last time I was in Target they were selling a piggy bank with a mustache that was emblazoned with the phrase "Stache My Cash." Pretty cool! I almost bought it, but then my badassity kicked in and I resisted since I didn't actually need it.

https://www.google.com/search?q=target+stache+my+cash+piggy+bank&client=firefox-a&hs=Skn&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=xKt8U_zhGsKNqAaAnoKQDA&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg&biw=792&bih=190

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Re: Mustache icon subverted by marketing industry!
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2014, 08:16:26 AM »
The handlebar mustache has been in vogue for a while now

Indeed, multiple years.  MMM, starting in 2011, caught the beginning of the wave, but it was at least a year or two before that that it started getting big. 

It just gotten huge in 2013, I see Mustache things all over the place.

For example, I own a bunch of chip clips for potato chip bags in the shape of mustaches because that was all the dollar store had.
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