Sunday, April 25, 2010

Friendly Mutton Chops

Minneapolis Friendly Mutton ChopsFriendly mutton chops are a chops and mustache combination, friendly because they meet in the middle. This Minnesotan might have settled with only a mustache and, with his clean good looks, would have turned many a lady's head. But he chose not only mutton chops but an exceptional set of mutton chops, ensuring that all heads will turn.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wide chops

Providence Mutton ChopsThese mutton chops seem ready to lift the wearer far above the mundane world. I dream of having a beard like this.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Bostonian Mutton ChopsNow these are some mutton chops to be proud of. This distinguished gentleman has clearly spent quite a number of years with this style of beard. Yet, that is not all. His expression clearly speaks to his forward thinking and confidence that his beard style will be long remembered.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Mutton Chops in Newburgh, New YorkSideburns are one thing but mutton chops are something much, much more. Of course, you couldn't tell by the examples that parade around today that dare call themselves mutton chops. Barren shadows of a once magnificent history.

Case in point, the popular character of graphic novella and kinetoscope, Wolverine. (I will not sully this fine company with a tintype of of his anemic beard.) While he is assuredly overflowing with manly vim and vigor, his so-called mutton chops look as if he has merely neglected to shave for a week or so. Is this what passes for mutton chops in this century?

Poppycock! The New Yorker herin presented has mutton chops to be proud of. And what's more, in the following weeks I will present even more impressive examples by men who truly have "The Chops."