I never had any desire to grow out my moustache. Sure, like most every Gen X guy, I've had a couple rounds of goatees through the years (thank you, Spike Lee), sported some long sideburns (thank you, Brandon and Dylan on "90210"), and even attempted the short beard (I have only myself to blame). But moustaches have always seemed a relic that was better left to the sepia-toned trash heap of men's history, like snuff or the things dudes were doing on the sides of Grecian urns. It always seemed like a good idea to just let moustaches fade away.
If the recent election proved anything, it's that you don't win when you appeal to only one part of your audience. Admittedly, I am speaking in generalities, but there's no arguing whom the Republicans won (older white males with traditional values) and whom they lost.
With Mobile Internet usage ramping up substantially faster than desktop Internet usage did over the past 3 years, we will see mobile data traffic increase by almost 4,000% by 2014, for a cumulative annual growth rate of more than 100%. And we are now beginning to see hard evidence of this trend with Facebook. Average time spent accessing Facebook via smartphone in the United States was 441 minutes in March, compared with 391 minutes via desktop, according to comScore. And, this trend in time spent on mobile will surely continue as new iPhone 5's, iPad Mini's, Galaxy Tablets, Microsoft's Surface ...
I consider myself a "guy's guy." I watch sports almost exclusively, play poker once a week (when my wife lets me), eat as many chicken wings as I can in a sitting and wear shorts and a t-shirt whenever possible. But something in me changed these past few years and I've noticed it's a trend amongst men; I'm caring more about how I look and what I wear. And I don't just mean during the week. I'm talking about all the time.