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Where mustaches ranked among their demands likely varied from waiter to waiter, but the uprising captivated France, where the mustache had made the man for generations. The country had, at last, been forced to confront a classist injustice that had long been festering right under its nose.
Speaking personally, the moustache and that other monstrosity, the Mungo Jerry sideburns, are excrescences to be eschewed.
The real man wears a cropped goatee – most distinguished.