The two best-known mustache men of the 80s (and 90s) are back in the stache of things. Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has regrown his famous mustache for his final season at the quiz show podium--after 13 seasons free of facial hair. Trebek follows the example of Tom Selleck, who added back his mustache and some serious gravitas for his role as New York City police commissioner Frank Reagan on the enormously popular CBS drama Blue Bloods.
Selleck stretched the mustache's moment well into the 1980s--from its Burt Reynolds-boosted popularity in the 1970s--on Magnum, P.I. (1980-88). With his red Ferrari, short shorts and mustache, Selleck made a memorable impression. He seemed to own the mustache look--so much so that when he appeared without it in the 1990s as Monica's boyfriend in Friends his face looked a little funny. But Trebek took over the mustache mantle from Selleck, wearing his all the way up until 2001--far beyond when you could easily find other mustache holdovers. (John Waters' singular style excluded.) Now they're both back with the serious 'staches. Trebek is 74. Selleck is 69. The new Jeopardy! season starts September 15. Blue Bloods premieres September 26.
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