Ahead of National Sideburns Day on August 11th, poll on the best sideburns ever

In Uncategorized on August 10, 2018 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

10th August 2017

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Ahead of National Sideburns Day poll to determine the best sideburns ever


The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that with National Sideburns Day on Saturday it is running a snap poll to judge the best sideburns ever.

The sixth National Sideburns Day is on 11th August, reflecting the growing popularity of a range of facial hair styles.

National Sideburns Day was originally held to mark Bradley Wiggins Olympic victory in 2012

The campaigners say that sideburns, sometimes known as mutton chops, and named after US Civil War General Ambrose Burnside were often worn by Victorian politicians

Bradley Wiggins reinvented the post-1945 tradition of sideburns from Elvis Presley to Noddy Holder and the late Lemmy and Alvin Stardust, turned them into something no self-respecting hipster would be without

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, this year National Sideburns Day will underline the resilience of the style over centuries of changing facial hair fashions

Best Sideburns ever poll

Noddy Holder


General Burnside

Alvin Stardust

Bradley Wiggins

Glen Campbell

Isaac Asimov

Elvis Presley

Jack Nicholson

Tom Jones

Joe Strummer

Henry Winkler (The Fonz)

Brian Hibbard (Flying Pickets)

Amos Brearly (Emmerdale)

Merv Hughes (cricketer)

Ray Dorset (Mungo Jerry)


One Response to “Ahead of National Sideburns Day on August 11th, poll on the best sideburns ever”

  1. I vote Elvis Presley but am surprised at the omission of the former Welsh rugby international JPR Williams!

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