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Bearded & Tschorn: Earrings for the mustache maven

October 7, 2009 | 11:30 am

Rage_tiny_mustache Photographer Jonas Gustavsson, one of the two lensmen who regularly shoots the fashion weeks of the world for us, knows about my fascination with facial hair, so when he ran across a conversation with boldly bearded jewelry designer Philip Crangi on the Fashion Informer blog, he sent it straight away.

I recently became fascinated with Crangi's handiwork after seeing the bent railroad spike cuffs and cuff links (from the lower-priced Giles & Brother by Philip Crangi line) that accessorized Michael Bastian's Spring/Summer 2010 collection on the New York runways.

Apparently I'm not the only one, he was a runner-up (along with Phillip Lim -- Rogan Gregory took top honors) ) for the 2007 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, and last year took home the CFDA Swarovski Award for accessories design.

While the Fashion Informer post is a fun read (and, true to its name, informative), what was even more delightful was the discovery of these Giles & Brother by Philip Crangi Tiny Mustache Earrings, available in sterling silver ($65) or 14-karat gold vermeil ($78).

I think they'd be the perfect gift for the 'stache groupie in your life (a sub-species I discovered during my embed with the World Beard & Moustache Championships crowd over Memorial Day Weekend).

Not to mention, it just may be the only permissible form of ear hair there is.

-- Adam Tschorn

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Photo: Giles & Brother by Philip Crangi gold vermeil Tiny Mustache earrings ($78). Credit: www.gilesandbrother.com.

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