Thursday, 24 September 2009
DID YOU KNOW? THE SOUL PATCH
The soul patch is a small patch of facial hair just below the lower lip and above the chin. It came to prominence in the 1950s and 1960s, when it was a style of facial hair common among African American men, most notably jazzmen and other musicians. It became popular with beatniks, artists, and those who frequented the jazz scene and moved in literary and artistic circles. Jazz trumpeters in particular preferred the soul patch for the comfort it provided when using a trumpet mouthpiece.
Some of us gave it a shot and eventually ditched it. Others just won't let go.
Nowadays it is just a way to look like a dick, look gay or pretend that you are the rebel at your workplace.
We present you 5 footballers sporting the soul patch. Can you think of any more?