Why do Amish wear beards (but no moustache)?

Beard but no mustache.

Why?

Stephen Scott gives possible reasons in Why Do They Dress That Way?

1) ‘Evil-looking’ European soldiers used to wear curly mustaches.  Amish shaved theirs to set themselves apart.

2) The mustache has been considered unclean.
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As far as facial hair goes, married Amishmen wear beards to varying length.  In some communities, unmarried men of a certain age can too.

Beards range from long and straggly-looking to short and chiseled-neat.  This may reflect how progressive or conservative a group is.

Some Amish have very impressive beards.  That said, a tip for travelers to Amish America:  look, admire, never tug.

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