I have been making the very common mistake of confusing a goatee with a Van Dyke.
This is what I've been calling a goatee:
Likely you have, too. But according to this site, its actually a Van Dyke.
This is a goatee:
This difference being the absence of a mustache, or hair above the upper lip.
Van Dyke, goatee, tomato, tomato, either way - I am a fan of men with facial hair, be it a full beard, goatee, Van Dyke/goatee with mustache, soul patch, balbo, or manicured scruff. I like them all. You may have noticed that quite a few of my Crush du Jour men have facial hair.
The only two types of facial hair I'm not fond of are a mustache (without goatee) and a scraggly beard.
I think mustaches without goatees just look dated. Think of Tom Selleck as Magnum PI, circa 1980.
"Hello, the 80s called and wants its mustache back."
Back in the day, Tom Selleck's mustache was killer. But now it just looks dated.