Ok, so maybe attractive isn't the right word for it. Interesting and absolutely hideous. That may be a better way of putting it.
Apparently there is quite the history behind the nasty looking stashes they all walk around with for a few days. Something about all of the OMM professors having big ole mustaches which come from a tradition of sorts from long long ago. It is a long and not really interesting story. The intersting part is the laughs you get as all of the new first years look around and think what is wrong with all of the people here.