Dec 1, 2012

Movember Moustaches

There is something distinctly whimsical about Movember, the month of the moustache. Started in 2003, Movember is a charitable campaign that highlights, and raises money for, men’s health issues by asking men to grown moustaches for the month. Here are a few ways that folks are bringing a smile to my day:

1. Lost in E Minor's "Airplanes with Moustaches" post

 2. Victoria and Albert Museum's moustache broach to bring out your inner modern day dandy.

3. The Moustache Calendar began in 2004 as a crazy idea dreamt up by two college roommates who needed to raise money for airfare to Hawaii. Matthew Cavallaro, a collaborator on this year's calendar entitled "The Very Best," says, "Throughout history, the moustache has been a symbol of empowerment for men. We wanted to celebrate the legacy of the moustache in design, fashion, and adventure. The calendar walks a thin line between pop art and fine art. We're making some bold statements about how relevant we believe it should be in popular culture, while obviously being a bit tongue-in- cheek."

4. Asos is offering a wide selection of moustache-related items, including a pack of 3 enamel charm rings, a moustache knitted beanie by River Island, and a moustache clutch by Koku.

5. The Moustache Bow Tie Project is a Kick Starter campaign brought to you by Knot Theory, the creator's of last year's successful Kick Starter project The Moustache Tie Clip Project. Knot Theory is a fashion label based out of Vancouver, Canada.

6. The third annual Beard Team USA National Beard and Moustache Championships took place on Sunday, November 11, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada. It's hard to imagine a more important event for American enthusiasts of facial hair. Growers were judged in eighteen categories, including the Dali,
Imperial, Hungarian, and the Musketeer.

7. The Manly 'Stache. This is now a couple of years old, but it's hard to resist a blog post marveling over the most manly of mustaches....

Happy Movember!!!

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