Hirsute Pursuits: Which Vintage Moustache are You Rockin for Movember?
Besides dark evenings, plummeting temperatures and Bonfire night, in recent years November has become known for one thing: the appearance of hundreds of ridiculous moustaches across the faces of large swathes of the British male population. This annual trend for facial hair in the eleventh month is known as Movember. If you haven’t heard of it (where have you been????!), Movember is all about 3 things: growing a moustache, raising awareness, and raising money for charities that support mens health. Men (Mo Bros) get sponsored to grow a moustache and by doing this raise vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health.
We know many of you are fans of the retro styling of brands like Farah Vintage, so, if you’re on the Movember journey and yours is coming along nicely, why not consider some of these cool vintage bro-stache styles…
The Clark Gable
Show them, in the words of Rhett Butler, Clark Gable’s most famous role in the film Gone With The Wind, that “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn” by styling your ‘tache into this super smooth, skinny lip warmer. It oozes 1930s cool and would be the perfect partner for a swish suit at an early Christmas party.
The Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx famously said that he wouldn’t want to join any club that would have him as a member.
Well, you can be pretty sure that with this huge bushy stash, there would be no danger of being invited to join any clubs, indeed it’s unlikely you’d even get through the door of any! So if you’re hoping to save some cash for Christmas and could do with an excuse to stay in for the next couple of weeks, then you could do worse than embracing the Groucho Marx. Massive, caterpillar-esque and likely to be a very effective hiding place for pie crumbs (so avoid if you have a secret Greggs habit): the perfect antidote to a costly social life.
In the history of facial hair, few have achieved the dizzy heights enjoyed by in the 1980s by the King of the Stash: Tom Selleck as Magnum PI.
Selleck as Magnum was basically responsible for a whole generation of men in the mid-late eighties growing a lip rug, popping on the aviators and embracing the Hawaiian shirt. In the style stakes the Magnum is to moustaches what Jean Claude van Damme is to muscles, or Zoolander is to Blue Steel. Try tucking a polo shirt into belted stone washed jeans to complete the look and watch the ladies melt like a (Walls) Magnum in the sun. Smooooooooth.
Seriously though, if you or your mates are doing Movember, massive respect from us. It’s a great cause and we could all do with taking ourselves a little less seriously sometimes. Mo power to you!