There was a day when moustaches were so Moustache
seventy-ish. But lately, have you noticed the resurgence of interest in moustaches? They seem to show up in the least expected places. Namely, not on a male’s face. Of course, we’ve always sold tons of moustaches, but now there are moustache earrings, moustache suspenders, rings and bowties, to name a few. What is the reason for this sudden fixation with upper lip décor? After doing a little investigation I believe I have found the answer.

Thanks to the Movember movement moustaches have become mainstream, if only for a month each year. Never heard of Movember? Movember is celebrated every November, and is a challenge to all males, and their wives, sisters, and friends to raise funds in support men’s health issues, especially prostate and testicular cancer. Men begin the month clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.

Seems a little hairy to me.

Photo courtesy of Movember United States, http://us.movember.com/about/

Photo courtesy of Movember United States, http://us.movember.com/about/

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