Correct me if I’m wrong readers, but I think that the concept of Movember started in Sydney, Australia in 2004. An amalgamation of Moustache and November, Movember is a concept whereby a moustache is grown for the month of November to highlight men’s health issues. It has caught on throughout Europe now.
Regency-styles for men, including sideburns or beards are especially fashionable where I live in Southern England. I really like them.
Each year I go to The Rockstone, a pub run by youngsters in Southampton. It holds some ‘jolly’ Beard Off competitions. By doing so, money is raised for charities dealing with prostate cancer awareness among other issues. They will be celebrating their 4th this month.
Many pub landlords seem to adorn facial hair these retro-loving days.
Stick-on moustaches are usually around in the shops in November for those unable to grow their own – usually children and women.
However in the last few years Movember has even prompted women, prone to excess hair growth for their sex, to grow moustaches and even beards for the month. I think they also look amazing.
I myself draw on a Duchamp-style line with an eye-brown pencil while looking in the pub mirror, but not until I’ve had a few beers.