That’s right I have decided to make the incredibly wise decision of subjecting my face to the trauma of growing a moustache for Movember. Now, my history with facial hair is a colourful one, literally, my face seems to sprout a distinct tortoiseshell fluff that many a Tom Cat would be proud of, but also because my past attempts at growing anything remotely stylish have failed miserably.
As you may have guessed I am looking forward to and dreading Movember in equal measure, which may lead you to ask why bother. Here’s why:
“During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer”
But I’m not alone! Far from it in fact! I shall be joining a number of other awesome Mo Bros and Mo Sistas as part of Team Penhaligon’s (who have also created a Sartorial scented Moustache Wax in honour of Movember) in order to raise as much money and awareness as possible for men’s health charities. May all of our Mos be awesome and only a little bit ridiculous.
If you would like to make a donation to Movember you can do so by visiting my Mo Space. Please give what you can, even if it is just £1, and if you are a UK tax payer don’t forget to gift aid your donation so that the taxman gives some money too. In return for your donation I pledge to maintain my Mo, no matter how horrendous it looks as well as provide you with weekly updates on its progress in a feature that I shall be calling “Moustache Monday”.
Along with my attempt to grow an incredibly stylish moustache this month, The Candy Perfume Boy will also be Mo themed for Movember with a series of more masculine, grooming-inspired posts. It’s all about the chaps this month and I have some interesting things planned for the boys, from my favourite grooming products to old and new masculine fragrances that will appeal to the most discerning of gents.
So let’s all get into the Movember spirit by raising lots of money and celebrating all that is man. I’ll even let you laugh at my Mo (within reason).
Image 1 my own. Image 2 and quotes via movember.com.