Mo Look No 1
Mo Look No 1

Welcome to the this year’s very first ‘Moustache Monday’ – your weekly round-up of all things moustache related during the month of Movember. Here you’ll find out just how well the mo is going, including whether it looks fabulous or terrifying in addition to an update on my fundraising activities. So, how’s it going so far?

Technically it hasn’t been a full week of Movember yet but it is day 4 and I can already see the very beginnings of a mo sprouting on my top lip. I’m still at that awkward ‘haven’t shaved yet therefore I’m quite itchy’ phase and my facial foliage isn’t looking anywhere as remotely impressive as the one being sported in the above image (can you tell I had fun taking these?).

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Gadzooks that is some serious growth! (Disclaimer: This image may have been photoshopped…)

Today is the first of my Moustache Mondays, a series of weekly posts in which I shall keep you abreast of my Mo growing escapades in aid of raising money (and awareness) for men’s health charity Movember. So, how has it all gone so far? Would my facial-hair growing skills shame a Sasquatch? Short answer: no.

It’s day 5, and no, it hasn’t grown as quickly as the above picture will lead you to believe! Instead that is a rather good representation of what I would look like should I decide to rock the Handlebar (or Connoisseur) style of Mo. Pretty nifty, huh? I shall attempt to mock up a pic with the Trucker style Mo, as that appeared to be the most popular in this week’s Saturday Poll.

Check My Mo
Check My Mo

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.