What do a handlebar, a pencil, and a goat have in common?
You can grow them all on your face. (Okay, well technically it’s called a goatee.)
Men rocking beards and mustaches have made a comeback in the last few years, and it’s a comeback we can get behind. Not only does a little facial flare give a guy that touch of masculinity that can be so alluring, but it also allows for our men to express themselves in a fun and ever-changing way. We love our men to be masculine and expressive… but what do we love more than that? We love our men to be healthy.
As November approaches, we would like to add “celebrating men's health” to the fall repertoire alongside leaves changing, boots, scarves, and pumpkin spice. This fall, we are in full support of Movember, the movement that keeps men everywhere fully ‘stached while raising awareness for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The “no shave November” movement has been popular for many years now, but we think it’s important to remember why this started, and how it continues to support men’s health research. During the month of November, a guy, or “Mo Bro” as we have heard it, can grow his mustache all month, raising funds from friends and family to donate to The Movember Foundation, or a men’s health research group of his choosing. In addition to fundraising, having a big handlebar or horseshoe mustache on your face can lead to the question of “why?” These questions are the perfect platform to educate people that prostate cancer effects 1 in 6 men, and testicular cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in men 18-35. Most of us know someone who has been affected by one or the other, but many still don’t know how common they are.
So, grow your mustache. Spread the word. Donate to the cause.
Movember is so much more than a trend of frat guys or hipsters seeing how gnarly they can get their facial hair. It is a bandwagon that every post-pubescent dude should jump on! Pick your style,
save some money on those razors, and face men’s health issues.
We raise our Mustache Mugs to men everywhere! This November, support your brother, your boyfriend, your father or even your Mo Sister. Let that facial hair grow unabashedly with purpose, and cheers to all the men out there who have battled men’s health issues face on.