March 11, 2011

Shaving News You Don't Need to Know: The Bieberstache

bieber.jpgAccording to BellaSugar, among just about every other media outlet:

"Justin Bieber is "pumped" to take on another hair adventure. This time a moustache. He wrote on his Twitter: "im not shaving for a month so you all can see my mustache.. im pumped"

Image: jake.auzzie at Flickr

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February 17, 2011

I must...


This kept appearing in my inbox a couple of weeks ago, and thought you might appreciate it. But I don't know who to attribute it to... Anyone know?

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February 3, 2011

The Borat/Banksy Moustache Swap

boratmoustache.JPGIn an unprecedented facial hair deal, Sacha Baron Cohen, of Borat fame, has made a deal with the artist Banksy:

"The comedian will hand over one of the fuzzy moustaches used whilst filming Borat as Bansky gives a painting of a sleeping Thomas the Tank Engine with graffiti, estimated to be worth more than £100,000.

The pair are reported to be huge fans of each others' work."

Read the rest of the article: Sacha Baron Cohen swaps £100k Banksy for Borat moustache

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January 11, 2011

The myth and magic of facial hair

moustachepower.jpgFrom the Fortean Times comes a tale of Occult Moustaches:

"For millennia, mankind has both venerated and feared that iconic facial lip-wand, the moustache (even "tash" chanted backwards sounds ill-fated). Generations of occultists and alchemists alike have striven to harness its raging sexual and super­natural powers. Centuries ago, Dominus Atte Ree, Lord of the Manor and Necromancer, initiated the Ordo Templi Hispidis, thus beginning my ancestral Handlebar of Destiny. But what exactly is this omnipotent force which lies behind the "bewhiskered lodestone"?"

Want to know what comes next? Read the rest of the article: The Occult Moustache

Image: velvettangerine at Flickr

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January 10, 2011

Moustache Mugs: Who Knew?

famousmoustachemug.jpgOK, color me clueless, but I had no idea that moustache mugs even existed... Until I read about a famous one in the collection of Church's China.

Church's China, a company that has been retailing up-market Royal commemoratives for 152 years, maintains a small archive of antique Royal Commemoratives dating back to the Victorian age, and one of those pieces is getting some attention:

The King Edward VII Moustache Mug, manufactured in 1901 by Belleek China in Northern Ireland to commemorate the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, is a facial hair accessory celebrity, if that makes any sense.

"Moustache mugs have a special ledge across the top, referred to in Victorian days as a moustache guard. The moustache guard has a semicircle opening against the side of the cup, enabling a gentleman's moustache to remain dry while he sips his tea through the opening. They were very popular in Britain and the U.S through the turn of the century but as the Roaring 20s took hold, moustaches fell out of fashion and, alas, so did the moustache mug."

It seems to me that the market for this type of 'utensil' is currently wide open, just waiting for a moustachioed guy with a passion for tea or coffee. Or maybe even better, a moustache guard for PBR cans for all those hipsters...

Read the rest of the article: Unusual Piece of Antique Royal Wedding Memorabilia Generates Attention for British Retailer

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November 23, 2010

Geraldo's Moustache vs. TSA

Lest anyone believe that there is away around the TSA's new anti-terror screening, Geraldo Rivera is here to set the record straight: even celebrities get their junk touched. Rivera visited Juan Williams on the O'Reilly Factor last night to share his recent flying experience: "they say 'Hi, Geraldo,' and then they proceed to give me the most invasive, insulting, intrusive body pat down." No one is safe.
*** "I'm offended like I was offended during the drug war when my mustache made me the person who was targeted."

[via Mediaite]

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November 18, 2010

Guys with Moustaches: Today is Your Lucky Day

"The big day is here! It's the first official "Have Sex With a Guy With a Mustache" Day to raise awareness for the Movember charity for prostate and testicular cancer." -

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Get a Daily Moustache Video and Help Raise Money for Men's Health

You probably can't avoid hearing about Movember during this month, but just in case you've been under a rock, we're raising money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LiveSTRONG by letting our inner moustache come out.

I've been making both a daily moustache and a daily video about men's health for my Movember campaign, but so far, the donations have been pretty slim. So I thought I'd put it out here for all of you shaving enthusiasts...

Check out my latest videos at Team Soul Patch (also on my Movember page), and if you can help by donating or sharing the videos, please don't hesitate - men's health is an important issue.

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November 11, 2010

Art of Shaving Donates $10,000 to Movember on behalf of Nick Swisher

swishermovember.jpgLast week, Yankee All-Star Nick Swisher received a ceremonial shave at The Art of Shaving Barber Spa in Beverly Hills to show his support in the fight against cancer this November with "Movember." Swisher will be joining thousands of men participating in the month-long event that encourages men across the world to grow out their mustaches to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues. Swisher will serve as captain for The Art of Shaving team, rallying men across the country to join the fight.

In honor of the partnership, The Art of Shaving will make a donation of $10,000 on Swisher's behalf, which will benefit Prostate Cancer Foundation and LiveStrong.

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Movember Inspiration: Music's Best Mustaches

django.jpgYep, it's still Movember, and for those of you who signed up to be a mo' bro, here's a little inspiration for ya:

"In celebration of Movember and all the goodness it promotes, we've compiled a gallery of 12 fantastic musical mustaches. May they inspire you in your charitable ways this month.

Check out the full Gallery of Music's Best Mustaches at Paste.

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