If you’ve taken a gander at our recent, menswear-inspired lookbook – or have just glanced at the guys in your life these past couple of weeks – you may have noticed a bounty of bristly faces. “What’s with all this precisely preened plumage poking around the upper perimeter of these Modsters’ mouths?” you may have asked yourself. Well, there’s no reason to keep a stiff upper lip about it anymore – we’re highlighting Movember!
Okay, I know what you’re going to ask next – “What’s Movember?” Well, the word itself is a playful portmanteau of ‘moustache’ and ‘November,’ but the concept behind this term is much more meaningful. The fact is, males all over the world, during the month of November, are growing this form of facial hair to bring awareness to men’s health issues, particularly prostate and testicular cancers.
From its humble beginnings as a concept kicked around by a few friends in an Adelaide, Australia pub back in 2003 to bring back the popularity of moustaches, Movember has since grown into an annual, global celebration of this tufted face trimming in order to raise money for cancer research. Men start November cleanly shaven, then simply let their stubble grow into the form of a ‘stache for the next month, all the while acquiring donations from supportive sponsors. The moustache, then, has become a symbol of awareness, much like the pink ribbon has for breast cancer.
If you’d like give a shout out to your brothers, fathers, male friends, and others, but aren’t ‘scruff enuff’ to grow your own, why not highlight men’s health issues with a handlebar moustache on your bag? On Monday, November 23rd, if your ModCloth order hits $100 or more, excluding the purchase of gift cards, you will receive for free with your shipment the handsome tote shown above (while supplies last)!
In the meantime, discover more ways that you can help the cause by visiting the official Movember website.