By Gerald Lynch on November 5th, 2012
We’re five days into Movember 2012, the charity campaign that sees blokes growing a moustache to raise awareness of the dangers of prostate cancer. If you’re taking part, but have ended up with a tache more like Basil Brush’s tail than a finely groomed Errol Flynn number, you’ll be pleased to hear that Gillette are opening up a unique pop-up shop to cater for all your facial fluff needs.
The Best A Mo Can Get barbershop in London will offer free tache-touch-ups over the course of the month, with pro barbers on hand to offer tips and tricks for the best Mo maintenance, as well as complimentary drinks and luxury hot towel shaving experiences.
Decked out like a 1940s members club, complete with leather furnishings and games rooms, we’re predicting plenty of Dick Dastardly tache twiddling to take place.“As part of our commitment to Movembers cause we wanted to provide Mo Bros with a gentlemanly space for their Movember experience,” said Jared Regan, Gillette Brand Manager.
“Mo Bros are the advocates of such an important cause so by offering them free touch ups for their Mos we hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved. Together with Movember and our Gillette consumers across the UK, we’re going to change the face of men’s health, one Mo at a time!”
Gillette will be doing their part to fight prostate cancer during the Movember campaign too, aiming to donate £100,000 to the cause through sales of their Movember stamped products.
If you’d like to visit Gillette’s The Best A Mo Can Get barbershop, head down to 10 Newburgh Street in London, just off of Carnaby Street. It’ll be open to all members of the public on 8 November to coincide with the shopping district’s Christmas lights being switched on, as well as a late-night opening on November 22nd. There will also be a number of events including intimate DJ sets, cocktail nights and whiskey tasting sessions across the month. Check www.facebook.com/GilletteUK
for more details.
By Laura on October 31st, 2011
Moustache Season is upon us as Movember kicks off tomorrow. So its time to man up and grow that cookie duster.
Every November, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim is simply to help raise money and awareness of men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
On Movember 1st, men will start the month off with a clean-shaven face and then for the rest of the month, Mo Bros will groom, trim and wax their moustaches becoming human billboards for men’s health. So what are you waiting for? Join your Mo Bro’s and sign up here.
If your based in London don’t forget to pop down to the Merc clothing store on Carnaby Street throughout November for a tash tidy
By Laura on November 1st, 2010
November is our favourite time of year, possible because it is really the only time of year when you can legitimately get away with sporting a moustache, and not look like you have just walked out of a trailer park or like you spend to much time snooping around playgrounds.
But on a more serious note November is that special month known a Movember. A challenge to men to change their appearance to raise awareness of prostate cancer. The rules are simple, starting today November 1st you must start clean shaven and then grow out your mo for the entire month. The moustaches becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men.
To help inspire you this Movember, we have pulled together our top 10 moustaches
Go to http://uk.movember.com to learn more
Heroes and Celebrities
By Jonathan Smith on March 19th, 2009
Hypebeast has posted an interview with Stan Smith, the face to one of the most popular tennis shoes of all times. The interview (by Eugene Kan) gives a little insight into Stan’s own background and how he broke into the world of professional tennis, as well as how the game has changed over the past 40 years. Smith also talks about his minimal involvement in the development of the Adidas trainer that has taken his name and his own surprise that the shoe has been in production for almost 40 years without hiatus. Oh and I mustn’t forget about the curious tale of why the shoe bares a moustache-less visage of Stan, that’s a real corker! (It’s not)
The interview will be of interest to any sneaker or tennis fanatic and if you’re a tennis sneaker fanatic then this will BLOW-YOUR-MIND so take a peek here.
By admin on January 29th, 2009
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At a recent friend’s birthday one of the presents which got the most attention was Mr Taylor’s Moustache Wax.
The friend in question does indeed sport a ‘stache and the wax helps him keep it in shape with the merest hint of a handlebar curve at the sides. It also comes in various colours to add a little oopmh to your facial furniture and costs just £5.95 which is a great price for a gentleman’s grooming classic. A great product which if you have facial hair you probably never knew you needed, but once tried will become indispensable.
By admin on October 1st, 2008
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I’m not the biggest fan of custom-altered off the peg suits, if you want a well-fitting suit then save up and visit a tailor.
Having said that there’s no denying that a personalised suit serves a purpose and is great for those who want the next step up from off the peg. Suitopia, a Swedish company, offer a service which includes embroidered initials, choice of fabrics and cut. Their fabrics are all reassuringly tasteful variations on grey, petrol blue and brown but the thing which endears me most to the company is their mustachioed man wearing their suit of the month, above.
By Jonathan Smith on September 23rd, 2008
Moustache gloves. You heard me, moustache gloves. Just in case this hasn’t sunk in: MOUSTACHE GLOVES! In a week of strange pairings Jack Spade has knocked up these eccentric hand socks for the Colette x Gap pop up store in New York. Other than they are available in three colours there’s not a great deal I can say about these because lets face it the pictures speak for themselves, more of which are available over at highsnobiety.com.
Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities
By Will Reid on June 3rd, 2008
And before I start I should probably apologise for that awful Daily Mail-used pun.
It is true though; Darius Danesh, the ‘Colourblind’ pop sensation, is said to be distraught this week as the cancellation of his latest venture (a musical adaptation of ‘Gone With The Wind’) is made public. The show has only managed to put on 79 performances and despite being an off-putting 3 hours and 15 minutes long, I am convinced that Danesh’s look is to blame. A thin moustache and pair of Noddy Holder-sideburns hardly attract the fashionably-inclined.
After all, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom” gets to wear a mask that mirrors the work of Comme des Garcons, Luella Bartley and even Gareth Pugh!
Heroes and Celebrities, News, Video
By admin on April 29th, 2008
John Travolta’s new look might raise some eyebrows but at least its better than his dubious hairpiece concoctions we’ve seen in the past.
Not content with starring in the remake of the classic film ‘Hairspray’ (and then refuting that there was anything gay about it…) John Travolta is donning the handlebar moustache for the remake of the Taking of the Pelham One Two Three which will also star Denzel Washington.
The original Taking of the Pelham One Two Three was adapted from a book of the same name and was a thriller about a subway train hijacking. I’m not convinced that this remake (there was another remake in 1998) will be any good, to judge for yourself I’ve put a clip of the original after the jump, surely they can’t do better?
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By admin on April 17th, 2008
We’re of a slightly follicular bent today, I’m trying to persuade Will to get a flat-top (he’s got youth and good looks on his side so I don’t know what’s stopping him!) and now I’m bringing you a comb for your moustache.
I imagine there would be nothing more unsettling than the sight of someone calmly combing their moustache but this little comb is actually quite cool. It’s $120 from Makool and is solid sterling silver.