A handful of years ago my father was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. I’m not saying this to try and elicit some sympathy, I’m saying it to explain why this month might mean more to me than some.
That’s right, Movember has been here for a week and a half, and if your male friends aren’t starting to look like caricatures of pedophiles then they’re simply not trying hard enough. While growing a noble ‘stache and campaigning for awareness of Prostate Cancer is a great thing to do, it can be hard to decide what sort of moustache you want to grow. Time is always a concern as well, one simply can’t do justice to a good Tom Selleck if he’s not got a few months to grow it out.
So, here is a brief list of some of the more awesome moustaches you can attempt to grow for yourself this fall. However, most of you will end up looking like Orlando Bloom. Except not as pretty.
A La Souvarov
The Moustache for the man who can’t decide if he wants mutton chops or not. The A La Souvarov is a simple moustache that connects across the top of the cheeks with the sideburns. It will instantly make you look like a Supervillain. It may also instantly make you single. But, that’s a small price to pay to be able to sport this beauty of a ‘Stache around town, no? On the downside, it’s pretty high maintenance, and there’s now ay to let the cheeks grow in smoothly if you want to trim it into a beard.
You don’t have to master Surrealist painting to make this moustache work, but it helps. The real challenge to growing a Dali is at the beginning, where your fledgling moustache is essentially a Hitler ‘Stache until it grows out. If you can hide you face for a few weeks, you can pull it off. Otherwise, try explaining that it’s not Hitler you’re emulating, it’s Charlie Chaplin. The bonus of growing this one is that you can easily turn it into a Snidely Whiplash an go for that Retro Villain Chic.
The Burt Reynolds
Women want to touch it. Men want to own it. But, there is only one master of this moustache. You can do your best to imitate, but know that you will never surpass it’s magnificence and grace. Also, you can keep soup in there for, like, hours.
Jonathan Meier is the Online Marketing and Social Media Coordinator who is urging you to donate to you moustached peers for Movember. Do it for Nuvo Hotel Suites, a small boutique hotel in downtown Calgary, Alberta (to learn more about the Nuvo peruse the rest of the site, or check out our Facebook Page). When he’s not at his desk, he’s usually out in the mountains near his hometown of Canmore where he can be seen climbing, skiing, or doing anything at all that doesn’t involve computers.