I’m rather a fan of certain forms of facial hair on men, I really am. In younger days I think I was more partial to a clean shaven face, however I now tend to think a little facial hair is much better than none. I thought I’d share a few of my favourite examples – Robert Downey Jr pretty much makes anything look cool, Josh Holloway (oh Lost, I miss you so) wears the rugged look well, whereas Jon Hamm (as Don Draper) has perfected the art of a designer five-o’clock-shadow.
So, why all this talk of facial hair? … Well, each year in November the concept of facial hair is taken to brave (and sometimes terrifying) new places. The eleventh month of the year has been re-named ‘Movember‘ to reflect a moustache growing charity event held over the month to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. Men that take the ‘Movember’ challenge start November with a clean shaven face, and are then given the month to grow and groom their moustaches to perfection.
This is Mr Quiet Paws second year of raising money for manly causes – last year he went for the ‘Magnum PI’ style, whereas this year he’s trying on Nick Cave’s handlebar moustache for size. If you’d like to donate to his moustache growing effort you can visit his Movember page. As an extra special incentive, any donation of $10 or more will receive a limited edition ‘mo’ card drawn by Mr Quiet Paws … pretty cool, huh? I was lucky enough to receive a Gromit ‘mo’ card, and I think he looks rather dashing.