Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Movember for Your Health

mustache decal from willowcreeksigns on etsy

You might be wondering what a mustache has to do with J. Hilburn's custom made shirts. Well the answer is nothing really, BUT it does have to do with Men's Health and since I care about every single one of you and since November is fresh on our heels I'm going to be spend a few posts over the next few months highlighting Movember, shaves, mustache styles and throwing the perfect mustache party to earn pennies for prostate cancer. Confused? Let me explain further by taking information straight from the official Movember website.

The idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 over a few beers in Melbourne, Australia (shocking isn't it?). The guys behind it joked about 80s fashion and decided it was time to bring the moustache back. In order to justify their Mos (Australian slang for moustache), they used their new looks to raise money for prostate cancer research… never dreaming that facial hair would ultimately lead to a global movement that would get men talking about a taboo subject – their health. A Mo Bro starts Movember – the month formerly known as November – clean shaven, and grows a moustache all month long, garnering support from friends and family in the form of donations. What’s more, a Mo Bro is a walking billboard for the cause as his new look opens the door for him to talk about cancers affecting men – making the moustache a symbol, much like the pink ribbon is for breast cancer. Each Movember culminates in a Gala Partè in major cities around the globe where Mo Bros dress up to match their Mo, channeling the likes of Tom Selleck, Ghandi and Ron Burgandy, vying for the ultimate accolade: Man of Movember.

While growing a Mo is left to the guys, Mo Sistas (women who support their guys) form an important part of Movember by recruiting Mo Bros, helping to raise funds and attending the highly anticipated Gala Partés.

My advice to you? Sign up to participate in Movember today, watch this blog and follow my twitter, jhilburnsanfran, to find fashionable ways to sport your Mo. And, of course, all Mos are best pulled off when accompanied by a stylin shirt so contact me about your bespoke shirt today.

For information on Movember click here.

1 comment:

  1. MYO are doing their bit for Movember! http://bit.ly/4Fh9b1