The moustache has evolved from a roughly cut block of hair in prehistoric times into a genuine work of art. Moustaches have theoretically been possible since flint razors were first fashioned around 30,000 B.C, although it’s unknown whether or not Stone Age man actually sported the first ever example of upper-lip topiary. What is known is that the oldest portrait showing a shaved man with a moustache is an ancient Iranian horseman from 300 BC.
The status of the moustache in society has enjoyed a long journey, full of ups and downs. Over the course of history, men with facial hair have been credited various attributes such as wisdom, sexual virility, masculinity, and technical proficiency in all things. Equally, the moustache has fallen on less illustrious times and it's popularity dwindled for a while, a result of being sported by some notorious dictators of the world. That said, the moustache has proven itself to be resilient and just when people though they had been hung up in the dusty mop cupboard of history, a cultural revolution swung the pendulum back and ushered in a new day for moustaches. Long live the moustache.
Never a truer word was spoken when a wise man once said, “The moustache maketh the man”. Take a look at the great men who have walked, and continue to walk, the hallowed halls of moustache fame, all of whom understand and respect the power of the moustache. Today, these men are known not solely for their actions and deeds, but more commonly for their commitment to their facial hair, worn with distinction and pride throughout their lives.
If you ever needed a reason to take a selfie, this is the time. We know you like showing off those moustaches, and we like seeing them. So be sure to use #Movember with all your pics and follow @Movember on Instagram – who knows, maybe you’ll see yourself on #MoustacheMonday.