Tom Selleck. The first man that comes to mind when women think of ‘men and moustaches.’ Movember, formally known as November, is now a time when men do their best to grow a ‘stache as iconic as Tom’s.
There are three types of women when it comes to Movember. First, those who wait all year to get a glimpse of men and their stylistic facial hair.Women who fall into this category go for the rugged woodsy type. Secondare those who are in the neutral zone; they are not bothered by men and their moustaches but are not sad to see Movember come to an end. The third type is a woman who would just as soon forget that moustaches even exist. Eleven months out of the year I fall into the third category. During Movember, I don’t know what to think. I get confused and start to question my previous stance on moustaches. December through October put a man with a moustache in front of me and I flee the scene.
The weeks leading up to Movember are always exciting. Waiting in anticipation to see if your friends can improve on their stache performance from last year. I start the month off getting a kick out of the different styles of facial hair that pass by me in the halls. Fast-forward a week and a half and the allure starts to fade. I begin to remember why I cringe when I see a moustache the rest of the calendar year. For the remainder of Movember I have to remind myself that it’s all in the name of charity!
But let’s get real; most women are not into Movember for the moustaches but for the fun jewelry! Now we can look forward to November 30th where we will see staches of all sizes and styles return to the moustache grave for another year.
Words: Christina Marsland