While there are lots out there, many of them can cost upwards of £20 and the way I look at it if you can find something that does the job at a fraction of the price you may as well save some money and bung the difference towards charity right?
So, if you’re after the ultimate ‘tache tool then you might want to check out the Wilkinson Sword Quattro Titanium Precision razor. Not only does it have a four blade razor it also features a titanium-coated edging blade for precision shaping and a battery-operated trimmer, with four adjustable levels, to keep your ‘tache neatly trimmed. Best news of all, though, is that it’s now half its usual £9.29 price making it fantastic value too!
For more info about Movember and to find out how you can get involved got to www.movember.com
As a beard wearer I’m always on the look out for the perfect trimmer for my face furniture. My personal favourite (and the one I use most) is the Remington MB32OC which is just about the most reliable I’ve come across.
The company’s latest creation, the Horizon, is fairly similar except that it’s a teeny bit smaller and battery powered rather than mains chargeable, with a RRP £10 less than my favourite model. In fairness, I’m not quite sure what the advantages of the Horizon are though its lower price makes it a great entry point gadget for newbies and the use of batteries over mains does make it ideal for travel. Still, worth a punt.
Available from Amazon, priced £14.99
Growing a Mo for Movember and need some advice? Then check out the special YouTube channel set up by official Movember sponsors Wilkinson Sword. They’ve teamed up with grooming expert Jason Shankey to give you all the tips and tricks you need. Jason’s one of the best in biz so check them out and make sure your ‘tache is tip top!
With Movember finally upon us I thought it’d be a good time to pull together a trio of columns I wrote for the Men’s Health website on the subject of facial hair. So if you’re giving a Mo a go, then check out this sound advice…
How to look after a moustache. Click here.
How do I look after my beard? Click here.
How to prevent beard dandruff. Click here.
PS. If you think Mo’s can’t look cool take a quick look at this post.
One of the main excuses for not growing facial hair is that men don’t like the colour of it. For some, it’s the fact that flecks of grey give the game away about their age. For others it’s simply that their facial hair is ginger (personally I don’t get why this is a problem but then I do have a touch of the copper in my own facial fuzz). Anyway, if this is the only thing putting you off growing a moustache this Movember then there is an answer – just dye it!
What you need, however, is a dye that’s specially formulated for facial hair which tends to be courser than the stuff on your bonce. I like Trevor Sorbie MG Beard, Moustache & Sideburn Colours (£7.45 from trevorsorbie.com) which are a cinch to use, work in just five minutes and give great results. You simply mix the contents of the two tubes to activate the dye, apply with the small brush provided and rinse off. If you’re just dying your ‘tache you’ll probably get three or more applications from it too so it’s pretty good value. They appear to work well on body hair as well, should ever you ever feel the need to disguise the grey chest hair. Etc.
So that’s one excuse dealt with for not growing that Mo! Next!
Joining Movember’s charity initiative to raise vital money for awareness into prostate cancer? Then why not treat yourself to a complementary ‘tache trim, courtesy of Penhaligon’s Pop-Up Barbershop at their flagship boutique store in Covent Garden?
Available throughout November (sorry Movember) you can simply pop into the Covent Garden boutique in Wellington St (availability permitting), ring for an appointment on 0203 040 6120 or book online here. Throughout November Penhaligons will also be donating a whopping 20% from sales of their shaving products to the cause too.
Remember fellas, a tidy ‘tache is a tip-top ‘tache!
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Throughout Movember I’ll be posting regularly with ‘tache-themed musings and practical advice but I thought I’d kick things off with a little trip down memory lane and a few of the memorable Mos that impressed me as a kid and as a teenager. So here are few of my top ‘taches. If you have a favourite let me know!
From top to bottom: Freddie Mercury (how great is this pic?), Clark Gable, Frankie‘s Paul Rutherford (in what you might call ‘Haute Clone’ mode!), Ming The Merciless, 70s swimmer David Wilkie, Pope of Trash John Waters, Nicholas Courtney aka ’The Brig’ from Doctor Who and, of course, Magnum PI himself!
It’s the official launch of Movember tonight and just in case there are any guys out there thinking “I would grow a Mo but they’re just not cool” here’s a pic of Sam Taylor-Wood and hubby Aaron Johnson taken at a recent do. I mean, you’re not telling me that ‘tache* ain’t cool?
* I’m talking about Aaron’s, of course.