The Original Lipsters

As the month newly known as Movember (formerly known as November) draws to a clean-shaven close, I thought I’d tip my turban to the nation that first put fur on the facial map.

Okay, so India may or may not have invented the moustache. But they’ve certainly perfected it, raising the lip dog to remarkable heights (and widths). Perhaps in non-violent protest against the British stiff upper lip, possibly to protect the lips against the sometimes ferocious desert sun, or maybe just to add a hairy dash of decor to the already distinguished sub continental look. As with many things in India, we’ll never know the whole story. But that shouldn’t prevent us from enjoying the magic of the mo’ment.

For all those men who braved the scorn and smirks of partners and colleagues, and grew a supportive ‘stache this month, we salute you. Now go home and get rid of that thing.

Charlie Scott has found himself unable to participate in Movember yet again, as his ‘mo comes in at a pre-pubescent rate—30 days of growth just doesn’t cut it.

Add a hairy dash of decor to the already distinguished sub continental look.

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