Ambassadors of the noblest of causes, Movember.

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I don’t know what it is about facial hair, but I’ve always wanted it. Sadly I’m a female of the species, so that has never really been possible. I guess that’s why I always found men with beards and moustaches really attractive. I’m sure Freud would agree with me.

I have always been obsessed with iconic images. I started a series a while ago called “The best taches in history” and added a drawing to it every time I saw or remembered a person who had a particularly impressive tache. I didn’t know what to do with these images, how to compile them into a project for something useful, so they sat around in a sketchbook, forgotten for a while.

Then I remembered Movember.

My ex-boyfriend used to have the most amazing beard. Like a grizzly bear. It was so dense and long that I saw something hidden in it once while we were walking down a street in Canterbury and proceeded to pull a fair sized twig out of it. Then one day the beard was gone, and replaced by a mighty moustache. Why, I asked him. “For Movember”, he replied. There’s no way Movember can be a good excuse to get rid of a beard that immense, I thought. But I was wrong.

Some of you probably know about Movember already, but for those who don’t, it was set up by a group of lads in Australia, as a way of raising awareness and getting people to donate to prostate cancer research. The premise of Movember is that for the whole of November you grow a tache. Moustaches are so rare these days that people will ask you about it all the time and you can tell them it’s for Movember, now go donate to charity through their website, you curious person.

Unfortunately I can’t grow a moustache, so Simon Beale and I have created these Moustachioed images for your optical pleasure, to give you all epic tache inspiration, and remind you all to donate to a worthy charity!

6. Nick Cave

Nick Cave’s creepy yet sexy look would be nothing if not for the mustache. Without the mustache, he’d just look creepy.

5. Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx was a strange man. To try and figure out where the real tache begins and the make up ends has baffled Hollywood historians for years. However, someone who can incorporate the moustache into part of their act must be commemorated.

4. Graham Hill.

The noblest and most gentlemanly gentleman to ever sit behind the wheel of a racing car. His slick side parting and immaculately groomed tache is the epitome of 1960s British style. Just look how thin and lovely it is! Graham Hill was a true man of distinction.

3. Clark Gable.

Frankly my dear, Clark Gable had the best facial hair of all the Hollywood Golden Age. Though there might be more to come. Maybe.

2. Tom Selleck.

There is nothing more attractive than a man whose tache is the same shape, size and colour as his eyebrows.

1. Nigel Mansell.

Nige was a big part of my childhood, because I grew up around motor sport. And for me, Nige’s tache is the perfect example of the early 90s, when aging men with bellies and thick taches were every day sights. They just don’t really exist any more. Nige, bring back your tache please.

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