Respect the Moustache
I saw this guy as I was walking down Oxford Street just the other day. After a double take, and a slight pang of jealousy, I did what any sane person would do - I stopped him and asked about his moustache. His name is Rob, and this is its story.
N Could you please tell me about that fantastic thing sitting above your lip?
R What do you want to know exactly?
N Well I would like to know what kind of care is necessary to keep such a manicured Mo’.
R It has to get blow dried and waxed every day. It’s a specific moustache wax, designed specifically for moustaches. It’s very tacky and it has to get heated up to actually come out of the tin. Then it has to be blow dried into position, and then blow dried with cold air to get it to set.
N And how long does that whole process take?
R I’ve got it down to about 5 minutes daily (collective wow from myself and friends). But if I’m going out with friends or doing something special, it might take 10-15 minutes.
N What is this style of Mo’ called?
R I think technically it’s called a handlebar moustache, but sometimes it’s referred to as a Salvador Dalí when it’s stretched all the way out.
N How long have you been growing it for?
R I’ve had it for about four years. It took about a year before it started to look good, and about 6 months before it looked decent at all. There was a lot of looking like a cat fish for a while when it was just too small to put into a moustache.
N So how did it come about?
R Well I thought it would be pretty silly and take a long time, and that was a good enough reason to do it.
N Advice to potential Mo growers?
R Get a good wax. Research it and get a good wax.
N Can you give us a name, or do you want to keep it secret?
R I use Firehouse Wax. But there is plenty available on the internet…
N How has the response been?
R It’s pretty good. Not a day goes past when someone doesn’t comment on it.
N Do you have a name for it?
N What would you call it if you had to name it?
R Probably Devon…
- Nathan Harmond