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I Just Moustached You A Question...Nevermind, I'll Shave it for Later

By Thomas Birnie, Nov 1 2012 02:00PM

Tis the season of moustaches. Movember has arrived; 30 days of socially acceptable moustache sporting all in aid of raising awareness and funds for the plight of men's health: prostate and testicular cancer in particular.

On the eve of movember I was contacted by a yorkshire man enquiring whether I would be interested in making moustache cups, popularised in the Victorian period. Intrigued I said 'yes, I would,' then the logistics of making one started to seep into my consciousness. After making an assortment of test cups with a multitudinous array of bristles, some straight-laced, some wavy, a prototype was born (see below). A few ammendments, such as moustache size were agreed upon and production of the first few cups was given the thumbs up.

The first batch of cups are currently works in progress, almost ready to provide a stylish solution to a ubiquitous problem amongst gentlemen; dapper moustaches absorbing unsightly tea stains with every sip.

All cups are made by myself, each one unique, just like a moustache.

Selling from £25, with 25% of the profits going to Prostate Cancer UK, visit www.mymoustachecup.com

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