The MRC’s Moustache Championships!

Movember is here and to encourage your efforts and support the campaign, the Modern Records Centre has found the very best moustaches in its collections. Vote for your favourite!

Competitor 1

You can’t go wrong with a classic handlebar

Competitor 2Why not sport a 3 point hat to compliment your 'tache?

Why not sport a 3 point hat to compliment your ‘tache?

Competitor 3Clearly this gentleman has already won a number of prizes for his facial hair

Clearly this gentleman has already won a number of prizes for his facial hair

Competitor 4Moustache wax isn't for everyone

Moustache wax isn’t for everyone

Competitor 5People would definitely *cue* up to see this beauty

People would definitely *cue* up to see this beauty

Competitor 6Some people make it look effortless

Some people make it look effortless

Competitor 7A well deserved rest - that moustache must be rather heavy

A well deserved rest – that moustache must be rather heavy

Competitor 8Own it

Own it

Competitor 9Quantity over quality?

Quantity over quality?

Competitor 10Moustaches improve balance. Fact.

Moustaches improve balance. Fact.

Competitor 11A late entry. This is actually a woman. Points for effort!

A late entry. This is actually a woman. Points for effort!

Now vote for your champion! 

We encourage you to comment and share these glorious photographs! 

We’re also posting out a moustache a day on @wawicklibrary and under the hashtag #warwickMRC – keep an eye out!

The MRC is home to many hidden gems. Why not explore our website or come and visit the Centre on Warwick University campus to see what gems you can find? 

For more information on Movember visit:

uk.movember.com/mospace/network/universityofwarwick

 uk.movember.com

Get involved by taking part, donating or raising awareness of the campaign! 

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10 thoughts on “The MRC’s Moustache Championships!”

  1. Love your one-liners Nuala, so good that perhaps your classic “own it” may have swayed us all towards Mr 8 as well of course as his intense gaze and fabulously waxed whiskers!

    1. Hi Sian, glad you liked the photos. Most of these men are taken from sports books (hence their choice of props). Competitor 2 was snapped by one of our touring cyclists, who captured lots of wonderful photos whilst touring Europe. Competitor 11 is actually a woman called Rose but we aren’t sure why she’s dressed like a man! I’m afraid that unless the photos are in collections with some context or with some other documents that would lend a clue, they remain a mystery!

  2. Great idea. More inspiration for the way mine might go. Currently something along Charles I lines. Maybe I’ll loose the beard, get the wax out and go Edwardian gent!

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