The mustache is the perfect furry facial accessory for November.

Not simply because it holds cappuccino foam or whipped cream long after you’ve taken a sip, like an endzone celebration for warm frothy drinks, but because it raises awareness and funds for men’s health causes — specifically prostate and testicular cancer.

ŸThe mustache has become an international symbol for charity thanks to two crazy Australians.

What started in 2003 as a couple of Aussies growing cookie dusters for kicks, has become Movember — a foundation and charity movement where people grow mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. Last year over 855,000 people grew mustaches for the cause, and $126.3 million was raised globally for charity.

In honor of Movember, we have compiled a list of 20 sensational mustaches throughout history to inspire would-be Movember participants into action.


1) Tom Selleck aka Magnum, P.I.


2) Former Major League Pitcher Rollie Fingers


3) Attorney General Eric Holder


4) “Chester Magillicuty” 

chester magillicuty


5) Pro wrestler and sex tape star Hulk Hogan (aka “Thunderlips“)


6) “Natalie Portman”

Natalie Portman


7) Coach Mike Ditka of Daaa Bears


8) Civil War General Ambrose Burnside

abmrose burnside


9) Untalkative film star Charlie Chaplin

charlie chaplin


10) Epic American runner Steve Prefontaine

Steve Prefontaine


11) Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson

Ron Swanson


12) 1800s New York gangster “Bill The Butcher”

Bill The Butcher


13) Often overlooked Lady Gaga


14) Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali


15) William “Bill” Shakespeare 

William Shakespeare


16) John Oates of Hall and Oates

John Oates


17) Ancient ruler and mall destroyer Genghis Khan

Genghis Kahn


18) F*** you’re cool Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt


19) Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod

David Axelrod


20) Know it all Alex Trebek

alex trebek


21) Squeaky clean folk singer David Crosby

David Crosby


22) Broadway Joe Namath

Joe Namath


23) This Guy

Mustache Head


Hopefully these pictures got you in the mood to participate in Movember, or donate to the Movember Foundation. 

If you do decide to participate, and we hope you will, post your mustache pics to our Facebook page.

If we missed some great mustaches in history, send us a picture at tips@thriive or post it in the comments below — and tell us what your favorite is. 

Happy Movember. 

- Team Thriive


UPDATED: MOst likely to make the list next year…

Manolo’s MOnolo shoes

Manolo Shoes