Nov 26 2015

Stache Bash 2015 – Celebrating our 10th Anniversary

Original: Mustaches for Kids

This fall in Ottawa, a number of brave souls sacrificed their faces – and dignities – as Growers for Mustaches for Kids. Our goal is to use our pushbrooms to raise $20,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada (Eastern Ontario chapter). Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Ottawa chapter has been growing since 2005 and has raised over $200,000.

Stache Bash is at the House of TARG (at the corner of 1077 Bank at Sunnyside) on Friday, November 27 at 8pm sharp.  More information can be found on the Stache bash page.

Pledging and Dropping off money

This isn’t all that complicated, here is everything you need to know:

  • Bring all your money and pledge sheets with you on Friday. Write your name on the pledge sheet. Have it totaled prior to arrival.
  • Please write a cheque for the cash portion of your pledging. This is a nice-to-have and saves us a lot time and effort. Cheques should be made out to Make-a-Wish Eastern Ontario.
  • Don’t include donations over paypal on your pledge sheet.  At the venue, we will have the total amount pledged to you over paypal.
  • For those who pledged to you over paypal, they will get a receipt, we have their information.
  • If you can’t make it on Friday, you have a few options:
    • drop off your money and pledge sheet to me during business ...

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Nov 19 2015

Silky Komono Swag

Original: Beard Blog

So let’s get things going here. First off. Beards are here to stay. Someone PLEASE inform this to my wonderful girlfriend. And while we’re on the topics of beards and girlfriends, let’s throw some calendars into the mix too. Ya know, why not? Christmas is right around the corner and who doesn’t love beards, kimonos, or calendars? Enter Bearded Men in Silky Kimonos. I know what you’re thinking now. “Kimono’s on a man? Absolutely not.” First off, all ladies look amazing in a Kimono, let’s be honest. Second, they look comfy as shit. Just look at those handsome bearded broods. Have...

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Oct 16 2015

M4KX: 10 years of raising money for Make-a-Wish

Original: Mustaches for Kids

This year we’re celebrating our 10th anniversary and how big our little M4K has grown – indeed, grown like the proverbial mustache.  This year is going to be a blow out and we want EVERYONE to join us. That is why we’re calling off the rules. That’s right – NO RULES!  Have a beard? Go straight to stache, or don’t shave at all.  Don’t have any facial hair because you’re a female? PLEASE JOIN US.  Alumni? Come back for another kick at the can. NO RULES! NO INHIBITIONS!

We need your help to make this year a great one.

Some details about this year’s M4K campaign:

  • We’ll be kicking off on Friday, October 30. (aka clean shave day). More info to follow.
  • The growing season will wrap-up Bash-style Friday, November 27
  • Register now

Want to submit a work team? Just reach out to me directly, and we can set it up.

Also, take a walk down memory lane and check out past posters and all the

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Oct 13 2015

The Wishes We Gave!

Original: Mustaches for Kids

Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 9.16.13 PMI wish to have … a Trailer!

Thomas, 5, suffers from severe sleep apnea also known as Hypoventilation and must receive constant monitoring at night by a registered nurse. Despite this he is a typical little boy who loves camping, fishing, and swimming. He wished to have a trailer so that he and his family could go on camping trips together. We surprised Thomas and his family with a limo ride from their home to an enormous garage hanger. Inside, Thomas found his brand new trailer! He also found another surprise: a brand new fishing rod. Thomas’ family was so grateful for everyone that helped make this wish possible. They have taken many camping trips in the trailer, and Thomas has been out fishing at every chance he gets. Thomas looks forward to all the great adventures they will share together.

Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 9.15.52 PMI wish to have … An Artificial Rink!

Tyler, 16, suffers from meningococcal meningitis, a medical condition that took both of his legs and has required 18 surgeries. During his health struggles, Tyler found inspiration from Ben Delaney, an Ottawa sledge hockey athlete and amputee who played for Team Canada. T...

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Oct 8 2015

On Thursdays, We Tinder III

Original: Beard Blog

Happy Thirsty Thursday Ya’ll! I’m going to take a break from my regular shenanigans for imaginative tall tales of boys on Tinder and showcase the bearded boys of the week


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Sep 30 2015

Natl Boyfriend Day is Coming.

Original: Beard Blog

Apparently there is one day a year where you don't have to breed or sell your soul to the monogamous gods and still be celebrated! That day is National Boyfriend Day, and it's happening on October 3rd. Did you know about this? Ya we didn't either, but now you do so let's buy some shit for these dudes so they know that the only reason we truly love them, is for their bearded good looks.

1. Warby Parker Bates Sunglasses: For when they drank to much Miller High Life the night before and need something to hide their hangover eyes. These will accentuate the beard while also telling everyone to stay the fuck away. Warby also makes dope glasses for when you just need to....see shit. If you want your bearded man to see you better, maybe just go for the glasses.

2. Carnivore Club: Deliver meat to your man on a monthly basis. All men with beards should eat a lot of meat. If they do not, you should immediately leave them. What is the point of a be...

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Sep 24 2015

On Thursdays, We Tinder II

Original: Beard Blog

There is something about a man with a beard, it takes time and dedication to grow a beard of any substantial length. I admire that; it’s like the time and effort I put into my own hair. But then there are others who have beards and it just happens out of pure laziness - well at least that was the case with Greg.

Greg started out like any regular Tind...

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Sep 22 2015

Yuccies are Yucky

Original: Beard Blog

It will cause much relief among razor manufacturers and the less-trendy among us. The age of the hipster beard could finally be over - and the clean-shaven “young urban creatives”, or yuccies, could soon clip them down to size.

In a week when an unusual alliance of Prince Harry and Jeremy Corbyn brought beards centre-stage again, it emerged that the Wellcome Trust is to fund the first known academic study into facial hair.

Alun Withey, a history academic who will lead the three-year research project, said that the demise of the hipster beard was overdue.

“People have been predicting the fall of them since 2014 and that Peak Beard has been reached,” he said. He believes the beard explosion was triggered by the 2013 Baftas and Oscars, when several actors, including George Clooney, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper and Hugh Jackman, arrived with facial hair. Since then beards have been in the ascendancy, with hipsters in the vanguar...

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Sep 17 2015

On Thursdays, We Tinder.

Original: Beard Blog

According to a study by Gillette and Tinder, clean-shaven men get all the right-swipes - I’d like to call bullshit on that. With their anti-beard campaign in full effect, I think we need to acknowledge the bearded studs and lumbersexuals of Tinder. The facial forest. The lady tickler. The flavor saver. The untamed mane that screams, “I am a fucking man” 

Meet Cody:

Our tindering will start off easy, a lot of small talk before exchanging numbers. We both know, I'll have to be the one to text first. Cody is the type of guy that will keep our first date basic. Maybe we'll meet a local hole in the wall for LBL's and wings. We'll probably passive aggressively flirt over who gets the extra blue cheese and shares of ...

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Sep 15 2015

Things are digressing.

Original: Beard Blog

First it's the man bun, and now this?

This can't be real. You can't actually think this is cute.

Look at that...

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Sep 11 2015

Don't be an Impasta.

Original: Beard Blog

a girl can dream.


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Jun 5 2015

Hipster Beards Dirtier Than Toilets?

Original: The Beard Coach

C’mon, Man!!!

What the follicle is this crap?!

Number one reason you don’t need to listen to this: The site is called Le BonBon.  Pretty sure there aren’t too many beard experts on staff.

Number two reason: They didn’t even link to the “study” they cited as basis for the article.  About 1.5 seconds of Google searching turned up this article from the Daily Mail (a scientific powerhouse).  Again, no “study” linked.  Just some speculation from some beard-hatin’ lady.  If you can manage not to TL;DR this stuff, you’ll see the article ends with an actual expert on bacteria saying beards contain the same bacteria as you have on your skin.

Article one of anecdotal evidence that beards aren’t germ-harboring sick makers: I’ve had a beard for over a decade.  I work in a public school with kids sneezing and hacking germs all over the place.  I get maybe two colds per winter that last a few days each.

Article two of anecdotal evidence: My wife rarely gets sick either.  Apparently kissing a bearded man (on a daily basis even) will not make you...

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Jun 1 2015

Lord have mercy.

Original: Beard Blog

I leave this blog for four years and this is the kind of sissy shit y'all are into now?

...and you wonder why I got out of the game when I did.

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Mar 6 2015

Beards in London

Original: The World Beard and Moustache Championships®

In London? Stop in to see the exhibition of beards at Somerset House in London, featuring photos by Brock Elbank. Not in London? Check out this video produced by BBC World Service.


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Feb 13 2015

Mr. Desert

Original: The World Beard and Moustache Championships®

Mr. Desert Krishan Kumar

Mr. Desert Krishan Kumar

Krishan Kumar from Jaipur is the new Mr. Desert, taking top honors at the beard contest held during this month’s Desert Festival in Jaisalmer, India. Jaisalmer, known as the Golden City, is located in Rajastan, the Land of the Kings.

In addition to the beard contest, the annual festival features camel races, folk dancing, turban tying competitions, and plenty of other activities suited for this extravaganza of Rajasthani culture. Everything is exotic in the Desert Festival, amidst the golden sands of the Thar Desert. With a final musical performance by folk singers under the moonlit sky at the dunes in Sam, just outside Jaisalmer, the festival comes to its end.

The beard contest is only open to beardsmen living in Rajasthan.

Next year’s festival takes place from February 20-22, 2016.

mr desert contestants sm file...

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