I always check the referrers to see what brings people to the site to get an idea for what people want to know more about. For example: I frequently see vegan in the search terms. I don’t think I have everything here that’s vegan labelled as such so that’s a project for me. Something I see less frequently is a search for a specific product I didn’t know about. For example: Fisticuffs Mustache Wax.
I found the name interesting because, as we all know, “fisticuffs” are shirt cuffs that are big enough to allow your fist through. Very useful if you have big, giant hands and want to wear tightly tailored shirts…hang on, editor on the line…(Yea, I’m doing the fisticuffs review…of course I did the research…what, really?…Ok, see ya).
In case you’re unfamiliar with ye olde combat sports, fisticuffs is bare knuckle boxing with the late great John L. Sullivan as it’s iconic poster boy. Mr. Sullivan himself sported a fancy handlebar stache. Is Fisticuffs Mustache Wax strong enough for even the great Mr. Sullivan? ding ding! Let’s get ready to …wax! (See how I cleverly avoided being sued by Michael Buffer?)
Moustache Waxes are not a mainstream consumable and so it’s practically impossible to get anything but Clubman Moustache Wax on store shelves. This is why etsy.com has become an effective money sink. There are a lot of talented people out there tweaking the classic moustache wax recipe based on their personal needs and sharing it with anyone with a few bucks. It’s a “buyer beware” environment but moustache wax is cheap and, at least for me, it’s fun to take the chance. Hell, I’ll spend 5 bucks on mediocre corporate coffee; why not spend that money on something that might be magnificent?
Purple and yellow stripes are an indicator of quality
I’ve picked up a few moustache waxes from etsy but the one that got me started there is Dubs Stache Cream. I’ll tell you why: Purple and yellow stripes. Yea, I bought it because of the purple and yellow background on the label. Maybe not the most most effective basis for decision making but it seemed to work because Dubs Stache Cream is an interesting and very effective moustache wax.
I think it’s about time I introduced you to the Captain. “The Captain?”, you ask. Can it be that they don’t know of Captain Peabody Fawcett and, more importantly, the Captain’s moustache wax? I shan’t stand for it. I have enclosed, through the magic of digital media, a link to “The story behind Captain Fawcett’s Moustache Wax”.
The Captain and his ennobled upper lip
The Captain’s disappearance(?) was tragic but at least we have his moustache wax recipe. Captain Fawcett’s Moustache Wax is handmade in the UK. I must admit that my curiosity has been piqued by the delivery of the product. Everything had a Victorian flare and I could swear I saw the Captain’s signature somewhere…could it be? No…maybe?
Enough about pomades. Let’s have a look at a great moustache wax, “Foad Moustache Wax” by Patt Foad.
You’ll want it just for the picture
Foad Moustache Wax comes in .5 oz screw top tin. There’s a label on the top with a fun, stylized drawing of Patt Foad on it. It’s very groovy. The bottom has the ingredients and some other stuff. I like the material of the tin because it’s a thin metal and that makes pocket warming pretty easy.