Recommended Moustache Waxes – October ’14 Edition

Greetings my furry followers!  Long time no see.  I’ve taken a long hiatus but thanks to the all the fan mail (none) and carefully crafted tales of how my blog has improved your lives (none) I’ve decided to make my triumphant return to entertain (torture) you.

Recently, on the twitters, @edypiro asked me what my top 3 moustache waxes are.  Before I do this you need to know that my moustache has gotten pretty long and has always been hard to control.  Most of the traditional waxes I’ve used don’t hold it very well any longer but that’s not to say they aren’t great for people with less schnauzer-esque faces.

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Captain Fawcett’s ‘Private Stock’ Beard Oil

Greetings loyal readers!  Summer is definitely in full gear and, if you’re anything like me, your moustache is drooping and your hair goop is dripping into your eyes.  With that in mind it’s time we take a look at something less melty.  It’s time to look at “Captain Fawcett’s ‘Private Stock’ Beard Oil”.  Holy cow!  If this from the Captain’s private stock this should be some good stuff.

imageCaptain Fawcett is a mysterious fellow.  In terms of background the best I can do is point you to his webpage and his charmingly eccentric twitter feed.  What I can tell you is that the Captain has given us an excellent moustache wax in 3 varieties.  We’ve already looked at those and they got high marks so the expectations on his beard oil are pretty high.

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Captain Fawcett’s Expedition Wax

Not long ago I went to the mailbox to discover a singularly unremarkable brown mailer addressed to yours truly.  On the back was a large wax seal with the initials C.F. elegantly emblazoned upon it.  My curiosity was piqued and I attacked the envelope with a wanton disregard for personal safety.  A floor full of shredded envelope, a few paper cuts and one hang nail later I held aloft my prize.  I small tin of wax with the Captain Fawcett logo upon it!  Hurray for me!

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When you need that firmer hold required for the tropics

This was a sample of Captain Fawcett’s Moustache Wax in a firm variety.  I really like the original formula of Captain’s Fawcett and my waxes are all on the medium side of the medium to firm scale.  Yes, sometimes my death defyingly dense moustache will droop after a busy day but that’s fine with me.  I was excited to dry a firm wax from a name I trust to see if there was anything to a stronger holding wax.

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Captain Fawcett’s 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 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?

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