As Mark Twain never said, “Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.” What he really said was “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” Of course he’s dead now so it’s all moot. I, on the other hand, am not dead…I think. Do zombies think? Let’s just agree that I’m ambulatory.
You may be wondering what has kept me from being here to astound and confuse you. Go ahead, wonder. Hmmm..what could it be? When you figure it out let me know what it was. I’ll bet it’s pretty interesting.
You read that right. Dubs Stache Wax and West Elm South Coast Plaza are presenting a moustache & beard competition. I’ve told you before that Dubs ‘Stache Cream (Firm) is one of the styling products I recommend. Dubs, himself, is a competitive moustacheketeer (it’s my blog, I can make up words) and here’s a youtube of him cutting off enough of his moustache to make me cringe:
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.
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.