@patricelavoie_ 38, Montreal (Canada) Director of PR, ex Firefighter and ex TV Journalist. I started to grow a chevron mustache 5 years ago for @Movember. I liked it : that was different, a bit edgy, a bit old school, a bit cop from the 70s ;-)
I got so many compliments (mostly from guys) that I started to shave it less and less often (even though my ex hated it).
Now I keep a mustache all year long. You have to be confident and own it, because you have people commenting on it all the time. Over the year, it has almost become a trademark and a sign of my engagement towards promoting men’s health as an volunteer ambassador for @movember.
We’ve entered Movember territory. For much of history, however, it was unremarkable to sport facial hair like Socrates, who is always depicted with a thick, curly beard. It was not until Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC (a century after Socrates’ time) that shaving was popularized in Greece.