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Let it Grow for Movember: The GentleMo

November has hurtled in on the debris of candy wrappers and the inconvenience of clock changes, but as we begin our preparation for the Christmas countdown (gift guides coming soon!), there’s one important event through which we must first persevere: Movember.

Yes, once again the month of no shaving is upon us and, as your man begins his mo’ journey, it’s time to gently coax him into a gentlemanly style. That’s where this year’s GentleMo comes in, the so-called “It” style designed by a selected number of Movember-rated barbers from Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal as well as the expertise of Dan Trepanier from in partnership with Gillette. “We hope this partnership will encourage more Canadians than ever before to register for Movember, grow finely groomed moustaches and support men’s health,” says Pete Bombaci, Country Director of Movember Canada.


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Believing that men should be more gentlemen, Gillette, the official shave partner of the month, has gone about fashioning a new moustache style for the modern gentlemen, which it is calling the GentleMo. Shaped through the feedback from a national survey, this style harkens back to a golden age of manliness and celebrates timeless qualities of the true gentlemen. Kinda like Chris Hadfield. It’s chivalrous, neat, proper and stops the hairy man in your life from looking like a Duck Dynasty cast member, so feel free to print, cut out and stick the above pic to your bathroom mirror.

Meanwhile, if a dude (or even dudette) is unable to grow a mo’, there are other ways to get involved in Movember. Mo Sistas – woman who support the cause and also enroll at – are just one group dedicated to raising awareness for prostate cancer through creative means. Some sport theatre ‘staches throughout the month, while others, well let’s just say there are some parts of the body a woman is also able to skip on shaving for a few weeks.