Steve Brookes’ second week includes support from fellow growers.
Last week we announced that Steve Brookes, sales manager at wedding ring manufacturer Charles Green, was taking part in Movember – growing a moustache to raise money for men’s charities.
Brookes has promised to keep a diary of his progress for Professional Jeweller and now, in his second week, is already sporting some dashing facial hair.
He has described his ‘tache “well on the way to being a tribute to Magnum PI”, but might have a change of heart and end up styling it more towards Charlie Chaplin’s.
With a job that takes Brookes on the road and into retailers on a daily basis, he has of course been meeting clients while in the flow of his grow.
Brookes said: “People have asked how it’s going and honestly it’s not been too bad, apart from numerous comparisons to people from TV and Film, though the only connection I can see is that we both have moustaches.
“I seem to get a knowing nod from my newly discovered moustached brethren, which is a bit of a confidence boost that I am going in the right direction.”
Brookes has said that with all the suggestions of who he may emulate with his facial hair, he is actually more focused on keeping himself looking the least ridiculous that he can.
“That’s going to be the main achievement really. Sometimes I look in the mirror and contemplate keeping it to provide an air of distinction and sophistication, other times I spot a crumb in there and realise this wasn’t the best idea I’ve ever had.”
So far, though, Brookes has had a great deal of support for the industry and is continuing to welcome donations via his Movember site here. There he will host updates with images and goings on during November.
For those yet to know about the Movember movement, each year during November thousands of men take part in the initiative, growing moustaches for charity to raise money for vital men’s health charities, particularly those focused on prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.