If you haven’t heard of Movember, you’ve been living under a rock for the past month (or have little access to the internet). In case you don’t already know, Movember is a portmanteau of “mustache” and “November”. It’s a movement taking place in November to promote awareness for the health issues affecting men—like prostate cancer and the like. The way for participants to promote the event is to grow out their mustaches and beards and not shave.
We’ve compiled some of the most authentically awesome examples from the 2011 Beard and Mustache competition in NYC. These Movember men has taken the movement to a whole new level—going above and beyond the call of duty.