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A rum do and no mistake

Posted on October 22, 2018 by Captain P. Fawcett

On a seemingly routine business trip to London my RH man received a somewhat cryptic communique from a seemingly innocuous cab driver called ‘Gary’ (an unlikely name and no doubt a pseudonym, Ed ) that he was to proceed without further delay to Hyde Park underground station where he was to collect an apparently abandoned attaché case from a bench. He was told that he would know instinctively which bench and to look out for a lady dressed in purple who under no circumstances whatsoever was he to make eye contact with or attempt to engage in conversation.

Beard wax

Whisky wow wow he thought for the game was truly afoot and as such off he dashed.

Captain Fawcett blog: Hyde Park underground

Having successfully located said bag, a close examination of its contents revealed an encoded message found stuck to the side of a tin of Tuna (shome mishtake shurely? Ed. ) Which when deciphered, instructed the by now over excited cove that he needed to go undercover immediately before proceeding to the Embassy to collect his travel documents.

A quick trip to Pall Mall Barbers for a facial hair makeover, facilitated his disguise, although his beard still seemed apparent as it protruded from under the by now rapidly cooling hot towel.... No matter, onward for time is of the essence.

Captain Fawcett blog: Pall Mall Barbers

The reason for travel given ‘that he was interested in old buildings and wished to visit an old clock that few had heard of’ seemed to satisfy the Ruritanian visa authorities and as such permission to visit was eventually granted... Huzzah.

Captain Fawcett blog: train travel
On leaving the consul, a chance, or was it? An encounter with a street musician who appeared intent on blowing his own trumpet (a likely story! Ed ) intimated in no uncertain terms that the RH man, for this is he, should visit the Royal Albert Hall where further instructions would be conveyed in the intermission between the second and third movements of Wagner’s Ring.

Captain Fawcett blog: Royal Albert Hall

The RH man was informed, that he should at the given time, approach the tray carrying mobile ice cream sales man who would appear in the upper circle and that he should establish his credentials by requesting a cornet of Cornish finest vanilla ‘whipped and not spooned with marshmallow sprinkles’

Captain Fawcett blog: Royal Albert Hall
Came the orchestral break twice and with Juan Cornetto aka Agent 99 failing to show up ( the man was quite obviously a flake Ed. ) It was time to take matters into his own hands. Hastily exiting stage right the RH man left the building and made his way to a famed railway terminus and boarded a train bound for..... TBC

Freshly inked & in search of Salve-ation

Posted on October 12, 2018 by Captain P. Fawcett

When Captain Fawcett, in madcap pursuit of fortune and glory, once found his vessel becalmed in the Arabian Sea, he was obliged to while away a little time on the mysterious island of Socotra, a veritable lost world of botanical wonders. During a sunset rendezvous with a lady of uncertain repute, he observed, just over her shoulder, a most remarkable tree, shaped much like a gigantic mushroom. This astonishing specimen was weeping what appeared to be Dragon’s Blood from the wounds in its bark. Romance and science immediately collided with some force, and following a brief interlude (over which one must draw a discreet veil) the Captain whipped a small phial from his knapsack and gathered a quantity of the red resin. Consulting a native medicine man, he learned this extraordinary substance was imbued with time-honoured properties, oft employed in ritual magic and primitive remedies. Not least it proved a most effective anti-septic, excellent at curing the odd injuries a man of adventure is apt to receive.

And so to the present. One evening the Captain, himself no stranger to the tattooist’s dart, was asked by a freshly inked chum what potions he might have brought back from his travels which would soothe the skin. It transpired that a combination of aforementioned Dragon’s Blood and Snake Vine, a potent bush medicine used by the Aboriginal people who dwelt on Australia’s Eastern shores and acquired by the Captain en route to his visit his cousin Tasmania who resided, entirely coincidentally, in Tasmania, worked so extraordinarily well that it was clear this discovery must be shared.

Early sighting of cousin Tasmania....

Profile and portrait view of Juan Tepano, 1880s.

(Profile and portrait view of Juan Tepano, 1880s.)

With his master blender the Captain concocted a most efficacious healing salve, full of natural botanicals and ancient wisdom. And so it is Captain Fawcett’s Tattoo Aftercare Salve came into being. All that remains is a word of advice for those seeking Salve-ation! 

And to further furnish readers with superior guidance, the Captain sought assistance from none other than that hirsute Inkmeister of world renown, the acclaimed tattoo artist Arron Raw Esq.

It must be noted that every tattoo artist will offer his or her own instructions according to preferred method and style so, should one be freshly inked, do take good heed of the advice given on the day!

Thus, a journey that began far across the Indian Ocean takes us via the sand dunes of Australia to the urban jungles of England’s fair city of Bolton. And now, the Captain is delighted to present:

A Guide to Tattoo Aftercare by Arron Raw Esq.

Arron Raw, Captain Fawcett Tattoo Salve

Q: How should one’s skin be prepared before a new tattoo?

A: All preparation would be done by the artist in the studio prior to the tattoo.
It does help the skin to drink lots of water for around 3 days before getting tattooed, up to the day itself and moisturising the area beforehand also helps. We clean the area with alcohol, then I apply a product called immortal prime, which clears away any dead skin & helps to soften the area.

Q: How long should the wrapping be kept on a new tattoo?

A: I recommend to leave the 1st wrapping on until the client gets home. The only time I ask clients to wrap it again is the first night, overnight & remove in the morning. (I would only recommend re wrapping if the client has a dusty/dirty job.)

Q: How does one wash a new tattoo?

A: Wash hands thoroughly with luke warm running water, lather up a low pH soap and gently was the area. Rinse the whole area completely and pat dry with a CLEAN towel or paper towel, do not rub dry. Also, air dry afterwards for 5 mins until completely dry before applying the aftercare.

Q: What do must one do in to take care of a new tattoo for the first few days?

A: Follow the artists instructions ONLY, don’t take any advice from anyone else. Keep the tattoo clean, you really need to treat a new tattoo like an open wound. Please note that looking after a new tattoo takes longer than the just first few days. You must clean the tattoo following the steps above and then apply a small amount of the salve 2 - 3 times a day for the first week and once a day thereafter until fully healed. Don’t over do it, a small amount goes a long way. Your skin still needs to breathe.

Q: How does one prevent infection?

A: Keeping the tattoo clean & dry and don’t let others/animals/pets touch it. Take the kind of sensible precautions you’d take with any wound and remember the most important part of any new tattoo is the client looking after it & listening to the advice from their particular artist.

Q: What kind of cream might one use if the new ink is itchy?

A: All tattoos go through the “itchy” stage and here I recommend Captain Fawcett’s Tattoo Salve. The soothing natural ingredients in the Salve are INKcredible...

Q: How long will it take to heal?

A: Everybody is different, even different parts of the body take longer to heal than others. Generally, a tattoo can take up to 8 weeks to fully heal.

Q: Is one able to go out in the sun?

A: The sun & sunbeds are your worst enemy when you are tattooed. Stay out of the sun completely with a fresh tattoo since UV light can ruin any tattoo. Use a high factor suncream if you are going in the sun. Definitely Factor 50.

Q: What can one do to keep a tattoo vibrant in the long term?

A: Stay out of the sun and don’t use sunbeds, use high factor suncream and moisturise.

Q: Which tattoo aftercare do you recommend and why?

A: Captain Fawcett’s Tattoo Salve. It’s very soothing & will aid any tattoo through the healing process. It’s absolutely INKcredible...

And there you have it you see? My heartiest thanks to Arron for sharing his simply splendid expertise.

The Mark of a Gentleman

Posted on September 26, 2018 by Captain P. Fawcett

In the distant days of yore, when Her Majesty Queen Victoria sat firmly on the throne and Great Britain truly ruled the waves, Sutherland Macdonald, lately returned from serving in the British Army, raised the shutters on his newly opened Tattoo parlour situated above a Turkish Bath House in London’s fashionable St James’s.

Inked body art had long been celebrated in cultured circles from Japan to the Middle East and those who had travelled in such romantic destinations were well aware that a carefully considered Tattoo has always been the mark of a Gentleman. Thus, 76 Jermyn Street, a thoroughfare well known to this day as showcasing the very best in masculine culture, attracted an esteemed clientele that included a significant number of the Crowned Heads of Europe, an odd, very odd, Maharajah along with a smattering of the nobility and sundry thrown in for good measure.

Sutherland Macdonald, Credit Chronicle Alamy Stock Photo

Sutherland Macdonald, image credit:Chronicle  Alamy Stock Photo


Although the Sun dimmed and set on the British Empire, it remains that a new tattoo is still the proud emblem of those determined to make their mark.

Skin thus penned by needle and ink deserves the very best tattoo after care available to both soothe sensitivity & promote healing whilst preserving the vibrancy and contrast of each artwork.

And how, you may well ask, does one locate the best lotion for tattoos? In my endeavours to offer an answer, I turned to those somewhat battered journals wherein notes from my travels describe the influence of certain healing oils which might be effectively employed in the creation of a fine tattoo ointment.

Captain Fawcett’s Tattoo After Care Salve has been developed to calm, moisturise and assist healing. A fragrance free blend of Rice Bran Oil, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil & Shea Butter infused with extracts of Flame Tree & Snake Vine. Ingredients historically used by Aboriginal people in bush medicine’ these botanicals are naturally high in antioxidants, have powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that both aid skin repair and act as a sunscreen helping prevent damage by UV light.

Furthermore, The Captain is delighted to report that his very own Tattoo Salve has been endorsed and is highly recommended by none other than the World renowned Inkmeister Arron Raw Esq. of Raw Tattoo.

“Captain Fawcett’s simply remarkable Tattoo After Care Salve with extracts of natural anti-inflammatory Dragon’s Blood & Snake Vine, accelerates soothingly cool healing. It’s incredibly good.”

 

Arron Raw, Raw Tattoo

 

As used by Papuan Headhunters, Chimney sweeps, the Nobility, Burlesque dancers and assorted aficionados of the inksmith’s fine art.

All hail the tattoo!

The World Beard & Moustache Championships 2017

Posted on September 04, 2017 by Captain P. Fawcett

WBMC 2017

The 2017 Remington Beard Boss World Beard & Moustache Championships in Austin, Texas were a veritable delight! A HUGE thank you to the mighty Austin Facial Hair Club and the staff/volunteers at the Long Center for being such welcoming hosts, and of course to each and every one of you that visited my Right Hand Man at the Captain's pop-up Gentleman's Emporium. 

I was joined by Mr Jimmy Niggles from Beard Season, who not only promoted his spectacular 'Million Dollar Beard Oil', but also entered the Natural Full Beard category. What a good sport!

You can view my full gallery of images from this simply spiffing event here.

The Captain's Collaboration With Harnaam Kaur, a.k.a. 'The Bearded Dame'

Posted on August 15, 2017 by Captain P. Fawcett

STOP PRESS: I want to celebrate the launch of my Hair Elixir😍❤️🌺🌹 I have collaborated with the esteemed @captainfawcett , on my very own delectable and rejuvenating Hair Elixir. 💃🏻🕺🏽💈 A golden and rarefied blend of four nourishing and smoothing base oils, Sweet Almond, Tomato Seed, #Argan and Broccoli Seed. Your hair is assured of intense nourishment whilst aiding cuticle repair. This simply spiffing hair tonic contains a rather spectacular blend of aromatic essential oils: West Indian Bay Pimenta Racemosa, Black Pepper Piper Nigrum, Labdanum Cistus Ladaniferus, Cedarwood Cedrus Atlantica, Cinnamon Leaf Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, Vanilla Vanilla Planifolia and Lime Citrus Aurantifolia. This incredible universal oil is ideal for use on both head and for those fortunate enough to be hirsute of chin... your beard hair. The Bearded Dame Hair Elixir: £28.00. Image - @iaincrockart

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I am delighted to have collaborated with the esteemed Harnaam Kaur, The Bearded Dame, in concocting a delectable and rejuvenating Hair Elixir.

Harnaam first came to my attention after viewing her on my televisual device, after which myself and Brock Elbank invited her to be part of #Project60.

She has polycystic ovary syndrome, which is a hormonal disorder that, among other side effects, can cause excess hair growth, resulting in her full and magnificent beard. In fact, Harnaam holds the 2017 Guinness World Record for youngest female with a full beard. 

A golden and rarefied blend of four nourishing and smoothing base oils, Sweet Almond, Tomato Seed, Argan and Broccoli Seed. Your hair is assured of intense nourishment whilst aiding cuticle repair.

This simply spiffing hair tonic contains a rather spectacular blend of aromatic essential oils: West Indian Bay Pimenta Racemosa, Black Pepper Piper Nigrum, Labdanum Cistus Ladaniferus, Cedarwood Cedrus Atlantica, Cinnamon Leaf Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, Vanilla Vanilla Planifolia and Lime Citrus Aurantifolia.

This incredible oil is ideal for use on both head and for those fortunate enough to be hirsute of chin... your beard hair.

All hail the hirsute.

Fawcett

Jimmy Niggles' Award Winning 'Million Dollar Beard Oil'

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Captain P. Fawcett
Million Dollar Beard Oil


STOP PRESS: Beard Season's 'Million Dollar Beard Oil' has won "Best Grooming Product" at the Swedish Beauty And Cosmetics Awards 2017 alongside such luminaries as Tom Ford, Prada, Ren, Lancôme, David Beckham.

Here is the very oil, photographed on Necker Island by Jimmy during his visit with Sir Richard Branson. I say.

In the words of Mr Niggles, "Such a huge achievement for such a fine product. It was a dream putting this beard oil together with the Captain's team. Meticulously working over the right ingredients, the scent and effect on your beard, as well as your skin and hair. I have tried so many oils, balms and lotions over the years so we wanted to make this something truly special for our charity - with proceeds helping us run free Beard Season skincheck sessions for the early detection of melanoma, one of the world's deadliest cancers.

"Such an honour. Thank you so much to the Captain Fawcett team for all your hard work and to everyone who has supported us along the way. Much deserved. If you haven't tried it yet please do your beard a favour and of course the Beard Season movement. You'll not only be nourishing your mane with an award winning, golden oil, you'll be helping us achieve more Beard Season victories. Saving lives and looking fine. Spread the word." 

To purchase Million Dollar Beard Oil, please click your 'mouse' here. ;}>

Million Dollar Beard Oil

The Launch of Captain Fawcett's Gentleman's Emporium

Posted on March 19, 2017 by Captain P. Fawcett

Captain Fawcett's New HQ Launch Party

Good Morning to my mad and yet indefatigable chums.

I should like to express my personal, heartfelt thanks to those of you who took the time & trouble to travel both far and wide (strangely reminiscent of my ex wife) to Norfolk to join the Captain in celebrating the grand opening of his esteemed Gentlemen's Emporium in the fair town of Kings Lynn... I understand that a simply splendid time was had by all... Huzzah!

Will the owner of the chap sporting a somewhat askew tweed cap and pink socks please telephone HQ at their very possible earliest convenience and claim the delirious cove, as he in truth has no recollection as to whence he came.

A special thank you to:

Muriel Lavender, Pascal Bannink, Banks Barbershop, The Neutronz, Fey Au Lait, Sir Leopold Aleksander, Kitty Ribbons, Allie Astell, Ian Ward, Thomas Woodrow at Geek Media Ltd, Handdels, Nick Dyble, Andy Worger, Kevin Elfleet Photography, Shefs Catering, AJ Mobile Bar, CFM Event Hire, White China, Dick Ropa Entertainments, Brandon Tool Hire Kings Lynn, West Norfolk Scaffolding, Sid Sottung, Schorem Haarsnijder En Barbier, Hairpomades.com, PomadeShop, Modern Barber Magazine, BarberEvo Magazine, Elgoods Brewery, KL Magazine, Lynn News.

And not to forget the long suffering team at Fawcett head office without whom none of this would have been possible.

Alexandra Sarah Lily Hutchings, Nikki Butlin, Sam Cooper, Simon Vidler, Toma Draugelė, Violeta, Lijana Gedminaite-Guziene, Martine Halls, Taneha Worboys.

All Hail the Hirsute.

Richie aka Captain's right hand man.

Please click here to take a peek at my Facebook Photography Album of the Bash...

Ricki Hall Shaves His Beard Off For Charity

Posted on August 01, 2016 by Captain P. Fawcett

My dear chum Ricki Hall had his magnificent beard shaved off on 23rd July 2016, in order to raise money and awareness for Mesothelioma.

The Big Beard Shave Off was conducted by Frank Glorified at Thy Barber, The Bike Shed, Shoreditch, London.

Please donate at http://www.rickisamhall.com - every penny counts.

Sponsors: Thy Barber, Sophie's Steakhouse, Captain Fawcett, P&Co, Nevs Model Agency.

Credits:
Film and edit: Tom Woodrow, Geek Media Ltd
Photography: Ben Gibson and Iain Crockart

Facebook Live Stream

One can view the live broadcast that was filmed as the Big Shave occured, hosted by my Right Hand Man Richie, either here or on my Facebook page... Toodle Pip.

 

Ricki Hall's Big Beard Shave Off

Posted on July 09, 2016 by Captain P. Fawcett

My dear friend Ricki Hall will be getting his magnificent beard shaved off on 23rd July 2016, in order to raise money and awareness for Mesothelioma. Ricki lost his father to this terrible cancer, which affects many although not much is known about it.

The Big Beard Shave Off will be conducted by Mr Frank Glorified at Thy Barber, at The Bike Shed, Shoreditch, London.

Please donate at www.rickisamhall.com - every penny counts.

Sponsors: Thy Barber, Sophie's Steakhouse, Captain Fawcett, P&Co, Nevs Model Agency

Film by Iain Crockart.

Captain Fawcett Now Available At Harvey Nichols, London

Posted on May 15, 2016 by Captain P. Fawcett

Ricki Hall & Captain Fawcett

It gives me great pleasure to announce that my First Class Gentleman's Grooming Requisites are now available for purchase at Harvey Nichols, London.

Ricki Hall and my Right Hand Man, Richie, attended the most excellent launch of the new Male Grooming Department just a few nights ago. I have attached a selection of photographs for your delight and delectation.

All hail the hirsute. Fawcett.

Captain Fawcett at Harvey Nichols London

Captain Fawcett at Harvey Nichols London

Captain Fawcett at Harvey Nichols London

Captain Fawcett and Ricki Hall at Harvey Nichols London

Jimmy Niggles' Million Dollar Beard Oil

Posted on May 15, 2016 by Captain P. Fawcett

Million Dollar Beard Oil by Jimmy Niggles & Captain Fawcett

I think you will enjoy my latest launch pals. To create this special formula I have collaborated with fellow adventurer Jimmy Niggles Esq. the founding ambassador of Beard Season & cultivator of the world’s first Million Dollar Beard.

This unique combination of life enriching oils will make your beard feel like a million dollars. Crafted with fresh oceanic scents and earthy resinous notes and topped with an enchanting floral citrus, the only addition we thought appropriate was the ultimate luxuriant – flakes of 23 carat gold...

Supporting Beard Season

Beard Season is a global movement turning beards into life saving conversation starters, challenging you, your friends & family to have a skin check for melanoma – one of the world’s deadliest cancers. Proceeds from every bottle of Million Dollar Beard Oil will be used with responsible efficiency to spread awareness & action in the fight against melanoma.

To become an ambassador, visit the website. Grow on.

Monte Carlo Or Bust

Posted on February 01, 2016 by Captain P. Fawcett

Captain Fawcett at the Monte Carlo Rally

Valence, France and day five of Captain Fawcetts intrepid adventures following the Blue Smoke Racing Team in the 19th Historic Monte Carlo Rally. How terribly exciting it has been so far!

My vehicle of choice is a 1963 Saab V4 two stroke as driven by Erik Carlsson, who won the Monte Carlo Rally for two years in a row in the 1960s.

Captain Fawcett at the Monte Carlo Rally

After a technical hiccup in Oslo and a major repair in Halden, we missed the blessed ferry from Gothenburg and therefore drove 1500km overnight to catch up the field in Germany and then move on to Monaco.

Captain Fawcett at the Monte Carlo Rally
Captain Fawcett at the Monte Carlo Rally

Captain Fawcett at the Monte Carlo Rally
Having started yesterday lunchtime on the Monaco to Valence part of the route, a hefty total of 500km in one day, the team progressed well through four of the five stages. We climbed again ahead of them, through the picturesque Alps, through quaint villages and terrains, up steep hair pin turns to catch film and photographic images.

We settled in the village of Entreveaux with its beautiful medieval castle and fortress, and positioned ourselves half way up the hills to get some splendid photographs of the cars traversing through. The Blue Smoke Team in car 303, led by the characterful Norwegian Per Simble and his co-driver Tom Fjeldstad, were one of the last to start off from Monaco.  We watched the other competitors come through, the numbers reaching higher and higher as we waited in the glorious Alps sunshine.

Eventually one could hear the 1963 Saab's two stroke engine coming up the hill before one sighted the car itself.  Per and Tom looked in jolly good spirits as they passed us.

Next on to Sisteron! By chance we followed the team as they were called in to the gas station to refuel by their support crew.  Here all the cars are required to pass through an official check point for their cards to be stamped.

As I approached the vehicle and the crew in the car park while they took a moment before moving on, the bonnet was up! Oh deary me. This was not a good sign. They informed me (with a grimace) that the alternator was in trouble. This could be bad news for the car and the race overall.  With no time to change the alternator and the daylight closing in, the team decided to return to the road.  

Captain Fawcett at the Monte Carlo Rally

The crowds cheered as they left and we were silently egging them on too, hoping they would make it to Valence.

We made our way on a parallel route, missing out stage four of the course to get ahead again.  The map showed another traversing climb up into the hills.  With the head lights on now it made quite a picture seeing the vehicles make their way up the hills, sweeping around the bends and climbing as they went. As we reached the top the fog came down.  There was snow and ice on the sides of the road as we came out of a long tunnel.  There was no way we could continue driving now unless we wanted to get into a bit of a scrape.  

What had started as a beautiful English spring-like day on the Côte d’Azur was ending in fog, rain and unsavoury freezing conditions.  We were now very concerned about the Blue Smoke Team.

Eventually we reached our accommodation in Valence, and there was no sight of the team. Only rumours from the other competitors that they were having difficulties.

Then about two hours later, the official technological APP thingy-ma-jig confirmed our fears, that car 303, once a winner of the Monte Carlo Rally, had indeed been forced to abandon the race.

But hold firm dear chums, for as I write, the mechanics are fixing the vehicle and with the luck of the Irish, or the Norwegian Gods come to that, we will be back on the road to Monaco in the morning.

It isn't over till the moustache droops!

Captain Fawcett, keeping a stiff upper lip regardless!

Captain Fawcett at the Monte Carlo Rally

National Beard & Moustache Championships 2015 - Brooklyn, New York

Posted on November 18, 2015 by Captain P. Fawcett

Mr Alfred Nash at the National Beard & Moustache Championships

Many congratulations to Mr Alfred Nash from Los Angeles, California, who won the 'English Moustache' category at the National Beard and Moustache Championships 2015 in Brooklyn, New York, sponsored by The Captain. Bravo Sir!

If you would like to take a peek at some of the hirsutely-gifted competitors, you may enjoy this album by Jeffrey Moustache Photography.

The overall champion and grand prize winner was Mr Scott Metts, winner of the Full Beard, Styled Moustache category. Metts won a trip to the 2016 Championships.

National Beard & Moustache Championships

The World Beard & Moustache Championships 2015 - Leogang, Austria

Posted on November 18, 2015 by Captain P. Fawcett

World Beard & Moustache Championships 2015

Private Lily and I had the great pleasure of attending the World Beard & Moustache Championships from 2nd to 4th October in beautiful Leogang, Austria.

Much fun was had, and I would like to thank our genial hosts for a splendidly warm welcome.

The inimitable Mr Iain Crockart took some super photographs of the hirsute contestants, all of which can be viewed on my Facebook page.

Warm regards,

Captain Peabody Fawcett

 

Ricki Hall 'Booze & Baccy' Beard Oil and Moustache Wax

Posted on January 30, 2015 by Captain P. Fawcett
Ricki Hall Booze & Baccy Beard Oil & Moustache Wax
Captain Fawcett is delighted to have collaborated with the World renowned Dandy and Gentleman about town, Mr Ricki Hall in concocting simply delectable bespoke Beard Oil and Moustache Wax, also available as a Gift Set.

A rich and complex blend of essential oils which combine the luxurious base notes of honeyed fresh tobacco leaves, dusty aromatic frankincense, maple-like benzoin, woody oak moss and warm exotic vanilla bean, layered with mid notes of fresh hops and sweet bog myrtle finished with the top notes of spice from the bay rum tree and zesty orange.

Something for the weekend Sir?

#Project60 Gathers The World's Best Beards To Help Fight Skin Cancer and Melanoma

Posted on August 25, 2014 by Captain P. Fawcett

 

#Project60 is a monumental portrait series featuring some of the world’s most famous bearded gentlemen, and now also a delightful lady by the name of Harnaam Kaur. It has been masterminded by Mr Elbank, an esteemed English photographer who has recently returned from Australia after nine years of award winning work to create this timeless artifact with an important, life-saving message.

I am honoured to be involved, in my own small way, by supplying our bearded subjects with my moustache waxes and beard oil before each portrait session.

Thanks to widespread media coverage in The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Huffington Post,  Metro and BuzzFeed, #Project60 has been elevated to an even greater importance for the people of Britain and indeed those overseas. As well as preserving these icons in all their photogenic glory, they will form a body of work which will help launch an important cancer fighting initiative by the name of Beard Season.

Beard Season is a non profit movement inviting gentlemen (and ladies if so gifted) to grow their beards for winter, get a skin check, and become an ambassador in the fight against melanoma.

Four years ago Mr Jimmy Niggles lost one of his best pals to melanoma at the age of 26. His name was Wes Bonny, and at his wake a group of his friends decided to start something which would encourage more people to have regular skin checks - a missing part of the solution for one of the world’s deadliest but most preventable cancers.

Not many men of their age had beards in those days and because his melanoma was on his neck they decided to cover up from the sun and let their facial follicles flourish, encouraging everyone who asked about them to have a skincheck and share Wes’ story.

Since launching in Australia Beard Season has recruited hundreds of ambassadors from over 27 countries, referred thousands of skin checks and enjoyed an average of one message a week from someone who has met a Beard Season ambassador, booked a skin check and found something which potentially could have killed them.

Melanoma kills more people in the UK and US than anywhere else in the world, second only to Australia. So by launching Beard Season in the Northern Hemisphere with a series like #Project60, we have a wonderful opportunity to make a big difference.

The best way for you to keep abreast of news from #Project60 is to follow our various social media thingummy pages which I shall list below. Thank you for your support chums.

 

Warm regards, Fawcett.

 

Instagram:

@BeardSeason 

@MrElbank 

@CaptainFawcett

 

Facebook:

This is Beard Season 

#Project60 for Beard Season 

Brock Elbank Photography 

Captain Fawcett

 
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