While the beard has become one of modern masculinity’s style staples, its closest sibling, the moustache, has never quite cultivated the same favour.
That’s somewhat understandable: the beard has an iconic lineage (if it’s good enough for William Shakespeare and Santa Claus, who are we to argue?) but moustachioed icons are genuinely hard to find.
In fact, off the top of our heads, we can only think of, er, Magnum PI, Lando Calrissian and actor Henry Cavill, who totally rocked a ’tache in Mission: Impossible – Fallout (although less so in Justice League, but that’s another story).
However, thanks to the actions of our friends at Movember, who are officially partnering with Formula 1 at the Mexican Grand Prix to raise awareness of men’s health issues (and we urge you all to take care of yourselves and check the useful information on their site) all of us at McLaren are hopeful that the moustache will no longer remain the stigmatised little brother to the mighty beard.
Of course, it helps that some of McLaren’s greatest names have never been frightened of a little facial hair.
And, to celebrate the fact, we’ve assembled the following gallery of fabulous facial furniture: