“But don’t worry - I’ll be back” says the eponymous facial fur
After 34-years of continuous service, providing its wearer with the distinctive and debonair look that is so recognisable across the industry today, Derek Jones’ moustache has gone on a well-earned sabbatical in aid of Movember.
Jones (pictured) and his permanent companion of the past three decades, agreed to the move after the Synaxon dealer group, which Jones and his moustache run in the UK, decided to support the charity dedicated to raising awareness of men’s health issues.
Says Jones: “Tash has been a loyal and dedicated servant for almost longer than I can remember. It was a straight choice of shaving him off or giving him a break – so there was no contest at all there. He deserves some time off, although I’m really not sure how we are going to manage without him. I almost feel like he’s a part of me.”
The Tash adds: “Me and Mr Jones have been through a lot together – from when we first met as young army recruits, to the successful team we are today. And while great to be taking a rest, I will miss the old devil. But don’t worry – I’ll be back, probably in the New Year. In the meantime, I hope many of my fans will be encouraged to make a generous donation to Movember. Health issues for men are health issues for tashes too.”
The Tash also said that there was absolutely no truth in the rumours that he was going to split-off and form a dedicated dealer group for moustaches and other semi-permanent facial hair types.
Anyone wishing to make a donation to Movember in support of Derek Jones and his currently-absent Tash, should visit http://mobro.co/derekjjones