Vineyard Vines has jumped onto the mustachioed bandwagon in a big way for Movember, announcing Friday that it will donate 100% of proceeds from sales of its two mustache-print neckties this month to the charity that combats prostate and testicular cancer.
The 100% silk, made-in-America neckties come in either a red or blue with light blue all-over print handlebar mustaches. The $75 neckties are currently available online at www.vineyardvines.com.
In an awesome showing of workplace support, the proceeds from sales of the ties over the course of November are going to the Movember Foundation by way of donations to Vineyard Vine's team of 'stache-growing employees.
According to the Mo Vines team page, as of this writing the 110-member group has raised $9,263, which ranks it No. 28 nationally. That puts it slightly behind USA Rugby's $9,341 and 27 places behind the first-place 800-pound mo-growing gorilla known as Team Bellissimo (made up of folks from the Harvard Hospitals, Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Chicago Medical Center) who have raised a whopping $57,607.
By our calculations, if Vineyard Vines can move 645 of those neckties before month's end, Mo Vines could take the the top spot -- and some serious bragging rights.
Or, if things really heat up and it starts to look close, I could see some wiseacre swooping in at the last minute and donating just enough so that the whole thing ends in a tie.
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