Growing a good mustache takes a lot of courage. Getting through the first month in the growth process can be pretty awkward and even socially isolating. Committing to a mustache requires sticking to a plan and the confidence to think nothing of the horrified stares of strangers. When you’re growing your mustache this month – hopefully in an effort to raise funds and awareness for men’s cancer research via Movember – take into consideration the stories of those great men who’ve grown where few men are brave enough to grow. Be inspired by these eight stories from keepers of iconic ‘staches.