During the Victorian Era, a proper man took his appearance seriously. The hallmark of a man held in the highest regard was a well-groomed moustache, a symbol of self-respect and confidence. His challenge was to protect his perfectly styled moustache. The moustache cup was invented in the mid-19th century by British potter Harvey Adams. The moustache guard, secured to the inner brim of the cup, protected a gentleman's moustache from the daily onslaught of hot or frothy drinks. This innovation spread throughout the Commonwealth as the vessel of choice for tea and coffee, and eventually made its way to the United States.
13 oz ceramic mug with moustache guard
Moustache Guard protects upper lip follicles from stains
Original artwork by Southern California artist Jeff McMillan
Dishwasher and microwave safe