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A Mustache Guard to Help You Drink Like a Victorian

Whisker Dams keep your facial hair dry in most any beverage situation.

Whisker Dam

Whisker Dam

$19.99, Amazon

Back in the Victorian era, protecting one’s mustache was an important concern for high society tea drinkers, which led to the invention of the “mustache cup.” These were tea cups or mugs with a thin strip of ceramic just inside the rim that acted as a guard for the drinker’s facial hair.

Mustache cups are not the hot trend they may once have been, but facial hair is as popular as ever. Enter the Whisker Dam. Place one on the rim of nearly any standard glass or mug, and suddenly you’ve got your very own Victorian mustache cup. This particular brand of mustache guard also features a rugged, heritage look that pairs well with a cup of coffee or a pint of beer.

Drink like a Victorian, keep your whiskers clean.

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