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[All photography: James Atkins]
This November, like many Novembers previous was the month of unabashed recognition for facial hair. Conceived in California and now recognized the world over is the month long holiday we affectionately call Movember which was designed to shed light on the cause of death for 28,170 men in 2012--prostate cancer. Given this and all the other cruel statistics surrounding men's health, your loyal Racked editor has grown his upper-lip locks only to be shaved off for donations to the Movember fund. Many thanks, State Street Barbers, ThoughtWorks and private contributors.