Barnard, I think, would approve of Movember. Despite all his measuring and facts and figures he comes across as a chap who doesn’t take himself too seriously and is happiest when enjoying life’s simple pleasures with his fellow gentlemen. Discussing the portrait in the introduction to the 2003 edition Richard Joynson identifies Barnard as “a maverick and bon-viveur, a fun-loving gentleman toff” who’s “moustache is paraded as an expression of character”. Just the sort of chap who would participate in Movember while enjoying a few fine whiskies with friends.
Good luck with your Mo and I look forward to sponsoring some wonderful creations by the time the St Andrew’s Day celebratory drams come around.