Hey, in case you haven’t heard, it’s November, or as some people call it, Movember. And although “Movember” sounds like a nickname for Bravo’s late fall programming schedule, it’s actually meant to allude to people growing mustaches…for prostate cancer research? I’m still not clear on how that all came to be, but nevertheless people are talking about facial hair. And prostates, I guess. But mostly facial hair.

So why not use this as an opportunity to check in with some guys who know beards and ‘staches better than most: Jeff Raider and Andy Katz-Mayfield of men’s grooming brand Harry’s. Raider and Katz-Mayfield, who just opened the first Harry’s barbershop in New York, took a look at some of history’s most glorious cookie dusters and flavor savers and chose their favorites in the hopes of pointing us in the right direction this month. Strap in for their "who grew it best?" picks and get ready for the mustache ride of a lifetime.

Steve Dool is a writer based in New York City. Follow him on Twitter.