Saturday, December 5, 2009

NYC Movember Gala Parté

“You can have a mustache and you can ROCK a mustache.  Tonight is dedicated to all the men ROCKING ‘staches.”

I went out for the first time since school started last night and had a TON of fun at the Movember Party!  The Arbitrage team invited our Menswear Club to help run their booth, which consisted of enticing people to play “Pin the Mo on the Bro” (Pin the Tail on the Donkey for big people), taking pictures, collecting email addresses and business cards and TRYING to sell merchandise. 

We had a pretty good turn out with six people from our club and a friend of mine, Kayleigh, who, by amazing timing, was visiting this weekend with her papa.  We got to the venue at 9:30 pm and it was in the heart of Chinatown, aka the fishiest place in NYC. 

Capitale used to be an old bank and it looked stunning inside.  There was a little misunderstanding about the NOT-so-open bar (i.e. $14 Long Island Iced Tea), but besides that, it was all good. 

Our crew dressed up as Lumberjacks, complete in plaid, jeans and beanies.  Oh, and of course, mustaches.  In a nutshell, Movember is a worldwide event to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues like cancer and depression.  Dudes grow mustaches for November and rock them at the party.  Plus, also all your friends and family ask why on Earth you’re growing a mustache, and you can explain.

There was a lot of fun stuff going on.  Canadian Club whiskey (slogan - “Damn right your dad drank it.” Haha love it),, Wahl clippers and the Playboy bunnies, who were pretty down to Earth girls to chat with, were also in the house.     

People were having a great time there.  My favorite thing about it was that guys were dancing with each other, just being ridiculous, kicking soccer balls around and having bangin’ time.  Unlike a lot of parties, FUN was the focus, not girls. 

I think my favorite group costume was the NASCAR crew.  My… God.  Their intro on stage was hellacious.  I wish SOOO bad I would have been expecting it and got a better picture because they had each other on their shoulders screaming and sprayed seltzer water EVERYWHERE.

Arbitrage held our own though and made a scene with our lumberjack antics.

It was a pretty successful night, and I had a good time telling people about some of the Arbitrage shirts and showing how the one I was wearing was reversible.  It’s done in a super clever way with a strip of detachable buttons for the front placket for when you want to change sides.  It was my first Arbitrage shirt, as well as the Christian and Brennan’s, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about them.  Well-constructed, great fit, cool colors and smart design.  Meets my standards to end up in the wardrobe rotation! 

I’m glad I brought a Clif Bar to snack on around midnight too because with the lack of ANY kind of beverage (Coke probably would have been $4), NO food (man, how great of an idea would it have been for us to walk around with mini-White Castle style burgers on hors d'œuvre trays... next year) and standing ALL night (Rory and I finally found chairs at like 1:30 am), I was beat.  So much fun though and really grateful we were invited to come out!


  1. Now that's an idea.....a party just for the fun of it! Like a female version of a slumber party!Ha Ha, glad you had so much fun.

  2. Oooops, I mean a male version of a slumber party.:)