This project's funding goal was not reached on July 16, 2012.
About this project
Sirs and madams:
We are here to Kickstart your face.
What is a Mustache Monocle?
It's a mustache made of beautiful black walnut hardwood, attached to a length of copper chain and a fob. The fob goes around a button or tucks into a pocket. The mustache goes on your face.
What do you get in a package?
Three delightful mustaches, one of which is exclusive to the package. Three lengths of chain, and three fobs, to attach as you see fit.
Who makes them?
The fine folk of Geek Chic.
Why do you want our money?
Making Mustache Monocles on a limited budget undercuts their excellence-- and isn't as fun as involving the rest of you.
Over the past year, we brought our handcrafted Mustache Monocles with us on the road, personally introducing dignity to thousands. And it was good. But it wasn't... enough. And we ask you: doesn't everyone deserve dignity? Should something so magnificent be diminished over a simple matter of funding?
A peek at our roadshow.
We're here to bring dignity to the masses.
That list of rewards over there? That's a good start for how we'd like to do things. And we propose that you help dictate just how far we go. That is all. No pleas for help, no big eyes or sad kittens held over a bridge-- no threat to stop making them. Just an invitation to participate, and the knowledge that if we cannot continue to develop this amazing product, you will have let Dignity down. Down like a bag of big-eyed sad kittens whose only knowledge of human love was being gently held-- for thirty-five days-- over a bridge.
Let's see it, gentlemen.
Project photo by: IronHide
Video and content by: Geek Chic
And of course, our 25-million-dollar stretch goal.
We started bringing mustaches on the road with us to conventions about a year ago-- although they haven't been "out" so much as they've been dragged around with us. That's how we test the market for our smaller items. Recently, when Mustache Monocles became popular enough to sell out at shows, we realized we had demand we couldn't supply. (And that's just people in earshot of our convention booth.)
Geek Chic's day job is making hardwood gaming furniture-- a niche geek lifestyle investment. We're a small company, and we're totally at capacity with what we do. But we have this fun, exploding side project that is in demand, under twenty dollars, and for a far, far broader audience than our usual deal. We love them, but we just don't have the starting capital or man-hours to develop, improve components, package, advertise, and support this product the way it deserves.
It's an awesome problem. So, we're Kickstarting it. We want to clean it up, get it to retail, and let demand dictate how far we go.
None taken. Really. A gentleman relishes vigorous discourse.
- (34 days)