Once upon a time...
In 1876, a man with a mustache invented the first Mustache Guard. A mighty steel contraption that was used while drinking to ensure a dry and magnificent mustache no matter the occasion.
"The invention of the mustache guard spread over Europe, until potters began featuring a cup with a mustache guard built into the cup itself," according to the Rosenberg Library Museum in Galveston, Texas, which recently displayed a pair of 19th-century mustache cups as their Treasure of the Month. "For many decades in the mid 19th century, famous manufacturers such as Meissen, Royal Crown Derby, Imari, Royal Bayreuth, Limoges and others created their own versions of this masculine tableware."
Mustache cup production slowed after 1920 and finally faded from cups altogether by the later 20th century.
Righting this historical and nonsensical wrong, Blake Caldwell re-invented the mustache guard in 2014. Blake added modern improvements to the classic contraption, incorporating food-grade silicon and a unique double-sided design to ensure a perfect fit on all cups. The MoGuard era was thus reborn.