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The Marxman is a community-created promotional cosmetic item for all classes. It is a pair of round glasses, with a plastic nose and paintable fake facial hair (bushy eyebrows and a moustache) bound together with tape and attached to it. The ensemble is known as Groucho glasses.

The Marxman has two unique styles. The second one named "Yes, Cigar" style adds a cigar to the glasses.

This item was awarded in Genuine quality to players who pre-purchased Sleeping Dogs on Steam before August 14, 2012 or August 17, 2012 in Europe.

The Marxman was later contributed to the Steam Workshop, at Valve's request.

Painted variants

Main article: Paint Can
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Single colors
Painted Marxman E6E6E6.png Painted Marxman D8BED8.png Painted Marxman C5AF91.png Painted Marxman 7E7E7E.png
An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge Color No. 216-190-216 Peculiarly Drab Tincture Aged Moustache Grey
Painted Marxman 141414.png Painted Marxman 2D2D24.png Painted Marxman 694D3A.png Painted Marxman 7C6C57.png
A Distinctive Lack of Hue After Eight Radigan Conagher Brown Ye Olde Rustic Colour
Painted Marxman A57545.png Painted Marxman CF7336.png Painted Marxman E7B53B.png Painted Marxman F0E68C.png
Muskelmannbraun Mann Co. Orange Australium Gold The Color of a Gentlemann's Business Pants
Painted Marxman E9967A.png Painted Marxman FF69B4.png Painted Marxman 7D4071.png Painted Marxman 51384A.png
Dark Salmon Injustice Pink as Hell A Deep Commitment to Purple Noble Hatter's Violet
Painted Marxman 2F4F4F.png Painted Marxman 424F3B.png Painted Marxman 808000.png Painted Marxman 729E42.png
A Color Similar to Slate Zepheniah's Greed Drably Olive Indubitably Green
Painted Marxman 32CD32.png Painted Marxman BCDDB3.png
The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime A Mann's Mint
Team colors
Painted Marxman A89A8C.png Painted Marxman 839FA3.png Painted Marxman 3B1F23.png Painted Marxman 18233D.png
Waterlogged Lab Coat (RED) Waterlogged Lab Coat (BLU) Balaclavas Are Forever (RED) Balaclavas Are Forever (BLU)
Painted Marxman B8383B.png Painted Marxman 5885A2.png Painted Marxman 483838.png Painted Marxman 384248.png
Team Spirit (RED) Team Spirit (BLU) Operator's Overalls (RED) Operator's Overalls (BLU)
Painted Marxman 803020.png Painted Marxman 256D8D.png Painted Marxman 654740.png Painted Marxman 28394D.png
The Value of Teamwork (RED) The Value of Teamwork (BLU) An Air of Debonair (RED) An Air of Debonair (BLU)
Painted Marxman C36C2D.png Painted Marxman B88035.png Painted Marxman UNPAINTED.png
Cream Spirit (RED) Cream Spirit (BLU) Unpainted


Main article: Styles
Painted Marxman UNPAINTED.png
Marxman Yes Cigar.png
No Cigar Yes, Cigar

Update history

August 2, 2012 Patch (Triad Pack)

  • The Marxman was added to the game.

August 15, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Marxman to the drop system.

September 13, 2012 [Item schema update]

July 7, 2016 Patch (Meet Your Match Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.


  • Groucho glasses are a popular novelty item modeled after the facial features of comedian, film and television star Groucho Marx, one of the Marx Brothers. He was often seen smoking a cigar.
  • The styles of this item are a reference to a popular idiom "Close, but no cigar", meaning someone has come close to succeeding but failed.


See also