When I read the commentary by Esquire...that a man needs to possess "some confidence" to sport a Flattop, and that "This cut is not for someone who is insecure about his hairline or his big nose, since the spiky front can emphasize both"...these remarks met my disapproval...as I felt it tended to discourage boys & men who were considering requesting a Flattop, but were simply nervous about how they would appear in such a haircut. Heck, my former barber told me that I would never look good with short hair because of my receding hairline...which kept me from becoming a Flattopper for a few years...but he was completely wrong...as to quote my current barber, I "look so much better with short hair". The Esquire article describes a "Flattop" in terms of the length of H.R. Haldeman's Flattop, which was a longer 1950's version of a flattering Flattie...and not a High & Tight length. So, with all of the men with bald heads, High & Tights and Butch cuts in today's world, why would confidence be a requirement for a Flattop longer in length in comparison to the aforementioned bald & HnT lengths frequently seen on many other men in town? It is not like it is 1978...and you needed confidence to be the only male in the area with short hair, while most of the other boys & men had hair covering their ears.
I was surprised to read the number of responses by the Buzzlife subscribers, agreeing to the commentary that you need to possess confidence to sport a Flattop. If I was going to provide a list of traits about myself, I wouldn't automatically think to include "confident" to be amongst my top ten traits. However, when I pondered this thought later on...I did begin to acknowledge that I do tend to regularly give reports in front of a large group of people, I've managed areas in public arenas, etc...where some amount of confidence comes in handy. Additionally, I can recall a friend informing me that he admired my guts, for having the courage to sport a Shaved HnT Flattop...but I never thought about myself in that manner...as it doesn't faze me at all, when others watch me receiving a Shaved HnT Flattop or sporting one afterwards...for I just remember how I would watch & envy Flattoppers, before I had a barber flatten me out...and figure that now I am in the situation that they envy & desire to experience. My point is...that while I may have been shy during my childhood...at some point in time, I simply stopped caring so much what other people think...so I guess that I never really acknowledged before now, that I do possess "confidence"...which has now been a learning experience for me. Good grief!...now I have Esquire to thank for this revelation? AAUGH! LOL!
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