Yes, through the years...I've been privately encouraging some longer-haired men to follow their dreams of sporting a Flattop...but these type of comments by Esquire, will only plant doubt in their minds of ever becoming a Flattopper...even though they may, unbeknownst to them now, look better with a Flattop haircut. Please don't get me wrong...I love it that Esquire named a Flattop as one of the Top Five Summer Haircuts for 2012 (a major accomplishment in itself!)...but I just wished that they kept the comments in a positive tone, to encourage more boys & men to actually follow though on having a barber flatten them out.
"Flattops are weird"? ck...who are you calling weird? LOL!
I guess the way that I look at the situation is...some longer length Flattop haircuts (like Howie Long sported) are so long on top, that there are times that it simply looked as though he brushed his hair back...as you had to actually look closely to see if he was sporting a Flattop haircut or not. Then, there is the shorter opposition...where some HnT Flattoppers are sporting such short tops (Tony Schumacher comes to mind), that they almost look like regular High & Tight haircuts. Thus, neither of those Flattoppers that I just mentioned seem to stand out from these other commonly seen haircuts. Today, there is such a variety of hair length & hair styles that boys & men are seen sporting...that very few extreme haircuts seem to really take as much notice these days. Personally, I just don't see the H.R. Haldeman Flattop haircut (that Esquire recommended) as being an extreme haircut for the confident man in the year 2012...but then again, I sport a Shaved HnT Flattop...and I don't feel that I have an extreme haircut. LOL! Please keep in mind that I formerly lived next door to a cop who sports a Shaved HnT Flattop haircut...and I was accustomed to witnessing this Flattopper on a daily basis for 15 years. Additionally, my barber sculpts approximately 4 Flattops every day...and it is not unusual for me to cross paths with other Flattopers when I visit his barber shop. I've seen my flattopped reflection in the mirror on a daily basis, for almost five years now. Thus, I became immune to viewing a Flattop as "unusual"...or maybe I just have "a lot of confidence". [:-) That's not to say that when a Flattopper crosses my path, that I don't immediately take notice...but that occurs simply because of my personal interest in Flattop haircuts, and not that they seem "severe" to me. Today, I live next door to a Shaved Head on one side, a Shaved Recon on the other side...with a HnT, a Crewcut, a long Brush Cut, a Businessman cut and a long haired man on the rest of my road. There is such a variety of different hair styles & lengths, that not one of us would seem more unusual than the others.
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