A promise is a promise so... another Wednesday, another men's style post on FashionTag -- this time less on fashion and more on style and looks.
On the UNDERCUT -- or to be more specific, the one haircut that's been going on for quite some time, reminiscent of those 1940s dapper looks.
What is the UNDERCUT? Do you ever say, "I'd like to shave my head, but still have long hair please?" No problem. Well, this is the undercut: shaved on the sides and long in the front hairstyle. Say what you will about it, truth is, it's got so many options, from super edgy, to toned down, from extravagant to office appropriate. It's so versatile and flattering on most face shapes that it's no wonder boys are getting it like crazy. Hell, women are chopping off their locks to get it, so there's definitely something going on about this cut.
Boys, if you have it, or you had it, kudos to you! But if not, what the hell are you waiting for? Or perhaps you feel it's ubiquitous -- hence boring? No such thing. Trust us. The Undercut is the shit. This is what we wish all our boyfriends looked like, and we know you can pull it off.
How To Do The Undercut?
If you're blessed with a good head of hair, I'd be a pity not to shave off your sides and leave your upper part longer.
- If you've got a dapper style: sleek it back like those 1940s mobsters.
- If you're a rock 'n' roll child: the sky's the limit super shaved on sides & sleeked back, or even disheveled, or side parted.
- If you're more of a smart casual kinda guy, keep it simple: do the toned down version of it.
- Sporty boy: take your pick.
The point is, it will look fantastic and blend in your style regardless of it. You can go extreme on it, or keep it rather classic. You can wear your front hair as long as you want, sleeked back or not, side parted, and shave your sides as deep as you feel like it, or go gradual. Don't be afraid to have fun and experiment, it's only hair. It'll grow back.
And since we're talking fashion... here's some inspiration on what men should wear this winter.
If you've got a receding hairline, do not despair. Think David Beckham or Jude Law. Both have had this undercut and pulled it off brilliantly. So where there's a will, there's a way.
OK, I agree the undercut is perhaps overly present and every men and boy out there is getting it, from those famous faces to your best friend or neighbor. But sometimes, just sometimes, when such a cool trend comes along, you just have to say fuck it and jump on board. Scared you'll look like the rest, are you? Well that's why the Undercut comes with infinite style possibilities. See for yourself:
What do you think?