The (Recent) History Of The Man Bob

Karlie Kloss may have brought the bob back around in a big way, but before she made the cut, it was a popular style for lots of fashion-forward ladies. But what about their male counterparts? What of the Fabios of the world, looking for a trendy way to style their flowing locks? They, too, turned to the bob. And boy, did they look good.
Of course, long hair for men is as old as, well, mankind. Back in Ancient Greece, long hair was often considered a sign of strength — and as such, much early iconography of Greek gods features some lovely marble renditioning of longer styles. Cut ahead to the European courts in the 18th century, and elaborate wigs of varying preposterousness were popular for both men and women alike. Today, the tradition has all but died out — except for a few choice gentleman keepin' the love alive.
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