Monday, November 22, 2010

The Man Bun

Yesterday while I was drooling over the hotness at the American Music Awards (Usher, Enrique Iglesias, Gavin Rossdale . . .) I had a realization.

The man bun makes me weak in the knees.

Check out Gavin Rossdale, who was sporting one last night:



Now, it's partly just my generation.  I was a teenager in the 90s, which means that every single one of my boyfriends from age 15 to 21 had long hair.  Literally.  You've seen a picture of my high school boyfriend, and I could unearth pics of the three that followed him, all of whom had long, luxurious hair.

But it isn't the shaggy mane or the ponytail that gets me going . . . it is specifically the man bun.


Here are some more examples of hotties rockin' buns:

Casey James, from last season's American Idol.  He looked a zillion times hotter with the man bun than when he wore his hair down.  Man bun + drawl = xtra hottt.

RIP Heath; you sure did know how to sport the man bun.

my poet crush, Li-Young Lee--now this may not be a man bun PROPER, but I've seen him live & in the flesh with the man bun atop his head

These next two pictures are going to require a little faith.  Because while you can't see the actual man bun . . . you just have to trust that it's there.  It's just proof that the man bun looks hot from the front as well.

Hello, Orlando.  I love your locks.

Arguably the hottest man alive with the messy version of the bun.

So what do you think: Man Bun, yay or nay?  What quirky trend do you think is smokin' hot?

37 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

Wow your totally right. I realized almost every guy I've dated at some point had long hair in the bun thing. Johnny I think does it best!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Jude said...

I never even thought about it, but you are so right on - it looks amazing this way! Proof in the pudding right with these pictures. And lucky lucky girl you saw the poet live in the flesh (sigh, poets...) and Johnny Depp could be wearing pink curlers and still look gorgeous (hm, didn't he do that in a movie?)

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Jury is out for me. I'm with Jude, Johnny could wear curlers or even shave his head and the man would still ooze sexy.

Amy said...

ummm TOTALLY! I was watching House Hunters International the other day on HGTV and the real estate agent had a man bun and I was so incredibly turned on. I said to the boy "You should grow your hair out" to which he replied, "Ew he's wearing a bun"
I dont know how my boy would look like with one, and I don't think I would enjoy the grow out period nor the when it's down period. But looking at celeb man buns... YUM!

sharonlei said...

I totally dig the "man bun"... well, on guys that can pull the look off... they definitely need to be dreamy.. hee hee. :)

xx Love & Aloha

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Diana Mieczan said...

Yes, for sure! I really love the look on Orlando:) Have a great day,sweetie
Kisses

drollgirl said...

bahahah!!! man bun! well, i guess it is better than a pony tail or a rat tail!

and your '88 prom date was SO CUTE! i would have had a mad crush on him!!!!

Ashley said...

I agree....sexy! =)

love jenny xoxo said...

LOL Man Bun! I'm not sold... sure these guys can pull it off, but if I saw some average guy wearing the man bun I would probably giggle :)

XOXO

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i love it.

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

man buns are so effing hot it makes me almost weak enough in the knees to fall down a flight of stairs! seriously though, i love them, and one of my favorites is alexander from edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros. hotness times ten.

Meghan said...

Ha! I've never really thought about the man bun, but on hotties like Johnny Depp, they look amazing!

Annie Cristina Simon said...

I never thought I'd say this, but YAY. Long hair on guys can be pretty hot. Remember Brad Pitt in "Legend of the Falls"? *drool*

heather yalin said...

I love you and your loves! The man bun pretty much rocks. I still like curly dreds tho too...

wanda miller said...

YOU are a crack up...and i AGREE!!!

Angela said...

LOVE, love, LOVE the man bun. I also love the headband, particularly in the case of the long-haired soccer player.

Paige said...

i used to hate long hair on men but now i find it sexy as fuck

Kara said...

Man bun, YES PLEASE. I'll have two.

CultAnthro said...

Claire - you forgot one man bun wearer: Jimmy. ;) Remember him with his chopsticks?

Marz said...

Claire you are TOOO cute! I have always, always wanted to date a man with long hair. It has a lot to do with Shawn Michaels (my favourite wrestler and one of the greatest loves of my life!) being one of the first celebrities I lusted over. Sadly, I have never had the luxury of being able to run my hands through a long haired lover's hair (that's a tragedy isn't it?!) :( but I do fantasize about it! hahaha so man bun - yay yay yay! I kept waiting for the Johnny Depp picture because that's who I instantly thought of after you mentioned the world man bun! :) BTW shame on you for leaving out Jordan Knight's name among your list of AMA hotties! :) I will always love him! I use to be SO hot for Enrique during his "Bailamos" stage. Man he looked good last night! :)

Rebecca Schultz said...

I'm generally not a big lover of men with long hair, but I have to admit that I saw a hot German dude in a hot man bun on my flight back to the US last week...ja, bitte.

Annie! said...

claire...you make me fall on the ground laughing. i see the validity of your thoughts...and can't sign off JUUUUUUST yet. I do adore Mister Depp though(short or long hair i will love that man)...

Signe said...

A clear yay from me!
Whatever Mister Depp does - I am all onboard!

Have a lovely Tuesday :)

April said...

I guess I can tolerate it if all these hot men are doing it.. but if I had my choice, that's a no-no.

CultAnthro said...

I also just want to say that even though I agree with you that the man bun is cute, there's something slightly disappointing about reading the title "Man Bun" and realizing you're talking about hair. ;)

Faiza said...

i know the teacher and adult in you didn't want to acknowledge just in bieber's canadian 16 year old cutness from the AMAs. i think he's adorable...not hot....adorable!

you and marianne and your love of hair on your men makes me laugh!

i like the man bun on johnny d for sure but then again he could sport a flock of seagulls hairdo and i'd still swoon...

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'm not a fan of the man bun but I do think it works for some guys.

J. said...

Love this!! I also love the man bun. I often wish Love would grow his hair out... but I have accepted the fact that this will never happen. :(
(My brief 'rebound guy' ((referred to as "Hot Tattoo Guy" in a few blogs)) had long hair... that ended up being his only good attribute.)

Colleen said...

Without the photo accompaniment I would have scoffed and said "EW. Gross" But with the photos... well.... pictures don't lie!! HOTTTT!

Tillie said...

You are correct in your statement about Johhny Depp being the hottest man alive. haha. Yes. The MAN BUN is a winner. Without a doubt. Oh yum

Erin said...

Hmmm, I'd never really thought about it. It is pretty cute though, now that you mention it.

My husband had long, flowing locks when we met! I don't think he ever wore his hair in a bun. I'll have to ask him :)

Krystal said...

I'm going to go with "yay" on this one! hot!

Hiking in Stilettos said...

Yeah, I'm a fan. On the right man, it's heaven.

shelly said...

i missed this! i am way behind on the man bun thing i guess! lol. thanks for catching me up claire :) LOL

Oh, My Darling said...

Ooh, I dig it! especially when Gavin Rossdale is involved. Sigh.

Melly Mel said...

i think these men do it well but i couldn't do it for a guy. i don't like it for my men.