1. Mr Essentialist

    January 25, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I like the idea of a chignon on men, but not sure about this particular hair-tie system. In any-case definitely something to experiment with!

    • andreea

      January 26, 2013 at 5:27 am

      in europe, there has been constant samurai bended-ponytail trend. i say: why not? if they can pull it off, there are no limits :)


  2. Ida

    January 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Maybe it’s old fashioned of me but I’d say knots yes, accessories no.

  3. Laura

    January 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm


    • Becca

      January 25, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      My sentiments entirely.

  4. Coulda shoulda woulda

    January 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Never seen a sumo wrestler in a coat before.

    • bey

      January 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      Sumo = no-no

  5. Couteau

    January 25, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    We’re all agreed?

    The sort of guy who’ll just tie his long hair into a ponytail without analysing the look, is quite attractive to a lady.

    • Jessica

      January 25, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      Most definitely agree.

      • gregg

        January 25, 2013 at 8:55 pm

        perhaps he isn’t trying to be attractive to the ladies

        • Maija

          January 26, 2013 at 3:20 am

          Might not, but I know many guys who do have their eyes on the opposite sex even with a longer updo ;D It’s 2013, get real.

    • victoria

      January 25, 2013 at 11:16 pm


    • Martine

      January 25, 2013 at 11:35 pm

      I agree.

    • une chatte grise

      January 25, 2013 at 11:44 pm

      Not to all women, but to this one… yes indeed. :)

      • Yes

        January 28, 2013 at 11:08 am

        Yes, indeed. Yes. It is beautifully random.

    • lucia

      January 26, 2013 at 2:51 am

      I agree! A lot of men look great in ponytails, I like low buns too, but without any fuzz, just tied really hard so it stays in place, One of the hottest guys in the world is football player Zlatan Ibrahimovic ( soccer for your americans ) and he’s got a nice bun. I personally prefer guys with longer hair.

      • sydney

        January 26, 2013 at 11:08 am

        Agreed Lucia! Footballers pull this off quite well. Drogba came to mind when I saw this….and he is beautiful, always stylish. I think it really depends on the man. I see the look more and more even in the small town where I live. Sometimes it works, sometimes it’s major fail.

      • Coulda shoulda woulda

        January 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm

        Nice bun is debatable but definitely nice buns. :)

    • Frannie

      January 26, 2013 at 8:43 am

      Totally agree – what about the lovely Sam Elliott? Some people make even a ponytail look stylish.

    • Pamela

      January 26, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      I definitely agree… a certain kind of man with a ponytail is very, very attractive. But buns, for me personally, no.

    • ms. belle

      January 27, 2013 at 12:02 am

      I utterly and wholly agree!

    • grigri

      January 28, 2013 at 8:41 am

      I didn’t agree either, a ponytail can be verrrry sexy on the right kind of man. I for example know an Argentino ;-)
      This hairaccesory on the other way is ‘too feminine’ for my taste..

  6. COLLEZ.com

    January 25, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen it work without facial hair…

  7. galsandan

    January 25, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    We can’t all be agreed for or against anything as a matter of principle. It all depends on how it’s done. (Which in this pic, actually, you cannot see properly. Nice jacket, though.)

    • jakob lindrup

      January 27, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      yes, very nice jacket. Nigel Cabourn if I’m not mistaking.

      • Matt

        January 28, 2013 at 9:18 am


  8. Chahrazad

    January 25, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Personal, I would say no. But.. In this picture from behind it looks kinda awesome! The quality of the picture and how it is made, gives the bun something special. I like it.


  9. Charlotte

    January 25, 2013 at 2:16 pm


  10. Denisa

    January 25, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    That looks interesting. Nice ftriday.


  11. Rafael Castillo

    January 25, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    He certainly is secure in his manhood. It’s not my style; if I were to have long hair the point for me would be t keep it long or at least in a ponytail. I would see no point in putting it in a chignon.

  12. JV

    January 25, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I’ll field this one: No.

  13. Echidna

    January 25, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I don’t like his hair accessory but it’s not my place to judge. As I use woman accessory to hold my bun in place too. The good things is there are no prejudice against man ponytail in thailand. So I can resort to scrunchie if I want to. The worst, I know.

  14. Jessie

    January 25, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Maybe it’s the mountain-dweller hippie talking, but I love long-haired men and that startling androgynous touch in the picture above. Of course, I also think some men are hugely attractive with a ponytail, so that shows how much I know about city fashion these days.

  15. Elisabeth

    January 25, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Wait, when did we agree we’re against ponytails?? jk Really, I think it depends on the man, but I think a bun or loose chignon on a man is sexy.

    • Martine

      January 25, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      I was going to ask that same question. I never voted against that…

  16. Rachelle

    January 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I don’t know about the chignon man but he’s comfortable with it who am I to say anything.


  17. Kate

    January 25, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    It’s a fine line…depends on the man…



  18. Grey Fox

    January 25, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    It’s not for me, I prefer the other guy’s hairstyle!

    Grey Fox
    Exploring men’s fashion and style in middle age

    • Mr Essentialist

      January 25, 2013 at 4:22 pm


    • Fred Gonsowski

      January 27, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Had to Jump in behind you Grey Fox..

      My comment to Scott is that he should not poo-poo the pony tail on men, until he grows out his hair and SPORTS one himself. Many GREAT men of history had pony tails. Think George Washington, the Louis of France and the Kings of England. You know Scott, when the right man of style has one, and you are enamored by him wearing it, you will look at it (the pony tails) with different eyes, and then be pushing it here on your site ;-}

  19. LaModaAndrogina

    January 25, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Nothing against the Chignon,especially when in combination with such a nice outfut..but İ really didnt like the accessory, İ mean wtf??? o_O

  20. Michael R

    January 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Please no….

  21. lola

    January 25, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    My husband has a short ponytail, it’s very nice and sexy. I like all kind of hairdo but don’t like baldmen/

  22. Michael

    January 25, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I am not opposed to men in pony tails; with the caveat that the man in question has nice hair, is not trying to compensate for hairloss, and keeps it clean.

    Indeed, I have had pony tails and admire them on some men.

    And since I find long hair on men generally acceptable, I am open to pretty much any arrangement or accessorizing of the hair as long as the above standards are still met.

    When did we all agree that pony tails were no longer ok? I missed the memo.

  23. debbie

    January 25, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    At least he doesn’t have bare ankles. I’m getting a bit put off by that subject……


      January 26, 2013 at 3:51 am

      Yes, really well chosen trousers and underwear! Individual choice for hair as well. Maybe he wears his hair in ponytail after washing it and chignon when it´s not quite fresh any more.

    • Grey Fox

      January 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      Hear, hear!

  24. Laura

    January 25, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Great idea! That works on him, but I don’t think it does on everyone!


  25. Daniel

    January 25, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Many accessories have masculine and feminine versions. The most obvious example is jewelry, but others can include bags, scarves, etc. Pony tails are a general “no” for men because there can be little to no gender expression in a ponytail and, perhaps most importantly, because a good look is done with some thought and care and a ponytail requires neither. However, in this example, we see a masculine version of a recognizably feminine accessory and the hair is done in a knot that requires some care. In general, a chignon knot or this clasp should work for men because this accessory can convey masculine expression and it can be done with enough variation to complement or contrast a desired look. Despite the little information in this photo, I think this guy pulled it off quite well!

  26. Lelli Family

    January 25, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Sorry but I don’t like a chignon in a man

    Daddy Lele from Lelli, italian fashion family

  27. Hadley

    January 25, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I vote “yes.” Enthusiastically, even.

  28. Ciara Delaney

    January 25, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    For some reason this makes him look even more masculine. So long as hair’s well groomed and taken care of men can get away with casual non-extravagant styles.

  29. liz

    January 25, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    it depends on the man!! this guy can pull it off!


  30. LS

    January 25, 2013 at 4:52 pm


    But maybe with a beard.

    Pretty much anything with a beard.

  31. Sevan

    January 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Why not a “chignon” for men, but I don’t like the hair accessory maybe because it’s gold or too big for his little knot.
    Nice jacket and boots.

  32. Nico

    January 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Stylish coat and the bun is so unconventional on a man!


  33. katy

    January 25, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    who said that we were against men in ponys! i think it can be totally hot on the right guy. i do also like a chignon on a man though. yummy

  34. Jean Michel

    January 25, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    “So, I think we’re all agreed against men in ponytails”
    Hey Scott, what a peremptory statement !

  35. Jennifer

    January 25, 2013 at 5:22 pm

  36. john b pritchett

    January 25, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I had this look back in the 90′s grunge era. I certainly couldn’t pull it off again due to lack of hair these days! I do admire older men with the hair to pull the look off.

  37. Karina

    January 25, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Pardon, who is “we all”? When it comes to personal style, shouldn’t people just do what they are comfortable with? I mean, that’s what kind of a message I would really expect to hear from Mr. Schuman, as a grown-up man of good sense and taste. I normally don’t leave any comments in blogs and I don’t mean to sound rude or ridiculously dignified, but seriously, It’s 21st century, can we please at least try to think beyond rudimentary gender constructs? Especially as far as style is concerned.
    And I do love this thing that holds his hair. Really effortless and neat.

    • M.

      January 26, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      Rudimentary gender constructs? Ya mean men and women?

      People can do what they like and we can have an opinion about it. That is why there is a comment section. And your opinion is that we should not have an opinion.

      My opinion of the man bun: Run away! Run away!

      • Karina

        January 26, 2013 at 6:22 pm

        I’m absolutely fine with all the spectrum of hairstyles. AND – opinions. As long as those ‘opinions’ are not steering around pigeonholing and generalizing.

  38. Lauren@Styleseer

    January 25, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Chignon yes, accessories no!


  39. A

    January 25, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    I prefer buns over ponytails on men. Nothing wrong with a guy with long hair tied up in a (low) knot/bun/chignon/whatever, can be very masculine with a rugged “grooming”. The accessory, actually doesn’t even convey femininity for me, in this picture.

  40. KB

    January 25, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Nope. Never. With or without an accessory, man buns are a bad idea.

  41. kitchen afternoon

    January 25, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Quelle relief! I saw the headline and while the photo was slowly loading I thought yikes, Sarto usually steers clear of anatomy! Ha! hair no of course!

  42. Camilla

    January 25, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    actually seen this new Men’s Hairstyle quite often during Fashion Week! ;)



  43. kwp

    January 25, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Long hair on a man can be so incredibly sexy, whether loose, in a pony tail, braided or in a bun. I’m not sure about the accessory, but an interesting look nonetheless.

  44. Andy

    January 25, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I admire the fact that he’s trying something different, but I really think men shouldn’t experiment with their hair. The simpler (and shorter), the better.

  45. Newman

    January 25, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Errr….no, not here. I had long hair in the 60′s when it was thick & blond but even though I still have a good amount of hair it has lost it’s youthful sheen and the flat platinum colour would not work.

    Leave it to the kids.

  46. http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

    January 25, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I don’t like it. Only Steven Seagal looks good xD

  47. CopyChic

    January 25, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    A bit off-topic, but am I the only person who initially (and mistakenly) thought the post was related to men’s rear ends? “buns.” I felt a sort of liberation coming on. Only slightly disappointed.

  48. Andyman

    January 25, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    It works about 1% of the time. Otherwise, too close to those yoga knots or stupid loops guys are doing now for the gym (even though their hair is not long enough to be a workout problem). A visual fingernails on a chalkboard.

  49. Marisa Alma McGinnis

    January 25, 2013 at 9:08 pm


  50. Ioana

    January 25, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Savage, wildy hot

  51. Chris

    January 25, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Men in ponytails is fine with me

  52. banditbloggers - Fred

    January 25, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Well the shot has been done 2 times at Pitti Uomo I like the simular look of the coats both are tweed mixed. Smart style. Same Shot different ankle at Banditbloggers.
    As usual Good Shot from Scotty.

  53. Felyn

    January 25, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Pony tails and buns are signs that men and women are really equals.


  54. Martine

    January 25, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    When you said men’s buns I thought you meant their lower buns. Not the ones in their HAIR…You did that on purpose. I am all for those!

  55. Martine

    January 25, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    He looks good. And I am not big on voting what other people should do with their hair.

  56. Els

    January 26, 2013 at 3:31 am

    I am not with All in agreed. Actually I think very few men look good in long hair, but those who do, please stick to ponytails with a simple hairty. I’d love to see how Blanket Jackson turns out in later live. This hair just looks like having a bad hairday.

  57. Adam

    January 26, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Neo-samurai hair style. Could never pull it off, but he does. Pretty cool, actually.

  58. irì

    January 26, 2013 at 4:50 am

    love this foto! so many details in his look casual and simple.

  59. Sheik59

    January 26, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Even without seeing the face of the person it is an exercise of judgment that makes little sense.
    To carry the chignon you must have a strong personality and not all men possess it, and often the results are ridiculous.
    For the record: I’m bald as Telly Savalas …

  60. Samii

    January 26, 2013 at 5:52 am

    You know, for the right man, it works.



  61. Portia

    January 26, 2013 at 6:23 am


  62. berenger

    January 26, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Now I see the full story at bandit loggers I get this man’s look. The accessory works for him… But I usually don’t like men with pony tails – things could change though, I used to in the 90s so I could again…

  63. Miriam

    January 26, 2013 at 9:07 am

    It doesnt’ seem we all agree against men in ponytail…why should we? It depends on many things, the most important for me is keeping it clean. I like men’s buns as well. Both can look really good in some men. You could have a look at some Spanish flamenco dancers, or even footballers…

  64. Fran

    January 26, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Some time ago I would definitely said NO! but then I saw pictures of Chris Hemsworth with that knot… and he looks hot! So, I think I like it, but not with accessories, just simple hair bands work great. I don’t have an issue with ponytails, it just depends on how it’s done…

  65. Michael

    January 26, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Some of the young guys here in Japan wear hair accessories. They look ridiculous.

  66. mMore

    January 26, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I believe in certain stage of your life you will
    be able to do and try ( and pull off!) any look!
    as long as you pull off… and he did otherwise
    he won’t be here…

  67. Steph

    January 26, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I think a few people have mentioned it, but the issue for me is the contrast between a half-head of baldness and a half-head of hair. It just doesn’t compute, which is why I think cutting what hair is left short makes more sense.

  68. Helena

    January 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    What bothers me is that I can see a rubber band holding his bun in place – that takes off half of the metal accessory’s effect. But all in all, I’m all for men with buns.

  69. Colleen

    January 26, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I am a fan of man buns. Muns?

  70. nene

    January 26, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I’m definitely into it… if it’s rocked with confidence, it’s probably going to be sexy as hell.

  71. joizy

    January 26, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Who said we’re agreed against men in ponytails? I like them.

  72. Jenny

    January 26, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I like this bun on him; I think it’s actually very sexy. It fits especially on the man you have taken a photo of, here, because the “feminine” chignon is juxtaposed with his stocky, manly build. It is interesting to the eyes. Like menswear on women or androgynous haircuts on women.

  73. Rebecca

    January 26, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    It depends on the man, the hair and the face. Polynesian and Japanese men can do ponytails, chignons, buns, hair accessories, whatever and look great because it has some cultural meaning (Maori guys with high topknots: awesome). Hair pulled tightly back off the face is often quite ageing for both men and women and men with receding hairlines always look like they’re over-compensating with longer hair. I think this guy looks great in this pic because it’s a refreshing surprise in an otherwise conventional male look, but not sure how he’d look from the front.

  74. Sarah_H.

    January 26, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I have not seen it before, but I like it. I have to admit I looked a little lower first.

  75. lola

    January 27, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Oh, I am a huge fan of the male bun. There is something extremely sexy about a man in a bun. Somehow, it accentuates his manly attributes. The man of my dreams has a bun, and I love it. And he’s very manly. P.S. It’s gotta be kept simple. NO ACCESSORIES.

  76. Eyla C.

    January 27, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Absolutely, Agreed- No to ponies. And for good measure, No to Flat ironed hair on men.

    I think sides of the head shaved with a chignon on top are great for accenting the male face.

    Brass and tarnished silver hair barrettes on men for a low bun are a nice touch as well, especially with a chunky knit sweater for end of winter/beginning of spring

  77. nini piccola

    January 27, 2013 at 7:19 pm


  78. Melody Lesser

    January 28, 2013 at 3:53 am

    Men’s buns? Yes, please. But as a hairstyle? No, thank you.

  79. bisbee

    January 28, 2013 at 9:26 am

    As others have stated, no, we haven’t all agreed that ponytails for men are a “No”. I don’t mind them…and actually, my opinion doesn’t count except for the men in my life. Buns on men? Again, my opinion doesn’t count, but I would vote no – especially to buns (or ponytails for that matter) with hair accessories – that’s a big “No”.

  80. Ms. Pea

    January 28, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I love a nice, sleek Karl Langerfeld-ish ponytail. I didn’t know there was agreement otherwise.

    As far as the bun…hmmm…not so much, maybe. And, if there is one, I say no to the ornamentation. But, if I saw one that I thought was extra cool, I’d probably be ok with it…

  81. jaj

    January 28, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    It depends on the man and his style. It can be sloppy and unkempt…or, tailored and chic….or, cool and outdoorsy. This man is in the chic category. Very nice.

  82. Diana

    January 28, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I actually like this a lot, and I have that hair accessory as well. I don’t mind seeing a man this comfortable with himself. And it just works with the rest of his outfit. And he has a beard. Overall it’s attractive on this particular man.

  83. Childs

    January 29, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Does anyone know who makes these jackets?

  84. Nick M

    January 29, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Lucky for this chap that many women commenting on thesartorialist seem to appreciate the long hair/pony tail on a feller thing.

    However, I think it’s fair to say that a great many other blokes view men with such hair as being just the most hilarious pillocks.

    Nice jacket though.

  85. Austin s

    February 10, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I think long hair stands as a symbol of courage, and strength. much like that of a Lions mane.. It makes any outfit have a much more liberal feel to it.

    Does anyone have any idea what That hair accessory is called??

  86. jenny

    February 25, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Generally, I don’t fancy men with ponytails, but I have seen quite a lot of this knot lately, and on, an otherwise handsome or attractive man, I looove it, as well as the wild-beard, long-hair-in-knot version !! (hair accessories, no thanks)

    / Jenny

  87. Jonathon Dunrobin

    April 18, 2013 at 6:25 am

    For me it depends on grooming – if the hair is not groomed and the knot is not well “done” then I think it doesn’t work very well. In the picture the man is well groomed and has taken care in preparing the knot etc.

  88. Megan Kapler

    November 30, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    scott – who knew that “mens buns” would become so huge now? haha

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