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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ;-}
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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)
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.