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Are man buns a thing of the past?
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Has there ever been a more divisive trend in men’s grooming than man buns? The masculine topknot made its way into men’s fashion a few years ago to the excitement and ire of many. While there are those today who claim the fad is finally over, others maintain it’s still going strong. Is the man bun really gone for good?

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Man buns supposedly went extinct when the last of the Vikings and samurai died out. Then around 2012 or so, there was a resurgence of the opulent head decoration seemingly out of nowhere. Many believed the man bun trend was finished as early as 2015, only for it to rise again like a hair-tied phoenix.

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For a few years now, the man bun has remained a fashion statement for guys both within and outside of the Williamsburg area code. Advocates praise this step in men’s hair as stigma-breaking progress. As VICE says, man buns are a commendable style that “will outlive all the haters.” Keep those locks long, gentlemen. 

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The man bun should’ve stayed dead with Harald Hardrada. Its revival was too extreme to last, anyway (kind of like men's crop tops). Many outlets claim the man bun has flattened out over a span of a few years, with men’s grooming trends such as “bro-outs” and even “man braids” taking its place. 

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A large portion of the population isn’t sad to see them go. In fact, many people are probably breathing sighs of relief that men’s hair has gone back to its classic roots. Let those looking for man buns remain in Brooklyn for the rest of their days. So long, and goodnight

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