The New York Times' Alex Williams has found a new trend in haircuts, and it's dangerous, sort of awesome and really offensive--well its name anyway--"The Hitler Youth." The cut, for once, isn't Jon Hamm-approved, instead Williams traces the style's popularity to Boardwalk Empire (the other period show with lots of hairstyles and costumes), David Lynch, some guy from Arcade Fire, and a model The Times declared passé in 2010. As you can see in the picture above there's no real consistency between David Lynch, the guy from Arcade Fire, and an actual Hitler Youth. That name. Ick. The cut's burgeoning hipness obviously doesn't transcend the Holocaust, so it's not best to call it that, well unless of course, you're Williams:
Clean-cut young men have been going to F.S.C. Barber in the West Village and asking for the same haircut: buzzed on the sides, longer on top and slicked back with a dab of pomade. You could call it a modified McSqueeb, a J. Edgar Hoover or maybe a Jimmy Darmody, after the character in Boardwalk Empire.
But a lot of them just ask for a Hitler Youth, said Sam Buffa, a founding partner of the barbershop. “I was trying to not use that” term, he added.
Barber: "What are we doing today?"
You: "So I was reading something in The Times today about this haircut of the season ..."
You: "Ok ok--a modified McSqueeb, a J. Edgar Hoover or maybe a Jimmy Darmody, after the character in Boardwalk Empire."
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