Re: Long hair on men between WWI and the 50's

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Posted by Gene W (other posts) on February 07, 2019 at 08:31:47 Previous Next

In Reply to: Long hair on men between WWI and the 50's posted by DaveK on January 30, 2019 at 17:18:11:

The first half of the twentieth century was saw pretty widespread short hair in the US, at least, though there were exceptions, such as artists and orchestra conductors. During the 1920s and 1930s many young men wore fairly long hair on the front and top so they could achieve a full slicked-down look. You may notice in many old films where such guys get into a fight or something and their long hair falls close to their chin.

The beginning of the last century was a period of rapid industrialization and also of militarization, which inspired a trend of conformity and uniformity in appearance. It wasn't until the 1960s that a youth rebellion against this took full bloom and males began expressing more individual character in their appearance to some degree.

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