We had to belly laugh today when we came across daily deals site Groupon selling clip in ‘Manbun’s. We immediately got onto Twitter to ask TOWIE’s manbun expert Pete Wicks what he thought of the rather fake looking Clip in Manbun
The clip-on man bun, an evolution in ongoing hirsute male trends for long beards and man buns, is now available from online retailer Groupon for $9.99.
Women have been attaching fashionable faux or real hair pieces to their heads for centuries, but when men attach hair pieces it is usually to emulate former hair. The man bun, however, is a show piece, and has been sported by David Beckham, Leonardo DiCaprio and Harry Styles to name a few.
The discounted artificial hair piece (originally priced at $65.34) comes in blonde, black or brown, and visitors to Groupon’s website can view instructions on how to attach the man bun: Comb hair back towards crown and attach the 3- by 1-inch bun with bobby pins.
Over 1,000 of these fake looking hairballs have already been bought according to the website, which notes that “one of the hottest trends in men’s fashion, the man bun has been popularized by fixed-gear bicyclists and introspective Hollywood actors alike… This attachable —
and, equally important, detachable — man bun lets you blend in with your surroundings, putting it on when you smell fair-trade coffee or hear a banjo, and taking it off when someone utters the word bro.”
Do we think the clip in manbun will take off in the UK? Well we certainly hope not as we don’t want to give Pete a run for his manbun money do we! Let us know what you think on our Twitter feed @totalaesthetic