September 3 2014

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Yohji Yamamoto and Dries Van Noten Are Goin’ Streaking



The man bun and serious scruff have made regular appearances on the red carpet in the past few days—usually working in tandem. Jared Leto sported the combo, as did Joaquin Phoenix, while Alex Ebert paired his scraggly beard with an equally unkempt updo. The Fall 2014 menswear runways seem to be following suit, with facial hair showing up on the catwalk at Etro and the lookbook for Belstaff. Yohji Yamamoto, on the other hand, has brought us an entirely new grooming trend for guys who are daring enough to dabble in color. Punky streaks of white, black, cobalt, red, yellow, and orange were splashed throughout strands that ranged from long to short—even distinguished gentlemen of a certain age got the Technicolor treatment. Dries Van Noten, taking cues from his Spring 2014 women’s show, also brightened up his boys, adding bands of what appeared to be paint near or along models’ parts. To the men who are reading, let me give you a few words of advice: These masculine, My Little Pony-like touches (bet you never thought you’d read those words together in the same sentence) are guaranteed to catch a woman’s eye—likely because she’ll want to know where you got it done. But hey, it’s a hell of a lot better than a lame pickup line.

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