What Would Politicians Look Like with Man Buns?

Over the last few years, the “man bun” has grown in popularity as a laid-back style choice amongst men. Now, it's quite common to see young men casually sporting a top knot. What about politicians, though? Their societal status doesn't exactly allow them to wear their hair in a casually-styled bun. But, thanks to Photoshop experts with a quirky sense of humor, we're able to visualize how prominent figures would rock this look.

The amusing digital manipulations all started when Twitter user @FigDrewton posted a photo of Donald Trump sporting a man bun. It quickly went viral and inspired the design crowdsourcing website DesignCrowd to host a fun contest–they challenged their community to Photoshop other politicians and world leaders with the hairstyle.

DesignCrowd received 101 submissions in their competition, and it's clear that some men look better with a top knot than others. It looks natural on Obama, and surprisingly, the United States' founding father, George Washington, rocks a man bun pretty well. Who do you think wore it best?

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Photo credit: @FigDrewton

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via [Twisted Sifter]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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