Honest Abe x Man Bun

November 13, 2014

In case you haven’t noticed, man buns have become all the rage. BuzzFeed. Fast Horse/Peepshow banter. Jared Leto.

Inspired by the growing trend, I couldn’t help but wonder whether our past presidents — one in particular — would have rocked the man bun… and done it well. Feeling inspired, I set out to give history a new ‘do: My notebook became my canvas, and my felt-tip pen became a trusted pair of shears.

Voila!

Up close and personal with Abe's new man bun.

Up close and personal with Abe’s new man bun.

Next in the chair: Teddy Roosevelt!

My first attempt at Teddy Roosevelt's man bun felt a little senile.

My first attempt at Teddy Roosevelt’s man bun felt a little too “grandma-esque.”

There was very little room for the top of Teddy's head on my second attempt, but this was my favorite face.

There was very little room for the top of Teddy’s head on my second attempt, but this was my favorite face.

My third attempt at Teddy. Samurai-inspired with a wonky mustache. (Mike, challenge extended.)

My third attempt at Teddy. Samurai-inspired with a wonky mustache. (Mike, challenge extended.)