Welcome to the internet's oldest flattop haircut site. Over the years, many people have shared flattop photos and links with me.
All cultures have hairstyles. An adult's hairstyle is a personal statement about who he or she has chosen to become. For many men of my generation, the decision to wear long hair meant a break with the 1950's culture of conformity, repression, and intolerance.
Growing up, I faced unusual challenges. I was physically handicapped, geographically isolated, disfigured, and friendless. I survived because of a work ethic and the kindness of a few good people whose paths crossed mine. My struggle as a young adult was to redefine myself completely. And something as simple as the choice of a haircut proved a defining moment.
Life's better now. Literally every day, I'm given the opportunity to be of real help to somebody new. I am richly blessed.
As for other flattop men, the haircut seens to say, "I work hard and play hard. I'm a survivor. I am self-sufficient. I live intensely."
Both my hairstyle and my attitude are farther from today's "mainstream" than wearing a nose ring, using illegal drugs, being a "swinger", or pretending you hate people you don't even know. You'll need to decide for yourself whether I've made the right choices.
Enjoy the page, and feel free to explore the rest of my large website.
In the mid-1950's, the flattop was the most popular men's hairstyle in the United States. Even Tiny Yokum, newly-introduced as Li'l Abner's brother, wore a flattop.
Many of the US astronauts, past and present, have worn flattops. Gus Grissom was a classic.
In "Come Together", the Beatles mentioned the hairstyle and its link to social conservatism.
I always liked the style. Several classmates and a few favorite teachers were flattop men during the 1960's. Again, it was a mark for conservatism and a work ethic.
During the Watergate affair, I thought H.R. Haldeman's haircut, though not his obvious corruption, was the greatest. His nickname in the White House was "the brush".
When I was 32, something clicked. I realized I could get a flat-top buzz-cut of my own, just by asking my barber. Whenever I am tempted to call anyone else stupid, I put it in perspective by remembering all those years when I could have had my flat-top crewcut.
In the US, the flattop is usually a man's hairstyle. With its harsh lines and angles, a flattop suggests a work ethic, physical fitness, and an intense, serious approach to life.
Flattops were especially popular in the conservative 1950's, and remain very popular in the military and among policemen. You'll see flattops worn by high-up professionals and working men, and by guys of all orientations and ethnic backgrounds.
I have noticed that flattops are especially popular with computer geeks, weight lifters, police officers, and professional military men. All are non-nonsense, self-sufficient, hard-working types.
When I pass a stranger with a flattop, I usually say, "Sir, that's a great haircut!" Almost always, I'll get a smile, and some reply that confirms the common bond among flattop men.
|Regrettably (I think), flattops are still almost exclusively a man's hairstyle. The most notable exception is beautiful Grace Jones, whose portrayed a woman of great discipline and moral courage. Also here, here, here, here, here, here (with Dolph Lundgren), here, and here. As you can see, her flattop seems to have become an icon for artists.|
Thanks once again to the many people over the years who have sent me most of these flattop photos.
SomethingAwful, a left-wing satirical site, actually honored this page as their "awful" site of the day. I enjoyed the joke more than anybody else, and only wish I were as good-looking, romantic, or versatile they'd have you believe! Thanks for the traffic!
Cool Men's Hair -- For those men outside of the military who would like a military style haircut without having to nearly shave their head, the flat-top is the way to go.
Dan Martinelli died in 2003. He was credited with introducing the flattop as an alteriative to the military buzz. It was popularized by professional athletes, especially the Cincinnati Reds, who wanted to stay cool in summer. "At one point, the flat top represented the American male." The link to his memorial article is now down. I would appreciate hearing of other memorial sites.
Wikipedia on flattops
| Chris Parker and me, with our flat-tops; Christmas 1991. |
Chris is a onetime steroid-free national high-school powerlifting champion and top medical school student, and now an Army internist at Walter Reed. We are sworn brothers. Chris now lives and practices in Texas with his wife Rozina. I wish every man could have a few friends As Good As Chris.
| Student Doctor Travis Richardson and me, with our flat-tops. |
Travis is yet another physician who I helped train. He also has a background as a competitive power-lifter.
| Baseball great Roger Maris wore a flattop. |
Also here (on the left with Mantle and Boyer), here, and here (with the fan who caught his 61st home run).
|Russ D'Antonio, of Sugar Creek MO, has an identical twin Paul who also sports a flattop and who has skydived with me.|
|Steve Tabor, one of the members of the UHS class of '05 with his new flattop.|
| Whitey Herzog, St. Louis Cardinals |
Mike Methner got his flattop in the marines. He is a physician who I helped train.
|Anote Tong, president of Kiribati. Also here, here, here, here, here, and here.|
Flattop February -- video describes a tradition among Korean airmen dating back to the Korean war. Click here. Also here.
| Pierre Curie, co-discoverer with his wife of radioactivity, wore a flattop. |
You must begin life with a dream, and then make that dream a reality.
-- Pierre Curie
Thanks to flattop man David Carlson for pointing out the antiquity of Professor Curie's haircut.
| Damian Arlyn as Hamlet at the Albany Civic Theater. |
Mr. Arlyn is an actor and director of Shakespeare, and my good cyberfriend. He operates the website for the drama program at a Christian school.
| Thomas Jenuwein, geneticist at the Max Planck institute. |
Also here, here and here.
Thank you to Heather Cutler for bringing introducing me to Professor Jenuwein.
| Greg Dixon, KAAL-TV weatherman whose familiar military flattop mirrors the rigors of his difficult science. |
|Dan McWilliams, one of the three firemen in the World Trade Center photo. In both photos, the men are George Johnson on the left, Dan McWilliams in the middle, and BIll Eisengrein on the right.|
|Astronaut Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7 crew, right). Also here, here, here, and here.|
Malcolm Scott Carpenter, astronaut
Mr. K[illian] back in the day, teacher at Righetti High School, Santa Maria, CA.
Auguste Rodin, artist.
Link is now down: "The 12 most badass flattops in all sports." "Being a great athlete isn't just about performance. It's about attitude. And nothing tells the world just how badass you are than a perfectly sculpted flattop." Johnny Unitas, Kurt & Brenda Warner, Lawrence Taylor, Ken Griffey, Grant Hill, Howie Long, Jack Kemp, Earl Morrall, Detlef Schremph, Svetlana Khorkina, Patrick Ewing, and Brian Bosworth.
Wong Hong -- Chinese bodybuilder
Kirk Karwoski power-lifter, with a sort-of flattop
Son I Am Disappoint -- from "Gym Idiot"; will be understood by anyone who has ever had a malignant gym teacher or a father whose self-esteem depends on your athletic performance
Flattop Tough Guy
Blond guy with flattop
Ms. Haarschnitt -- great-looking lady with a flattop
Flat Andre -- strong man with flattop, also here and here.
French football player
Older guy with flattop
James Woods in "White House Down", begins with a flattop, which gets more and more rumpled as the show goes on, until it is drenched. Nice touch.
Michael Gerhard, operations manager of the Cobb County medical examiner's office.
Unknown flattop owner
Colonal Rhenult, founder of Green Berets
Unknown flattop owner
"Steve's Recon Flattop
Joe, also here, here, and here
Flattop and tattoo
Unknown police officer
Unknown flattop owner
Unknown flattop owner
Unknown flattop owner
Paul E. Counter, reportedly, author.
Bob Ash, marine.
Marine teaching Honduran orphan to swim. Joint Task Force Bravo.
Proper Technique of Lifting -- from Rasch & Burke, "Kinesiology", 1959. Professor Rasch worked at Camp Lejeune, and perhaps the model is a marine
Bring Back the Flat-Top -- petition
Marine swim instructor
Niall McGuinness, a cyberbuddy, sports a flattop. Also here, here, and here.
Jimmy Dodd Photo Collection
Milon is an fantasy-art character with a flattop haircut.
Barber using a carpenter's square -- Bettmann archive
James M. Maricevich, Coast Guard hero. Link is now down.
Buzztown Barber Shop -- Nomenclature. Hope the site will be back online soon.
Barber's manual, also here.
Unknown Man with Flattop
Anakin Skywalker -- lego piece
The Flattop Cut -- hairfinder.com
How to Cut Hair -- videos
198 Barber Shop, Laurel, MD. "Meet Chris, one of our many flattop customers."
Flat Top Hairstyles -- mentions that they are popular with military and law enforcement in the US.
| Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio. In "This Boy's Life", domineering DeNiro forces Leonardo to get a flattop. |
Leonardo DiCaprio in "This Boy's Life
| My cyberfriend "Mr. Flattop", a military master barber, operates "The Barber's Nook" in Thompson, CT. |
His second shop is The Barber's Nook II at 79 North Main in Webster, Mass 01570. Tel. 508-943-6200.
Sketch by John Carroll of Connecticut.
|Clayton Bell, Texas geologist and one of my cyberfriends.|
Yahoo! Flattop Haircuts
Dave Szczublewski -- flattop.
Mark Pope, Milwauke Bucks basketball, also here, here, here, here, and here.
Patrick Ewing, basketball player
|Chris Mullin, basketball player, also here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.|
Eric Montross, basketball player, and here.
Police Officer -- new anti-terrorist technology, Scientific American Nov. 06
Dad and lad
Greek Police Officer
Eric Monstross, basketball
Brent Klaus, gymnast
Mike Clark, Aggies coach
Joe Girardi, NY Yankees, also here and here.
Marines in Iraq
US Serviceman -- swimming pool in Iraq
Crewcut Charlie Weis, Notre Dame coach. Also here..
Tom Michaelson -- YMCA swim coach, from former site ssty.org
Mark Verstegen, athletic coach and author, sports a flattop. See him here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Also here, here, here, here, here here here video
Todd Stroud, North Carolina State football coach, formerly wore a flattop.
Barber Shop -- 1950s
Jason May, Texas Tech football
| Doug Hurley, astronaut on the last space shuttle. |
More photos and stories here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
Jerry Kramer, Green Bay packers
Guy Chemical -- manufactures of silicone gasket material in squeeze tubes
|Hubert Neiss, economist. Director of the International Monetary Fund's Asia and Pacific Department through the 1990's.|
How I Got My Flattop
Tukul Arwana, Indonesian comedian
About Men's Hair -- worn by "Jordan"
What happened between then and now? -- reflection on 1950's haircutsK
Flat top -- unknown person
Raudabaugh's Barber Shop -- We are proud to specialize in military regulation haircuts.
Haircut Chart -- '50's memories
Flattop auctioned for 0 -- Senator Tester
Cool Men's Hair Styles
Simon Cowell -- American Idol. "A great way to tame thick unruly straight hair is to cut it into a flat top, as Simon has done here. This hairstyle needs to be maintained with regular trims to keep the neat and clean finish looking perfect."
Flat Top Haircut - video
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Slim Cuts a Flat-Top - video
Flat-top video -- "The flat-top is the ultimate demonstration of tool control"
Flat Top Haircut -- before and after, video
Flat Top Haircut -- skin-fade, video
Lady's Flat Top -- video; she's beautiful, highly recommended
Men's short haircuts -- definitions
Billy Gardell, comedian. Also here, and here.
George Gobel, comedian, also here, here, and here.
"I love going to get my hair cut. Why? Maybe because I am in complete control, and this is something in my life all about me."
Duke campus barber -- definitions
|Mort Walker's Capt. Sam Scabbard, a minor character in the "Beetle Bailey" comic strip, has had a flattop for most of his comic career.|
Flattops are easy for cartoonists. Flattop haircuts appear in The Far Side (most boys), MuscleHedz, Clear Blue Water (Manny Torres), Brevity, Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!
Baby Blues (indicates "then" vs "now"), and Dork Tower Sometimes Mort Walker draws Killer Diller with a flattop, though usually he wears headgear.
| Joe Allbaugh is director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. |
Rodney King sported a flattop in 1992.
Charlie Sheen with a flat-top. Well, sort-of.
Ron Perlman with a flattop, sort of, on the set of Titan AE.
Kirk Douglas caricatured from Spartacus, with a better flattop than in the actual movie.
|"Steve Roper", one of the last surviving popular adventure comic strips, featured Mike Nomad, a tough, resourceful guy whose prematurely-white hair accentuated his flattop. Also here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. The last strip was 12/26/04. It was by far my favorite for the past three decades.|
|In the world of adventure comics, right and wrong have always been clearly demarcated. I hope this is not an anachronism. Mike's rough talk and wisecracking hid a heart of gold. His adventures featured interesting, highly-capable women and customized, ultra-modern vehicles. Mike never got to keep either, but he remained philosophical and cheerful.|
Dash Mihok with a flat-top as a modern-dress Benvolio.
|Derek Jacobi as Claudius in Branaugh's Hamlet.|
Angelina Jolie with almost-a-flattop
Ed Harris with a flattop in "Apollo 13". He played Gene Kranz, who in real life had an even better flattop.
Berend Veneberg -- Dutch strong man
Wayne & Randy's Barber Shop
Nick Cassavetes has three different lengths of flattop in "The Astronaut's Wife".
|Duane Carey, shuttle pilot, also here, here, here, here, here, and here.|
Tapestry Drive rock group member Jamie has a flattop. Click here or here.
Swimmer and dog
Greg Blue -- flattop as youngster
|Dave, a friend who lives in Detroit. Also here and here.|
"Masculinely Politically Incorrect" site for bi-gay men. PG-13. Logo features a man with a flattop. Learning about flattops helped me understand that this community is far more diverse and less stereotypical than I'd imagined.
W.H.Macy with a flat-top, from "Mr. Holland's Opus
William Macy with a flat-top as "Shoveler".
| Howie Long, football great, gets a haircut on board the USS Truman (left). |
Howie Long from the 1996 movie Broken Arrow. Cast as the strong, silent type, Mr. Long surprised the director by actually being able to act, and the ending was rewritten to allow him to do so.
| ||Johnny Unitas, football great, wore a flattop.|
Brendan Fraser wore flattops in "Gods and Monsters" and "Blast from the Past".
Dead Poets Society
Doug Ulman, multiple cancer survivor and advocate. Click here for more on the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
Couple on Beach, Puerto Rico -- classic photo
Haircut at Sea -- vintage photo
Pierre Marie, MD -- co-discoverer of Chacot-Marie-Tooth disease
Jake Busey with a flat-top -- as Ace Levy in "Starship Troopers. Also here and here and here.
Kevin J Kelly on World Famous Flattops
| Kurt Russell with a flattop. |
Mr. Buzzcut -- Beavis & Butt Head's teacher. Also here.
Buzz -- Maryland Informational Poster
Andy Wolf. Also here.
Spring Flattop -- FlatAndre
Haircuts for Men Also here here, here, here, here ("this style is appropriate for most ages and professions").
Grace Jones, actress with a flattop in "A View to a Kill", 007.
Buffo, the world's strongest clown
Buff Bagwell -- wrestler, also here.
Johnny Buff -- 5'3" boxer, also here.
Graciano Rocchigiani -- German Boxer.
Michael Douglas with a flattop, in "Falling Down". Well, sort of.
Wrestler and coach -- 1950's
Marine getting haircut -- 1950's
"Sick Of It All", with band members Lou and Pete Koller showing their flattops. Also here.
Brian Bosworth, also here.
Brian Bosworth, 2009
Jeff Garcia, quarterback. Also here.
The Truman Show -- cop with flattop
Flat Top Jeff
|Brute Force. Computer game. "Tex even sports a flattop crew cut, as a constant reminder to the player that, yes, this is the guy who's more brawn than brains." [Actual page is nown down.]|
Planet Quake -- adventure game evidently with a flattopped cyborg hero named Visor. Fan art. Visor.
Why it's good to be a cop. They get the coolest low-maintenance haircuts known to man. Scout out the right barber shop and you can score a flat top for just.
Dawn of War -- yet another game with a flattopped hero
Races of Destiny -- fantasy art
Crewcutguy -- webshots
| Denzel Washington wore a flattop in "Courage Under Fire". |
Flattop 2000 -- link
Extreme Female Flattop Haircuts
Men's Short Haircuts
Jenny Fine -- beautiful young woman whose turns-ons include flattop haircuts
French Flattop from a blog.
The Flat Top Crew --Brisbane specialty barbers
In the stop-motion feature "ParaNorman", both the hero's father and the football player Mitch have flattop haircuts.
David Nunney, murder victim
Unknown flat-top owner
Clint Eastwood as a kid with a flattop, sort-of.
Crop Shop -- crew cut model
Dick Stigman, baseball player
Players Rolling Dice
Hugh Morrus -- wrestler
Unknown military wrestler
Stud Hammer -- wrestler
Airman -- tire inflation superhero
Ray Traylor, late wrestler.
Also here and here, here.
Thriller author Vince Flynn often sports a flattop. Click here or here.
Tony Badaracco -- weight lifter
Greg Kovacs, bodybuilder. Also here, here, here, here, here, here.
Lee Priest -- weight lifter; also here and here.
Jeremy Markum, bodybuilder and entrepreneur, formerly had his own site. He's now here, here and here.
John Cutri, bodybuilder. Also here.
Nick Vena, shotput athlete
Joe469 -- Flickr photos
Simon Cowell. Also here
Three men with flattops
Richard Carlson -- Vreature from the Black Lagoon
Warren Waters -- cartoon hero
SPC Andy Thornberry, US Army Airborne Infantry.
I work hard and play hard. I'm a survivor. I am self-sufficient. I live intensely and I will not slow down, lighten up or alter my convictions for anyone." I think that is the appropriate statement. I went by the nickname "Guile" during the Iraq war. I have had one ever since. PS: Women dig the flattop. It stands for structure, order and reliability.
Thanks for your service and the photos, Andy!
Derek T, cyberfriend.
John Zoller -- illustrator for children. You can get a t-shirt showing his image of a marine's flattop.
Neutron Sports -- unknown bodybuilders
Testosterone Nation -- unknown bodybuilders
Between Then and Now -- a man remembers the 1950's
Butt Kutz -- unknown bodybuilders
|Cyberfriend Tony Palm, Jr., preparing for Navy Dive school, with his son|
Dirk Muller of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Also here, here and here. Thanks to visitor Donald Books.
Mark Trail -- January 10, 2008
Philip K. Dick Reader -- cover art evokes the 1950's
Round Ireland Swim -- announcer
Karshner Triplets -- male models
Eddie Feigner -- "king of softball"
Lums Pond -- unknown duathlete
Dick Stark, classic bodybuilder.
Kevin, coach at David Barton gym
Eddie Elwood, bodybuilder.
Jack Strauss, bodybuilder.
Adam Ashley, bodybuilder.
Unknown military man.
Gary Reeves operates an ambulance for animals. From "Good Housekeeping", Feb. 2005.
Paul Terek -- pole vaulter
Unknown sailor -- Costa Rica tour site
Types of Buzz Cuts
Military Style Haircuts for Men
Dale Coody -- gospel singer
Unknown bodybuiler -- supplement ad.
"Fenders" -- classic photo
Unknown haircut model -- barber's blog is now down
Flat top hairstles -- site for barbers
Chase Jenson -- Alaskan bodybuilder
Adrian, bodybuilder. Also here.
John Cena, wrestler. Also here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
Markus Ruhl, bodybuilder.
Christian Slater -- "True Romance"
Jesse Plemons -- "Battleship"
|Sigourney Weaver with a buzz. Not quite a flattop. Still looks great.|
|Arnold Schwarzenegger has worn a flattop, especially in his movie "Commando."|
| Predator Omnibus. Graphic novel series scripted by Mark Verheiden and based on the popular movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the first three stories, the brother of Arnold's "Dutch Schaeffer" character fights aliens. The protagonist is a cynical, wisecracking policeman who has no relationships apart from his bond with his partner, does not know what has become of Dutch, and wonders whether there is anything more to life than meaningless struggle. The majority of the humans are vile, and a sub-theme is whether the monsters are any worse. There is extreme, almost continuous violence but no bad language. |
There is good attention to detail, and Schaeffer's flattop becomes rumpled during combat. In several panels, the shadowing makes the flat top unequivocal, flatter than Arnold's in the movie. Here is how "Schaeffer" looks in work by different teams.
"Cement Jungle": Pencils by Chris Warner and Ron Randall. Inks by Sam de la Rose, Chris Warner, and Randy Emberin. Click here or here.Highly recommended.
"Cold War": Pencils by Ron Randall, inks by Steve Mitchell. Click here or here.
"Dark River": Pencils by Ron Randall, inks by Rick Magyar. Click here or here.
Gymnast Nemov, also here.
Markus Ruhl shown with Jay Cutler. Kurtwood Kuta identified these men for me.
Christian Boeving in "When Eagles Strike"
Christian Boeving sported a flattop in "When Eagles Strike". His site is under revision, but you can see his flattop here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
River Market Brewery -- Kansas City
Noted actor Stephen Lang, born 1952, has worn a flattop in the play "Beyond Glory" and the movie "Avatar." See Mr. Lang here, here, here, here, here and here.
Chester Yorton who survived a horrorific accident as a teen, defeated Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1966 Mr. Universe competition. Also here.
Dik Alan Daso, curator of modern military aircraft at the Smithsonian
Gomer's -- Kansas City
Bromance -- adventure game
Frankie Rongo, senior bodybuilder
R. Mason, bodybuilder
Mike Matarazzo, bodybuilder, also here, here, here, and here.
John Hansen, bodybuilder
Unknown Bodybuilder -- supplement ad
Shawn Ray -- African-American bodybuilder who sometimes sports a flattop. Also here, here, here and here. His personal site is shawnray.org.
Ironman Obstacle Course -- comic giant
Jack Kevorkian, pathologist and euthanasia advocate, with a flattop. Also here.
Bulldog Brown, wrestler
| Brock Lesnar, wrestler. Also here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here,\ here (video), here, and here. Wikipedia. Brock with his new tattoo. Also here. Brock Lesnar Flat-top Crew Cut Hairstyle |
Brock -- mixed martial arts fighter with tattoo
A J Watson, mechanic, according to one source "always identifiable by his slim build and flattop haircut even into his 70s". Also here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Also, here, and here.
| Spin & Marty ||Tim Considine wore a flattop haircut which helped popularize the style in the 1950's. Also here.|
Spin and Marty, showing Tim Considine, David Stollery, Rudy Lee, and Steve Stevens. Also here.
Ricky Nelson sometimes wore a flattop in "Ozzy and Harriet." Click here, here, here and here.
| Steve Timmons winner of three Olympic volleyball medals, and owner of Redsand Inc, a gym clothing company, took a competing clothing manufacturer to court for its cartoon of a volleyball player with a red flattop. Case M'Otto Enterprises, Inv. v. Redsand, Inc. |
Steve Timmons "has achieved substantial notoriety for his distinctive red, flattop hair." Tradmark litigation. Link for lawyers is now down.
| Bruce Willis with a flattop in "The Jackal". Also here. || |
Steve Harvey comedian
Popular Mechanics photo of technology genius James Meindl.
Channing Tatum as "Duke" in "GI Joe". Also here. Better picture here. Click here for the real Duke. Both the toy and the movie have an almost flat-top haircut.
Patrick Arbuthnot, researcher
Frank Sutton as Sgt. Carter from "Gomer Pyle"
Rascal Flatts Gary LeVox sports a flattop of varying length
Simon Cowell. He is a hirsute, older man and perhaps this is a flattop-hairpiece. Looks great in any case. Also here, here, here, and here.
Ben Daniels as "Goat", the good-hearted soldier in "Doom". Also here.
Morgan Freeman with a military flattop
www.crewcut.com -- several barber shops
www.crewcut.com -- photos of various styles, nothing "adult"
John Otto Sess -- geneology archive
Men's Short Haircuts -- mature content
Dave Brousseau's characters Simone, Miguel, and Eric both sport flattops. Mature content.
The Scary Guy -- teaches good living. The Scary Guy recently visited my barber in Kansas for a flattop.
Carl Kraenzel, physicist from MIT, playes the Duke in "As You Like It"
before and after (here. and here).
| Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton -- one of the original Mercury 7. From a tribute page which is now down. Also and here,. |
Click here for a photo of the Mercury astronauts (Carpenter, Cooper, Glenn, Grissom, Schirra, Shepard, Slayton).
Charles Whitman, the U. of Texas sniper, suffered from a brain tumor.
Mickey Rourke as Marv in "Sin City". Also here, here, here, here, here, and here. Action figure.
Flattop Appreciation -- Men's Health
The Wonder Years
Sam Shepard (right), as the bad guy in "Stealth". Also here.
The late Alan John Mansfield, college professor. At his eulogy the speaker stated, "He charmed us with his own personal fashion movement -- his trade-mark flat-top hair-cut".
[Link is now down] Lisabeth's Travels -- [I] was totally amazed to see at least 10 people in long white coats standing in the room. It was the entire Orthopedic department come to say HI to Lisa and catch a glimpse of Hague. Nearly every one of these guys had a flat top hair cut, the style with the macho "Ortho" docs.
The young George Jones, country singer, wore a flattop. Does anyone have a photo?
|J.K. Simmons in "Spider Man", sports a flattop with long sides. Asked who he trusts, he says, "I trust my barber."|
|Jim Carrey with a flattop in "Me, Myself, and Irene"|
|Mohammed Ali / Cassius Clay wore a flattop in the early days.|
|Sgt. Korso from the DarkHorse comic prequel to Titan AE. Like other fictional warriors with flattops, Korso is distinguished as the most aggressive and the crudest-talking.|
Brian Cramer, Air Force Captain.
Brian Haley, comedian. Also here, here, here, and here.
Mitch Barrie -- "Urban Redneck" humor and comment
Joe Dille -- a tribute from his son
Mike Ditka, football player
Chief Blue Jacket -- Shawnee
Doug Hurley, astronaut
Christopher Joseph "Gus" Loria, astronaut, also here.
|Greg Ostertag, basketball player. See him here (draft choice), here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.|
John Duffey, classic bluegrass. Also here.
| Jon Tester, a progressive Democrat in Montana's state senate, the US Senator. Also here, and here. |
Also here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here,
Nathan Buckley, "Australian football" star. Also here. More often, Buckley sports his trademark "pineapple head" style.
Sheriff Green, Montgomery County, TX.
Chuy Gomez, radio personality.
Terry Sweeney of Saturday Night Life.
Tukul Arwana, also here. Jermaine Jackson, brother to Janet and Michael, seen here.
Child's Play 3
Elvis's army induction crewcut was a flattop. Also here.
Gus Grissom and two other Apollo 1 astronauts at prayer
Gus Grissom's son also had a flattop
Crew Cut clip art by Johnny Automatic
Bob Sarnowski, also here.
Trimups -- flattop sequence
Daddy's Got a Flattop
The Faded Flattop
European Flattop -- in French, it seems to be called "des cheveux in brosse"
Respect the Flattop -- retro comic art
Joe's New Flattop
Danny Kravitz, catcher. Also here.
Unforgotten Realms -- screen shot, also here.
|Marquesas Islands -- the local flag depicts a person with a flattop|
Nick Offerman had a flattop in Treasure Island and an even better one (with a beard) as an officer in "Cursed" (no picture yet).
Bo Farrow -- high school athlete, Oklahoma
|Dan McCleary with a flattop playing Shakespeare's war-hero Coriolanus,|
Kerwyn -- iconic figure from the D&D 3.5 Player's Handbook
Sparty, the ceramic statue of Michigan State's mascot, has a flattop.
Fiveprime -- collection of photos tagged "flattop". Quality varies.
Unknown flattop owner
Flattop in Progress
Unknown flattop owner
Stuart Campbell, a journalist who covers video games, has a very tall flattop. Click here and here.
Hal Woodeshick, pitcher for the Senators.
Hal Woodeshick, baseball pitcher. Also here.
| Dr. Fredrick Guzasky, Boston U. |
Professional musician with a flattop.
He also has his own website.
Sea Elves -- one with a flattop
Purifier -- from "Heroes of Horror"
Soulborn from "Magic of Incarnum"
Lammasu mantle from "Magic of Incarnum"
Skarn monk from "Magic of Incarnum". According to the authors, the Skarn, who seem to favor flattop haircuts, are noted for lawful alignment.
Phranc and her Phlat Top
Scott Abel, bodybuilder. Also here, here, and here. Lee Yerty, Memphis football strength coach
Viggo Mortenson had a flattop in Crimson Tide and GI Jane.
Captain Steve Cox, USMC shows a senator around the Afghanistan prison base in Cuba
Furqan gets his First FlatTop
Cool Men's Hair -- high and tight military haircuts
Alphonso Bertillon, early worker on criminal identificaiton.
Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, race car driver
Wayne Brewer with a great flattop
Bo Jackson once wore a flattop
Colossus, the X-man, sometimes has a flattop. Look here here, here, or here. He was played by Daniel Cudmore.
Ashley -- bodybuilder
Real Programmers Code in Binary
|Russ McCubbin -- old-time actor|
Paul Maguire, football player
Bill Mathis, football player
Jim Norton, football player
Walt Sweeney, football player
Jarrell Wilson, football player
Harry Jacobs, football player
Randy Orton, wrestler. Also here.
First-grade teacher Mr. Doyle, in Baby Blues, has a flattop. See him here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
Bad Dudes -- computer game
Beat The Cops, book by Alex Carroll on winning traffic ticket disputes.
Declan Timlin, show-fighter.
|James A. Coleman, USMC gunnery sargeant, has a flattop. Or here. Photos sent me by a friend, scanned from Muscle Media fitness magazine.|
Thomas Foy, who survived the July 2002 mine disaster, has a great flattop. Group photo with his companions.
Rudy Boesch, of "Survivor". Navy SEAL veteran.
How I Got My Flattop
The Anti-Sampson: My Haircut Story -- true story
Finding Tradition in a Flattop Haircut
Extreme Flattop from "Extreme Angling".
GI Joe, Canada -- several action figures have flat tops
Sigma 6 -- Duke -- GI Joe cartoon character
GI Joe, USAF air police
GI Joe -- classic re-issue with flattop
GI Joe -- Australian
GI Joe, "Hawk"
Duke from GI Joe, also here.
Blond GI Joe
African-American GI Joe
Police Officer, Henry County, Georgia
Maurice Glenn Turner -- poisoned with ethylene glycol
Georgia Police Officer -- Jimmy Jones
|Chip Hazard, in "Small Soldiers", was voiced by Tommy Lee Jones.|
Omer DeBouillon, wrestler-bodybuilder from 1890's era, had a flattop. This even pre-dates Pierre Curie's.
Dan Gurney, racer.
Matt Damon with a flattop, sort-of.
Physicist Werner Heisenberg with a flattop, sort-of.
Students of quantum physics understand that before Professor Heisenberg was observed and his photo taken, he both did and did not have a better flattop. Although Heisenberg was forced to serve Germany during WWII, he was tremendously relieved when he learned from a spy that America would build the atomic bomb before the Nazis did. In fact, he may have saved the world by not telling his bosses what they needed to know.
Chip Gizmo from "Beetle Bailey", new character
Dan Ackroyd in "Chuck and Larry." His fireman gets called "pine head."
Robert "Butch" Dole.
J P Scarisbrick, physician
Paul Blakley -- blood recipient
Body Alive -- defunct line of sports clothing
|Bruce Holmberg, a West Point graduate, now doing philanthropic work.|
|Lance Storm, popular Canadian wrestler|
Nicholas J. Piantanida, high-altitude skydiver, lost his life in a jump.
Keith Storey, airplane racer
R. Lee Ermey, best-known from Full Metal Jacket
Dark Elf -- from an adventure gaming ad.
Fernand Hubert -- amateur radio
Sam J. Jones starred in "Flash Gordon"
Sam J Jones, in "Gold of the Samurai"
Paul von Hindenburg, the German politician, had a near-flattop
Unknown US marathon runner
Unknown US marathon runner
Colin Farrell. Also here and here ("Pride and Glory").
|Kostya Tszyu, Russian-born boxing sensation, now an Australian citizen|
|Kevin Joseph, a computer wizard who also plays for the Minneapolis Admirals hockey team, is the first friend I met on the internet. Also here, here and here.|
Glenn Tunney. March 1957. "Want a flat-top haircut? If you do, it is going to cost you more. The Fayette County Barber's Association has announced that the price of a flat-top haircut will increase from.50 to.75 next month. In making the announcement, Gregory Bokosh, association secretary, explained that it takes barbers twice as long to give flat-top haircuts as it does to give regular ones."
David Brown, investigator for the Greene County, Missouri, medical examiner's office
Joel McKinnon Miller -- for some reason, at a pro-polygamy site.
Duluth Crew-Cut Club
Militia Member... cartoon from "Wizards of the Coast".
Mr. Mire -- "Stone Soup".
Doonesbury panel -- 12/11/06. New character introduced, named Kurt.
El Mayimbe -- Antony Santos at Shea Stadium
Unknown Gulf Warrior
Cartoon Lifeguard -- St. Petersburg Times
LTC Tim Ryan, serviceman in Iraq and writer.
Detlef Schrempf, basketball player. Also here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here (Detlef as philanthropist), and here.
Eric Montross, basketball player.
|Auto-Shave -- caricature made during a brainstorming session predicting what the world will be like in the year 2016|
|My cyberfriend Rob, barber.|
Johannes Gunderson -- German
David Randall Chaney -- former secret service agent
British Medical Journal -- cartoon of an American health-care system victim, with flattop, January 12, 2008.
|Bill Gardner. Operates "Flat Top Productions." Link is now down.|
|Charles Pavek of Reston, Virginia, another of my cyberfriends.|
| Devin Ratray as Buzz McCallister in "Home Alone". |
Thanks to cyberfriend Joshua Horne for bringing this to my attention.
The late Trevor Goddard, champion boxer turned actor, as "Kano". Also in Men of War.
|Steve Zahn in "National Security". Also here, here, here, here, and here.|
|Internet friend and new flat-top wearer Greg Rourke took this photo of a classic Schlitz sign in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, in 2006.|
|Richard Coles of the band "Communards." He became an Anglican priest.|
I get my flattop trimmed at Joe Vento's, 5106 Independence Avenue, KCMO 64124.
My cyberfriend Lewis McDowell highly recommends Ray's Barber Shop, 1565 W. Main #215, Lewisville TX 75067 (ask for Lorelie).
My cyberfriend Kristin Currier is a sometime hairstylist with a perspective to share. "The fans of hardcore (and 'Oi' style, or 'streetpunk') music... particularly Sick of it All, who write songs about social and political ills and the desire for positive change... tend to separate themselves from the similar heavy-metal crowd not only by clothing style but by hairstyles. Flat-tops, bald, mohawks, buzzcuts or just plain short are far more prevalent in hardcore than long-hair metal styles. I attribute that to hardcore's (at least the old-school kind) overall positive 'You can make the difference' message. Most people who listen to Sick of it All, Agnostic Front, Dropkick Murphys and the like generally go for a cleaner-cut, tough-guy blue-collar urban look... a street-kid-outsider-on-the-fringe-all-grown-up-now and who has overcome his troubles, loves his friends and family, is highly critical or organized religions, politics, and generally looking to create or keep whatever sanity there is to be had in a bleak and desperate world. Long hair is for hippies and cop-outs. However, they are still "anti-establishment" types, so to separate themselves from the red state types, lots have tons of tattoos, weird facial hair, or some kind of article of clothing to keep from being confused with cops, jocks or jarheads."
If you continue looking for flattop haircuts on the web, you'll eventually find a particular "Bible Ministries" site (of the rules-and-prooftexting type) which explains at some length why flat top haircuts are sinful. They also claim that all the dinosaurs lived within the past 6000 years and that some of them could breathe fire. They forbid organ donation to strangers because the organs would probably get used for sinful purposes, and most people are wicked and don't deserve to have their lives saved. And they disapprove of interracial marriages because God intends that the races hate one another; otherwise, human beings would unite against Him. Of course, this is directly contrary to the mainstream Christian faith as you can see it practiced every day in the service of others. If you want to believe this stuff, or consider these people to be "Christians", that is your business.
| Travis Morgan -- gym buddy, skydiver, long-term friend -- has a new site to help ordinary folks catch computer misbehavior. |
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