Like breakfast menus, Netflix binges, and long weekends, all good things must come to an end. And so, too, must all “not-so-good-though-ok-at-times-but-actually-the-jury-is-pretty-split-so-who-can-say” things.
To make sense of that sentence we should just be clear: We’re talking about man buns.
From Brad Pitt to Orlando Bloom to Kit Harrington, man buns have spread like wildfire across the heads of young men coast to coast for the past few years (probably peaking around 2014, give or take). In that time, they’ve endured their fair share of impassioned love and hostile abuse. But whether you love the man bun and think it an important cultural milestone that should be enshrined in the Smithsonian (does this person exist?), or loathe the bun and all the heads it adorns (this person definitely exists), you can probably agree that it’s time to move on.
For one bar in NYC, that time can’t come soon enough.
TimeOut reports that Brooklyn-based bar Boobie Trap is making all man-bunners an offer that might be difficult to pass up: free booze in exchange for a haircut. Brokelyn states that the bar’s co-owner Kristen North is offering to give a free bottle of liquor to any guy who cuts off his topknot right there at the bar. To paint a picture for you, North says “We’d film the amputation and pin the bun up on the wall.”
The sight of a dozen hipster man buns dangling from the wall of a bar notwithstanding, this actually seems like a pretty fair trade in our eyes. Any dude particularly attached to his man bun will still end up with a free bottle of booze to compensate for losing it, while anyone who was ready to chop the knot can celebrate his bun independence in style.
North went on to tell Brokleyn that the reason for the offer doesn’t come from a place of hate, but rather a desire for change: “I’ve seen way too many of them last season and want to help along a new style sensation.”
Bless you, Boobie Trap. You’re the hero we don’t deserve.
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