Lisa Birnbach

cockney13 asked: Hi Lisa,what is your take on men shaving there heads for aesthetic reasons?considering a large bald spot on the crown of the head and a reseding hairline. Is a man with a shaved head preppy or not?

Hi Cockney,

I’ve been giving some thought to the nouveau bald lately.  Bald is the new black, I guess, and also kind of a cooler way of living with less hair.  It’s trendy with the financial world and the Jersey Shore world.  

It is way way better than wearing a comb-over or toupee any day!

If you want to look very prep without hair, my only suggestion is to up your prepppiness a notch:  seersucker and madras in the summer, wide-wale corduroy and tweeds in the winter.