Trendspotting: Sumo-Style Top Knots
Holy sweet buns, the topknot. In the most recent installment of Trendspotting, we’re looking to the official ‘do rocked by models worldwide. This translates to respected, replicated, and coveted by us, the mortals.
Have you, however, ever asked a man what he thought about a topknot? Me neither, but many have divulged their opinions regardless and the general consensus has either been, “Man Repeller, you look like an alien” or “Man Repeller, you look like an emaciated sumo wrestler.” I suppose I should note my general response as well, “You’re just upset the knot at the top of my head is bigger than both of your peewee-sized testicles combined. But thank you for the compliment on my physique.”
In any case, the following photos will expose copious takes on the infamous topknot. Let’s pay special attention to any un-human-like tendencies the topknot may suggest while keeping a sense of girls rule, boys drool instilled within us.
Ready, set, street style.
Lily tops her knot because that’s what models do: they top knots, while wearing several black fabrics, just roaming around Paris, looking for photo ops.
See what I mean? Fine, she proved my hypothesis about the black incorrect but Paris? Check. Topknot? Check. Photo-op found? Check.
And off on another continent, this dapper Dan (I think I can say that, she’s in loads o’menswear) didn’t stop at the XL yellow denim shorts and bright red sandals with socks, oh no. And so, the topknot. Stats as of 2/2/2011: Street style: 1. Sex: 0.
I’m seeing the alien tendencies to the left in this Siamese equation.
Here said alien tendencies reveal themselves again a la Denni Elias of Chic Muse. I commend the plaid use and more specifically matching it to that hue of red lip. Are you with me?
I’m throwing this one in for good measure to exemplify the vast levels of topknot one can aspire to achieve. This is more a midknot but look at those tapered pants and Ann Demeulemeester kicks. Her facial expression suggests: “the things I do, or rather don’t do for fashion.”
Susie Bubble! Duh. And an epic outfit it is. Leather paneled leggings underneath a full fur skirt and a double fabric sweater belted at the waist make the outfit an immediate repeller. Her hair is just quite literally, the cherry on top.
I slay myself.