So I didn’t know what a man bun was. And then my mother came to visit and of course I ended up googling it, and it’s a thing (although if you can trust the Detroit Free Press it’s a ‘do women hate). It’s also probably over, since I only find out about things once they’re passé.
Of course the circumstances that brought us to the man bun conversation are relevant; we’ve invented a word. Well, actually it is a new use for an old word, but it’s now being used on a regular basis at our house and I think will hit mainstream conversation soon.
eglīte -es, dsk. ģen. -šu, s.
vīrietim ‘zirgaste’, veidota galvas pašā centrā
The Latvian word for “little spruce” now also refers to a men’s ponytail, preferably on the top of his head. Originating as a way to keep Vilis's locks out of his face in the heat until his mother works up the courage to give him his first haircut, most popular with Mikus, often prompting smiles from even the most serious adult.
Of course there’s also the ponytail beard. Thanks dad!
In order to not end on a note of facial hair, here’s a video showing the traditional Latvian folk costumes in a whole new light. “Katram savu tautas tērpu. Latvia Suits You. Dienrāža 2016 fotosesija.” Happy Friday!