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Title: The best comb over.
Post by: darby o chill on May 17, 2021, 11:57:30 PM
Having just seen it in a retro computer clip, I say Sir Clive Sinclair had the best comb over of all time.
Please add on if you have any more great comb overs.

(https://i.imgur.com/SkQkSbQ.png)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: steve98 on May 18, 2021, 12:06:07 AM
No-one's gonna beat that. Close the thread.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on May 18, 2021, 12:08:00 AM
Six pubes 'round a kinder egg capsule.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on May 18, 2021, 12:12:18 AM
(https://www.insidernj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/neilkni-1024x613.png)
Combover is classic Kinnock: a solution in search of a problem. He had a decent crop of hair left, not like Clive's head like a Barbie doll's buttock, yet somehow worked in some inane two-stage solution to baldness that involved fashioning his hair into a regular male-pattern bald style around the crown, and then did a smaller comb over on top and to the back where it weren't even needed any more and just made him look like he was wearing a minature toupée on top of a prop bald wig that was already a size too small.
(https://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41445000/jpg/_41445592_kinnock203.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on May 18, 2021, 12:12:43 AM
I love the idea that Clive had to stare into a mirror every morning and plaster that hair onto his scalp, carefully separating each strand to ensure maximum coverage.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Better Midlands on May 18, 2021, 12:16:13 AM
Always admired the Robert Robinson

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Media/Pix/pictures/2010/8/3/1280851981660/Robert-Robinson-006.jpg?width=300&quality=45&auto=format&fit=max&dpr=2&s=592a948c83f03e2e61c6a3e2ece267b3)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Captain Z on May 18, 2021, 12:16:24 AM
I have a very vivid memory of a photo of Bobby Charlton (?) displacing his combover with a header, and yet now I cannot find this picture at all. Mandela moment or am I thinking of a different footballer?
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: idunnosomename on May 18, 2021, 12:17:05 AM
Sir Clive is like a total ledge shagger in case anyone doesn't know
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: steve98 on May 18, 2021, 12:18:09 AM
With that beard he (Sir Clive) essentially has a band of gold that goes all the way round his head (apart from that tiny little gap where his *ahem* side-parting is.) A fit nit could circumnavigate his head, and every day would be a new adventure.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on May 18, 2021, 12:19:28 AM
Scargill's magical levitating brillo pad.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: darby o chill on May 18, 2021, 12:19:56 AM
It really is remarkable. It reminds me of something but I can't put my finger on it. Some type of WW2 inner helmet or a sports device or something? Let's have a closer look.


(https://i.imgur.com/SbVUvaC.png)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on May 18, 2021, 12:22:28 AM
The best combover is the one you don't even notice. There's probably a beautiful head of hair out there that belongs to someone who wakes up every morning looking like Terry Nutkins.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Jasha on May 18, 2021, 12:22:54 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/ChMkNcW/download-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: steve98 on May 18, 2021, 12:26:15 AM
Why don't you get a 2-sided comb-over? L to R and R to L ? That's gonna give you twice the thickness  of hair up top. (Yes you'd have a side-parting on each side, but so what?)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: darby o chill on May 18, 2021, 12:29:29 AM
Quote from: steve98 on May 18, 2021, 12:26:15 AM
Why don't you get a 2-sided comb-over? L to R and R to L ? That's gonna give you twice the thickness  of hair up top. (Yes you'd have a side-parting on each side, but so what?)

Now that is a great idea Steve. But it's not for us to say. Maybe one of the forum balds can chime in.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: bgmnts on May 18, 2021, 12:30:37 AM
Bobby Charlton is the obvious one because his combover would try to leave his head during sweaty football matches. The OP's effort is amazing though.

(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/09/09/13/049567F30000044D-0-image-a-26_1441802295999.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: darby o chill on May 18, 2021, 12:45:36 AM
Ooh that is very good. Yes, the sweat factor must be taken into consideration. It almost looks like someone threw a fish at him. Have any of you had sex with Sir Clive? That would give us an idea of how it looked dripping with sweat. idunnosomename mentioned he was a bit of a shagging ledge, so maybe an ex-girlfriend is reading this and can provide anecdotes or photos.

I would like to thank you all for participating in my comb over discussion.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Captain Z on May 18, 2021, 12:50:52 AM
That's two people who definitely have me on ignore there.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: bgmnts on May 18, 2021, 12:54:55 AM
Quote from: Captain Z on May 18, 2021, 12:50:52 AM
That's two people who definitely have me on ignore there.

Oops! Didn't cop that sorry.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: darby o chill on May 18, 2021, 12:55:44 AM
Not I Captain Z!! Your excellent suggestion was noted before bgmnts posted it.
As were entries by Video Game Fan 2000, Elderly Sumo Prophecy, Better Midlands & Jasha.
But as Steve pointed out earlier, it was always gonna be a tough one to beat.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on May 18, 2021, 01:02:54 AM
Quote from: bgmnts on May 18, 2021, 12:30:37 AM
Bobby Charlton is the obvious one because his combover would try to leave his head during sweaty football matches. The OP's effort is amazing though.

(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/09/09/13/049567F30000044D-0-image-a-26_1441802295999.jpg)

"Short back and sides is it then Bobby?"
"Aye. Could you leave it a bit longer on top? I'm growing it out."
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Mr Banlon on May 18, 2021, 01:14:50 AM
Definitely the comb over king : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHm_1116f_Q
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on May 18, 2021, 01:19:15 AM
Imagine what a combover looks like when you've just woken up, before it's been tamed.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Ferris on May 18, 2021, 02:10:08 AM
You don't see them any more do you? Must have noticed one in the last 4 or 5 years (which, to be fair, was a belter).
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: zomgmouse on May 18, 2021, 02:34:23 AM
Best one I've seen (https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Glebe on May 18, 2021, 03:00:14 AM
Quote from: darby o chill on May 17, 2021, 11:57:30 PM(https://i.imgur.com/SkQkSbQ.png)

"Are you enjoying Manic Miner?"

"No Clive, I'm about to rage quit this fucker."
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Better Midlands on May 18, 2021, 06:13:24 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/0UMO1zl.jpg)

"Ere Clive, look at this geezer's bonce"

"Fackin' bald cunt"
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on May 18, 2021, 06:36:29 AM
Quote from: darby o chill on May 18, 2021, 12:19:56 AM
It really is remarkable. It reminds me of something but I can't put my finger on it. Some type of WW2 inner helmet or a sports device or something? Let's have a closer look.


(https://i.imgur.com/SbVUvaC.png)

Hang on, that is CaB member kittens, isn't it?
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: seepage on May 18, 2021, 07:38:22 AM
Not a comb over, but a bloke at work used to wear what looked like a Christmas cracker hat made of hair. Which sort of worked if you were shorter than him and not behind him on a descending escalator.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: DrGreggles on May 18, 2021, 07:41:49 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ET58TX0WoAkTyLs.jpg)

Ralph Coates, aged 28.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Inspector Norse on May 18, 2021, 08:47:21 AM
Quote from: seepage on May 18, 2021, 07:38:22 AM
Not a comb over, but a bloke at work used to wear what looked like a Christmas cracker hat made of hair. Which sort of worked if you were shorter than him and not behind him on a descending escalator.

Reminds me of the bizarre style attempted by former Hammarby/Championship Manager legend Kennedy Bakircioglu: a combover is too obvious, but what if you spike up the few strands of hair you have left on your pate?

(https://www.sportbibeln.se/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/04/kennnnn.jpg)

Also found this picture of him from his time playing in Holland, when he seems to have tried to hide the beginnings of baldness by bleaching his thinning rug:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqA0MbmCIAAvFWv.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: An tSaoi on May 18, 2021, 10:17:13 AM
It's an obvious choice, but Trump's hair is still as fascinating as it always was. We've seen it from all angles, every day for four years or more, and I still can't work it out. I've even seen diagrams with arrows, and it remains a puzzle.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: imitationleather on May 18, 2021, 10:30:34 AM
Quote from: darby o chill on May 17, 2021, 11:57:30 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/SkQkSbQ.png)

Isn't that a young Bill Gates?!
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on May 18, 2021, 10:39:36 AM
The award for Most Combovers On A Single Head goes to...

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/592cc69b3e196d26cbbb669c10b19eb14db09c88/0_455_4806_2883/master/4806.jpg?width=1200&height=1200&quality=85&auto=format&fit=crop&s=861d6a0e54221d8f8d333d7842750717)

Quote from: seepage on May 18, 2021, 07:38:22 AM
Not a comb over, but a bloke at work used to wear what looked like a Christmas cracker hat made of hair. Which sort of worked if you were shorter than him and not behind him on a descending escalator.

Hahahaha... I think that's what The Juddernaught has got going on here. It sort of works unless you're watching him bow his head down under the harsh lights of a snooker table.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on May 18, 2021, 10:56:03 AM
Of course, in the pantheon of snooker combovers no-one will ever top this man. Not even a shed full of alien tech could cure the condition of having but a scant seven strands to comb across:

(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/09/15/article-2037712-0DE7901000000578-604_468x380.jpg)

Meanwhile Ali Carter is having a good go with his Jimmy McGill-style proto-combover. Should be the full Saul Goodman by 2026:

(https://metro.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/GettyImages-1200534889.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&zoom=1&resize=644%2C452)

Come back Biggy, this is your job
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: studpuppet on May 18, 2021, 11:49:32 AM
Quote from: DrGreggles on May 18, 2021, 07:41:49 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ET58TX0WoAkTyLs.jpg)

Ralph Coates, aged 28.

Coates had it going on when he was younger than 28:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-K7yNOMmwv9w/VLFBw7x7wvI/AAAAAAAAEBQ/Y8YxgITcG-0/s1600/Ralph_Coates_4_1971Csport.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: LORD BAD VIBE on May 18, 2021, 01:09:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFoLODNP2CI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFoLODNP2CI)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on May 18, 2021, 01:39:35 PM
Quote from: An tSaoi on May 18, 2021, 10:17:13 AM
It's an obvious choice, but Trump's hair is still as fascinating as it always was. We've seen it from all angles, every day for four years or more, and I still can't work it out. I've even seen diagrams with arrows, and it remains a puzzle.

If you mean Donald rather than Judd, then yes, I know exactly what you mean. Apparently it's a combination of scalp-reduction surgery, with the hair surrounding the reduced bald patch then combed together, then combed forward into a quiff, then folded back on itself. I know this but do I understand it? No:

https://youtu.be/kIGcosb22_Y
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: The Culture Bunker on May 18, 2021, 01:56:17 PM
If we're talking footballers who went with the comb-over look, former Chelsea man John Dempsey takes some beating:

(http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/PA-533422.jpg)

Around his mid 20s at the time the pic was taken, I reckon.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on May 18, 2021, 01:58:58 PM
Exquisite!
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Jittlebags on May 18, 2021, 02:21:49 PM
Frank Bough sporting a high level job.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ED9xag3XYAImDGw.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Glebe on May 18, 2021, 02:23:27 PM
Quote from: Better Midlands on May 18, 2021, 06:13:24 AM(https://i.imgur.com/0UMO1zl.jpg)

"Ere Clive, look at this geezer's bonce"

"Fackin' bald cunt"

I was gonna do one with Fry-Up Guy, great minds etc.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on May 18, 2021, 02:48:02 PM
I concede that football trumps* snooker in the combover stakes. Funny when snooker is a relatively sedate game played in the still dry air of an indoor arena while football requires the players to run around and work up a sweat, often in rain and high winds:

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQqVKwj0R9tFH7LrwGUXvVXso2O274p8jM4fg&usqp=CAU)

*sorry
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on May 18, 2021, 02:53:58 PM
Some cracking 'dos' so far. Nowadays, at the first signs of a receding hairline everyone seems to opt for the pre-emptive strike of a number 1 all over or the full head shave and we've ended up with a country full of Phil Mitchells.

I miss the days when men would valiantly try to disguise their baldness with a bit of creative comb work, Brylcreem and, for the adventurous, Cossack hairspray (for men).
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: The Culture Bunker on May 18, 2021, 02:55:14 PM
If you watch footage of Man United from that era, it's always amusing when Bobby Charlton gives the stray strands a quick sweep-back atop before taking a corner.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on May 18, 2021, 03:07:39 PM
Quote from: bgmnts on May 18, 2021, 12:30:37 AM
Bobby Charlton is the obvious one because his combover would try to leave his head during sweaty football matches. The OP's effort is amazing though.

(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/09/09/13/049567F30000044D-0-image-a-26_1441802295999.jpg)

Head like the Dairy Milk logo.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: poodlefaker on May 18, 2021, 03:09:22 PM
The gelled spikes have replaced the combover, as others have noted, the don being pottery-blubber big Keith Brymer-Jones

(https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/20/590x/The-Great-Pottery-Throw-Down-Keith-Brymer-Jones-1381679.jpg?r=1610138674831)

Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: steve98 on May 18, 2021, 06:04:33 PM
Pete Seeger (the unofficial Saint of comb-overs,) leadin' the students singin' We Shall Over-Comb. Vermont '62.

(https://img.youtube.com/vi/M_Ld8JGv56E/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: darby o chill on May 18, 2021, 07:12:43 PM
Some excellent 'dos today!
And nice to see convicted sex offender Brian Peppers enjoying himself on the left in that Seeger picture.


I've been trying to pin down exactly when Sir Clive began sporting that 'look'.

1980 - Nope, just a regular slaphead with a neat back comb visible.

(https://i.imgur.com/IepBHmm.png)

1982 - we see the first signs of the horrors to come.

(https://i.imgur.com/gNJ5res.png)

But by 1984 the combover has mysteriously vanished into a much more streamlined affair.

(https://i.imgur.com/20UvZKC.png)

So I'm thinking 1983. Bonus angle:

(https://i.imgur.com/o3KoP2n.png)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: thecuriousorange on May 18, 2021, 11:14:06 PM
(https://static.gigwise.com/artists/00005281_Maximo-Park-200x200.jpg)

A rare modernish one.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: shiftwork2 on May 18, 2021, 11:42:37 PM
Much rather see a valiant comb over attempt than a 90s pre-emptive strike Grant Mitchell.  Well done comb over lads
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: darby o chill on May 19, 2021, 01:54:23 AM
Quote from: Jittlebags on May 18, 2021, 02:21:49 PM
Frank Bough sporting a high level job.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ED9xag3XYAImDGw.jpg)

Lots going on here. Bit of classic Clive but a new twist.

Quote from: thecuriousorange on May 18, 2021, 11:14:06 PM
(https://static.gigwise.com/artists/00005281_Maximo-Park-200x200.jpg)



A rare modernish one.

Need more angles on this. Scalp area?
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Ferris on May 19, 2021, 02:06:20 AM
Quote from: thecuriousorange on May 18, 2021, 11:14:06 PM
(https://static.gigwise.com/artists/00005281_Maximo-Park-200x200.jpg)

A rare modernish one.

Become a landfill indie hero in an era of trilby hats. Textbook.

Played a show with them and have literally no memory of it so add that one to your shit anecdote copybooks, lads.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: darby o chill on May 19, 2021, 02:10:00 AM
I don't know who he is - his face is giving me anxiety. Tell me more about the show, did you see any backstage comb over activity?
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on May 19, 2021, 02:13:59 AM
I used to think that the mullet was the hairstyle of the Gods, but now I believe it may be the comb over. It's beautiful, man.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: darby o chill on May 19, 2021, 02:18:33 AM
Quote from: Better Midlands on May 18, 2021, 12:16:13 AM
Always admired the Robert Robinson

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Media/Pix/pictures/2010/8/3/1280851981660/Robert-Robinson-006.jpg?width=300&quality=45&auto=format&fit=max&dpr=2&s=592a948c83f03e2e61c6a3e2ece267b3)

This is very strong. The sadness in the eyes. The slickness of the slap. And the rare tidy flourish on the hairless side. 9/10
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on May 19, 2021, 02:22:58 AM
A teacher at school called Chisholm (I SAID CHISHOLM) earned the name Windywig due to his hair's performance at rugby practice on windy days, when the zephyr afforded his combover a snaking, jaunty dance that we all loved. He was often spotted with a pot of 80s neon blue hair gel in a strong breeze trying to 'batten down the hatches' as it were.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Dex Sawash on May 19, 2021, 02:25:57 AM
WIG CHISSUM
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on May 19, 2021, 02:28:51 AM
Quote from: Dex Sawash on May 19, 2021, 02:25:57 AM
WIG CHISSUM

Yes.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Keebleman on May 19, 2021, 02:40:18 AM
Clive James, reviewing Superstars in 1979.

QuoteAmong the few great heroes of sporting legend of all time that I could actually recognise was Bobby Charlton, whose baldy hairstyle is hard to miss. For years now, as one chrome-dome to another, I have been trying to reach Bobby through this column in order to tell him that his cover-up can only work in conditions of complete immobility. If he took up Zen finger-wrestling there might be some chance of retaining his carefully deployed strands in place. But in a 100-yard dash against the Gentle Giant and the Blond Bomber the whole elaborate tonsorial concoction was simply bound to fall apart.

Bobby won the race, arriving at the finishing line with his hairstyle streaming behind his skull like the tail of an undernourished comet. Seemingly without pausing for breath, Bobby went straight into the mandatory victor's interview with David Vine. It was notable, however, that his coiffure had magically been restored to position — i.e., it was back on top of his head.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on May 19, 2021, 02:52:24 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/xsF6Dvv.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Ferris on May 19, 2021, 02:54:20 AM
Quote from: darby o chill on May 19, 2021, 02:10:00 AM
I don't know who he is - his face is giving me anxiety. Tell me more about the show, did you see any backstage comb over activity?

They had a different dressing room. His name is Paul (something) from Maximo Park. Their rider included 35 combs and wig-glue[nb]this one is false[/nb].
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Ferris on May 19, 2021, 02:56:32 AM
Now hang on a minute - Limmy is under no illusions about what's going on and would be the last man in Glasgow to get a combover. When it's gone (ie 6 more months) he'll accept it and do the necessary wet shave. Probably do it on twitch.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Better Midlands on May 19, 2021, 07:49:52 AM
Quote from: Jittlebags on May 18, 2021, 02:21:49 PM
Frank Bough sporting a high level job.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ED9xag3XYAImDGw.jpg)

Bough wasn't bald, he created that hairstyle as a practical choice

(https://i.imgur.com/TbS9z9g.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Jockice on May 19, 2021, 08:49:35 AM
Quote from: Voltan (Man of Steel) on May 18, 2021, 02:53:58 PM
Some cracking 'dos' so far. Nowadays, at the first signs of a receding hairline everyone seems to opt for the pre-emptive strike of a number 1 all over or the full head shave and we've ended up with a country full of Phil Mitchells.

I miss the days when men would valiantly try to disguise their baldness with a bit of creative comb work, Brylcreem and, for the adventurous, Cossack hairspray (for men).

A few years ago I planned to make everyone think I'd gone bald by growing a comb-over and a ponytail and wearing a baseball cap indoors. I wanted people to whip off the headgear and go: "You bald bast...oh, sorry mate."

Since then I have started losing it a bit on top and at the sides but most of the time (well, in most recent photos) it's not that obvious. Rather strange for a family in which most men on both sides are either already or going bald to an extent a relative in his early 30s recently had a transplant. I'm a freak!
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: poodlefaker on May 19, 2021, 09:06:21 AM
Was this a purely British penomenon? Were French / Spanish / Italian men more confident in their baldness? Were toupees more affordable in the States? I'd like to see some action from the  East German boys.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: An tSaoi on May 19, 2021, 09:27:12 AM
George Costanza had a barely there combover in the early days of Seinfeld, trying to create a barrier between the front recession and the rear bald spot. He got the makeup lady to thicken it with mascara or something. Absolutely pointless.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: steve98 on May 19, 2021, 10:01:04 AM
Quote from: poodlefaker on May 19, 2021, 09:06:21 AM
Was this a purely British penomenon? Were French / Spanish / Italian men more confident in their baldness? Were toupees more affordable in the States? I'd like to see some action from the  East German boys.

No, the Japanese can certainly give us a run for our money. There's a generation coming of age now in Japan who're giving the same love and attention to their comb-overs that a previous generation gave to Bonsai. Check it out.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Jittlebags on May 19, 2021, 10:23:56 AM
Quote from: poodlefaker on May 19, 2021, 09:06:21 AM
Was this a purely British penomenon?

Vive le président..

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5b/Abdelaziz_Bouteflika_casts_his_ballot_in_May_10th%27s_2012_legislative_election_%28cropped%29.jpg/220px-Abdelaziz_Bouteflika_casts_his_ballot_in_May_10th%27s_2012_legislative_election_%28cropped%29.jpg)

Former Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: poodlefaker on May 19, 2021, 11:46:08 AM
nice. strands across the ocean.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on May 19, 2021, 12:11:17 PM
Quote from: steve98 on May 19, 2021, 10:01:04 AM
No, the Japanese can certainly give us a run for our money. There's a generation coming of age now in Japan who're giving the same love and attention to their comb-overs that a previous generation gave to Bonsai. Check it out.

I'm wondering which CaBber wrote this:

https://www.vice.com/en/article/jmaqk8/celebrating-the-great-combovers-of-asia

"bald fraternity" sounds like something Larry David would mention in Curb.

I saw quite a few in Japan, including one which kind of went round in a swirl. The chap sporting that one was the bandleader of a big band I saw at a jazz club, standing with his back (and his comb over) to the audience while conducting. Perhaps being in that particular profession was what made him so self-conscious about his hair, whatever, it was kind of impressive
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Butchers Blind on May 19, 2021, 12:26:44 PM
Scargill back in the day

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/staticarchive/4f0848f13e4587dd44aa437a0f5c9d9d3a91bb24.jpg)

Proper big comb over.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Jockice on May 19, 2021, 12:27:30 PM
Quote from: FerriswheelBueller on May 19, 2021, 02:54:20 AM
They had a different dressing room. His name is Paul (something) from Maximo Park. Their rider included 35 combs and wig-glue[nb]this one is false[/nb].

Smith. I remember this because there's not only a fashion designer but a chap from my year at school who share his name.  The Maximo bloke is the baldest of them all though.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Thomas on May 19, 2021, 01:18:31 PM
Excited to see how Jude Law will tantalise us in the coming years -

(https://i2-prod.irishmirror.ie/incoming/article9024064.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Che-Tempo-Che-Fa-TV-show-Milan-Italy-09-Oct-2016.jpg)

It won't be your traditional 1970s footballer/trade unionist combover, but he's extracting every last resource from an increasingly isolated hairrrrr island.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Art Bear on May 19, 2021, 01:33:35 PM
BBC Sport's David Coleman had a lengthy relationship with the 'over.

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/1024/media/images/71896000/jpg/_71896648_david_c.jpg)

(https://th.bing.com/th/id/R3eacaab80189f8abbe5505259b8cc1e1?rik=deIEPqDhzZFbWA&riu=http%3a%2f%2fnews.bbcimg.co.uk%2fmedia%2fimages%2f71896000%2fjpg%2f_71896931_7b69b072-8f85-4680-a657-84b95ad857b8.jpg&ehk=i2mak4r0sNLBLqomlSelYfGAZX8kcDO4n7WfOVUz9Pc%3d&risl=&pid=ImgRaw)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on May 19, 2021, 01:35:00 PM
Quote from: Thomas on May 19, 2021, 01:18:31 PM
Excited to see how Jude Law will tantalise us in the coming years -

(https://i2-prod.irishmirror.ie/incoming/article9024064.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Che-Tempo-Che-Fa-TV-show-Milan-Italy-09-Oct-2016.jpg)

It won't be your traditional 1970s footballer/trade unionist combover, but he's extracting every last resource from an increasingly isolated hairrrrr island.

Nah, he doesn't give a fuck and it's refreshing, fair play to him. I reckon he'll just keep on rocking the Sexy Mark Williams look.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: steve98 on May 19, 2021, 01:43:17 PM
The Red Wedge. Many a police truncheon's had a smack at that; reader, they couldn't even dent it.

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/staticarchive/4f0848f13e4587dd44aa437a0f5c9d9d3a91bb24.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Thomas on May 19, 2021, 01:45:05 PM
Quote from: Blue Jam on May 19, 2021, 01:35:00 PM
Nah, he doesn't give a fuck and it's refreshing, fair play to him. I reckon he'll just keep on rocking the Sexy Mark Williams look.

I do admire the free-flowing recession, too, and I'll be happy if I have such a symmetrical hairline as I near my 50s. I'm just interested to see how avant garde his tidal mohawk gets.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: I.D. Smith on May 19, 2021, 01:55:02 PM
Quote from: Thomas on May 19, 2021, 01:18:31 PM
Excited to see how Jude Law will tantalise us in the coming years -

(https://i2-prod.irishmirror.ie/incoming/article9024064.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Che-Tempo-Che-Fa-TV-show-Milan-Italy-09-Oct-2016.jpg)

It won't be your traditional 1970s footballer/trade unionist combover, but he's extracting every last resource from an increasingly isolated hairrrrr island.

Always felt an affinity with Jude Law, as I felt my hair took a similar style of recession and attempts to hide it as his, although mine was over a much shorter time frame before I gave up and adopted the buzz cut - he's been eeking out what he has for about 20 years now, whereas my time period was a short, sharp shock over about 8 years.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on May 19, 2021, 03:21:33 PM
Quote from: Thomas on May 19, 2021, 01:45:05 PM
I do admire the free-flowing recession, too, and I'll be happy if I have such a symmetrical hairline as I near my 50s. I'm just interested to see how avant garde his tidal mohawk gets.

Hahahahah! I like to think of Jude Law and Mark Williams' style as a Hair Peninsula, ie, a HAAIIIR IIISSSLAAAND that hasn't yet drifted away from the mainland hair to form a Mid-Head Oxbow.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on May 19, 2021, 03:35:55 PM
I get the feeling you just want to boff Jude Law, so his hair gets a free pass.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on May 19, 2021, 03:54:12 PM
Nah, Jude Law never did it for me for some reason. Not a bad-looking lad at all but not for me. Never gave a fuck about baldness though and I don't know why people here get so hung up on it. I've always thought it's more than a little mean to mock someone over a natural part of the ageing process unless it's Prince William.

It's also better for a man to not give a fuck and to go au naturel than to pay a king's ransom to have a surgical robot stab them in the head 10,000 times despite the risk that they may end up looking like Jimmy White. I know hair transplant technology is getting better but that doesn't stop it being freaky as fuck:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e7/2f/41/e72f41daa6bd05308393beb9cb94c55c.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: The Culture Bunker on May 19, 2021, 04:12:41 PM
Blimey, I had no idea Jason Alexander had gone down that road.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: beanheadmcginty on May 22, 2021, 07:05:12 PM
Jason Alexander's hair is a "semi-permanent toupee" apparently. Something I didn't know existed.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: darby o chill on May 22, 2021, 11:25:48 PM
Interesting style I haven't seen before courtesy of Adrian Utley from Portishead.
It's like a little model railway bridge of hair at the back with a tuft upfront to distract you.

(https://i.imgur.com/Pe1inqq.gif)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: poodlefaker on June 27, 2021, 05:08:01 PM
Was watching The Producers last night, and Zero Mostel's hair rig is a sight to behold. It seems to originate in a reservoir of hair on the back of his head, just above the nape of his neck, trained up and over to his forehead and kept in place with vaseline. A triumph.

(https://prod-images.tcm.com/v5cache/TCM/Images/Dynamic/i377/producers67_aminorcompulsion_FC_HD_2997_470x264_102020150622.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on June 27, 2021, 05:51:59 PM
If we're doing fictional combovers, Saul Goodman's "combover mullet" is a classic of the genre but I think it really comes into its own in the later seasons of Breaking Bad, when Saul uses a bit of drug money to treat himself to some highlights. That's so tragic it's almost admirable.

The winner has to be Pete Campbell in Mad Men though. Not only is it a proper 70's game show host affair, it's also a very brave move on the part of haired man Vincent Kartheiser:

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS4RRdE8CcajthLfjM3JdHDDmBbO1UCx8X1Pg&usqp=CAU)

Or is this just bald appropriation? Are you offended, CaBbers?
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on June 27, 2021, 05:58:51 PM
Quote from: beanheadmcginty on May 22, 2021, 07:05:12 PM
Jason Alexander's hair is a "semi-permanent toupee" apparently. Something I didn't know existed.

What is this exactly? Is that the same as a "hair system"? As far as I can tell this is a little hairpiece that's attached and replaced by a professional every six weeks. Sounds like the upkeep would be a nightmare. Not to mention the panic in the shower or at the swimming pool or in an unexpected downpour.

And what did "hair system" users do during lockdown? Grow combovers? I hope they did.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: thecuriousorange on June 27, 2021, 09:51:27 PM
I think the man bun that Thom Yorke's been sporting over the past five or so years could be an inventive take on the classic combover.

Bald spot appearing at the back? Simply scrunch up all the other hair from your head and knot it into a fat "bun" shape, to conceal the sunroof.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c9/43/e5/c943e5ed04a93c8647a21a90e8c8180b.jpg)

Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 27, 2021, 10:00:06 PM
Doesn't 'semi-permanent' just mean a syrup that's sewn-in?
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Alberon on June 27, 2021, 10:08:01 PM
Head Gardener posted this one in the Animated Gifs thread a couple of years back.

(https://i.imgur.com/zxmKAbl.gif)

A true work of art.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse on June 27, 2021, 10:58:42 PM
Homer Simpson's two hair strands: combover or not?
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 27, 2021, 11:02:08 PM
Course it is.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Vitamin C on June 27, 2021, 11:12:17 PM
Semi-permanent means you can remove 50% of it at any given time if you want to. Just to give a metaphorical hat tip back to the bald community from which you have sprung.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on June 28, 2021, 01:19:47 AM
Quote from: thecuriousorange on June 27, 2021, 09:51:27 PM
I think the man bun that Thom Yorke's been sporting over the past five or so years could be an inventive take on the classic combover.

Bald spot appearing at the back? Simply scrunch up all the other hair from your head and knot it into a fat "bun" shape, to conceal the sunroof.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c9/43/e5/c943e5ed04a93c8647a21a90e8c8180b.jpg)

Heheheheh sneaky fucker. He really should just get the clippers out and embrace the "Hair Peninsula" a la Mark Williams and Jude Law.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on June 28, 2021, 01:25:51 AM
Another inventive take from the world of snooker: the John Higgins "comb-together":

(https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/4/590x/John-Higgins-605208.jpg)

Also favoured by Prince William for the five minute period where he still had enough hair for it:

(https://keyassets-p2.timeincuk.net/wp/prod/wp-content/uploads/sites/63/2020/02/GettyImages-1203957998-scaled.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on June 28, 2021, 01:28:21 AM
thatch-fixing
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on June 28, 2021, 01:29:43 AM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on June 27, 2021, 10:00:06 PM
Doesn't 'semi-permanent' just mean a syrup that's sewn-in?

That's what I thought, yes. Bit like a weave for women, I'm not sure how those work but I understand they're quite high maintenance. Having 60% of one's entire hair being a weave must be a complete chore.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on June 28, 2021, 01:46:31 AM
On the subject of royal combovers, Prince Charles suffering a hairstyle malfunction here:

(https://i.pinimg.com/600x315/c3/e6/c3/c3e6c3910e9f0eece5e4054438b4e0ca.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on June 28, 2021, 05:27:13 AM
Quote from: Alberon on June 27, 2021, 10:08:01 PM
Head Gardener posted this one in the Animated Gifs thread a couple of years back.

(https://i.imgur.com/zxmKAbl.gif)

A true work of art.

Why is the bus going backwards?
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 28, 2021, 06:13:33 AM
That's a tram, I think.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on June 28, 2021, 08:19:20 AM
Quote from: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 28, 2021, 06:13:33 AM
That's a tram, I think.

*paging buzby*
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: imitationleather on June 28, 2021, 09:11:17 AM
Quote from: thecuriousorange on June 27, 2021, 09:51:27 PM
I think the man bun that Thom Yorke's been sporting over the past five or so years could be an inventive take on the classic combover.

Bald spot appearing at the back? Simply scrunch up all the other hair from your head and knot it into a fat "bun" shape, to conceal the sunroof.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c9/43/e5/c943e5ed04a93c8647a21a90e8c8180b.jpg)

See also: Gareth Bale
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: steve98 on June 28, 2021, 09:34:40 AM
A green, Chinese rubber-band,
For a fake, hirsute man-bun plan
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on June 28, 2021, 01:13:47 PM
He looks like he's been told to stand in the corner for being a naughty boy.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on June 28, 2021, 03:17:03 PM
Quote from: imitationleather on June 28, 2021, 09:11:17 AM
See also: Gareth Bale

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1475/0992/articles/Gareth-Bale-bald-spot-Wales-528115_2048x.jpg?v=1477518165)

Consider my illusions well and truly shattered.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on June 28, 2021, 03:18:33 PM
Ah, is that why the hair bun is located over his crown? Makes sense now. Gareth Bald.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Sherman Krank on June 28, 2021, 03:27:15 PM
Quote from: Blue Jam on June 28, 2021, 01:46:31 AM
On the subject of royal combovers, Prince Charles suffering a hairstyle malfunction here:

(https://i.pinimg.com/600x315/c3/e6/c3/c3e6c3910e9f0eece5e4054438b4e0ca.jpg)
Giving away his reptilian ancestry every time he senses danger.

(https://i.imgur.com/Pl8AONO.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: poodlefaker on May 16, 2022, 09:11:49 PM
IDF Spokesman Avi Benayahu - I think his hair has illegally annexed his forehead
(https://static.timesofisrael.com/www/uploads/2014/03/bena1.jpg)
(https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/arn8w45_460s.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on May 16, 2022, 09:36:25 PM
Quote from: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on June 28, 2021, 03:18:33 PMAh, is that why the hair bun is located over his crown? Makes sense now. Gareth Bald.

(https://i.imgur.com/58ROg0d.png)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Ferris on May 16, 2022, 10:08:28 PM
Thom Yorke has been trying the same ponytail routine for years with limited success. Think he's given up now.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: shoulders on May 16, 2022, 11:14:20 PM
Quote from: Alberon on June 27, 2021, 10:08:01 PMHead Gardener posted this one in the Animated Gifs thread a couple of years back.

(https://i.imgur.com/zxmKAbl.gif)

A true work of art.

I especially like how he is inadvertently parading it for the viewer.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on May 16, 2022, 11:36:27 PM
Just remembered the best bit of combover acting ever:

(https://i0.wp.com/68.media.tumblr.com/48e70c632161bc7724fb260c6be5804f/tumblr_inline_omytiq6RDk1ruhf7b_500.gif?resize=266%2C405&ssl=1)

Getting a bit HAAAAIIIIR IIIIISSSLAAAND in BCS now but there is still some way to go. With only eight more episodes left the decline is going to be fast and it's going to be brutal.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on May 16, 2022, 11:38:50 PM
(https://www.cybersalt.org/images/funnypictures/dogs/dog-combover.jpg)

Damn I miss biggy.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Twonty Gostelow on May 17, 2022, 01:52:37 AM
Quote from: Jittlebags on May 18, 2021, 02:21:49 PMFrank Bough sporting a high level job.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ED9xag3XYAImDGw.jpg)

From his BBC Breakfast TV days, that photo. When he privately said to new co-presenter Fern Britton, 24 years younger than him, "Well, young lady, I wonder how long it will be before I'm having an affair with you?" He said similar things to Selina Scott and a co-presenter on LBC, Shyama Perera: "He made a point of telling me he always showered before heading to the studio for 5am 'so my penis is clean'." Insane insensitivity, self-delusion and vanity. I wonder if he ever asked them if they liked his hair?
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Twonty Gostelow on May 17, 2022, 02:03:45 AM
Anthony Burgess favoured a Trump-style cover-up.

(https://i.imgur.com/zwbPHh7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/x6HIoMZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zPsoVJb.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Two Headed Sex Beast on May 17, 2022, 07:05:24 AM
Footballer Brandon Barker had a pleasingly old fashioned combover attempt for a while. It might pass when you stay still but the whole facade falls apart as soon as you start, y'know, running around and stuff.

(https://i.imgur.com/zuxQBMO_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: dissolute ocelot on May 17, 2022, 10:13:19 PM
Quote from: Twonty Gostelow on May 17, 2022, 02:03:45 AMAnthony Burgess favoured a Trump-style cover-up.

(https://i.imgur.com/zwbPHh7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/x6HIoMZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zPsoVJb.jpg)
Kubrick missed a trick with Clockwork Orange. Imagine a gang of droogs waving that in your face before they rob, rape, and murder you. Irredeemable.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on May 17, 2022, 10:18:51 PM
Quote from: Twonty Gostelow on May 17, 2022, 02:03:45 AMAnthony Burgess favoured a Trump-style cover-up.

(https://i.imgur.com/zwbPHh7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/x6HIoMZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zPsoVJb.jpg)

I think this dude also beats John Sergeant and Jo Brand for the ultimate 'fry-up face'.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: curiousoranges on May 17, 2022, 10:27:04 PM
Can look really good on the right person.

(https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/kristen-stewart-afi-fest-special-screening-still-alice-held-dolby-theatre-hollywood-usa-november-229887703.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Povidone on May 17, 2022, 10:35:34 PM
Shudder to think of the mid-head oxbow lake that's concealing.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on May 17, 2022, 10:45:50 PM
Quote from: Twonty Gostelow on May 17, 2022, 02:03:45 AMAnthony Burgess favoured a Trump-style cover-up.

(https://i.imgur.com/zPsoVJb.jpg)

That is as mesmerising as it is shameless. Close the thread, we have a winner.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: poodlefaker on May 18, 2022, 07:47:43 AM
It's fascinating to me bcs the Burge clearly had a sense of style: the green corduroy jacket with the red tie, the casually posed cigar...he must've considered the performance on his head as being at one with that whole look. Maybe in 30 yrs' time people will look back at pics of the balding men from the 2000s with the completely shaved heads and think "Mate".
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: shoulders on May 18, 2022, 08:16:35 AM
Quote from: Cold Meat Platter on May 17, 2022, 10:18:51 PMI think this dude also beats John Sergeant and Jo Brand for the ultimate 'fry-up face'.

Haha!
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on May 18, 2022, 01:32:34 PM
I do admire the amount of prep work and inner strength that must be involved to construct an intricate combover. To stare into your own eyes in the mirror as you meticulously paste that final strand of hair across your forehead whilst your conscience says "fucks sake mate" takes a real man.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Povidone on May 18, 2022, 02:29:59 PM
Just had the clippers out and buzzed my head today, being doing it regularly since it became clear that I was afflicted with my dad's male pattern baldness. Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror thinking 'just be a fucking man and comb it over, get the gel out you lazy scrote' I could probably get away with it as well as I have quite thick curly hair but alas, I am too much of a coward.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on May 18, 2022, 02:42:34 PM
A curly combover could be a thing of great beauty, if done with enough passion. You'd have to grow sections of it extra long though, to account for the loss of length due to the curling effect.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Povidone on May 18, 2022, 02:48:27 PM
Worth some experimentation, though I worry that I need to further thin on top for it to work.

My folks are always saying they hate it when I shave my head, look like a thug apparently. Might turn up at the next family gathering with an absolutely ludicrous combover.

"IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT FATHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!! MUTHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Fr.Bigley on May 18, 2022, 03:30:51 PM
There was a lady that used to do cakes for the community centre and her combover was magnificent, each hair inexplicable levitating a few mm's above her scalp, harsh, Church Hall flourescent light not only amplified the angel hair thin thatch, but it gave her an unearthly glow, like some form of cake making form of extraterrestrial life that subsisted on royal icing and hairspray.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: poodlefaker on May 18, 2022, 04:34:47 PM
Thread needs some LGB representation; here's Quentin Crisp displaying a very rare homover

(https://image.tmdb.org/t/p/original/9kp2xAPdUtZnmSTmpiNxoBQz5Tj.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: curiousoranges on May 23, 2022, 10:12:39 PM
If I ever go bald, nobody will ever know, because I learned "How 2" seamlessly disguise it.

(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2020/06/29/13/30180330-0-image-a-10_1593432232233.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on May 23, 2022, 10:23:41 PM
Quote from: poodlefaker on May 18, 2022, 04:34:47 PMThread needs some LGB representation; here's Quentin Crisp displaying a very rare homover

(https://image.tmdb.org/t/p/original/9kp2xAPdUtZnmSTmpiNxoBQz5Tj.jpg)

That's a smashing purple rinse you've got there, Enid. Was it that new place on the high street?
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Twonty Gostelow on May 23, 2022, 11:01:44 PM
Quote from: curiousoranges on May 23, 2022, 10:12:39 PM(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2020/06/29/13/30180330-0-image-a-10_1593432232233.jpg)

Dinenage fast asleep behind his cunning glasses with eyes painted on.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on May 23, 2022, 11:04:21 PM
Quote from: curiousoranges on May 23, 2022, 10:12:39 PMIf I ever go bald, nobody will ever know, because I learned "How 2" seamlessly disguise it.

(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2020/06/29/13/30180330-0-image-a-10_1593432232233.jpg)


with bangs? brave
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on May 23, 2022, 11:05:29 PM
I don't think they were banging each other.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on May 23, 2022, 11:07:22 PM
they made rainbow look like the fucking wombles. why do think fred's got goggles on
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Ferris on May 23, 2022, 11:26:26 PM
Quote from: Twonty Gostelow on May 23, 2022, 11:01:44 PMDinenage fast asleep behind his cunning glasses with eyes painted on.

Fuck me I laughed at this. Very good.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: McDead on May 23, 2022, 11:50:29 PM
Quote from: Alberon on June 27, 2021, 10:08:01 PMHead Gardener posted this one in the Animated Gifs thread a couple of years back.

(https://i.imgur.com/zxmKAbl.gif)

A true work of art.

Can't stop watching this. Trying to figure out the uncanny geometry. It's like he's got a translucent globe on his head.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: danwho9 on May 24, 2022, 12:39:05 PM
Gotta be Edinburgh University-era Gordon Brown.

(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/12/17/article-1236566-0002A3B900000258-520_306x423.jpg)
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: poodlefaker on May 24, 2022, 12:51:46 PM
Fred "Two Ns" Dinenage was close friends with Ron and Reg Kray. There are some dark secrets behind those glasses. He knows where the bodies are buried. And HOW they were buried, obv.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: danwho9 on May 24, 2022, 12:52:48 PM
Quote from: poodlefaker on May 24, 2022, 12:51:46 PMFred "The Diner" Dinenage was close friends with Ron and Reg Kray. There are some dark secrets behind those glasses. He knows where the bodies were buried. And HOW, obv.

Mad Freddy Dinenage wouldn't be a bad gangland name actually. I want Guy Ritchie on it now.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on May 24, 2022, 01:22:47 PM
Carol "Numbers" Vorderman
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Video Game Fan 2000 on May 24, 2022, 01:41:56 PM
Gaz "Carol "Fred Dinenage" Vorderman" Top : no longer allowed in newsagents unaccompanied
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Smeraldina Rima on May 24, 2022, 01:54:43 PM
while the worst   
Are full of passionate convexity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Combing is at hand.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Martin Van Buren Stan on May 24, 2022, 01:57:07 PM
Quote from: danwho9 on May 24, 2022, 12:39:05 PMGotta be Edinburgh University-era Gordon Brown.

(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/12/17/article-1236566-0002A3B900000258-520_306x423.jpg)

The drawing on the wall tops them all though. Thought it was Anders Brevik for a second
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Johnny Yesno on May 24, 2022, 02:15:26 PM
Quote from: Video Game Fan 2000 on May 23, 2022, 11:04:21 PMwith bangs? brave

Vorders not Bangs.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Thomas on May 24, 2022, 02:43:08 PM
Of Jon Hamm I suspect a partial transplant at the hairline, with tricks and teases to conceal the scalp. Mad Men had a big hair fibre budget.

I saw this picture before watching Baby Driver, and I presumed the character was supposed to be visibly balding:

(https://i0.wp.com/www.usmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/jon-hamm-1-86358bb2-7884-4137-b283-60c2d7381f7f.jpg?crop=0px%2C0px%2C1468px%2C826px&resize=1200%2C675&ssl=1&quality=86&strip=all)

But those tricks and teases and camera angles conceal his scalp for the duration of the film. A triumph.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on May 24, 2022, 02:53:06 PM
I have come to realise that most questions asked on this forum can be answered with "Jon Hamm".

You know how if all species on Earth bar the nematodes suddenly disappeared we'd supposedly see little heaps of nematodes everywhere? What would happen if the world's supply of Propecia suddenly vanished? Would we suddenly see a carpet of loose human hairs all over every film set, theatre stage and cricket pitch?
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on May 24, 2022, 03:01:55 PM
Also isn't that shake'n'bake hair fibre used by drag kings to create fake beards? On that subject...

Quote from: Fr.Bigley on May 18, 2022, 03:30:51 PMThere was a lady that used to do cakes for the community centre and her combover was magnificent, each hair inexplicable levitating a few mm's above her scalp, harsh, Church Hall flourescent light not only amplified the angel hair thin thatch, but it gave her an unearthly glow, like some form of cake making form of extraterrestrial life that subsisted on royal icing and hairspray.

This doesn't really count as a female example, does it?

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/BOOKS/Pix/pictures/2014/1/29/1391015565519/Caitlin-Moran-011.jpg?width=1200&height=630&quality=85&auto=format&fit=crop&overlay-align=bottom%2Cleft&overlay-width=100p&overlay-base64=L2ltZy9zdGF0aWMvb3ZlcmxheXMvdGctZGVmYXVsdC5wbmc&enable=upscale&s=abfde670325caaa7ec53bee6efda4a5f)

Female Lalo Salamanca tho, it's a strong look.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Sonny_Jim on May 25, 2022, 08:43:28 AM
Quote from: McDead on May 23, 2022, 11:50:29 PMIt's like he's got a translucent globe on his head.
Red Dead Redemption 2 character generator texture issue.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: poodlefaker on May 25, 2022, 10:05:08 AM
I saw one in the wild just last week. Guy on the tube: late 50s/60s maybe, prob. Greek or Turkish Cypriot; kind of a composite Bough-Sinclair.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Famous Mortimer on May 25, 2022, 03:46:57 PM
Quote from: danwho9 on May 24, 2022, 12:39:05 PMGotta be Edinburgh University-era Gordon Brown.

(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/12/17/article-1236566-0002A3B900000258-520_306x423.jpg)
How is that a combover?
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on May 25, 2022, 03:59:48 PM
I want to know what happened to his lovely little freckles.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Johnny Yesno on May 25, 2022, 04:10:58 PM
Quote from: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on May 25, 2022, 03:59:48 PMI want to know what happened to his lovely little freckles.

I was thinking the same thing but closer inspection reveals it to be a facial tattoo. '2814...' something. Must've been a nazi around that time.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on May 25, 2022, 04:32:42 PM
Must have had it lasered off before he made MP.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Indomitable Spirit on May 25, 2022, 04:54:10 PM
Over Christmas I became deeply enamoured with the classic coach driver's combover sported by PDC World Darts Championship quarter finalist Callan Rydz (23!!!)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FHyMy8zWUAcAT3S.jpg)
(https://e3.365dm.com/21/12/768x432/skysports-rydz-darts_5623961.jpg)

But how did we get here? Here's Callan back in 2015 at the grand old age of 16.

(https://spikeys.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/callan-rydz-boys-winner-2015-2.jpg)

A nightmare combo of lightbulb head, naturally high hairline and early onset recession that makes me think he probably posts on here.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on May 25, 2022, 05:28:16 PM
Early attempt at 16 year old beard growth in order to avert the eyes from the oncoming natural disaster forming on top of his head.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: holdover on May 25, 2022, 05:36:13 PM
Quote from: Famous Mortimer on May 25, 2022, 03:46:57 PMHow is that a combover?

That's what I was wondering. Mark Lanegan was never bald.
Title: Re: The best comb over.
Post by: Blue Jam on May 25, 2022, 05:51:52 PM
I've just remembered Mitchell Mitchell Mann and his gel-assisted 'do. Willie Thorne would be proud:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FBlW6vPWUAIfeq4.jpg:large)

Sadly this was the best pic I could find. I once watched him play while sporting what was essentially a Brylcreem helmet, a very brave move I had to admire.