Tom Brady’s pulled-back ’do puts him in good (and bad) company
It takes a brave man to strut proudly in a ponytail. In pop culture, the male ponytail is used to signify everything from nerdy pretentiousness (think John Cusack in “Being John Malkovich’’) to old-timey romantic swashbuckling (Antonio Banderas in “Zorro’’).
Many gents are under the false impression that a ponytail can distract from a receding hairline, which sadly makes it a favorite with some boomers. Can Brady help update the image of the male pony the same way he made Justin Bieber hair safe for pro athletes? Only time will tell. For now, here are some of the best and worst dude ponytails. Welcome to the club, Tom!