There are not many haircuts as talked about and fashionable for men to be sporting in 2017 than the Peaky Blinders style. Names so, after the hit TV series which enters its 4th season this year.

For a fashionable, eye-catching look which can be easily maintained, the modern man need look no further than this old school gem.

Originating from the 1930s, this hard knocks, macho style cut is styled predominantly by Cillian Murphy in the hit series and has peaked in popularity no doubt thanks to the show’s success and gritty style.

Traditionally worn with tightly shaved sides helping to portray an edgy, definitive look, making it perfect for the summer season. Light and refreshing in the air, it projects a strong, masculine image which leaves a lasting and powerful impression.

This very low fuss, easily kept style requires some length and weight on top of the almost skin tight sides. The taper is strong and contrasting which helps to make this style noticeable from the rest.

Whilst this school of hard knocks style may seem to be one dimensional to some, fear not, it can be easily adapted to a diverse range of social or business settings.

With a good quality pomade, this style can be flexible to working in a very professional setting. You can certainly transform the cut from work angel to street devil in a short time. For a formal setting, the top can be swept neatly back and glossed to shine well with a water based pomade.

In a casual setting, why not let the wild side run loose. Using some clay to add texture and roughing up the top a little can give and edgy but controlling look of a man who is ready for any eventuality.

Incorporating a slightly longer fringe to the style, you can let it hang casually to one side to perfect a carefree, rugged look whilst keeping the fresh, slick feeling. All the while ensuring that the sides are kept tightly shaved at least every few weeks.

This post World War I style is really enjoying a renaissance of late and is a style that can be suitable to a vast amount of men as volume is not required excessively to create this style.

With the correct pomade and texturing clay, you can easily create this efficient, tough looking style and walk down the street with that steely glint in your eye.

Easy for a stylist and also not time consuming to maintain, the peaky blinders cut is one which can have you ready for a wide range of occasions and always looking like a diamond in the rough.

Why not pair with a peak cap for extra impact. The rough and ready post war look is hot right and now and will reach a peak again very soon with the show back on our screens so now is the time to dust off your tweed jacket and favorite hair clippers.

Anthony Gallagher

Anthony Gallagher

Based in Seoul, South Korea, Anthony is a freelance writer and self-professed hair enthusiast. He attends like clock work for a bi-weekly haircut and complimentary ear waxing at his local one woman barber shop.
Anthony Gallagher