The Crew Cut is a hair style in which the sides are very short, with a taper beginning at 0 mm. The upper part is longer, allowing the wearer to create a small “pomp”.
Legend tells that the Crew Cut was born in 1927, when a member of the Yale rowing team, Jock Whitney, cut his hair, and the rest of the team decided to get the same style. The cut became popular among rowers as long hair would have caused problems while practising the sport.
In any case, the Crew Cut is part of history worldwide, but its origins are generally associated with the United States troops during the Second World War.
The cut was in fact adopted by the US armed forces during the Second World War to combat the spreading of head-lice.
In other countries, the cut became popular under the name “short pompadour” or more commonly “brush cut”.
The popularity of the Crew Cut continued to grow throughout the 1950s, particularly in the Ivy League Universities of the US, until longer hairstyles began to become more popular with the advent of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
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Despite its variations over time, such as the Princeton Cut, the Harvard Cut, the standard Crew Cut, the College Cut, the Olympic Cut and the French Crop, the Crew Cut still bears the characteristics of an extremely simple male style that have rendered it so popular over the years.