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What would you call this haircut?

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My first thought was crew cut, but I think it's even shorter than a crew cut. There's too much hair to be "shaved", so how would you describe it?

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Burr.

 

A burr cut is a butch cut less than 1/4” long.

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It is a burr or a buzz cut. A crew cut has the sides cut this way, but the hair on top is slightly longer and is left standing.  Many who wore the crew cut used a wax or other hair dressing to get the hair on top to stand at attention.

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Blackwater, what you describe is a flat top, also known as a Butch.

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Flat top and Crew cut are synonyms.

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Depends on your age, older was a burr, younger a buzz.

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9 minutes ago, Injun Ryder, SASS #36201L said:

Back when I HAD to get mine cut like that, they were called BUZZ cuts.:(

I think I remember the same thing and place...5 Aug 1965...Lackland AFB....

 

 

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No, crew-cuts and flat-tops are not the same.  I had a flat-top when I was 10.  With a flat-top is quite literally cut to give you a flat look on top 

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My Dad always called it a Pig Shave.  When I got in trouble (which hardly ever happened :) ) he would threaten to have my hair cut that way as opposed to my usual crew cut.  
 

Seamus

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Call it, "easy".

Do it yourself.  Free.  Next task?

My 'do' since 1981.

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Still got a jar of Butchwax

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Dad was a small town barber from 1950 to mid 80's.  He gave us Princetons when we were kids; crew cuts with bangs that you combed, while rest of hair was left natural.

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4 minutes ago, largo casey #19191 said:

Still got a jar of Butchwax

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Would you consider selling it to me?  Dad was a barber, and the smell of Butchwax brings back wonderful memories.

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I Wont sell it to ya but I'll give it to ya.

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That there haircut is called the "full metal jacket" - cause it makes ya crazy......

 

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From the picture provided by SDJ, the crew IS in fact flat on the top! The “flat top” is just a little longer than the “crew”!  

 

The crew IS flat on the top until it slopes off the back of the head.

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When I was a youngun, it was called a "butch".

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my dad called it a butch when i got it in the very early years - he cut hair for his crew on saipan , 

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