No it isn’t a piece of Provencal agriculture, the French crop is in fact an ideal men’s hairstyle for the warmer months. Similar to a Caesar cut, it is a slight variation on a classic men’s style that is easily manageable and will look smart on the majority of men.
What Is It?
In essence it is a short, back and sides but with a textured top. The fringe can either be worn down to take the edge of the hairline or styled across in a textured side parting. Having more of a fringe is ideal for men with longer faces or large foreheads as it creates a less severe hairline. Wearing it across is a great way to update a classic and timeless style that will look great in the boardroom or in the bar.
How To Get It
If your barber isn’t already familiar with the style then there are a few variables to take into account. The back and sides are often cut with scissors to gain a soft transition to the hair on top. If you have quite thick or curly hair then a shorter side could offer a modern look with a more drastic transition to the longer hair on top.
Taking note of you hair thickness will also determine the weight on top. Thick hair can look lifeless, so ask your barber to use a ‘point cut’ to add texture. Those like me that have thinner hair can ask for a ‘blunt cut’ that is great at combating hair that sticks up at the crown.
How To Style It
With this effortless style you don’t want it to look too polished. So clay’s and pastes are the way forward to add texture but without removing the freedom of movement.
As the hair is scissor cut with a natural finish this style tends to grown out nicely. So in theory there are less trips to the barber.
Sam Brady is a menswear expert, having worked in or around the field for the past 14 years. He has built up a keen eye for detail when it comes to the production of clothing, and is happy showcasing the craftsmanship of Savile Row and Jermyn St. But he understands the need for an interchangeable modern man’s wardrobe that mixes high street and luxury clothing.