Talk:Comb over

Latest comment: 1 month ago by Wikipedia Wonderful 698-D in topic Worrying trend of Pubic Comb overs

This page was placed on Votes for Deletion in July 2004. Consensus was to keep; view discussion at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Comb over.



What a ridiculous article. A cursory Google search would reveal that Wikipedia is the only source on the first page that even mentions 'baldness' in conjunction with the hair style. -- Preceding unsigned comment added by 2607:FEA8:53DA:BB30:14F2:4CC8:FE96:341B (talk) 21:59, 10 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

I agree, this article, while hilarious, seems to have been written in humor. Alexandermoir (talk) 21:16, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

old talk


I have found a few links to help make an article
[[1]] - not much there but a few pics
[[2]] - A combover patient
[[3]] - combover the movie
[[4]] - about the movie
[[5]] - about Donald Trumps combover
balness - wikipedia baldness page
[[6]] - wall street journal - beyoud the comb over
[[7]] - "comb-over" was added way back in 1980 Merriam-Webster dictionary "an arrangement of hair on a balding man in which hair from the side of the head is combed over the bald spot"
[[8]] - comb quotes
[[9]] - Slaphead Science: A Brief History of Baldness Cures
--Clawed 02:45, 21 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Hitler didn't comb over! he was getting bald I think but didn't had to comb over, he used the hair style since he was quite young, even been strange to think someone would use that hair style purely for option (...meh) i don't think it's a comb over.

Japanese name


For obvious reasons, a comb over is called a "barcode" (バーコード) in Japan. Hehehe.

why am I seeing all these "in japan" type blurbs on so many wikipedia articles these days? It's not even applicable or appropriate except seemingly to satiate some japan-o-file's need to bring up japan at any opportune moment. Do we have a blurb about what the style is called in Hungary? Mozambique? Tunisia? France? No, thus it's not pertinent to spend almost 1/4 of the articles length on it's namesake in some country X unless country X is pertinent to the article (no more the case for japan than any other non-western country).

This is merely the culmination of a growing trend I tire of. (talk) 02:33, 12 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

Donald Trump


12/06 DONALD TRUMP is not my favorite person on Earth, but I don't think he has a comb over. He has funky hair, but it is not a comb over. This article says that he has the best example of one. It may even be a hair piece or transplant, but not a comb over. On Larry King, Larry pulled on Trumps hair in the front. My wife's friend stated that she went to high school with him and that his hair was even like that then.

It had never been proven that Trump's hair is a combover. His hair is so strange that there could be almost anything, including a dead squirrel, perched on his head. --Alan Davies (talk) 17:53, 13 February 2012 (UTC)Reply
A biography of Trump I once read made reference to court documents filed by Trump's first wife ivanka during their divorce where she claims he once came home angry after liposuction and hair implants he was not happy with. - (talk) 10:59, 7 September 2013 (UTC)Reply
Here is a review of the book which mentions that - — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:08, 7 September 2013 (UTC)Reply



Using Carl Levin's photo for the comb-over article violates WP:BLP by mocking a living person in this hairstyle article. The patent photograph illustrates the hairstyle, without offending any living person. Please do not revert it. Abe Froman 16:56, 4 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

Ahh, but you are assumming that a comb over is a bad thing when you refered to Carl Levin. Obviously he knows he has a comb over. So why can't there be a picture of a living person?

Assuming you know what Carl Levin knows is WP:OR. Read WP:BLP if this is unclear. Abe Froman 22:14, 10 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

Original Research and Unverifiable


The statement "In the UK, the two most famous wearers are, without doubt, ..." is not verifiable by the references provided. The references provided do show that the two people are known for their comb-overs, but they do not prove that they are the two most famous wearers. To make that claim, we would be introducing an "analysis or synthesis of established facts, ideas, opinions, or arguments in a way that builds a particular case favored by the editor, without attributing that analysis or synthesis to a reputable source". This would be in violation of Wikipedia:No original research. The sources don't say that they are the most famous wearers, we are making a jump to something more than is said in any of the sources. The phrase "without doubt" is certainly incorrect, since I doubt the statement. I will therefore remove this statement. Sancho McCann 02:48, 2 February 2007 (UTC)Reply

Prince Charles


Prince Charles is obviously thin on top, but he doesn't have a classic comb over.--Jack Upland (talk) 03:45, 11 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

"Balding men"


Is there any basis for the leading sentence to claim that this hairstyle is primarily used by balding men? There are plenty of people who employ this hair style that are nowhere near balding. A quick google image search of "comb over" has its entire first page full of men who are not balding.

I believe this sentence to be inaccurate and needing citation. If no one has any objection, I will remove the part of the sentence referring to balding men in a few days time. Floates (talk) 07:15, 30 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

I object! It does generally refer to balding men. Perhaps because men with combovers have become so powerful and culturally dominant, males with hirsute scalps have begun to emulate them.--Jack Upland (talk) 12:23, 30 March 2017 (UTC)Reply
Upon further research, it does appear as though the combover is especially prominent among balding men, and a sentence to that effect should remain in the lead. I'll leave it as is. Floates (talk) 03:49, 31 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

Worrying trend of Pubic Comb overs


not mentioned in the article... Wikipedia Wonderful 698-D (talk) 22:11, 11 June 2024 (UTC)Reply