Forgot the Pants, Remembered the Wig

Published December 7, 2012 by Maryanne

Toupee - chihuahua

Unlike how it was in the 1970s, men today have it easy when it comes to going bald. Once a bald spot starts coming in, they just shave their heads and they are automatically in vogue. Bald men today could get hot chicks, even supermodels. This look is now so stylish some guys even shave their heads before they start going bald.

But back in the 1970s, it was rare to see a clean shaven head. Middle-aged men, or premature balding men either dealt with it or they’d go the “toupee” route, which was before the hair plugs and hair transplants were popular in the 1980s and 1990s.

For those too young to remember, a toupee is used like a wig and it’s put over the balding section of the head. The natural hair can blend in with the toupee. My grandfather, “Poppy,” had a toupee. He wore it religiously. Once he purchased it, we never saw him without it again.

One day my grandmother was driving home and thought a cop was following her. She was so nervous she quickly pulled into the driveway and then without thinking, kept going, driving right through the garage door!

Poppy heard the loud noise and came running out to see what happened.

He was only in his underwear. And his toupee.

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