May I pat myself on the back (or should I say, “on the head”)?


Just six months ago, I opined that baldness is a sign of chic. I wrote that “bald men exude a certain authority and mystique,” noting that The Am Law 100 is chock full of big-name baldies (I mentioned Latham & Watkins’s Robert Dell, Jones Day’s Joe Sims, and Kirkland & Ellis’s James Sprayregen).

For all you legal fashionistas, who insist that trends be supported by hard evidence, I can now prove my case. Reports Rachel Emma Silverman at the The Wall Street Journal:

Men with shaved heads are perceived to be more masculine, dominant, and in some cases, to have greater leadership potential than those with longer locks or with thinning hair, according to a recent study out of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.