reblogged from abject-reptile:~  How Good Is Your Taste?, Sanford E. Gerard, 1946(click to enlarge)"If you picked "A" or "Z", you are entitled to win because 72 per cent use a side part. "A" is much  more favored than "Z". Since most men are right-handed, a right side part would seem logical. But if you check your friends, you will probably find that 60 per cent of all men part their hair on their left. Can you imagine why? Their mothers were mostly right-handed! Catch on? The part was established when Mama faced her little boy and dropped the comb on his left, her right. Left-handed parters had left-handed mothers. Or a strong sense of logic and an adventurous nature! No parts are favored by the very young and a few others totaling 20 per cent. Right-handed men number about 17 per cent and center-parters (mostly over 50) constitute a meager 3 per cent of the total. “Y” is the worst style here. The sides of the head are skinned, motorman style.”

reblogged from abject-reptile:

~ How Good Is Your Taste?, Sanford E. Gerard, 1946
(click to enlarge)

"If you picked "A" or "Z", you are entitled to win because 72 per cent use a side part. "A" is much more favored than "Z". Since most men are right-handed, a right side part would seem logical. But if you check your friends, you will probably find that 60 per cent of all men part their hair on their left. Can you imagine why? Their mothers were mostly right-handed! Catch on? The part was established when Mama faced her little boy and dropped the comb on his left, her right. Left-handed parters had left-handed mothers. Or a strong sense of logic and an adventurous nature! No parts are favored by the very young and a few others totaling 20 per cent. Right-handed men number about 17 per cent and center-parters (mostly over 50) constitute a meager 3 per cent of the total. “Y” is the worst style here. The sides of the head are skinned, motorman style.”