As/Is·Posted on Sep 18, 2014Man Buns: A Chronological HairstoryIt's a bun-derful life.by Maitland QuitmeyerBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 6th-7th Century BCE and beyond—Buddha AFP / Getty Images DIPTENDU DUTTA One of the Buddha's secondary physical characteristics? "His topknot is like a crown." Beat that, Bradley Cooper. 3rd Century BCE—Terra Cotta Warriors Getty Images Pablo Blazquez Dominguez So fierce. 1070s—Bayeux Tapestry Figures Getty Images Hulton Archive What's under those pointy helmets? Let's assume they're man buns. 1789—Maximilien Robespierre lcweb2.loc.gov / Via loc.gov The closest 18th century guys get to the man bun is this powdered wig mini-ponytail. Off with his head! (Too soon?) 1825—Prince Okundaira pinterest.com / Via pinterest.com Not unlike the men on today's red carpet, this prince of Japan has the step and scowl down pat. And that man bun? Perfectly messy. 1970s—George Harrison pinterest.com / Via pinterest.com The Beatle made our heart beat a little faster when he tied his hair back while hanging out with Pattie Boyd. 1975—Riff Raff (The Rocky Horror Picture Show Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF 20th Century Fox / Via barehypernation.tumblr.com The man bun, imported from the planet Transsexual. 1975-1979—Samurai Futaba (Saturday Night Live) NBC/Courtesy Everett Collection While John Belushi's samurai made audiences laugh on SNL, his hairdo also wouldn't look out of place today on the streets of NYC or the head of Penn Badgley. 1992—Dracula (Bram Stoker's Dracula) Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Francis Ford Coppola/Osiris Films / Via fy-dracula.tumblr.com Gary Oldman wows with an old-timey mupdo. 1994—Lestat de Lioncourt and Louis de Pointe du Lac (Interview with the Vampire) Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Geffen Pictures/Warner Bros. / Via vampire-chronicles-appreciation.tumblr.com Clearly fighting over who has the better hair. 1998—Li Shang (Mulan) Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF movies.disney.com / Via waltdisneysdaily.tumblr.com Shang's Han Dynasty man bun is made even better with a red hair ribbon. And also v. broad shoulders. 2001-2004—Samurai Jack (Samurai Jack) Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Samurai Jack/Cartoon Network / Via ashiros.tumblr.com Simply effortless. 2003—David Beckham AFP / Getty Images GERARD JULIEN Look how happy he is to be a man bun pioneer! May 2010—Ivan Vanko (Iron Man 2) Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF ironmanmovie.marvel.com / Via marvelized.tumblr.com You want your bird? I want your bun. 2011—Tom Brady WG/Flynetpictures.com WG/Flynetpictures.com Like Becks and samurais, Tom Brady chooses the man bun for athletic convenience, not that you mind. April 2012—Chris Hemsworth Getty Images Elisabetta Villa The miracle of Chris Hemsworth's tiny glistening bun somehow manages to distract us from even Tom Hiddleston's laughing face. February 2013—Colin Farrell Getty Images Kevin Winter Half shaved, half bun. Still counts. Octorber 2013—Jake Gyllenhaal BTF/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES BTF/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES Gyllenhaal takes history into his own hands. January 2014—Jared Leto AFP / Getty Images ROBYN BECK The 2014 Golden Globe Awards, aka THE MAN BUN RENAISSANCE. Joaquin Phoenix and Best Original Score Winner Alex Ebert also sported the mupdo. July 2014—Leonardo DiCaprio CHP/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES CHP/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES I'll never let go, Jack... of your greasy pulled back locks. August 2014—Kit Harington Getty Images/Frazer Harrison You know something Jon Snow (about man buns.) September 2014—Harry Styles Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF tumblr.com / Via amberrenaye1.tumblr.com Has Harry Styles reached peak man bun? Yes, yes actually.