I hope nobody is too offended by this, but here goes; I saw a really old buzzard nearly my age in a coffee shop about two years ago. The part in his hair began at the top of the right ear and the 10-inch long strip was combed over the top of his bald head. It wasn't enough to do any real good, in fact I think it only drew attention to his baldness. I find the mental processes behind such a unique and queer looking hairstyle to be at least as fascinating as the hairdo itself and wonder why some people do it. The baseball cap trick isn't much better, but I still think it's an improvement. Men with bald tops and pony tails put both to shame, imho. Another thing, all of the young men I've seen who were balding prematurely chose to shave their heads rather than do a comb over, assuming they did anything at all, why? Check this out; http://www.combovers.co.uk/gallery2/1a.jpg Some questions; 1. What goes through an individual's mind while practicing this 'art'? 2. Exactly how far down the side of the head can the part be made without inviting stares? 3. If the hair in your ear is long enough, should it be combed over too?