The flattop haircut is the perfect style for a control freak or perfectionist. I should know as I am a bit of both of those and really enjoyed my flattop days. There is an element of ceremony, almost ritual to having a haircut anyway but the introduction of the flattop comb really enhances that experience. The style itself also knocks any hint of wave or curl into a cocked hat, meaning a level of neatness and uniformity is achieved. So all of these thoughts arose after seeing the specimen above, and I started to wonder if the residents of this 70's semi had flattops or expressed traits of control freakiness. This is also one of my favourite subjects, the suburban front garden. It is where street life and the domestic meet and what people choose to display is quite revealing about what goes on indoors.