Various media outlets recently revealed that men in North Korea are being forced to get the same hairstyle as the dear leader Kim Jong Un (above). Apparently, guidelines for the cut were dished out in the capital Pyongyong last week, with plans to go national afoot.
It could be worse. Kim's do – shaven round the sides, floppy and light-hearted on top – is in line with a slightly less severe version currently sported by David Beckham, One Direction's Zayn Malik and many young men in the UK.
In terms of street kudos, unsmiling dictator Kim's barnet wins out over David Cameron's sprayed-down, sports-casual side-parting any time.