As a millennial, I usually don’t share memes or internet shenanigans with my parents. But while scrolling Facebook recently, I saw a post I knew would amuse my dad. It was a picture of a young man with incredibly short bangs, barely past his hairline, trimmed straight across his forehead. My dad immediately wheezed, recognizing the “ridiculous” (his words) hairstyle associated with San Antonio’s Marbach area.
I don’t remember the exact caption, but the post was essentially poking fun at just that: men who have a certain reputation and are known to hold stakes along the busy Far Westside road. Anyone with enough San Antonio connections on their social media accounts have no doubt seen similar memes and posts on their own feeds. If Marbach isn’t specifically named, then there’s probably some mention of “Edgar” or “takuache,” the agreed-upon names for men with the style.