Kate Hogan
September 22, 2011 04:00 PM

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Gone are the days of those questionable ponytails, but Tom Brady‘s hair is still on the long side. However, the New England Patriots quarterback is less focused on his locks lately, now that the football season is in full swing.

“I don’t take it too seriously,” he told WWD of his hair while hosting an Ermenegildo Zegna party at Boston’s Copley Place on Tuesday. “I just like to change it up.” Case in point: he teased a friend, “Look at this guy, same haircut for eight years. There might be some cute girls out there who’d want to see something different.”

Brady has changed his own look over the years: once your typical guy with a short cut, he experimented with a Bieber-esque swoop before growing it longer and eventually sporting the aforementioned ponytail. And while fans had strong opinions on the changing styles, Brady’s wife Gisele Bündchen let it go. “He does what he wants,” she said at the Met Gala in May. “I love him no matter what — short, bald, fat. It’s all good.”

However, a recent Pert Plus Facebook poll showed that 63 percent of fans preferred the quarterback with short hair — 18 percent like it long and another 18 percent were undecided.

But despite the hair talk, and his work in fashion — Brady serves as a face of Ugg and Under Armour — the star athlete is managing to stay fixated on the game. “What I do on the field brings me the most satisfaction,” he said. “I’m invested in that every day of my life. Winning is fun.”


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