In preparation for his showdown with Tuco and his posse, Walter shaves his head, making him resemble the Latino gangsters he confronts . . . For the remainder of the series Walter’s shaved head, combined with a goatee and a menacing gangster glare, would become the show’s most visible avatar. And while the shaved head/goatee combination is a fairly widely disseminated masculine style, I would argue that historically and particularly in films and TV shows about drug traffic, the look has been strongly associated with working-class men of color.