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Lets High five the Wall on We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/43981962
This is so cool.. I would do this if I was a traveler. Map the whole world on your back and get each country you go to shaded in as you go..
Them thrift stores have some competitive prices.
I recently got a question from an anon asking how to wear newsboy caps/flat caps… and my mind went into a spiral of fashion and wonderfulness. I think the better questions is: what COULDN’T you wear newsboy caps with? Ok, maybe they wouldn’t go with a frilly dress or a leather biker outfit. But beyond that, they’re pretty much embedded into every aspect of the fashion industry. Poeple are femmeing them up with lipstick and purls. Hipsters are thrifting them and wearing them with plaid and boots. Golfers and country clubbers are pairing them with argyle and preppy styles. And really cute queers are being really cute. But what’s new.
Don’t forget to look up in case Andrew McCarthy is standing there. (source: thegallant.com)
Something that I’ve noticed is “hipster” is always used negatively. Such as “look at this fucking hipster,” a phrase to incite mockery. ”Hipsters” are always criticized for loving PBRs and flannels and vintage shit and being ridiculous. Me personally, I don’t identify with half of the shit that hipsters identify with, yet I don’t see the need for the backlash either.
I was reading this article while I was sitting in my 3 hour database class (hey, I got a 97 on the last exam) and came across a damn good quote here.
I’d like to piggyback off the Vice writer’s point. Now as far as it being just “chubby bloggers who aren’t getting laid” making fun of hipsters, that’s far from the truth. Pretty much everyone hates hipsters, even hipsters themselves, who will never admit that they are hipsters.
And here is where I have to draw the line and proclaim, hipster is not a bad thing. Or at least, it’s better than being a scene kid, or a hardcore kid, or goth/hot topic weirdo, thug, wigger, “country gal”, redneck, anime nerd, or any other stereotype you can think of. Like the Vice guy said, hipsters are just trying to have a good time, stay fashionable, and exude good taste in everything. But people gotta fuckin hate on them for some reason.
At least they’re trying to be original. And there are plenty of people who will try to circumvent that by saying things like “Oh, they want to be original but they end up all looking the same~” or “They go to a store and just buy their originality” (I hate that argument). It’s not that they’re trying to “buy” originality, it’s just that things fucking cost money… we don’t barter for goods anymore. I also heard a ridiculous argument that hipsters will spend like $100 to look homeless… I’ve never seen any hipster ever do that, ever. Just a bullshit claim. Besides…they’re too poor to do that anyway lmao. Hipsters will go to a thrift store to look homeless.
And then people take an issue with hipsters acting “too cool” or not liking things because it’s mainstream. Well, I’ve already talked about that so I won’t rehash the whole thing but let me just reiterate that hating something when it becomes mainstream is (surprise) NOT a bad thing because 9 times out of 10 once something becomes mainstream it becomes compromised or overexposed in such a way that it’s not as good or enjoyable as when it was underground. Perfectly fucking valid reason to hate something, dipshits.
What I’m really getting at, is, I think people are kinda ignorant towards hipster culture and hate it for no good reasons. One, they don’t really understand it at all and they just write it off with trite arguments about this and that. Two, they don’t realize that hipsters at least try to have good taste and that’s more than mainstream fucks can say about themselves. Three, and this is a big one, actual hipsters don’t want to admit that they’re hipsters because it’s gotten such a bad name; they should be proud of being a hipster because it’s not a bad thing at all.
that’s my two cents