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Because it’s New York. And most New York sports fans I know are arty-farty like that, so a regular ol’ official licensed product of the NBA just won’t do.
The shirt is from Deer Dana, a label that prints portraits of cooler-than-thou luminaries on tees and totes. They’ve got a few other NBA star tees–Kobe, Paul Pierce, Amar’e–but their insider-y fashion and pop culture tees are the best. Martin Scorsese, Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz, Serge Gainsbourg, and Justin Bieber as the greek god Apollo. Below are just a few of my faves:
I’ve been seeing white people wearing rice paddy hats around town lately and had begun to wonder if Los Angeles was making some sort of shift into an agrarian society?
But now I understand.
Presenting Rice Paddy Hats for Hipsters! For fifteen real dollars!
A reader tipped us off to this and wondered if this wasn’t some racist foolery and were we mad at it, but I say naw. The person who buys this hat is a victim. A victim of fashion, of no SPF being high enough to protect their melanin-challenged skin, of Dov Charney and his twisted sense of everything, and, most likely, a victim of fetal alcohol syndrome and its attendant lifelong impairment of judgment.
In other words, I pity the fool.
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Feel kinda weird about how AZNs are ‘winning’ everything. Used to think that they were sort of a ‘novelty race’ who were just trying to look kute, but I think I was focusing one the wrong ones that didn’t actually represent the majority of the AZN population [via Gwen Stefani's AZNs].
And inspires more disaffected dreck like this:
Still not satire. Still not funny. But definitely foolish.