Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Ouroboros of Hipster Trends

Trucker hats have become synonymous with hipster culture's affinity for ironic appropriation, and are quite possibly one of the original hipster trends to have come and gone. Now, if Urban Outfitters is any indication, and I think it is, they're back. But have they simply run out of headgear to wear ironically, or are hipsters now consciously re-appropriating their own trends? Is this the ultimate hipster act, to pillage one's own culture? Is this what it's come to? Highly likely. Remember those "I'm Not A Hipster" t-shirts a couple years ago? Oh, the irony! A hipster professing to not be a hipster is the ultimate, umm, hipster. What's next? Meta-Mullets? Post-Hipster Keffiyahs? I can't even.

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