Shaggy beards, tight jeans, newsboy hats… Are hipsters really a thing of the 2000′s or just a reinvention of the Beatnik? Speaking more to the stereotype of a deliberately disheveled artist-type, both groups are perhaps looking to tell a deeper story through their serious glasses, goatees, and apathetic grins. The hipster’s nostalgic predilection for the wavy sound of vinyl records and old relics like typewriters and single-gear bicycles, may be a link to his politically wary beatnik cousin (or father, as it were). Whether through literature, occupy movements, or acoustic jam sessions, both the hipster, the beatnik, and their wardrobes suggest a search to protect the disenfranchised and find beauty in the mundane through rose-colored Ray Bans.
Boatneck Sweater from Knitty.com
Old Navy Striped Boatneck (There are so many in this post, I had to include it in the shopping list)
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