New Site Makes You Guess: Hipster Or Hobo?
The moment the Sartorialist posted a picture of a homeless man looking chic on his blog, we had to realize this day was inevitable. And now it is here, ushered in by Hipster is the New Homeless, a website dedicated to “those who continue to blur the line between hipsters and homeless people.” Politically incorrect and mildly icky though it may be, can we really blame the creators for seizing hold of the whole homeless people as fashion influencers thing when it’s all around us? Erin Wasson, the queen of the fashionably filthy in Brooklyn, even called them the inspiration for her RVCA line. So put aside the righteous anger, check out the site, and laugh your ass off at people who probably spend $250 on rumpled plaid shirts so as to look like they’ve been dumpster-diving at the Salvation Army. [NYU Local]