PUBLISHED Mar 19, 2012
New York, NY / Entertainment / Shopping
Williamsburg, Brooklyn is ground zero of the Hipster non-movement, and what better place to get you started than this Mecca of Irony (Ironically it never wanted to be a Mecca of Irony). We'll be picking up some ridiculously overpriced used clothing and accessory essentials, work on your posing, and finally meet the Hipster's best friend.
1. The Metamorphosis Begins
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2. Dress to Unimpress
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Plaid if Rad. After you find your tee, a long sleeve button up plaid shirt is next. You could opt to swap out your plaid button up with a hooded sweatshirt (as long as it has a faded print), or layer them. For a single plaid shirt you must either keep in entirely unbuttoned, or buttoned up to the top. Nothing in between! If it's chilly, don't be shy about layers.
Pants. Tight is always right (except for parachute pants) Butt-huggin print pants in the winter and tighty-whiteys in the summer. If you're really adventurous get yourself a set of colorful carrot-cut pants that flood. If you're opting for carrot-cuts, be very attuned to the fit as they should flood well above the ankles.
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Next let’s move on to your headgear. Most vintage hats will do, but keep this general rule in mind: when wearing a baseball, fedora or Afghani elder style hat, it should be so small that it sits atop the back of your head. If you’re opting for a slouchy knit cap, it should be loose and oversized. Don’t expect your hat to keep your ears warm either; it will be sitting far above your ear line.
Now it’s time for your crotch to do some talking. When buying a belt buckle, the bigger the better. In fact your skinny jeans can sometimes fade to black behind the shine of your belt buckle.
4. Practice your Pose Over Lunch
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5. Get Your Fixie Fix
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6. Try A New Attitude
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The Metamorphosis Begins180 N 7th St, Brooklyn, NY, 11211, US
Dress to UnimpressBrooklyn, NY, 11211, US
Accessorize504 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11211, US
Practice your Pose Over Lunch142 N 5th St, Brooklyn, NY, 11211, US
Get Your Fixie Fix133 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY, 11211, US
Try A New Attitude463 Leonard St, Brooklyn, NY, 11211, US