I'm going to go on a murder spree, and strangle each and every one of them that choose to drape one around their necks, even when they're not wearing a jacket. The ones who wear them in the summertime are even more evil!
what do they look like?
Thankfully, it's just a fad in the US. In Europe, they've been wearing them for decades and likely will continue wearing them.
Now, what really pisses me off is those FUGLY knit beanie hats that they wear all the time. I can't fucking STAND those things!
Back in the late 60s/early 70s every other guy wore a garish neck-tie, even if they were christian fundamentalists from the South.
Are you talking about people wearing keffiyeh, or is it something else now?
link to photos of offensive scarves and beanies
OP - where do you live?
I don't know the look that the OP is deriding either.
Please post a picture?
I live smack in the middle of Hipster Central, and don't see those scarves as much as fedoras, and to a lesser extent a narrow tie and cardigan. The hats aren't so much beanies as knitted caps like faux Rastas (usually brown in color).
[quote]link to photos of offensive scarves and beanies
Offensive hipster beanie:
Hipsters are skinny and they get cold easily. Having a scarf and a hat keeps them warm.
They're very popular in Manhattan, where people don't know any better.
I'm with you, OP.
No jury would convict.
Scarves have been worn for decades, why associate this style with those douchebag hipsters? My great grandmother, grandmother and mom wore scarves for years, now my mom only wears wool scarves in the Winter, but c'mon, why the hell associate scarves with hipsters?!
Hipsters don't have one ORIGINAL idea in their delusional heads!
These jerks steal everything from clothing styles to art to food, please tell me what these assholes have actually brought to the table of original ideas?
oh, that scarf look is so old, I remember that from the 1980s. I am so sick of that scarf it makes my eyes bleed. Of course, it throbs with a certain humorless self-righteousness, too.
R15, I think OP is referring to the manner these hipsters wear their scarves, not a particular type or material of a scarf.
Scarves come in pretty basic styles and materials, there's not much variation in the shapes. Scarves are usually a long rectangular cut or a square, a large square is preferable if you want to elaborately wrap the scarf around your neck.
Here's six ways to wear a scarf, all but the fifth style would be worn by a hipster. Perhaps a hipster chick would wear the fifth look, a throwback to the hippy era or a tribute to her very elderly female relatives?!!
R24 What checked shirts? I'm gay and I don't think I have one checked shirt in my closet.
I am a scarf offender. I wear them all the time! In winter, I leave my scarf on indoors. (I usually leave my toque on too, because of hat hair.) And in summer, I'll wear a linen or silk scarf, even with a t-shirt. I just like them. They're comfortable and I feel they accessorize my outfit. Designer scarves are an indulgence of mine. I have quite a few in different colors and prints. Some people like hats, some people wear lots of jewelry. I like scarves. I'm sorry that makes you homicidal, OP.
Men and women wearing scarves all year round as an accessory, and not necessarily for warmth, is pretty common in Europe, and I notice it's getting more popular in the States now. I used to be the only one in my immediate circle. I'm in my 20s, but not a hipster.
I *love* scarves!
R27 = affected git. Kill w/ fire.
Is that Gendry in the YouTube clip @r25? He certainly has grown to be a beautiful man. I have never seen anyone with his shade of blue eyes. Absolutely gorgeous.
How about those beard hats?
I love scarvuggggghgbbllllghggppp
Yes, it is! Joe Dempsey is his name and I agree that he is winsome.
HPV related neck cancers are on the rise. Maybe all those hipsters are hiding fresh surgical wounds with their scarves.
[quote]I remember that from the 1980s.
No you don't.
I really hope hipsters become the new emos.
I appreciate that hipsters have made society clean up its act style-wise, actually caring about what they're wearing -- the 2000s were all about looking like a slob. The hipster pretentiousness is just too much now.
Urban Dictionary has 49 entries for "hipster scarf".
I like the checkered Palestinian scarves, they are fierce!
Show of hands on this thread for how many hipster haters wear athletic shoes with jeans, or worse, white athletic socks as everyday clothes.
[quote]Scarves have been worn for decades, why associate this style with those douchebag hipsters? My great grandmother, grandmother and mom wore scarves for years, now my mom only wears wool scarves in the Winter, but c'mon, why the hell associate scarves with hipsters?!
The original hipster-
Ummmm....OK folks. I think we've had enough of the overuse of the word "hipster" for one lifetime.
That's a babushka.
I love OP but he's a handful. I'll be glad when his summer camp starts.
Many hipster concert attendees spotted wearing these scarves in the sweltering heat at Coachella.
Palestinian scarves were the rage amongst anarchists, protestors and anyone young who had a beef in the 80s - which was just about everyone. They came in handy during demonstrations for protection against tear gas. Back then, demos were everyday occurrences - ban the bomb, anti-nuke power, anti-World Bank, Reagan, etc.
The following is by far a worse offender. Pretentious does not even begin to describe.
As shown in R48 is the only type that makes sense--utilitarian. Not a scarf to look "cool" when it's 80 degrees outside.
it's the fedoras I can't stand!!!
I say no to scarves, fedoras, beards. I do have a bit of the Mad Men look due to J Crew suits, the Ludlow collection, and I wear chunky black glasses sometimes. Never, ever wear running shoes with jeans.
New York City is hot and humid in the summer -- do they wear those silly ass knit caps in the summer as well?
If so, talk about being a slave to fashion, that's idiocy!
[quote]those scarves were everywhere in the 80s.
We need to start building the camps for this lot.
Concentration camps are too mainstream.
Those scarves were everywhere in major cities in the 1980s.
Don't come to Paris if you hate seeing people in scarves.
The difference is you can instantly tell when someone is wearing one for pretense. It's the way it's draped and the outdoor weather that are the giveaways. I LOVE scarves in the winter and wear them just like the chick in the link at R48 (I am a guy) but for warmth. And they look cool with a winter coat. But ONLY in winter. And ONLY with a coat on. Coat comes off? Scarf comes off.
Who in holy hell would wear one in warm weather but a hipster doofus? Ah, well, to each his own.
The link at R48 is the best way to wear a scarf. It keeps you warm, it doesn't slip around and the wind doesn't blow it in your face
AH! My eyes, R10! Please post a warning next time if whats her name is in the photo!
R10 The bag of hair so many people are dumber than.
the thing with the "hipster" look is that it is so unattractive...and not hip
[quote] New York City is hot and humid in the summer -- do they wear those silly ass knit caps in the summer as well?
My cousin's daughter lives in SoCal and her bf wears one of these caps year round (as well as the matching scruffy shadbeard) I assume it is the modern equivalent of the baseball-cap-to-hide-balding-head.
[quote] the thing with the "hipster" look is that it is so unattractive...and not hip
That's the whole point!
well, it's a stupid point!
There are many things I'd get rid of or complain about before I'd bitch about scarves.
The giant 1970s old Jewish lady sunglasses that every woman and most gays wear would be at the top of that list.
The omnipresent fauxhawk or remnants of fauxhawks that every gay boy still thinks is fab would be next.
Yes don't understand the knit caps at the gym or in warm weather. That just looks dumb and affected.
Is this like a Howard Stern- John Varvatos scarf?
No scarves in this town, ever. It's all shorts and flip-flops when you live in a beach town.
OP you want to commit murder because of what people you dont know and have no impact on your life happen to be wearing? Really?
Fuck the scarf! I'm bringing back the cravat!
R61 wears ugly beanie hats.
As long as those ugly winter jester-like hats never come back
I'd like to see Regency neckcloths come back in style.
This thread is making me want one actually. And I have seen some with them, reminding that I like them.
I dunno, I think it can look cool and smart.. depends. Not for the summer though, even for summer evenings.. that's too much. It does start to look cuntish.
I never knew this look was considered "hipster" or that anyone would object to it. Scarves are just scarves; who doesn't wear scarves?
Now, the wool beanie in any climate... that's a look that's got to go.
I don't see the scarves quite as much in the summer, but the knit caps are ubiquitous, even in 90° weather.
[quote]Now, the wool beanie in any climate... that's a look that's got to go
Thank you! They are FUGLY!
Here's a pic of the king of hipster douchebags wearing a beanie hat at an event:
What's with the dope who keeps claiming Palestinian keffiyeh were not everywhere in the 1980s? You should look through my college yearbooks ('83–'87), goofus. Those scarves were all over the place and this was a tiny campus in a small Midwestern city.
Yes r36, wearing keffiyeh's in different colors was fashionable in the early eighties. Particularly with people who lived in the East Village. A hodgepodge mix of old hippies, punks, squatters, Old World Ukrainians, Puerto Ricans, a few Italians and Jews whose families never left the neighborhood, Anarchists, Rastas, poor artists, actors, musicians, writers and poets. Nothing like the soulless hipster haven it is now. Of course, some actually wore them in solidarity with the Palestinians.
Keffiyehs are very 2008, 2009. There, see, the NYTimes was writing about them in 2010 so you know was already over. If we're talking keffiyehs, we talking about a trend past tense.
I love a nice colorful decorative scarf, a la Mary Tyler Moore...but the ones linked to are kind of like those faux vintage concert t-shirts that assholes like Kristen Stewart wear to show what "old souls" they are in their musical tastes.
Nobody is talking about keffiyehs being trendy today, r82. Unfortunately, reading comprehension is also "a trend past tense" on DL.
I like the skinny flimsy scarves that I've noticed in recent years. They remind me of the late seventies disco/Annie Hall era only I don't recall them being looped loosely around the neck like a necklace back then. Women may have done a single wrap around the neck but mostly they just hung straight down from the collar like this. It seemed like white was the go-to color.
I don't mind scarves but the pix of them linked way earlier in the thread including one on what looked to be a young Billie Joe Armstrong looked awful.
And since I live where it's hot & 90 today it looks like one would faint in this weather today.
What's a "scarf"?
Just returned from Paris. Everyone wheres them. They're fabulous.
I'll opine that those knitted hats some of them wear get RIPE when worn in hot weather.
Oooh, head B.O. -- Uck!
Everyone "wheres" them in Montreal, too.
I wore a scarf once, you know. It didn't end well.