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Those Hipster Scarves


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!

by Anonymousreply 9105/20/2013

what do they look like?

by Anonymousreply 105/19/2013

Thankfully, it's just a fad in the US. In Europe, they've been wearing them for decades and likely will continue wearing them.

by Anonymousreply 205/19/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 305/19/2013

Back in the late 60s/early 70s every other guy wore a garish neck-tie, even if they were christian fundamentalists from the South.

by Anonymousreply 405/19/2013

Are you talking about people wearing keffiyeh, or is it something else now?

by Anonymousreply 505/19/2013

link to photos of offensive scarves and beanies

by Anonymousreply 605/19/2013

OP - where do you live?

by Anonymousreply 705/19/2013

I don't know the look that the OP is deriding either.

Please post a picture?

by Anonymousreply 805/19/2013

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).

by Anonymousreply 905/19/2013

[quote]link to photos of offensive scarves and beanies

Offensive hipster beanie:

by Anonymousreply 1005/19/2013

Hipsters are skinny and they get cold easily. Having a scarf and a hat keeps them warm.

by Anonymousreply 1105/19/2013

They're very popular in Manhattan, where people don't know any better.

by Anonymousreply 1205/19/2013

I'm with you, OP.

No jury would convict.

by Anonymousreply 1305/19/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 1405/19/2013

Will someone in the know link to the scarves?

by Anonymousreply 1505/19/2013

Hipster wearing scarf

by Anonymousreply 1605/19/2013

Another one:

by Anonymousreply 1705/19/2013

They look incredibly pretentious.

by Anonymousreply 1805/19/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1905/19/2013

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?!!

by Anonymousreply 2005/19/2013

There's absolutely nothing wrong with a nice, long scarf.

by Anonymousreply 2105/19/2013

Scarves can be sexy and stylish, but hipsters manage to make them look unsexy and unstylish

by Anonymousreply 2205/19/2013

Thanks for the links to the pictures.

No, I can say that those scarves are not worn around here (Deep South).

Have not seen the look, nosiree bobtail.

by Anonymousreply 2305/19/2013

I'd rather go after the LEGIONS of gay men who wear those fucking checked shirts every fucking day.

by Anonymousreply 2405/19/2013

Short scene about originality - featuring the dreaded hipster scarf and a teenaged Nicholas Hoult.

by Anonymousreply 2505/19/2013

R24 What checked shirts? I'm gay and I don't think I have one checked shirt in my closet.

by Anonymousreply 2605/19/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2705/19/2013

I *love* scarves!

by Anonymousreply 2805/19/2013

R27 = affected git. Kill w/ fire.

by Anonymousreply 2905/19/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3005/19/2013

How about those beard hats?

by Anonymousreply 3105/19/2013

I love scarvuggggghgbbllllghggppp

by Anonymousreply 3205/19/2013


Yes, it is! Joe Dempsey is his name and I agree that he is winsome.

by Anonymousreply 3305/19/2013

HPV related neck cancers are on the rise. Maybe all those hipsters are hiding fresh surgical wounds with their scarves.

by Anonymousreply 3405/19/2013

Tamerlan Tsarnaev rocks his scarf

by Anonymousreply 3505/19/2013

[quote]I remember that from the 1980s.

No you don't.

by Anonymousreply 3605/19/2013

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".

by Anonymousreply 3705/19/2013

I like the checkered Palestinian scarves, they are fierce!

by Anonymousreply 3805/19/2013

Show of hands on this thread for how many hipster haters wear athletic shoes with jeans, or worse, white athletic socks as everyday clothes.

by Anonymousreply 3905/19/2013

[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-

by Anonymousreply 4005/20/2013

R36, those scarves were everywhere in the 80s.

by Anonymousreply 4105/20/2013

They must come in handy when eating lobster.

by Anonymousreply 4205/20/2013

Ummmm....OK folks. I think we've had enough of the overuse of the word "hipster" for one lifetime.

by Anonymousreply 4305/20/2013

That's a babushka.

by Anonymousreply 4405/20/2013

I love OP but he's a handful. I'll be glad when his summer camp starts.

by Anonymousreply 4505/20/2013

Many hipster concert attendees spotted wearing these scarves in the sweltering heat at Coachella.

by Anonymousreply 4605/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4705/20/2013

The following is by far a worse offender. Pretentious does not even begin to describe.

by Anonymousreply 4805/20/2013

As shown in R48 is the only type that makes sense--utilitarian. Not a scarf to look "cool" when it's 80 degrees outside.

by Anonymousreply 4905/20/2013

it's the fedoras I can't stand!!!

by Anonymousreply 5005/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5105/20/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 5205/20/2013

[quote]those scarves were everywhere in the 80s.


by Anonymousreply 5305/20/2013

We need to start building the camps for this lot.

by Anonymousreply 5405/20/2013

Concentration camps are too mainstream.

by Anonymousreply 5505/20/2013

Those scarves were everywhere in major cities in the 1980s.

by Anonymousreply 5605/20/2013

Don't come to Paris if you hate seeing people in scarves.

by Anonymousreply 5705/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5805/20/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 5905/20/2013

AH! My eyes, R10! Please post a warning next time if whats her name is in the photo!

by Anonymousreply 6005/20/2013

R10 The bag of hair so many people are dumber than.

by Anonymousreply 6105/20/2013

the thing with the "hipster" look is that it is so unattractive...and not hip

by Anonymousreply 6205/20/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 6305/20/2013

[quote] the thing with the "hipster" look is that it is so unattractive...and not hip

That's the whole point!

by Anonymousreply 6405/20/2013

well, it's a stupid point!

by Anonymousreply 6505/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6605/20/2013

Yes don't understand the knit caps at the gym or in warm weather. That just looks dumb and affected.

by Anonymousreply 6705/20/2013

Is this like a Howard Stern- John Varvatos scarf?

by Anonymousreply 6805/20/2013

No scarves in this town, ever. It's all shorts and flip-flops when you live in a beach town.

by Anonymousreply 6905/20/2013

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?

Seek help.

by Anonymousreply 7005/20/2013

Fuck the scarf! I'm bringing back the cravat!

by Anonymousreply 7105/20/2013

R61 wears ugly beanie hats.

by Anonymousreply 7205/20/2013

As long as those ugly winter jester-like hats never come back

by Anonymousreply 7305/20/2013

I'd like to see Regency neckcloths come back in style.

by Anonymousreply 7405/20/2013

Young Stalin could werq a hipster scarf!

by Anonymousreply 7505/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7605/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7705/20/2013

I don't see the scarves quite as much in the summer, but the knit caps are ubiquitous, even in 90° weather.

by Anonymousreply 7805/20/2013

[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:

by Anonymousreply 7905/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8005/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8105/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8205/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8305/20/2013

Nobody is talking about keffiyehs being trendy today, r82. Unfortunately, reading comprehension is also "a trend past tense" on DL.

by Anonymousreply 8405/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8505/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8605/20/2013

What's a "scarf"?

by Anonymousreply 8705/20/2013

Just returned from Paris. Everyone wheres them. They're fabulous.

by Anonymousreply 8805/20/2013

I'll opine that those knitted hats some of them wear get RIPE when worn in hot weather.

Oooh, head B.O. -- Uck!

by Anonymousreply 8905/20/2013

Everyone "wheres" them in Montreal, too.

by Anonymousreply 9005/20/2013

I wore a scarf once, you know. It didn't end well.

by Anonymousreply 9105/20/2013
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