Oh, the hipster genre. Over the weekend I found myself at quite a few hipster-esque events. I mean basically if you go anywhere in
Williamsburg or the Lower East Side you are immediately surrounded with these
just-rolled-out-of-bed clones. So, I began thinking… what is really the difference
between a hipster and a redneck? As a southern girl, I am also quite familiar
with the redneck. I grew up with these
back-country, down-to-earth, beer drinking ladies and gents. Not saying that I have a particular preference
to one or the other (however secretly leaning toward by hillbilly roots) I can’t
help but notice the two’s common ground when it comes to fashion and lifestyle.
Hear me out…
Just look at the similarities:
Camo (one that I personally indulge in regularly) and army green
PBR and other canned domestics beers and, oh yeah, whiskey
Fu-manchus (otherwise known as the “handle bar” mustache) among other excessive facial hair
Tattoos. More tattoos. And more tattoos.
Mullets, need I say more?
Sunday morning I stumbled upon Grit-N-Glory on
Orchard Street, LES
and discovered something I could not live with out. This Bandit Brand tee. No, not because I’m a hipster (far from it)
but because I am a Southern girl- duh, and I really do
like these things (guns, beer, fishing). Who cares if you aren’t a country
cousin or a downtown scenester, you can still shop these awesome tees and look
cool. No strings or stereotypes attached, promise.
However, I feel it must be said: This website proves my point. All images from Bandit Brand.