If You Live in Hipstervania, Is it Inevitable That Your Kid Will Become One?
"You look like one of those annoying hipsters," 11-year-old Mr. O told him.
"DO NOT!" T yelled back. He was quite insulted by being called a hipster. "I just have my own style," he said.
That is true. He has always been particular about his appearance. We were out on Sunset Blvd. the other day--me walking the dog, him on his skateboard--and we ran into a friend. She said to him, "Let me check out your swag."
He showed her his stash of keychains--including a shamrock one that flashes the word "lucky"--hanging from his belt. He also wears clip-on bow ties with t-shirts and suspenders, and sticks Depeche Mode pins on his RUN DMC hat.
I guess I could force him to wear more average/conservative clothes but that would probably kill his spirit. I like that he has a creative outlet with his clothes and I have no problem with him having his own sense of style. That said, hipsters are pretty annoying. Maybe by the time he's an adult, there'll be some sort of post-hipster thing and I won't have to see him wearing a different pair of ironic glasses every day.