Hip Book review: Dads are the Original Hipsters

This book marks a milestone for Hipster Approved. It is the first review item I have had sent to me for review. I want to give a big ‘Thank You’ to Lorraine at Chronicle Books and the author Brad Getty for such a nice book.

That being said…the Hipster Seal of Approval can NOT be bought! My reviews are non-biased. I mean it!

Dads Are the Original Hipsters is a great book. It’s another in a series of books that started as a blog. A couple of other examples I can think of is Stuff White People Like and Look at this F*cking Hipster. (Both great books as well…).

People may think that the Hipster fashion movement is a new fad. This book proves that’s not true. Our Dads were sporting skinny jeans, deep v-neck t-shirts, and ironic mustaches while we were still crawling around in our diapers. Too bad our Dads didn’t have cool indie rock to listen to.

The only problem I have is that Brad hasn’t used the photo of a Hipster Dad I sent him. (Maybe he will in the future, I’ll keep checking back). What do you think…is this a picture of a Hipster? Remember this was taken in the early 60s or late 50s. Before Instagram used filters to make pictures look like this..

Dads are the Original Hipsters

Six Pack

Your dad had a six pack before you did. But he didn’t pay to go to some expensive gym. He got his by working hard and kicking ass.

P.S. He was also rocking plaid shorts while you were still swimming around in his nut-sack.


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