It’s pretty much the same stuff that makes up the Vice Dos & Don’ts book from 2004. So if you’re familiar with that book…it’s more of the same. Which is a good thing because I LOVED that book as well. If you’re not familiar with Vice Magazine…I highly recommend it.
Street Boners was published in 2010 and for some reason I was hesitant to read it till now. I think it was because it was no longer a Vice book, so I didn’t think it would be as good. (I don’t know what I was thinking.) It was written by one of the founders of Vice magazine, Gavin McInnes. For some reason he sold all his shares of Vice stock (so he’s loaded) and started his own site StreetCarnage.com But this book is more than just pictures of people on the street. It also has some excellent essays on fashion rules, hipsters, and which cities in the world has the best dressed people.
Here’s what Amazon had to say about the book:
“Fifteen years after founding Vice, Gavin McInnes has poured his creative juices into a new endeavor: StreetCarnage.com. Growing in size and influence at an alarming rate, the site’s main feature is the new and improved version of Gavin’s “DOs and DON’Ts,” now tantalizingly called Street Boners.
These Boners have been polished and compounded into a book that takes the best of the site and adds hundreds more gems! With 1,312 photos, hilarious captions, and a harsh new rating system-from one to 10 kitten faces-STREET BONERS makes sure no glorious fashion statement goes unnoticed. Innocent citizens are either damned to hell or relentlessly exalted into heaven. Chloe Sevigny, Debbie Harry, Fred Armisen, and Tim & Eric also contribute their scathing wit to the book, and the end result is a New York fashion bible no bathroom should be without.”
Do yourself a favor and get this book.