Only a Gen Xer can stop a hipster trend

But ... do they need to be stopped?

First known appearance of the snake scarf
  • First known appearance of the snake scarf

Dear Hipster:

I was wondering if hipster things that become cool and mainstream are not cool anymore. For example, I noticed that the hipsters here used to wear a scarf. I am not talking a small scarf, but HUGE Britney Spears python scarfs. Then, when older people started wearing it here, they stopped. Is the way to stop the hipster vibe for Gen Xers to copy it?

— RA

I could not have put it more succinctly myself, although I’m not 100 percent sure that the hipster vibe is something that needs to be stopped. Treating hipster fashion trends like polio or world hunger (“Together we can end this evil for good!”) is a little extreme.

Also, did you mean your local hipsters were wearing actual snakes, à la Britney’s 2001 VMA performance? That would be something. Long live the short-lived hipster reptile craze of middle-late 2016!

You probably just meant regular floofy scarves, but still...

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