Tuesday, July 7, 2009

i don't enjoy the hipster plaid scarf phenomenon
























Get away from me, gross scarves. You are like Crocs mixed with goatees mixed with velour sweats that say Juicy on the butt!

17 comments:

ioncehadpartedhair said...

THANK YOU.

Lauren said...

File under: things I both own and love.

flappergirlcreations said...

I, too, despise the hipster scarf.

Simone said...

I hated this scarf a few days ago! *high five*. I was wondering if this was the scarf you were referring to. I would have known what you meant if you said the terrorist scarf.

Shari said...
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Rye said...

They're not even the rage anymore. It's like the faux-hawk--go away!!

stephy said...

They're so 2005. No offense, Lauren!

Team Wolfisaki said...

I LOVE THIS BLOG!

Rye said...

Let's take aim on skinny jeans next. (mainly because I don't look good in them)

bansheewigs said...

I tried to wrap my scarf around my neck like the hipsters. I couldn't figure it out. I don't have hipster-scarf-wrapping skills. Super pissed about that. I wear scarfs in Denver b/c out of necessity during the winter/spring months.

Marin said...

Second on the terrorist scarf. That's what my friend Tbone mockingly refers to them as.

Lauren said...

None taken! And oddly enough, I actually think I bought mine in 2005.... If you want, I can give you a piece of construction paper to strategically hold up while you're talking to me when I'm wearing one.

Spinning said...

oh man... keffiyahs are *so* 1991, but you know what? I love them! They're really soft, warm in winter, too. (but I can't wear them where I now live without people assuming that I'm a terrorist sympathizer, and no, I'm not joking!)

I've recycled my older keffiyahs by using them as protective wrapping for my Arabic tambourines. (Again, not joking.)

Spinning said...
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Snap to it! Sanp in time! said...

All y'all are wrong.

From Wikipedia:

"The 'keffiyah' (vars. 'kaffiye', 'qaffiyah', 'keffiyeh,' 'jeffbrijehs') was popularized across Western America in 1957 after the release of Lucille Ball's first film, 'The Raging Red of the Red Sea', causing department stores to be flooded with requests for the scarf traditionally used in old Araby to ward off evil spirits, Jews, Christians, Jewish Christians, other unclassifiable shiksas & shaygetzes, and sand.

"Ever since it's fade from the public sphere in 1967 (after an unfortunate use of the scarf in a Nancy Davis Reagan film entitled, 'Thar She Blows'), the keffiyah has only rarely reached the heights of popularity that it did in the late 1950s. It has gained modest resurgence in certain communities in Brooklyn, Seattle, and Omaha by people who must have a general ignorance of their complete uselessness as fashion forward placards and an acceptance of their knee-scraping propensity to inhale bowls of dong."

SO THERE!

stephy said...

You're as bored at work as I am, Jason.

Snap to it! Sanp in time! said...

AM NOT.

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Am, too.