The Hipster Effect » hipster glasses Identity, society and work in the age of perpetual connectivity Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:35:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Me-wear vs. Eyewear /2011/09/17/me-wear-vs-eyewear/ /2011/09/17/me-wear-vs-eyewear/#comments Sat, 17 Sep 2011 18:54:03 +0000 Sophy Bot /?p=5 more]]> Hipster glassesThe economy. Poverty. Fashion accessories.

White House press secretary Jay Carney recently fielded a question about his new “hipster glasses,” triggering a 2,000-word article in The Washington Post examining the history of thick-rimmed eyewear (and ultimately deciding that they’ve gone “from geek to chic to weak”). The Atlantic was quick to point out that the author of the article has himself been photographed wearing the offending specs. Now that the highest level of politics is getting into the fashion game, is there really a separation between mainstream and subculture?

…and for the record, Carney lost the glasses just days after their controversial debut.

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