Re: Strapping

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Pacing!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 10:31 PM
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1: Yeah, whatever, cleanface.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 10:32 PM
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Anyway, aren't chinstraps already popular with hipsters? I know I've seen some.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 10:33 PM
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3: Are they? Like, ironically?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 10:34 PM
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Like, ironically?

Is there any other way?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 10:35 PM
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Is this posting behavior a complicated cry for help? What's next? "I think driving a stick is more authentic than driving an automatic. What about you guys?"


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 10:36 PM
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Like I say, I know I've seen some, but I haven't kept particularly close track. It's not like I, say, like in Brooklyn or anything, so I don't see a wide spectrum of hipsterdom on a regular basis.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 10:36 PM
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I know a guy with a chinstrap, or anyway who had a chinstrap, but he's no hipster.

Related facial hair content.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 10:37 PM
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There are certainly other demographics in which the popularity of the chinstrap is unambiguous.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 10:39 PM
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The guy with the red, pointy moustaches in the video in 8 looks very familiar to me, but it must just be because he instantiates a type.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 10:39 PM
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6: I thought that cry for help was issued long ago with my "Golf/Cheers, I don't get it" bit. But no. Fontana Labs would occasionally drop two topics at a time, and I kind of liked it.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 10:39 PM
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I've seen quite a few in Brooklyn's dens of hipsterdom, but not any kind of critical mass. However, I would bet there are a lot of guys who have avoided the current full beard trend because they can't pull off a credible mustache, and who will therefore happily jump on a chinstrap bandwagon if if pulls into town.

I think the next hipster trend should be tonsures.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 10:53 PM
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Also related (sort of).


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 10:55 PM
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This beard is also known as the fat-man's beard because it can cover up fat roll's under the chin! The chinstrap is also one of the easiest beards to grow because a lot of men cant grow a full beard on the face, but most men can grow on the neck and sides of the face.

IT'S MOLE.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 10:59 PM
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I think the next hipster trend should be tonsures.

No, no, the Chester Arthur. Unless they've already done that one.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03- 3-10 11:03 PM
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The chinstrap is too popular with LArry the Cable Guy types and pro baseball players to be indie-rocker material as of yet.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 12:00 AM
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NOOOOOO.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 12:45 AM
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17 gets it exactly right.


Posted by: Gabardine Bathyscaphe | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 12:56 AM
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Dundrearies or nothing.


Posted by: OFE | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 1:08 AM
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'taches don't seem to have caught on in London hipster circles. I mean, our equivalent of hipster circles. I live pretty near the epicentre of hipsterdom in London, sadly, and I've yet to see any.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 3:29 AM
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Chinstraps were in and then out here, like three years ago. Maybe it was a local phenomenon.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 4:20 AM
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20: it's the lingering legacy of the 1980s. The current generation of hipsters are Thatcher's children, and Thatcher despised facial hair.
Not that the pasty/greasy/irritating hat look is much of an improvement.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 5:07 AM
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"A beard is not a substitute for a jawline!"


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 6:35 AM
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Chinstraps were in and out like 15 years ago. I don't suppose that counts.

I just go ahead and let all the hair that will grow on my face grow, and ta-da: totally unhip!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 6:40 AM
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I RESENT THAT.


Posted by: OPINIONATED BUT HIP SIKH | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 7:15 AM
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I think the next hipster trend should be tonsures.

I'm repping for ceremonial beards, worn pharonic-stylee.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 7:24 AM
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Michael Stipe rocked a tonsure circa 1984.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 7:28 AM
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If I am half-competent, there is a post scheduled at 7:30. So I don't mean to stomp on these posts. It's scheduled.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 7:29 AM
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I CAN'T WAIT!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 7:29 AM
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Aren't chinstraps terribly late 90s? I picture the guy from Semi-Charmed Life.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 7:30 AM
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7:30 OMG!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 7:30 AM
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Maybe the 7:30 minute has to end before it posts.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 7:31 AM
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I guess not.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 7:31 AM
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Maybe it waits 10 minutes, just in case.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 7:31 AM
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Oh, I see I scheduled it for 7:32.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 7:32 AM
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Maybe the 7:32 minute has to end before it posts.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 7:32 AM
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Wasn't Stipe's tonsure just early male-pattern baldness?


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 7:33 AM
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26: There was a French guy at the O(riental)I(nstitute) who had complicated hair. One of the classics profs, thinking it was some kind of hommage à the second kingdom or something asked him about it. He replied, no, en fait, it was for "le boogie woogie." (This guy was pretty awesome -- he used to rock right the fuck out Jerry Lewis stylee on the practice pianos next to the classics building, one of the better things about hanging out on the balcony there and smoking.)


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 7:33 AM
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The back end claims it was published. Stupid scheduled feature. One sec.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 7:34 AM
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37: Maybe it was covering that up -- but it was a fully realized tonsure.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 7:35 AM
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One friend of mine rocked a Cue for much of the 90s. He was sort of a trend of one, though.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 7:38 AM
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23: I think "Dogg I cannot brook the gossamer bloatee" is a serious contender for best sentence ever written.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 7:59 AM
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41: I have perfect hair for a cue, but giving off that Walter Mitty Samurai vibe would repel the kind of women I'm attracted to. It's too bad, as I love playing with my hair. Nature has decided I need a tonsure or similar, so I can't just let it go the way I did in college. On the plus side, the cue ball look is easy to maintain and exposes the sensuously innervated scalp. Laydeez.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 03- 4-10 11:25 AM
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