Rick Steves: The Original Hipster

Last month, the New York Times ran an article about hipster fashion trends that claimed sarcastically that “the Rick Steves look is next.” While I’m honored to be mentioned in any article discussing pop culture, I must respectfully disagree with the author. The Rick Steves look isn’t the NEXT hipster fashion trend–it is, in fact, the CURRENT fashion trend. While I generally lay low when it comes to making fashion statements, I believe these photos prove that I was the Original Hipster. Don’t you agree?

Children of the Sixties and Seventies, I’m sure you have similar photos of yourselves–whether hitchhiking through Europe or just hang out at home. Dig them up, and post them on my page. Let’s show the younger generation that they should have been listened to their parents’ fashion advice all along.

Groovy Travels!

Cargo short shorts and black digital watches

Cargo short shorts and black digital watches

Rick Steves Hipster Fashion Tip: Tribal print vests

Rick Steves Hipster Fashion Tip: Tribal print vests

Rick Steves Hipster Fashion Tip: Mop hair and journal writing

Rick Steves Hipster Fashion Tip: Mop hair and journal writing

Rick Steves Hipster Fashion Tip: Leather bomber jackets and being surrounded by women’s underwear

Rick Steves Hipster Fashion Tip: Leather bomber jackets and being surrounded by women’s underwear

Rick Steves Hipster Fashion Tip: Pinky rings (look closely)

Rick Steves Hipster Fashion Tip: Pinky rings (look closely)

Rick Steves Hipster Fashion Tip: Headphones and bad wine

Rick Steves Hipster Fashion Tip: Headphones and bad wine

Rick Steves Hipster Fashion Tip: Grey fedoras and high waisted jeans

Rick Steves Hipster Fashion Tip: Grey fedoras and high waisted jeans

Rick Steves Hipster Fashion Tip: Tight T-shirts

Rick Steves Hipster Fashion Tip: Tight T-shirts

Rick Steves Hipster Fashion Tip: Studded black belts with black socks

Rick Steves Hipster Fashion Tip: Studded black belts with black socks

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