"You might be thinking of the 90s punk revival. The workwear thing was a reflection of what was happening in the skateboard scene at the time (90s punk and the skate scene were tied at the hip) and the remnants of the grunge scene."
"Navy, downtown at the old federal building. I couldn't avoid recruiting duty and it finally caught up to me. Avoided field recruiting, but worked there for 2 years before retiring. Airbase shared tarmac with some Navy…"
""The problem is that we’ve lumped too many subcultures and stereotypes into the definition of the hipster. As a result, the word, as an insult, has become completely meaningless. For example, those dorks who dress like it’s 1932 and…"
"Not exactly. The sentiment is right but the eras are wrong.
Punk was a music and fashion style that happened because Malcolm Maclaren and Vivienne Westwood owned an S&M-inspired clothing store in England called Sex. They wanted to promote…"
"Hipster doesn't actually mean anything anymore. People think it does but it doesn't. It might have meant something at one point but now people use the word hipster to describe just about anyone who doesn't dress like a Romney.…"
"Ah! I see! You're upset that people are paying too much for brand names that are essentially over-priced cheap beer. We have that same phenomenon in Canada, too. People pay an arm and a leg for what the industry calls "domestic…"
Ok, I apparently never met someone like that. (Though I've met some equally militant "normal" vegans. Gosh, to be honest i've never met a non militant vegan as far as I know.)
But then again: Are they really dicks in that…"
"Ok, thanks for clearing that up a bit I guess.
So essentially people who are different for the sake of beeing different in itself?
But then again: What is the problem with all of that, as long as they do not bother other people with it?
"Grew a beard immediately after leaving the Army. That was 27 years ago.
I look like crap in a flannel shirt.
Back when I could drink cheap beer, I favored Miller High Life. Some where along the way something changed and half a bottle of domestic…"
"Hipsters exist. They just don't typically self-identify as "hipsters" ... because, to most, its an insult. Kinda like how douchebags -- a group that intersects heavily with hipsters -- rarely refer to themselves as…"
"I work with someone who lives in Allentown. Father in law is a developer there. Lots of stuff happening downtown; sports teams moving in, new restaurants and clubs. Outskirts are becoming a major transit hub for shipping for rail and truck freight…"
"So Allentown/Bethlehem is ideal? Color me interested. It puts me in shouting distance of major metro cities, too.
There's a girl in Florida. The only thing keeping her there is visitation with her kids."
"I try to show due respect to all people. Due being the key word.
Usually, I can find something I respect about another person, no matter how bad or foolish the behaviors they are known for. You can't expect a bird to swim or a fish to fly.…"
"He is within commuting distance of the Poconos, who's southern end is getting growth from the far-off NYC metropolitan area.
An hour and a half move gets him to Allentown/Bethlehem corridor. We have clients there; Allentown is reviving, the…"
"Two hours away: New York City, Philadelphia
Five hours away: Washington, DC., Boston.
My neighbor is a contractor who routinely commutes to New York City for work.
Since I was jobless since February, I fell behind on my rent. Trying to work…"