Monday, September 26, 2011

Shtetl Hipsters

Awesome new Tumblr alert -- Shtetl Hipsters.

For those of you tired of playing a game of one-upmanship with your neighborhood hipsters and would prefer to win the battle once and for all, just go back, all the way back to the beginning. To the shtetl.

Because "My Jewish grandparent was cool before you," as the tagline goes.

                                                              Via  Margarita Korol

Just check out the badassness of Margarita Korol's great-grandparents in the Ukraine. Somewhere out there some hipster or gypsy is trying to put together that exact outfit at a Buffalo Exchange.

Our ancestors were cooler than any of those Midwestern transplants currently haunting Brooklyn, thinking that Bushwick is so gritty and real, the ones wearing scarves in all kinds of weather. (Talking to you jogger who I saw with his t-shirt wrapped his neck like he bought it at Urban Outfitters.)

Bushwick gives you street cred? Hell no. Escape from a pogrom or the Cossacks and then maybe we can talk.

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