Parenthood has long been equated with the end of one’s hip years. Something about the fact that you have to be responsible and socially acceptable, maybe. A few outliers manage to make the child into an attractive accessory. But by and large, the association runs deep.
Parents are by definition, less hip than non-parents. It’s a rule of the universe, evidence of our obsolescence as the next generation takes over the helm. Right? Maybe not. There’s at least one guy out there who’s out to prove that Dads may be what hipsters are all about.
The Dads are The Original Hipsters blog is an amusing and oddly thought provoking look at the Dads of yesteryear as inspiration for the hipsters of today. Users submit pictures of their Dads back in the day, which are then given a rollicking comparative analysis by founder Brad Getty.
Yes, I know it is reasonably likely that most of these photos were taken before these guys were Dads. And it’s also somewhat likely that their hipness was not quite as apparent at the time as it is in contemporary retrospect. But we don’t know that for sure, do we? Let’s take this seed of inspiration and let it blossom into new confidence for the Dads in our lives. At least until Father’s Day is over.
The site’s gotten a lot of attention and it’s in the process of being turned into a book. Maybe a good gift for next Father’s Day? Submit a photo of your Dad, the unknown hipster, to: Dadsaretheoriginalhipsters@gmail.com.
Are we destined to find our fathers uncool? Will the Dads of today inspire the hipsters of tomorrow?