21 June 2012

Army Issue 1964



Was Dad a Hipster?

11 comments:

JoeTheMiddleYears said...

Yes, dad was totally a hipster, just 48 years to soon!

JKG said...

Knee jerk was to say "no." But based on the stuff you've posted I'm going with yes and, in the ultimate sign of hipster cred, waaaay before it was cool.

M.Lane said...

Super glasses. I would say "yes", but I would not have called him that to his face.

ML
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Anonymous said...

At least they weren't called "birth control glasses", otherwise a whole bunch of baby boomers wouldn't be here.

My dad had also an army-issue pair, in black. I think he was hip enough to pull it off. Then again, he really didn't have a choice.

Clip-ons look great on them (see first pic in Fathers Day post, below).

-DB

GSV JR said...

And he's like drinking Carling (or at least around people drinking Carling) in one of those shots. So retro...

gentleman mac said...

No, he was the pure aspect that the hipsters want to be but simply corrupt by trying too hard.

cc said...

haha i was just admiring a similar pair of specs the other day.

Anonymous said...

They're called BCGs for a reason ...

Oyster Guy said...

Your dad was not a hipster...just hip.

Brett Smith said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10643097@N07/7422419490/


here's a photo of my dad (and me). He's sporting those glasses. He wore them from probably around mid 50's up until around 1970, when he finally switched to contacts. I think this photo was taken around 1968.

tintin said...

Brett- Beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing. I love it when people share these images.