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Monday, May 02, 2011

Was your dad hip?

The tumblr Dads Are the Original Hipsters made me laugh out loud. It features old photos of dads looking awesome back in the day, along with hilarious captions. (The photo above: "Your dad wore cycling caps before you did...")
"Your dad drank obscure sodas before you did."
"Your dad wore a knit cap before you did."
"Your dad ate local fair-trade produce before you did."
"Your dad had big headphones before you did."
"You dad was into shooting shit before you were."
"Your dad lived in Portland before you did."
"Your dad didn't give a f*#k before you did."

Was your dad hip? :)

114 comments:

Caitlin said...

i love that tumblr! so clever!

SisterBatik said...

LOL!!

Hilary Nicole said...

Haha these photos are lovely. I have a photograph of my dad when he was in high school. He was wearing plaid bell bottoms, rocking the afro and an old Monte Carlo. I think my dad was pretty hip!

XO Hilary Nicole
http://thehippinista.blogspot.com/

Deanna Pai said...

My dad was so hip -- a skinny Asian dude who cut class to buy Beatles records? Oh yes.

cora d said...

If coincidently looking like Kenny Rogers for 30+ years is hip, then yes, yes, yes!

Diana Mieczan said...

Hahah..those photos are so cool:) My dad used to have long hair and play a guitar! Kisses

runemilyrun.com said...

Haha, love this! Especially the one of Larry Bell. I know my dad was into craft beer before I was. (I'm a Kzoo, MI native and I wish Bell's would distribute to NY!)

Allie said...

My Dad was totally hip. He wore short shorts and cool sunglasses and loved skateboarding and surfing! (Still does love to surf!)

ag. said...

ah-mazing! my dad definitely thought he was hip. a beatles hair cut, Coke bell bottoms...these photos are too funny and i feel like my dad woudl fit right in!

Clio said...

I love this tumblr... spent hours on it the other night and then linked it to my boyfriend who did the same!

paperwhite said...

This is fabulous. My dad was in a garage band so that is kind of hip. He was also on the debate team which might negate any of that hipness.

Maureen said...

My dad was totally the original hipster! And he's from Portland :) - wayyyy before it was trendy.

angie said...

yes, my dad was! :-)

Bethany said...

My dad was into That 70's Show before I was. In fact, he and his friends were probably the inspiration for it. Smokin' doobies in his friends' parents' basement and everything. Except he refuses to admit it now, but his best friend has told me all the dirt, lol.

Nora said...

This is the perfect illustration of the irony of "hipsters" - none of these dads were hip, they were just wearing knit caps when NECESSARY (like on a fishing boat), or drinking a soda that was available (that's only "obscure" now), etc. etc. Hipsters are trying too hard - these dads were just doing their thing :)

s a m said...

oh my gosh - the knitted cap could easily be "your dad was into Jacques Cousteau before you/Wes Anderson". So funny!

Katherine Fugit said...

"Your dad lived in Portland before you did." Ha!

Jesse said...

ha! such a great post. my dad was totally hip before my siblings and i were around. he wore bell bottoms, had long hair and listened to the band.

Brooke said...

AH! this is awesome and my dad was totally HIP!

April said...

Lol! On the knit caps, I thought it was gonna say "He had some captain in him before you did" lol

Melanie's Randomness said...

My dad totally rocked the 60's style and dressed like he was in West Side Story!! Verry hip!! =)

Melanie's Randomness Blog

Jessica said...

*love* this~!

My dad seriously looked like a lost member of the BeeGees LOL

long feather hair? check.
open button polyester shirt? check.
gold chain necklaces? check.

Fashion Mom said...

hihi so funny! My pictures of my dad looks almost like yours, you give me an idea to do also such a post.
lovely x

simplystylishmom said...

Hahaaahaa I LOVE old photos of our parents! My parents were so hot! I even have a semi-crush (kind of Freudian?) on my Dad as he was super hot. He was in a band - the drummer and wore Buddy Holly glasses with thick rims and tight button down shirts with super long, stiff collars. My Mom wore the SHORT-EST dresses ever and was so cute and curvy - very Brigitte Bardot - it makes me question fashion today - there's nothing as sexy as the 60's and 70's... i guess it all went wrong in the 80's, 90's...! Love this post!

roysie said...

Hilarious and totally true! My parents were so hip. They shopped at farmer's markets, made their own yogurt...they were total foodies before it was vogue. I have a pic of my dad in NYC looking just like a hipster.

Lili said...

LOL! I love the last one! I'd really like to include a pic of my dad in a trench and nerd glasses. Oh and my dad was freaking handsome back in his heyday (he's turning 70 this year and looks no day older than 50)... But I don't think he'd like to have a picture of himself floating around the net. Sigh.

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Elisa said...

awww, made me smile today! and appreciate my Dad.

Clarissa said...

I love this!! My fiance and I are in constant debate about the definition of a hipster.

Love of Fair said...

My Dad was hip! I had no idea until I started collecting photos for our wedding slideshow... What a (hilarious) surprise! Great timing seeing your post today!

the southern hostess said...

This is awesome. My dad was so hip! So many cool sunglasses.

kristin {ten scenic drive} said...

Ahaha what a great post! Love these photos! My Dad was definitely a hipster back in his day. Going to check out some more photos now...
xxkristin

Dani F. Boyd said...

How fun! My dad was a hip. He used to make his own leather flip flops, take rides from place to place around the country and had the biggest round black power style hair I have ever seen. And all that in Brasil.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

your dad lived in portland before you did.

ahhhh hahaahaha....oh portland, land of the hipster.

Kerry said...

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'd love to have the swimsuit worn by the woman in the background of the first photo. Seventies hotness!

Dancing Branflake said...

Ha! This is hilarious! My Dad was totally hip and popular. I have no clue what happened to me.
But, really, wasn't everything from the 1970's hip?

Girly Notes said...

that's hilarious

http://girlynote.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hilarious. My dad rode a motor scooter before you did!

A Sunday Kind Of Love said...

oh my god, this is amazing! i have a photo of my dad in a ripped-up band T, long hair, and turntables that i think needs to be submitted :)

Alix H said...

Love it!

I don't know if he was hip, but he was completely who he was (and still is).

Nicole LeLacheur said...

My Dad had a 69 mustang... WHY did he ever get rid of that thing!?

http://simpleandhandmade.com

wonderchris said...

That dad running with his daughter sorta made my heart melt.

Marjorie Rose said...

OH my my! So hilarious! My dad definitely wore bell bottoms before I ever did :)

Jennelle said...

Haha, this is hilarious!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Haha I love this!

My dad was insanely hip. Long hair, leather jacket, bike, bell bottoms so wide he could fly away hehe

He's actually still pretty hip... he still plays in the same band and races cars.

Kate said...

My favorite photo is of my Dad and I sitting on Santa's lap when I was three, he's wearing a black leather jacket, tight jeans and long wavy hair down to his shoulders, looking a bit like John Travolta and definitely cool!

nikkiricks said...

my dad was so hip. i wish i had all of his clothes still.
i wore his college sweat shirt for the longest time!

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

I wouldn't say my dad was "hip". He was a total jock! But I love him all the same.

Joanna Goddard said...

agreed, kerry! such funny comments :) i love you guys.

Katie*Belle said...

Too funny! I've been aware pretty much my whole life that my dad is cooler than me. But I'm okay with that : )

Paper Heart Girl said...

Totallllyyyy LOVE this tumblr!! xxxxx

Lara said...

My Dad had a belted orange leather jacket. It was like something out of Shaft! And he's a neuroscientist, so it's not like he HAD to dress hip. It was above and beyond the call of duty.

hip hip gin gin said...

Oh my god, the "your dad didn't give an eff before you did" had me cracking up so hard!! So funny and so true!

My dad was pretty darn hip, he rocked the long hair, beard and mustache situation in the 70's. There is a photo of him and my mom when they first started dating sitting on my grandparents couch and it is hysterical. Mom in her lace collar and cardigan, and dad in bell bottoms, no shirt and the long hair. They were such a mismatch it was the cutest thing!

And yeah, my dad definitely didn't give an eff long before I did! Still laughing about that =)

Susan said...

Whaddya mean "was", people! lol

wildchild said...

ha i just found that tumblr this weekend and it's hilarious. i have so many pictures of my dad as an original hipster. oh fathers.

Heather said...

That's hilarious! I should post a picture of my dad! He was in the navy for awhile and a dee jay for years all over the country (Denver, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Boise, etc). He is pretty rad! ;)

Rosita said...

haha I blogged this yesterday with my own pics! my dad was totally hip :)

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

hahah i love it! "your dad lived in portland before you did" too funny :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

@larryphoto said...

This is great. As a dad myself, I'm always wondering what things I'm doing now that will appear ridiculous 20 years from now...

WITTY said...

love it! i just submitted 3 pics! :)

(http://bippityboppityboo.tumblr.com/)

JENNY said...

hahah love this!
Yea my dad was HIP!! He had wavy hair, always in aviators, and wore bell bottoms!!!

http://albeitdotdotdot.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

brilliant! love it!

Andrea said...

Love this site. My husband and I just cam across it this weekend. LOVE IT!

pics-o-andrea

Stephanie said...

This is amazing. Totally bummed I can't check out the whole website right now, stupid filter at work. :-(

Also, back in the day my dad had the same glasses and facial hair as big headphones guy. :-P

Snappy Di said...

My dad was in no way hip... well, wait a minute while I go look at all the old photos of him. Maybe that will change my mind.. LOL

LOVED this post!!

Di

Eleanor Rae said...

I'm not sure he's exactly old enough to be called "hip" but I recently blogged about this photo of my Dad at Butlins, aged about 3 and wearing what appear to be lederhosen. Excellent find, I guess my caption would be "Your Dad rode the roundabout swings before you did" xxx

Laura Nelson said...

those are awesome, so funny :)

Eleanor Rae said...

So I forgot to add this link. What a silly billy. Here's the photo I was talking about

http://thatisthisandthisisheaven.blogspot.com/2011/04/good-morning-campers.html

xxx

Rose said...

*cracking up* - great captions!

My dad was definitely hip. He climbed mountains wearing nothing but short jean shorts, hiking boots and a red bandana in his crazy hair. I love the old photos of him because it reminds me that he was my age once and probably "gets it" more than I think. :)

Notes from Holly St. said...

LOL that's hilarious!

olivia said...

yes!! my dad was definitely hip! he had a cool '70's hairstyle, sunglasses, and 21 wale cord bell bottoms :) plus he was cute
the '70's look so fun!! also i totally agree with kerry!

Julie said...

This reminded me of my dad wearing a flourescent green Virginia Beach crop top. * My dad wore crop tops before I did. *

Mercia said...

I'm still laughing!!!!!!!

Miss Bibliophile said...

I think that all of these hip dads probably married all of the moms from My Mom the Style Icon, the book that's been making the blog rounds lately.

Anonymous said...

Ummm Helooo...
Where is the motherhood post?!!! Got me all excited...

Miyan said...

that's a pretty cute tumblr. my dad is definetly still hip.

Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

BASIIK said...

Hahaha this is awesome! My dad was in fact hip with his large belt buckles and band tees.

lauramauk.blogspot.com said...

The bathing suit in the background of the first photo is genius. Why don't they design one pieces as hip as this one anymore? LOVE. laura@ lauramauk.blogspot.com

dreamday said...

hilarious! after looking at these pics i guess i can say... yes, my dad was hip!!!

rebecca said...

i've seen pics, and my dad was NOT hip. we'll keep that to ourselves.

Joanna Goddard said...

Miss Bibliophile, that is so cute!

Joanna Goddard said...

anonymous, coming up, i promise!! this has been such a busy day :) xoxo

Missy said...

Somewhere around 1982, my dad permed his hair and rocked a 'stache. (a la John Oats) I was totally mortified. Thankfully that look didn't last long!

Nadine2point0 said...

My dad was so genuinely hip and didn't even know it. It's all in the attitude. AND the mustard cords in 1978 with an eggplant turtleneck helped too. Yep.

Amy Rene said...

Awesome, awesome Tumblr find!

anamanzana said...

i'm tagging this one to save for father's day. it is hilarious!
thanks

pinkshirtsandcarwrecks said...

my dad was super hip! i'm going off to submit a photo!

barelymeasured said...

ahhahaha.. love the last one!

dc said...

Here's another great photo site, http://myparentswereawesome.tumblr.com/

Lex C. said...

hahahaha this post was awesome. i love it

2 by Design said...

I had to forward this post on to my dad because his "hip" was seriously epic. Berkeley in the 60s, chops and a handlebar mustache, a guitar and voice to go with it, and let's not forget his two very attractive female roomies. He later discovered they were hookers, but up until then he just really thought he was all kinds of awesome!

Liz said...

hilarious! Yes - my dad was hip! He had long hair and is from England, so my mom (from Tennessee) totally fell for him!
-Liz
http://restonstyle.blogspot.com

Cassandra Marie said...

Hilarious! I love retro photos to begin with, but when accompanied by witty captions...that's just awesome! Thanks for the link :)

Cath said...

Oh man, this is the best.
(and, holy crap, my captcha thingy says, "hankie" which my dad always carried around in his pocket and still does. I saw a few hipsters with hankies lately, too. Oh I love these sort of synchronicities!)

Dana said...

This is so awesome!! I forget that my dad was "Mr. Irresistible" back in "his" day. Such an awesome post. Thank you so much for sharing! Makes me want to go spend some quality time with my very own Mr. Irresistible tonight. Daddys are the best.

dana
danalovestobake@blogspot.com

Lady Grey said...

Oh man, that is too funny - I love it!!
My dad was definitely a hipster!
xo

Reyna @fashionmist♥ said...

Haha, funny! xx

Modest Pomp said...

Completely brilliant. :)

Courtney Ann said...

Ah i love this! My dad was a total hipster (and still is).

He rocked zubas in their glory day and Ray-Bans had never before looked so rad. He really was a stud though. I often wish i had more of his genes than my mom's....

anabel said...

oh man this is amazing!
mine would say..."my dad wore members only before you did..."

Cecily at "If This Is It..." said...

My dad was really cool and really handsome in a rebel without a cause kind of way. He was, as he says, "Tough as a whole bag of hammers."

Paullyn Grace Villaseñor said...

hilarious! awesome post

V said...

SO AWESOME and funny!! :D

Cocoluna said...

awsome!:) my da was totally hip- he took part in the solidarity strikes in 1989 to break comunistic system in Poland and it makes me proud:) let's cherish the parents till we can because they are really worth it!theu rock:))

Erin said...

Love this post and all the cool dads!

toridawn said...

Waiting for hipsters to start perming their hair...I have a great picture of my dad I can send them for one of those.

Danielle said...

this is so fab!

Emily said...

This is the BEST and so utterly true. And, when you're little, you think your dad is such a dork!

Rowena said...

My dad is a total weirdo, but yeah, I think he was pretty hip. He was both a beatnik and a hippie. he smoked pot with John Lennon. He went to film school. He had one of those totally now mustaches.

Kristy said...

My dad was incredibly hip. He passed away five years ago, and I miss him SO much!

This post is perfect :) thank you!

Una said...

Joanna!
This is the best post.
I happen to think my dad was the coolest.
Check out his awesome Journey to India, Pakistan and Nepal in 1975 (all done on trains, buses and even on foot, from Europe to their destination) complete with beautiful scanned slides and his story, posted recently on my travel blog.

http://lets-get-lost.com/2011/03/journey-to-india-1975/

Yea, dads!
(moms are pretty rad too!)

johnny said...

i was going through some old stuff at my parents house in Tokyo a few weeks ago and uncovered this pick of my dad (on the right)!

http://instagr.am/p/VR_n6/

My dad smoked cigars and wore pimp suits before I did ;)

Laurie Jones said...

My dad smelled of Old Spice wore white tshirts and dark jeans and spent his time in the garage fixing up his '67 Corvette Stingray and could fix everything! Then when disco came he wore black polyester flared pants, silk shirt and chain and always shined his shoes and I thought he was so handsome!

viagra online said...

hahaha indeed that's are the original hipsters! there's no doubt about it!

Meryl said...

Hilarious. Reminds me of my friend who recreated old photos of her parents. What I like even more about her project was that the old photos were taken by her as a toddler.

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