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Dads are the Original Hipsters is a pretty self-explanatory blog that features the dads from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, all of whom were rocking the facial hair, thick-rimmed glasses, and the mix-and-match patterned clothing coveted by hipsters today. It’s kind of passé to make fun of hipsters, so we’re rehashing this meme #TBT out of love—mostly for the dads who were too cool before it was even a thing. Fashion and style are always taking cues from the past; the silhouettes from the ‘70s popped up again in the ‘90s, and in 2015, we’re still working through our ‘90s obsession. Here’s to the badass dads who killed it in their flannels, cycling caps and blasé attitudes.

Brad Getty, the writer behind Dads are the Original Hipsters, published the archive of vintage dad pics in a book by the same name. The blog is still up, so whenever you need to poke some gentle fun at yourself or your peers, the vinyl listening, typewriter toting, short shorts and tight tees wearing dads are there to school you—and maybe inspire you a little (it’s okay, we won’t judge).


When asking ourselves, “What kind of bag would our dad need during the halcyon days of his youth,” we know he would have wanted a leather Overnight for those road trips with his buds and those romantic weekend with his spouse.


OVERNIGHT | Matte Italian Leather in Brown, $515 

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[Photo source: Dads Are The Original Hipster]