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any article that uses the word 'hipster' in the headline in 2016 is blowing it.

Here's a similar article by the same author without the word hipster http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/3/12325104/airbnb-aesthetic-global-minimalism-startup-gentrification
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Here's a similar article by the same author without the word hipster http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/3/12325104/airbnb-aesthetic-global-minimalism-startup-gentrification

That's the original article where he developped the concept of airspace. Maybe it is clearer without hipster. Note that I travel all the time and I've been seeing it more with airbnbs...
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I've tried the Big Johns as well. Very comfy up top, but really slim through the leg (at least on my chicken legs). Just depends how slim you want the legs/opening

That's very different from my own experience. I naturally have pretty big legs (anything with a thigh less than 13" is a non-starter for me) and my Big Johns don't get caught on my thighs or calves.
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That's the original article where he developped the concept of airspace. Maybe it is clearer without hipster. Note that I travel all the time and I've been seeing it more with airbnbs...

Where I live is a bit slower to adopt trends like these but the stripped down walls/reclaimed furniture coffeeshop is everywhere now. My friends opened a bar last year and it fits the stereotype. I don't think they were aiming for the look necessarily, but it was cheap to do and it ended up like that. It's around an old factory and after the bar became popular, the owner rented a ton of place to other people, so now you have like 20 bars in a very small area with that look.

I picked up the Non-Place book mentioned in the article which was a worthwhile read.
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So Crime by Design = $450 screen printed T shirts? Worse than Lucien Pellat-Finet.
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I don't see a big difference between the AirSpace aesthetic and the way every trendy New American restaurant went faux-industrial with exposed copper piping and whatnot in the 90s. (Not in the sense that the two look the same, but in the sense that pandemic aesthetic trends can lead to a feeling of placelessness.)
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Where I live is a bit slower to adopt trends like these but the stripped down walls/reclaimed furniture coffeeshop is everywhere now. My friends opened a bar last year and it fits the stereotype. I don't think they were aiming for the look necessarily, but it was cheap to do and it ended up like that. It's around an old factory and after the bar became popular, the owner rented a ton of place to other people, so now you have like 20 bars in a very small area with that look.

I picked up the Non-Place book mentioned in the article which was a worthwhile read.

I call this the "global culture", and it applies to fashion as well.  I can go pick up CCP and Guidi and MA+ anywhere in the world.  Or I can go full #menswear, or I can do the urban lumberjack thing, or I can wear a doubkle rider and jeans and SLP jodhphurs, or I can wear a big ass coat and slim jeans, and all over the world, in the enclaves the "cultured", the language of my dress will be understood by everyone.  I am sure that the proliferation of images that are really easily consumed, in social media, above all else, and the ease of access of consumer goods due to internet retail, are leading factors in this homogenization.  One of the reasons that I love cramp, crowded stores, often in smaller markets, that don't translate easily to the internet.  That's where I feel that things are somewhat special.

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The homogeneity phenomenon started in the 80's with the advent of cable tv (MTV especially). The internet just cemented a growing trend. I went away to college in 1986, and at that time the difference in personal style, musical tastes and particularly regional slang were enormous among kids from different parts of the country. I noticed that over the later part of the 80's that some of those differences started to erode. At the time I attributed it to MTV, as I said.
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The homogeneity phenomenon started in the 80's with the advent of cable tv (MTV especially). The internet just cemented a growing trend. I went away to college in 1986, and at that time the difference in personal style, musical tastes and particularly regional slang were enormous among kids from different parts of the country. I noticed that over the later part of the 80's that some of those differences started to erode. At the time I attributed it to MTV, as I said.

 

ETA but I wonder if you really need to wait until cable tv for that. You already had regular tv (and radio but for fashion obviously that would be less of a thing) regularizing accents beforehand.

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The homogeneity phenomenon started in the 80's with the advent of cable tv (MTV especially). The internet just cemented a growing trend. I went away to college in 1986, and at that time the difference in personal style, musical tastes and particularly regional slang were enormous among kids from different parts of the country. I noticed that over the later part of the 80's that some of those differences started to erode. At the time I attributed it to MTV, as I said.

I would say "accelerated" rather than just cemented.  Without the speed of something like Instagram, and without the ease of access of internet commerce, it would have been much harder to homogenize.  I remember that in the 90s, it was a big deal to go over to Europe to get fashion that we just couldn't get back home.  Now, I can order from the best shops in France or Italy or the UK or Japan or even Dubai, with a few clicks.  And I can browse through our WAYWT and see what guys in Sweden are wearing.

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+1

At lower pricepoint, everything is mostly becoming Zara + Uniqlo
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Is this fixable beyond just Glue? Starting to squeak a lot more too frown.gif

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I'd assume you could replace the whole sole but I'd probably start with injecting gorilla glue in the hole and then sanding it smooth + staining it once it dries. It looks like it could crack all the way around the layer if you're not careful, though.

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I'd assume you could replace the whole sole but I'd probably start with injecting gorilla glue in the hole and then sanding it smooth + staining it once it dries. It looks like it could crack all the way around the layer if you're not careful, though.

If you go the above route I think it might be a good idea to drill a small hole a few centimeters deep right where the crack currently ends. It's a general technique used for stopping cracks (reduces the point of stress) and I can't see much reason why it wouldn't apply to some degree here as well. Then fill it with gorilla glue just like you did elsewhere followed by smoothing and staining.

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