UPDATE 2: Someone else is claiming to be the Charles Manson jean jacket guy! Seriously! We talked to him, so you should check it out.
UPDATE, by Verena von Pfetten: The Charles Manson Jean Jacket Wearer has responded! In his very first post for ThoughtCatalogue.com, a Mr. Paul Barker calls our very own Julia Rubin “a creepy and sheepish.” Yes, just that. More importantly, Barker would like to set the record straight: he wasn’t making a statement, he just didn’t know who Charles Manson was.
First things first: I had no idea who Charles Manson was. I just woke up at my friend’s apartment and grabbed that thing off the floor and wore it out. I just googled Manson and Manson does seem creepy but I find it more creepy Rubin knows about Manson in the first place, and then spends her time and influence propagating his creepiness.
Styleite.com, officially propagating Charles Manson’s creepiness since 2010.
So, you’re a hipster. You want to take a nice leisurely Saturday stroll in the West Village with your buddy. You know he’s going to wear his vintage cardigan and big glasses, and you need to figure out how you can out-hipster his outfit. Wait! You have the perfect thing! Your Charles Manson jean jacket!
That’s right. Today we spotted a dude in a jean jacket with Charles Manson’s face emblazoned on the back. Look, we get hipster fashion. Sometimes our own tastes even veer to the side of hipster (and yes, we know it’s totally unhipster-y to refer to hipsterdom in any capacity but whatever). But this jacket is kind of offensive.
We’re sure this guy was trying to be ironic because OMG Charles Manson, but this goes beyond Look At This Fucking Hipster-level ironic. This is just… creepy.