Latest Hipster Fad: A Potbelly
Have men given up? Or is the president somehow to blame?
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2009 12:01 PM CDT
Potbellies are the new hipster fashion fad.   (©Paul Keleher)

(Newser) – A new trend is emerging among hipster males. No, not the Hanes V-neck or the straw fedora—the potbelly. The protruding guts are too prominent to write off, so what accounts for the fad? Well, hipsters love nonconformism, so some blame President Obama, a magazine editor tells Guy Trebay of the New York Times: “If we had a slob in the White House, all the hipsters would turn into some walking Chippendales calendar.”

Another editor has a different opinion: “I sort of think the six-pack abs obsession got so prissy it stopped being masculine,” he says—sort of like manscaping and spray-on tans. Or maybe the perfect male specimen never really existed, a personal trainer says: “The only time you really see that guy, he’s standing in front of an Abercrombie & Fitch store.”

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Aug 14, 2009 3:47 AM CDT
I have so f@cking hip for thirty years now and no hipster chicks have noticed?
Aug 14, 2009 3:36 AM CDT
lenght is not all girth matters too
Aug 14, 2009 3:31 AM CDT
seriously you face such a dire threat with home 'hipsters' to dedicate them a retarded article stuffed full of rancid bullshit each damned week to take account of their latest mischieves ? they sure grew really annoying to deserve all this media attention, or else you're a bunch of old crazy philistine coots with some empty pages to fill.