The Shmooze

Hipsters Embrace Hasidic Headwear

By Nathan Burstein

When Hasidim and hipsters have shared headlines in recent years, it’s most often been because of tensions dividing the two communities. So it’s nice, for a change, to see a story about something the two groups have in common — specifically, their love of a distinctive type of headwear.

The New York Times reports that Williamsburg’s hipster population is now embracing the Borsalino, the brand of black fedora long worn by Hasidic men as a way to identify themselves and each other.

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When Hitler Became a Hipster

By Forward Staff

hipsterhitler.com

Did you ever wonder when someone would come along and make fun of Hitler and hipsters in the very same web comic? Well, wonder no more.

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