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Settler & pioneer “heritage hipster” styles in the age of Idle No More, Chinatown gentrification, &c.

October 14, 2014

Settler & pioneer “heritage hipster” styles in the age of Idle No More, Chinatown gentrification, &c.


Men in British Columbia, 1859, one in a newly discovered collection of early photographs of white settlers and First Nations in B.C. Via Vancouver Sun © Royal British Columbia Museum, reprinted with permission

An abridged version of this essay has been published in the May/June 2015 issue of Briarpatch Magazine

I am probably as bored of casual hipster-slagging as you are.

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Militant Guild of Rural Tailors – Young Meagher

March 8, 2009

Militant Guild of Rural Tailors – Young Meagher

Young Meagher’s “Militant Guild of Rural Tailors” is apparently a fashion line that doubles as a faux-museological collection of objects and textiles purportedly belonging to a revolutionary worldwide underground cult of rural tailors reaching back into early 19th C history.

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