Saturday, December 7, 2013
It's a Snapback Thing
Hello there, hope you're all having a wonderful Christmas season!
Today's post is "oh, surprise" an outfit post (which is pretty rare on my blog). It's all about the snapback this time... an accessory that makes me feel quite ambivalent. You wanna know why?
First of all, I still have that stereotypical "snapback-wearer" in mind... a guy from the Bronx (like me!), most likely a hip hop kid, wearing low cut jeans, bold jewelry and Jordan's (or whatever the hottest sneaker is) - an ultra cool guy rappin' his way through the New Yorker streets thinking he is the s**t. Incredible badass guys such as Lil Wayne or Jay Z - that's what I think of when I hear the word "snapback".
As you all know I have spent a long time in New York City and also my entire summer 2013 on Mallorca. After traveling back and forth between Germany, the States and Spain this year I have come to the conclusion: SNAPBACKS ARE EVERYWHERE!
Any skinny New Yorker model is most often missing a bra, but never a snapback. When I went to a Tyga concert at the beginning of this year, every single male person in the club was wearing that kind of cap, however, they were mostly 17 years old and had no idea what exactly Tyga was singing there. On Mallorca my jaw dropped when I saw 11 year-old kids passing by on the "very touristy" boardwalk, all rocking a snapback. No matter whether it said "I love my haters" (that's surely a great one for a 9 year-old), "Dope", "YMCMB" or simply "Miami Heat". See, I had no idea what Miami Heat was before I came to NYC, I never watched basketball when I grew up in Germany, neither did I know what YMCMB stands for - how would a cute kid know the exact meaning of what's on top of his head?
I'm kinda done with this cap, in my opinion there are very few people who look authentic and cool when wearing snapbacks. Some of them I met in NYC, some of them have a true hip hop soul such as one of my favorite bloggers, Vanessa of kugelrum.com. I'm not even sure if that includes me :-D
I was so proud when I bought my very own first black and pink Yankee hat at the Times Square Foot Locker store in New York last year. I felt cool, you know gangsta-like cool. But after I've seen all these peeps with snapbacks, I'm not really that much into it anymore.
However, enjoy these pics of me rocking my "whatever-you-wanna-call-it-style"! Have a great weekend, xoxo