The New York Knicks are not doing so hot, as they more forward into a 6-game losing streak. Despite loses, the Jeremy Lin jersey remains popular in New York and not just to excited Knicks fan, but to the trendy Brooklyn hipsters trying to express how non-mainstream they are.
Wearing jerseys of long retired NBA stars is consider traditional fashion for hipsters. You see this look at music festivals like Bonnaroo and Coachella, so does that mean that Hipsters are saying that Linsanity marks the fastest a player has fallen from the mainstream star to the ironic hipster icon? Possibly.
“Normally I tend to wear stuff my grandfather wore, and pretend it’s cool when really it’s just old,” said Arlo Jones, a 23-year-old screenwriter from Williamsburg. “But this Lin jersey is fringe and retro at the same time, which is the kind of countercultural statement my screenplay is totally going to make. But you wouldn’t get it.”
Many retailers are stuck with a surplus of Lin jerseys and Linsanity T-shirts that they ordered during the height of lin’s popularity. That gear is now found in Brooklyn boutiques.
Lin’s jersey has already appeared on the cover of Pitchfork. If the NYC Knicks continue to lose, the popularity of Linsanity gear could grow exponentially and being worn by the drummer of some band you probably wouldn’t know.
Source: College Humor