Part fashion bible and part throwdown on all things obnoxiously hip, Gavin McInnes’ Street Boners satirizes the street-style photography phenomenon.
The former Vice main man rates each of his subjects on their modes of dress — from “rich hippie things to pocahipsters to the nerdy slut” — with a kitten-based rating system. Packed with over 1,200 snapshots and contributions from downtown culture icons including Debbie Harry and Chloë Sevigny, the book also features city travel guides and a timeline of “The History of Cool” from beatniks to ravers.
It’s irony to the nth degree as so-called “hipster of the decade” McInnes waffles between foul-mouthed criticism and his raging libido.
Click through below for more images and commentary from the book.
(L) “Fashion is meant to accentuate your best features. If your best feature is that you’re perfect, just stick bright shit all over the place.”
(R) “Teens like this teenage Beatrice Dalle need to dress mentally ill. That way, when we see them, we can convince ourselves they might be crazy enough to talk to us.”
(L) “Sometimes a stranger will do a weird thing with her mouth where you instantly f*** her in your mind so many times that by the time you introduce yourself, you guys are basically married.” (R) “I know you’re already on the way to the tattoo shop with this photo in your hand, but are you ready for the real nail in your Perfect Coffin? This picture’s from motherf***ing Nashville!”
“Why are so many comedians OK with the part where Charlie Chaplin killed six million Jews? Is it because he was funny?”
(L) “If you’re at a block party waiting for the magic to happen, he’s every noun in this sentence but the first one.” (R) “Rubber boots are to formalwear what gasoline is to a flaming boner.”
Gavin McInnes talks boners and fashion with Carson Daly on Last Call with Carson Daly.