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Need something to read on the subway en route to the next sale? In Racked Bookshelf, we pull new titles in fashion and design to see what's worthy of the printed page.
If you're an avid follower of street style photo blogs like The Sartorialist or even our own Street Scenes, then it might seem like the world is full of beautiful people who just get clothing and make interesting styles work for them. Unfortunately, the results of dressing oneself aren't always attractive, and that's where the book Street Boners comes into play.
Working tirelessly to document the fashion victims and try-too-hard hipsters on the flip side of the coin is Gavin McInnes of Vice Magazine. Gavin has collected some 1,764 "hipster fashion jokes" in the tome, including guest appearances by Alexa Chung, Debbie Harry, Chloe Sevigny (of course), and possibly some people you might know. It's like a downtown version of the "People of Walmart" blog, so expect some snotty captions and many images that may haunt your dreams.
There's something for everyone in the book it seems, including nipples here and there, some Terry Richardson and Tavi wannabes and lots of American Apparel scraps. Amazon is pre-selling it for only $12.81 because it doesn't hit the shelves until late May, but we can bet you'll see some of these propped open out on the Sheep's Meadow on hot, sunny summer days.
· Street Boners [Amazon]
· Racked Bookshelf [Racked NY]