Best Recession-era Fashion Advice 

Staff Pick

In an economy like this, everyone has to cut costs. Many of us have decided we don't really need cable or a landline or quite as much junk from Wal-Mart. Money-crunched hipsters, meanwhile, have had a harder time cutting costs. They already shop secondhand, already only drink PBR and already style their hair with wood glue. Or so we've heard.

The next step of cost-cutting savvy shouldn't be too much of a—pardon the pun—stretch: buying kid-sized jeans. The current fashion trend already calls for impossibly tight denim. But rather than shopping for $200 jeans at designer outlets, local hipsters are turning to kids' sections to buy cheaper alternatives. Sure, it's easy to poke fun. But it's the hipsters who now have a little extra money in their pocket to buy another PBR—if only they could squeeze their hand in there to get it.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)


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