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(Business Insider)   The New York Times has last laugh on all of you who guffawed at hipster trend piece proclaiming the monocle as the next big thing. Turns out, Warby Parker sales figures say that the Times was right all along   (businessinsider.com) divider line 17
    More: Followup, Warby Parker, market trends, algorithms  
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2014-05-01 06:16:20 AM  
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Mr. Peanut was a hipster?
 
2014-05-01 06:58:22 AM  
I thought it was pretentious when Winona Ryder wore one in "Heathers."
 
2014-05-01 06:59:31 AM  

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Mr. Peanut was a hipster?


He totally borrowed his pants from his sister.
 
2014-05-01 06:59:55 AM  
Good night folks!  Help control the hipster population.  Have your hipsters spayed or neutered.
 
2014-05-01 07:18:33 AM  
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2014-05-01 07:22:52 AM  
Germans do them best.
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2014-05-01 07:27:21 AM  
They're really stretching the "You wouldn't punch a guy with glasses" idea to the limit.
 
2014-05-01 07:43:13 AM  
Warby Parker, the online-only eyewear seller that I wouldn't even know about except that they advertise on every podcast I listen to?

Yeah, not exactly the most ideal control data. Come back when Pearle Vision is selling boatloads of them.
 
2014-05-01 07:55:39 AM  
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"That's my third monocle this week. I simply must stop being so horrified."
 
2014-05-01 08:55:39 AM  
If I see someone wearing a monacle...

i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-01 09:06:53 AM  
Well. As an eye doc that has watched crummy eye fashions coming back in style I was wondering when this would happen. It's so fetch. Next up, lorgnettes.
 
2014-05-01 09:13:07 AM  
www.smbc-comics.com
 
2014-05-01 09:13:16 AM  

The New York Times has last laugh on all of you who guffawed at hipster trend piece proclaiming the monocle as the next big thing


I wasn't guffawing because I thought they were wrong.

I chuckled because "the monocle as the next big thing" is worthy of ridicule. Ridiculous, even.
 
2014-05-01 09:13:25 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: They're really stretching the "You wouldn't punch a guy with glasses" idea to the limit.


To be exacting, you would only be punching a guy with glass.
 
2014-05-01 09:21:22 AM  

Gaambit: Warby Parker, the online-only eyewear seller that I wouldn't even know about except that they advertise on every podcast I listen to?

Yeah, not exactly the most ideal control data. Come back when Pearle Vision is selling boatloads of them.


Bingo. I love the article - no actual numbers, just a vague quote that "The most surprising insight that Anderson found was that Warby Parker's monocles are selling  at "an extremely high conversion rate" - almost everyone who ordered one to try on ended up purchasing it." The link doesn't go to actual corroboration, but the item in question.

In other news, 5 people tried on a monocle, and of those folks 4 bought it. Isn't that special? Sure, that's an 80% "conversion rate," but it's the figures that matter, and as we don't know the figures, the whole friggin' point of this article is...

"Article-as-advertisement for Warby Parker - we'd like to move some monocles, hipsters!"

 
2014-05-01 09:24:22 AM  

FormlessOne: Bingo. I love the article


Well OK then.
 
2014-05-01 10:19:31 AM  

bingo the psych-o: FormlessOne: Bingo. I love the article

Well OK then.


Had to grin & nod at that...
 
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