We’ve all encountered a hypebeast. You know the type; the ones who will camp out all night for Air Yeezys, spend countless hours online shopping for pricey brands while blowing thousands of dollars in the process. Often referred as a pejorative term for those who must have the latest street wear gear from brands that blogs j’adore, the term “hypebeast” isn’t only for fans of exclusive street labels. There are SO many different kinds of hypebeasts. Case in point, the high-end hypebeast. Trade in brands such as Obey and Supreme, for Alexander Wang and Rodarte and you have yourself a high-end hypebeast.
How do you know if you’re a high-end hypebeast? We have seven signs that will make you look long in the mirror before purchasing your next big ticket fashion item.
If it’s not from Barney’s, Bergdorfs or Opening Ceremony, you don’t want/ buy it.
You’re not a label whore per say, but an elitist when it comes to where you shop. Instead of trying the new indie boutique that opened at the end of your block, you’re trekking to Barney’s or Opening Ceremony for your fix. Why go to great lengths checking out a new store (that may actually need the foot traffic) when you can get your Jason Wu garms from Bergdorfs? Le sigh…
You equate self worth with being photographed by a street style photographer.
Since everyday is your personal fashion show, you eagerly stalk the streets looking for anyone with a SLR camera, in hopes of taking a picture of your outfit. Hey! That person with the camera taking pictures of the skyscraper in your city may actually be a tourist instead of capturing your fabulousness. Have you thought of that?
Your entire high-end shit still has the tags on them.
Those Rag & Bone leather jeans you bought, that you only wore once to take a selfie in, still has the tags on them. Along with 90% of the stuff you have in your closet.
You have a love/ hate relationship with Tumblr fashion.
Tumblr fashion could be a roll of the dice for you. One minute, you’re inspired. The next you could be bored – maybe repulsed – by what you see. Jealousy seeps in whenyou see other outfit pictures with more reblogs than yours, especially if they’re wearing last season’s culottes. Hang in there kid, we know you’ll keep posting.
If Kimye hasn’t worn it, you don’t want it.
Don’t deny it. Kim and Kanye are the based gods of your entire sartorial existence. Whether it’s ripped denim or a sheer basic Givenchy tank, you’re checkout cart on Net-A-Porter is probably full of whatever the superstar couple recently wore. Why even think about letting your true style show, when you can emulate the Kardashian-West clan.
You spent all your coins on Moschino’s McDonalds inspired collection.
You know the glitzy, over the top line that Jeremy Scott did for Moschino in which he infused and manipulated the logos McDonalds, Kix, and even Spongebob Square Pants all together in a collection? Yep, you have it; every last t-shirt dress. Go on don’t be shy. We ALL know.
You make a personal shopping list from Style.com’s Trend Report.
No need for reading magazines or blogs to figure out next season’s trends. You go right to the source, Style.com and it’s Trend Report. Whether it’s an oversized Ralph Lauren cashmere sweater for a normcore effect or a Tibi neon pink peplum top, you’re jotting down a list and phoning your personal shopper at Barney’s once a month.