|Trey Bailey & Maxwell Ferguson illustrating multiple hipster ultra looks, picture courtesy Uphill Running|
Now that we've established my qualifications as an author, I'd like to jump right into the 10 most hipster ultra running looks. You too can be a Hipster Ultra Runner by adopting some or all of these looks.
1. Mustaches: Sorry ladies, you're not gonna like this, but mustaches are the perfect hipster accessory for men.
|Adam Hewey illustrates Hipster look #1. Photo by by Glenn Tachiyama at Yakima Skyline 50k|
|Guys: this is the mustache you should be shooting for. Dominic Grossman, by Matt Trappe|
2. Beards: The less groomed the beard, the more legit. Add a cowboy hat and collared shirt, if possible.
|Rob Krar, photo by Mike Davis.|
|Dominic is getting a lot of hair time on this post, but he clearly has the hair for it. Grossman is an example of a totally legit hipster groomed beard. Dominic Grossman by Jayme Burtis|
3. Costumes: Whether you are pacing or racing, costumes will help establish your hipster cred.
|Angel Mathis and Alicia Woodside, by Glenn Tachiyama|
|Quadruple whammy! Sean Meissner wears a trucker hat, costume, and wild beard DURING a beer mile. Sean may be the ultimate hipster UR. Photo by Justin Grady.|
4. Trucker Hats: Pretty self-explanatory.
|Ginna Ellis, Pete Walstrom, Jenn Shelton, Hayden Teachout. Photo by Ginna Ellis|
5. Beer Mile: Forget running a regular mile. Run a beer mile. Add costumes.
|Encinitas Beer Mile|
6. Headstands: You can include one mid-race to express your carefree attitude toward racing and running.
|Michael Seiser in full racing mode|
|Wheel pose works equally well|
|Or dancer's pose....|
8. Belly Shirts: If you're not going shirtless, then go for a belly shirt. If you want to double up on hipster cred, make it a Pacific Northwest inspired plaid belly shirt.
|Dave Melanson sporting the Pacific Northwest inspired plaid belly shirt while pacing me at HURT 100. Photo by Angel King.|
9. Ironic Sunglasses: Any sunglasses that wouldn't traditionally be used for running work. Ideally you will buy them at a gas station for less than $10.
|No one does it better than Anton Krupicka. Picture by Derrick Lytle|
10. Accessorize with Stripes and Plaid: Add lots of color and patterns, but not too many. Choose to accessorize with color and patterns: socks, sunglasses, and headbands all work. Plaid and Stripes are definite must-haves.
|Striped socks! Sabrina Redden, photo by Aravaipa Running.|
|Plaid shirts, perfect hipster post race clothing. Pictured: Brendan Trimboli & Joe Grant. Photo by Inside Ultras.|
|Jamil Coury, Aravaipa Running|
Have any favorite hipster ultra running looks? Please comment and share!
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