My husband, the hipster.

Hipster, noun: (excerpt from Urban Dictionary): Although “hipsterism” is really a state of mind,it is also often intertwined with distinct fashion sensibilities. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses.

I’ve known my husband for 10 years, and I will be the first to tell you that until 3 days ago this is the never the word I would’ve used to describe him. He’s about as easy going as they come and has never been one to go against the norm in terms of music, fashion, food, or “traditional” rules.

But hunting season does crazy things to a guy…

He has been preparing for months for his upcoming elk hunt. He needed new hunting clothes, new gadgets, new boots – you name, he needed it. But Chase didn’t get “traditional” hunting clothes from a big box store – Bass Pro, Cabelas, etc. Instead, he found a small mom and pop type of shop, KUIU, to purchase his clothes.

These stacks are at least 2 deep.

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We went on a long walk the other night and he was going through his list of what he has vs. what he still needs; then it hit me – he’s a hipster. As far as hunting gear goes, he rejects the attitudes of mainstream consumers and finds the up and coming, mom and pop, ahead of the curve type of gear. He’s got KUIU clothes, Merrell boots, and socks/base layers from an Icebreaker merino wool store in Portland, OR. …I might be guilty of the last one. Anyway, if that’s not the definition of a hunting hipster I don’t know what is. He’s going to be the best dressed guy in the woods.

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Another example of hunting season making a guy crazy….

I’ve come home to this scene so many times, it actually doesn’t even surprise me anymore. Please note – he’s actually wearing his new pants/hat while practicing his trigger pull.

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Apparently yoga blocks make a perfect gun rest.

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