The Misshapes are the Naked Cowboys of the Hipster Set

May 02, 2008 - by Fashion Indie

Gawker categorized the Misshapes into a list of New York Eccentrics (also see weirdos) that consists of He-Man, The Naked Cowboy, some Asian dude with pigtails and that weird balding dude from Williamsburg with a mullet. Ouch.

I guess being different has it's penalties.

Gawker's article is below.

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"He-Man" is stalked by Paul Briganti and his informants at FindHeMan.com, which Briganti created with the comedy group Beast after "I was at a bank talking to a friend about this guy and someone overheard me and knew who we were talking about," Briganti told Wired. Top marks for muscle definition.

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The Naked Cowboy has been around forever and kind of wants his infamy a bit too much. And yet there he is, still at it. You have to admire naked ambition (HEY-OH!).

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The DJ trio MisShapes have elevated themselves, if only barely, beyond the typical, calculated quirks of hipsterdom and into the gloriously marketable and annoying arms of arty eccentricity.

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We still don't know the name of this Asian guy with ponytails. But a couple of weeks ago he took a near-naked walk through SoHo with a Whole Foods bag, and we're betting he's going to keep distinguishing himself.

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Williamsburg mullet guy needs no introduction, because he became the obsession of a borough no, an entire city for months on end. His bald-in-the-front, skyscraper-in-the-back haircut terrorized Brooklynites at the start of what was supposed to be a happy New Year. An ironic-hair-cut sketch artist quickly issued a rough whiteboard rendering. A reward was offered. Weeks passed. Nothing. Then, a photo. Eventually, an identity emerged: He was a cellist and composer; he did crazy things with his hair all the time; he wants a sarcastic braniac girlfriend with green eyes. Whatever. Just don't touch the hair.

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