Of course, the essential profile and features remain the same. And the hat. (I suspect the hat was what prompted Matt's challenge. Hat's are one of the foremost areas of of fashion-overlap between old men and young hipsters.) What changed?
- Well, I had to take him back a few decades, so I wiped out all the age lines. (Digital botox.)
- I gave him a pair of hipster specs (modeled on my own, I confess). Actually, these could just as easily have been worn by our old farmer too. Hipster-hornrims are definitely another old-is-new phenomenon.
- I swapped out the stalk of grass for a cigarette. (Grass-chawin' has yet to gain favor with today's youth.)
- And I traded in his overalls for a plaid shirt — with a bit of some carefully chosen t-shirt peeking through.1
Not a lot of changes, but definitely a hipster, definitely not a farmer. I'll call that success.
1 Overalls have had their revivals too, though usually dramatically transformed from the standard farmer variety. In the 80s, lots of the guys around where I lived wore those acid-washed overall-shorts, typically with one shoulder strap unbuckled. And as I recall, various sorts of high-waisted pleated/acid-washed jumper/overall sorts of things were popular with the gals (and are once again, with the current wave of 80s retro-chic).