Monday, May 17, 2010

Street Boners - 1,764 Hipster Fashion Jokes by Gavin McInnes

Product Description

Fifteen years after founding Vice, Gavin McInnes has poured his creative juices into a new endeavor: Growing in size and influence at an alarming rate, the site's main feature is the new and improved version of Gavin's "DOs and DON'Ts," now tantalizingly called Street Boners.

These Boners have been polished and compounded into a book that takes the best of the site and adds hundreds more gems! With 1,312 photos, hilarious captions, and a harsh new rating system-from one to 10 kitten faces-STREET BONERS makes sure no glorious fashion statement goes unnoticed. Innocent citizens are either damned to hell or relentlessly exalted into heaven. Chloe Sevigny, Debbie Harry, Fred Armisen, and Tim & Eric also contribute their scathing wit to the book, and the end result is a New York fashion bible no bathroom should be without.
I’ve never tried it but doesn’t wearing nylons in sneakers feel like plastic socks?


I received a copy of Street Boners by Gavin McInnes as part of a Hachette Book Group Blog Tour and have had a great time reading through it.

As a book reviewer I receive emails daily to read and review something. Most of them I love, some of them are harder to get through and then there are some that I am thrilled to have been a part of.

Street Boners falls into the latter category.

What I Can Tell You: This is the perfect carry around book. As a busy mom I love reading books that I can read on the go. I read a book every two days but most of them are after the kids go to bed. This book I can open and read anywhere. Waiting for the water to boil. Waiting on line at the super market, the bank, kids to finish homework at the stop light in town, or wherever.

There are hundreds of colorful pictures of interesting characters along with the authors witty caption and a kitty face rating system for each picture. The street fashion police are watching and they are not always polite. When we leave the house, we aren't only representing but we can become the focus of people like Gavin McInnes who would laugh his butt off at my sad 30 year old Springstein shirt that I wear waaaaayyyy to much in public. I doubt anyone will be getting a "street boner" by seeing me in it. I would literally have 1 kitty face under my double chin, picture.

If you love satire, this is the book for you.


  1. I've not read this book but their website is really weird lol

  2. I read this recently too... well if you call looking at pictures reading... lol. It took me back to all those fashion faux-pas I lived through.... man we were a weird brew in the 70's & 80's!!

    Great review!

  3. Anonymous8:50 PM

    I think I would love this book for their pictures as well. The things I wore in the 80's OMG!! lol

  4. This looks like a totally hysterical book... the site is really great. Thanks for the review, it sure did bring back some memories - boy did we have lousy taste!


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