The term Beatnik was used to describe an underground, anti-conformist youth movement known as the Beat Generation during the 50’s into the early 60’s. These individuals wore suits, black jeans, ankle boots and checkered shirts. Beat Poet is a menswear line that seems to embody the style of this once popular movement. Its style is a clear representation of this coffee shop going, bongo playing and poetry reciting society. Even though the line has clearly being inspired by the style of this past subculture, Beat Poet has managed to still keep its line very contemporary. The clothing is tailored perfectly to fit the male silhouette, along with the use of simple accents like the tie clip and skull pin makes Beat Poet one acid trip away from perfection. Hands down my favorite piece would have to be the studded biker jacket from this fashion forward, edgy clothing line.
Written by: Curt Greenidge