The Hippest New Accessory Is The Lapel Pin

It’s not enough to just buy stylish clothes these days – you need to be getting on accessories as well. From hats to necklaces to rings to whatever else looks fly, skill with accessorizing your outfit can take your style to a whole new level. One such accessory that is enjoying a resurgence these days is the lapel pin. Once associated with stodgy institutions like private schools or high-end athletic clubs or what have you, several new artists and entrepreneurs have started their own pin companies and are making a splash with hip pop culture influenced designs.

Through the advent of social media, these designers have been able to thrive and gain new customers simply by keeping a steady Instagram account going. Making only a limited quantity of certain pins also helps drive excitement about getting something that isn’t mass-produced and has a certain rarity.

In any case, these new lapel pins are cool and wherever you decide to place them on your wardrobe, you can guarantee people are going to think you’re 200% more interesting (based on actual tests). Check some of these out.



If you’re a ’90s kid, you’ll definitely get a kick out of the pins that Patti Lapel puts out. Some of their other rad designs include a Shaquille O’Neal in “Kazaam”, Roger from the animated series “Dave”, and a Goldeneye 007 N64 cartridge.



Among others, Good Good Pins loves movies from the late ’80s and early ’90s, evidenced by pins of John McClane in “Die Hard”, “Cry Baby” Walker, and the “Major League” baseball.



If you’re a dog, cat or alien lover, Monsters Outside just may have a lapel pin for you.



Specializing in face pins, Toronto-based Sad Truth Supply has pin packs of Kurt and Courtney, Wayne and Garth, and Tobias Funke for your pleasure.

Image source: Patti Lapel

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