I don't think he's specifically trying to look like a gypsy, just a generic old timey 30s guy, which is OK because apparently his granddad was one. It is a pretty lame scene though, almost as bad as steampunk.no, those guys are the worst. I seen too many crusty punk train hopping kids get into this faux 1930s, great depression hobo thing, dressing like tom joad + playing old-time music. like diy tom waits. it's a close relative of fake gypsy thing. eugene whatshisname is yunno, part roma, ok, but like I'm saying above, I have very little tolerance for new york (or whatever cool city) hipsters playing at romanticized gypsy (especially while, yunno, many actual roma live in dire poverty/are the target of serious racism). bela bartok didn't just grow a stupid mustache + pick up an accordian. he did a shitload of ethnological research on magyar + romani folk music.