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poetinahat
05-20-2011, 06:46 AM
Field research* confirms** Hipsters never identify themselves as Hipsters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeORsL_EKrM).

However, thanks to Hipster #1, I totally have a new ringtone now.

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* : some blokes and their YouTube video

** : well, it's on the Internet, so it must be true!

Cliff Face
05-20-2011, 08:22 AM
I don't even know what a hipster is, and that video did nothing to explain it to me. All those people looked to be dressed different enough to each other...

*shrug* I don't get it.

poetinahat
05-20-2011, 08:55 AM
I don't even know what a hipster is

1. Guilty as charged!

2. This might help. (http://tinyurl.com/desn95)

:D

Medievalist
05-20-2011, 08:56 AM
I like "Git offa my lawn"

Cliff Face
05-20-2011, 09:13 AM
LOL.

Nice link... I think.

It's not that I can't google it for myself - it's that I just don't really care enough to bother. ;)

JoNightshade
05-20-2011, 09:26 AM
I didn't know what a hipster was until my husband started working with a bunch of them. He came home the other day and was like, "I don't get it, none of them actually THINK they are hipsters."

So this video. Yeah.

poetinahat
05-20-2011, 09:42 AM
LOL.

Nice link... I think.

It's not that I can't google it for myself - it's that I just don't really care enough to bother. ;)

I think the point is that they're like the Nonconformists' Union. I've heard the condition referred to as terminal uniqueness.

Of course they all dress different; it's more, I gather, about the mindset, that none of them subscribe to anything, and that's what they have in common. They're all ultra-unique. I think it's more of a zeitgeist -- a generation of people who resist or resent classification. They're not goths, hippies, beatniks, grunge folk, greasers, rockers, mods, or anything. They've either transcended classification, or they've devolved. (That is just my best guess, probably because that's the image I sympathise with.)

Eh, I thought it was hilarious.

Bartholomew
05-20-2011, 11:27 AM
Rude people with a camera on Youtube. Hooray!

regdog
05-20-2011, 05:13 PM
All nonconformists are alike :D

Maryn
05-20-2011, 05:15 PM
I think the point is that they're like the Nonconformists' Union. I've heard the condition referred to as terminal uniqueness.

Of course they all dress different; it's more, I gather, about the mindset, that none of them subscribe to anything, and that's what they have in common. They're all ultra-unique. I think it's more of a zeitgeist -- a generation of people who resist or resent classification. They're not goths, hippies, beatniks, grunge folk, greasers, rockers, mods, or anything. They've either transcended classification, or they've devolved. (That is just my best guess, probably because that's the image I sympathise with.)

Eh, I thought it was hilarious.In winter climates, however, hipsters who refuse to claim the term are easily identified by their hat selections. A hipster's hat looks cool first, is warm second (if at all).

I mean, seriously, a fedora and the various young-socialist caps do not cover your ears.

Oh, and they wear those fringed scarves year-round, and do not remove them when they take off their coats.

Maryn, who detests the fit of hipster pants on men

Devil Ledbetter
05-20-2011, 05:29 PM
They deliberately wear out-of-style clothing and you can always recognize their mating call. It sounds like You'veprobablyneverheardofthem.

Lavern08
05-20-2011, 05:29 PM
Maryn, who detests the fit of hipster pants on men

Indeed!

BunnyMaz
05-20-2011, 07:17 PM
I thought my terminally unhip little deadend coastal town was immune. Then a shop opened up called, I shit you not, "quangle wangle quee". It sells second hand, poor condition junk at about 3 times what it would cost to buy something of higher quality, new. Including, to date, a crate full of old matchbox cars for over 5 a car and a bunch of mismatched, not-quite-old-enough-to-be-vintage clothes for 30-odd an item. Another one opened next door, no name I can discern, but they were offering a delightful set of teacups, not of any particular vintage or one of the collectible names, for a little under 70.

Given that there are about 20 charity shops and ordinary second hand shops around the town offering the same stuff for about 1/10th the price, and given the rate at which really nice, well-stocked and reasonably priced local toy, craft, baking and art shops are going out of business, I'm a little bitter.

Kitty Pryde
05-20-2011, 09:48 PM
Hipster necessities: Jeans too skinny, plaid shirts, flannel, silly hats, scarves in no way needed in hot weather, asymmetrical haircuts, the most ironic of ironic t-shirts, those canvas Toms shoes, shaggy 9-year-old-boy-in-dire-need-of-a-haircut-hair, goofy facial hair on guys, ironically sparkly thrift store dress clothes for ladies, and generally old crappy unfashionable crap. And I believe if you don't have an iPhone they can confiscate your hipster license :D

My friend is actually a hipster and she lets me mock her about it. Like, "oh, that guy's got a silly hat, but you people love silly hats, right?"

rugcat
05-20-2011, 09:59 PM
Subspecies: Hipster doofus

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r33/rugcat/250px-Cosmo_Kramer.jpg

Soccer Mom
05-20-2011, 10:47 PM
Hipster necessities: Jeans too skinny, plaid shirts, flannel, silly hats, scarves in no way needed in hot weather, asymmetrical haircuts, the most ironic of ironic t-shirts, those canvas Toms shoes, shaggy 9-year-old-boy-in-dire-need-of-a-haircut-hair, goofy facial hair on guys, ironically sparkly thrift store dress clothes for ladies, and generally old crappy unfashionable crap. And I believe if you don't have an iPhone they can confiscate your hipster license :D

My friend is actually a hipster and she lets me mock her about it. Like, "oh, that guy's got a silly hat, but you people love silly hats, right?"

Glasses. A hipster must wear glasses.

Cliff Face
05-21-2011, 03:58 AM
I wear glasses, ironic T-shirts, don't conform, need a haircut... Fuck! Am I a hipster?

It's the "don't conform" part that gets me... Like, I have the sensibilities of a goth, without the clothes or even generally the music - I have the ear of a metalhead, without the clothes or the sensibilities... But I wouldn't say I really belong to either group. I can't even conform to a group of unusual people!

So I might be a hipster...

But I'm certain I listen to better music than they do. ;)

Devil Ledbetter
05-21-2011, 04:10 AM
shaggy 9-year-old-boy-in-dire-need-of-a-haircut-hair, I happen to have a 9-year-old boy in dire need of a haircut right now, and I didn't realize it but yes, you've described hipster hair perfectly.


Glasses. A hipster must wear glasses.Preferably with large, teardrop lenses and a double bridge.

Bookewyrme
05-21-2011, 09:02 AM
I'm a non-conformist conformist. :D
No really though, I'm about as non-conformist as they come on the inside, I'm just good at faking it. Also, I choose comfortable over fashionable/stylish/popular every time.

I was pretty sure the definition of hipster was people who think they've come up with a completely fresh new look/style/outlook by trawling through past decades and mashing it up, while simultaneously insisting that they're not conforming to what's "popular". That may just be one of the definitions of teenager though. :tongue