To ask what a "hipster is?

(110 Posts)
TheoriginalLEM Sun 11-Sep-16 22:06:06

So this term is bandied about a fair bit.

But what defines "hipster" ?

GeneralBobbit Sun 11-Sep-16 22:07:32

Beards

GeneralBobbit Sun 11-Sep-16 22:07:44

Backpacks

GeneralBobbit Sun 11-Sep-16 22:07:56

Dog slings

GeneralBobbit Sun 11-Sep-16 22:08:14

Tiny little folding bikes

TheoriginalLEM Sun 11-Sep-16 22:09:49

grin

PatMullins Sun 11-Sep-16 22:10:21

Nailed it grin

ApocalypseSlough Sun 11-Sep-16 22:10:45

hipsters:

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Sun 11-Sep-16 22:11:07

Wearing brogues with no socks grin

Arfarfanarf Sun 11-Sep-16 22:13:00

I think it's a young bloke with a ridiculous beard.

I read an article a while ago about why men are growing beards again. Apparently it's some animal thing. It was interesting.

honeysucklejasmine Sun 11-Sep-16 22:13:01

I'd tell you, but you've probably never heard of them.

Dailymailisacrapnewspaper Sun 11-Sep-16 22:16:44

Read the ladybird book of the hipster

Borough Market
Micro brewery
Thin- you cant be a hipster if you are overweight

DustOffYourHighestHopes Sun 11-Sep-16 22:17:32

Fixed gear bikes
Checked shirts
£20 hand-whittled wooden spoons

helenatroy Sun 11-Sep-16 22:19:06

They might run a coffee shop where one coffee costs about £15. They would look as though all their clothes came from a jumble sale but the outfit they are sporting probably cost the best part of a grand and a half. They're called things like Silas. If they don't run an organic coffee shop you'd struggle to explain to your mother what their job actually is. They probably live in Dalston and dream of a life in a NY suburb such as Williamsburg. They eat from food trucks and drink craft beer. They cycle, they don't ski.

minipie Sun 11-Sep-16 22:23:52

Beard
Hat
Geeky specs
Bike
Trousers that look slightly too short
No socks
Obscure creative job

seasidesally Sun 11-Sep-16 22:24:00

and some grow them handle bar moustaches and the ones here have brill creamed slick back hair

olderthanyouthink Sun 11-Sep-16 22:26:17

quinoa, avocado, fixie, plaid, beard, man-bun, ankle grazer, bow tie, braces, thick glasses, craft bear, vingtage tatoo, daper, hat, man bag, moustache... that's what I can remember from working in hoxton of the top of my head

DeadGood Sun 11-Sep-16 22:26:40

It's Broadway Market not Borough Market!

olderthanyouthink Sun 11-Sep-16 22:27:59

googled it:

^hipster1
hɪpstə/Submit
nouninformal
a person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream.^

...but they are soooo mainstream now it's ridiculous

Feminazi Sun 11-Sep-16 22:28:32

They refuse to integrate into mainstream society...

cosmicglittergirl Sun 11-Sep-16 22:29:50

m.youtube.com/watch?v=o_5uVdy5YmA

RatOnnaStick Sun 11-Sep-16 22:31:29

Can't believe no-one has posted this yet

SoftSheen Sun 11-Sep-16 22:32:06

Youngish, slim men with beards, casually but expensively dressed, single-gear bikes, relaxed benign expression. Drink expensive artisan coffee in coffee shops with bikes on the walls and eat from street food vans called 'The Wandering Yak'. Favour organic and ethical products. Probably have trust funds.

SunshineOutdoors Sun 11-Sep-16 22:32:45

I'm sure I recognise that board. Is it outside a cafe in York?

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sun 11-Sep-16 22:34:51

You can find out if you are in danger of hipsteritis here

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