Don’t Tell Me You’re Still a Hipster
There’s a precise point at which the hipster
fad tips into the mainstream, so losing all
that made it cool in the first place.
One sure way to test the coolness
of something: if it turns up in
porn searches it’s way past being cool.
Yet a lot of cool people come to this
site to study. We’re called drifters.
Social trends enter the mainstream when
around a quarter of the population adopt them.
Is this now the case with hipsterdom?
it gives us an excellent excuse to ponder
the current state of the ‘cool cliff’.
Hipsters Tend to Pose
Hipsters belong to a subculture of men and women
usually in their 20’s and 30’s who value independent
thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics,
an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity,
intelligence, and witty banter. Yet some things last.
How cool is the image below, found on a hipster search?
Hipsterism is a state of mind
Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant
attitudes of mainstream consumers and are
often be seen wearing vintage and thrift
store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans,
old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses.
Ahead of the Pack
Both hipster men and women sport similar androgynous
hair-styles which include combinations of messy shag
cuts and asymmetric side-swept bangs.
Such styles are often associated with
the work of creative stylists at urban
salons and are usually too ‘edgy’ for
the culturally-sheltered mainstream consumer.
The Hipster Bandwagon
The ‘effortless cool’ urban bohemian look
of a hipster is exemplified in Urban
Outfitters and American Apparel ads
which cater towards the hipster demographic.
Despite misconceptions based on their aesthetic
tastes, hipsters tend to be well-educated and
often have liberal arts degrees, or degrees in
maths and sciences, which also require certain
creative analytical thinking abilities.