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Best known for walking out of an Urban Outfitters Catalogue. Female Hipsters tend to wear either 1. Leggings 2. Super skinny jeans 3. ballet flats 4. over sized sunglasses 5. and/or sporting a haircut with some kind of angled bang. Male hipsters are usually spotted wearing: even skinnier skinny jeans 2. iconic t-shirts 3. some subtle accessory like a leather bracelet or aviator glasses 4. and slightly tousled hair, that looks styled but greasy. (giving the illusion of not caring)

They are best known for being super exclusive and elitist and looking down on those who follow the trends dictated by the mainstream.

They also seem to miss the entire irony of how they buy thrift store" clothing from department stores. Just feeding into the "mainstream" culture of consumerism that they claim to be countering.

But getting to the heart of hipster culture, it should be understood that true hipsters care a lot but they don't care. I.E. it’s all about the image. They spend obscene amounts of time calculating their outfits, the bands they like, and the hobbies that they're into. However, they have to pretend that all of it bores them, and that it comes naturally... because only the coolest hipsters don't try, yet still manage to be subversive and hip.

They also tend to be seen in obscure Indie concerts, in their own bands, being DJ's, owning or working at "subversive" yet lucrative businesses like t-shirt printing shops, chain smoking, shopping at Urban Outfitters or H and M, attending liberal arts colleges, or playing competitive dodge ball (because it’s so lame its cool)
The Thoughts of a Hipster:

if its "cool" its lame, and if its dorky its amazing!
Therefore the hipest things ever have to be Mullets, Knee socks, and Barney the Dinosaur!
by the bunny August 13, 2006
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Hipster-

A contrived identity constructed out of a pastiche of symbols co-opted from bohemian movements of the past, and then reassembled and repackaged. Yet, unlike bohemian subcultures of earlier periods, the hipster lives by no common creed, ethic, or collection of political beliefs. Nor does the hipster offer a unique form of art, music, or literature as groups such as the Beats, Hippies, Yippies, or Punks once did. Rather, the hipster is driven by an effort to cultivate an identity as an end in itself, a persona that will presumably distinguish the hipster from their despised, and over-generalized concept of “mainstream culture.”

Hipster Psychology-

Hipster psychology is born out of experiences of rejection during childhood and adolescence as well as the resultant inability to conform to contemporary social standards. The hipster, as a psychological self defense mechanism, constructs an alternative perspective on culture and identity as a response to their subjective experience of social failure and emotional pain. Rather than accept their own shortcomings at face value, the hipster cultivates a self centered world view whereupon culture, religion, politics, and society as a whole are at fault for all that causes dissatisfaction and frustration. Furthermore, the hipster believes that his or her non-participation in “mainstream” life serves as a form of subversion itself, as well as proof positive of their intellectual enlightenment rather than an obvious demonstration of their failure to adapt. Because arrogance is the shadow of shame, the hipster converts his or her social incompetence into an attitude of superiority, and his or her failure into a disposition of pride.

Consequently, hipster culture presents an “alternative image” that attempts to counter, parody, mock, or even satire their concept of mainstream culture while providing a safe environment that, from afar, collectively gives the appearance of a movement. Thus, hipsters make it their practice to flaunt the photo-negative image of their idea of popular “suburban” culture. For example, if the average person in the suburbs shops in malls, the hipster will buy their clothing in second hand shops. If (over generalized) suburban men drive state of the art sports cars with large engines, the hipster may drive a modest Volkswagen or an old, very undersized subcompact European car such as an early seventies BMW, or better yet, ride a fixed gear bicycle with a sticker exclaiming “One Less Car.”

Because the Hipster loathes above all things to be seen as conventional they, as a rule, don’t work. According to existentialist orthodoxy, “one is what one does.” As a result, the hipster does nothing. The hipster’s lack of participation in any type of career, at least on the surface, functions as an attempt to avoid being characterized as "mainstream." However, upon deeper examination it isn't hard to discover that the hipster lacks the requisite skills to do anything purposeful anyway. Rather, for the hipster, one is as one "seems." And the hipster is very adept at being able to "seem." Seeming requires collecting symbols both material and intellectual and proves much easier on a frail body and psyche than actual work. This is particularly the case when parents help around rent time, if the hipster doesn't already own.

Because the hipster’s life is a lie that they tell to themselves (and don’t believe themselves) they demonstrate a high degree of instability and mental illness which will often be treated by psychoactive medication. Often hipsters will merely self-medicate, particularly if their parents don't pay their COBRA. As a result, hipsters will eventually exhibit behaviors that are truly alternative until they face the fact that their subculture is an elaborate buffer from their fear of non-acceptance and failure.
Hipster Conversation-

Dylan: “Man, I’m so sick of my dad’s whole patriarchal disdain for any sense of leisure.”

Josh: "Yeah, man, tell me about it; I hardly ever get back up to Greenwich anymore for that reason.”

Dylan “Hey bartender, we’ll take two Pabst Blue Ribbons please.”
by Mickey M August 17, 2009
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One who uses the word "ironic" but actually has no idea what it means.
Hipster: Look at this shirt, it's so ironic!
Dictionary: *throws itself at hipster's face*
by turd surgent May 05, 2011
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One who possesses tastes, social attitudes, and opinions deemed cool by the deck. The Hipster walks among the masses in daily life but is not a part of them and shuns anything held dear by the mainstream. Ideally, a hipster posses body fat in the single digits.
I saw Eli Fuld riding his fixie the other day. How anti-mainstream of him. He's the only hipster in YU.
by Marky mArk 247 December 21, 2010
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Noun - urban (or suburban import) dweller who goes to all the coolest clubs, listens to the coolest music, is into various aspects of the arts, including but not limited to street art, indie films, street displays, sticker art, etc.... A hipster also must know all the coolest other hipsters. If you have to ask what a hipster is, then you are definitely not a hipster. Hipsters have more music on their ipods then anyone they know, and all the bands are indie or underground.
Q: how many hipsters does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: What, you don't know?
by Vinnie Chin September 18, 2007
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A young adult who emigrates from a suburban or rural area to a major metropolis and sets about aggressively and semi-publically slipping and sliding up the steep learning curve of urban culture.
Two days ago I longed to be a hipster, yesterday I was a hipster, today I smile compassionately at hipsters.
by PAVI July 24, 2006
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People who take themselves desperately seriously but vigorously deny it in order to be "ironic."
"Madonna is so clutch," the hipster opined. "She's so meta."
by AllisonDC July 29, 2006
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...ha, like you'd know!
a hipster would commonly say something to the effect of:

seriously dude, don't ask me to explain my music to you, you wouldn't get it anyways...god i am going to go masturbate to Andy Warhol
by magzero41 August 25, 2009
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