A pretentious, self-indulgent, usually a 20-to-30 something that believes because they posses a college education, particularly within the Liberal Arts & Sciences, that they are somehow more "enlightened" than the rest of society. The hipster in most instances falls within the "talker" side of society as opposed to the "doer" side, as defined by the Conservative/libertarian economist Thomas Sowell. Hipsters are fond of using terminology such as "misogynist" "androgynous" "feminist" "racist" and other "progressive" or "enlightened" politically cultural marxist or left-wing catch phrases meant to denote the feeling that "they care...YOU don't" "they are intelligent....YOU aren't." The irony to hipster logic, is that, despite often being described as having an appreciation for the "ironic" the hipster doesn't understand that whether a particular trend is mainstream, or counter cultural, that they are still buying into something that is marketable, despite the "dumb sheeple" that continue to buy into the mainstream. Their "brand" is just as altogether marketable and fashionable as Mainstream trends. Urban Outfitters, and other retailers are still making money off of the hipster's self-righteous dissent. The above said definition isn't meant to apply to all individuals that self identify as being a hipster, it is merely a generalization.
An assumption amongst the hipster is that all individuals that do not partake in their cultural charade are intellectually or socially inadequate or inferior, alluding to their self-righteous sense of grandiosity.
Generation Y person born between about 1977 or 1978 and 1993 with yuppie parents who separates themselves on a pedestal from the rest of humanity due to their artistry and misery. This includes the subcategories of emo. This is what hippies were to the baby boomers-a rebellious gesture that is in actuality very unrealistic and became commercialized. In the same way that hippies and later punks stemmed, though in different ways, from the pursuit of materialism, hipsterness and its child of emoness stem from the search to be unhappy. Most hipsters as children were so provided for and sanitized that they have never experienced real need and unhappiness, and don't blame materialism because they have no knowledge of money and how it is used due to their parents. Most hipsters were born in the latter half of Generation Y, between 1985 and 1993. All are liberals, though they usually don't have any clue as to the reality of what they're talking about, and are either obsessed with politics or hold some stupid theory about how the beauty and sadness of life (etcetera, etcetera) is more important than politics, and they listen to only very cutesy, brainlessly stylized, confessional music without any honesty, only hipness. They cluster in certain areas like the South End in Boston and the Lower East Side/Alphabet City and Williamsburg in New York. Many are trustafarians, and all either adamantly reject or endorse drug culture, though next to none are in between.
Man, look at all those hipsters wearing scarves and acting better than everyone! These people are going to have control of this country some day....wait. I'm going to shoot myself.
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...
You know that guy that works at starbucks
has a carefully constructed 'i don't care' hair cut, seems perpetually disenchanted with society, politics, his work, everything everyone else does, over estimates his own intelligence and feels cheated in life, acts like he's broke, but gets hand outs from his well-off parents, studies a useless subject at university, and models himself on Seth from the OC
? Yeah, total hipster.
Hipsters tend to pride themselves on obsure popular culture references and go to great lengths to formulate a pretentious scruffy look which actually requires great care.
A insecure label, that a snobby young creative (bohemian
) uses to call other young creatives snobby.
"Oh, this coffee shop is too overrun with hipsters. I'm going back to mine to read Catcher in the Rye with an espresso."
teenager to twenty something who like to hang out in local coffeehouses and art gallerys, and think they're better then everyone else because they're not mainstream. They like vintage clothing and anything that looks like it's been sitting in a closet for upward of twenty years.
"That girl is such a hipster, she wouldn't be caught dead at a Shins' concert."
A subculture of twenty-something guys or girls that live in gentrified areas of large cities (Williamsburg, New York, Wicker Park, Chicago) who aesthetisize their life as a means of justifying their existence by shopping at thrift stores, hanging out at used book stores and listening to indie
music that has not yet been picked up by the mainstream. Hipsters generally drink a lot (Pabst Blue Ribbon), smoke a lot (Parliament Lights) and usually went to college majoring in art, philosophy, or English. Recently, there has also been a trend of hipsters that pursue majors in the hard sciences.
The easiest way to spot a hipster is by the way one is dressed. A typical hipster guy will probably be wearing trendy skinny jeans made by Levi's and a tight, old t-shirt with some Chuck Taylors. Their hair ranges from medium to long and is usually a little messy and parted to the side. A typical hipster girl will also wear skinny jeans, paired with wedges or other cutesy shoes and an eighties-inspired shirt with a strategically-placed bandanna somewhere in the mix. Their hair is very cute.
While hipsters enjoy elements of the indie aesthetic like unknown bands, thrift store clothes and appreciation of art (indie films, contemporary art, beat writers of the 50's), they also can appreciate mainstream things (i.e. Justin Timberlake). However, they will usually justify their tastes by claiming to like whatever the mainstream thing is in ir...
Someone who likes to follow that hype. But not to be confused with the hypebeast. He/she follows the opposite of the hypebeast hype. Usually into some weird retro look. Wears Vans most of the time. Probably plays guitar. 10 out of 10 times a hipster is gay.
Christine: Yo do you have a fedora
Adam: No why would I?
Christine: Just figured you would since you are a hipster.
Adam: oo truz