A truly delicious species. Incredibly kind and nice too. They seem to only be found at gigs for bands with no more than a million scrobbles on Last.fm. Even though it may seem like they look a lot like an emo (eg glasses, skinny, Converse, tight jeans(delectable :P)) they most certainly aren't! There isn't any eyeliner or dyed hair there! There is variety amongst the clothes indie boys wear too-they definitely do not look all the same.
-Some types like to wear shirts, ties, blazers and the like. I have on occasion seen a full suit donned by an indie boy. Actually, he may have been an emo because he had dyed his hair bright purple and looked like he was trying too hard.
-Some types wear skintight cardigans with a t-shirt underneath them. The buttons on the cardigan don't normally start until at least under the ribs, and the t-shirt will normally be right up to the neck. A lot of the time, one or the other is stripey, but never both. Worn with tight jeans, Vans or Converse (never a chav make of trainer basically) and often a scarf, even indoors.
-Others will be wearing a band t-shirt. A lot of band t-shirts just happen to be black, don't label them emo because of the black t-shirt. It will have some kind of band logo on it, normally either incredibly simple or incredibly detailed. Same jeans and trainers as the other types.
---These are interchangeable.
Their hair varies too, but not a skinhead/prickles/mohawk look. Neither is their hair longer than shoulder length either. It's normally either really curly (eg think of that Luke PRICKtard from the Kooks for an idea-oh and as if the Kooks are indie, they are merely clinging onto the indie culture), really messy but naturally messy-little product is needed, or in like a bob but flat to their head. Not straightened to hell like some emo boiz.
Obviously, it's not just their look that determines their "indie boy" status. The music is by far the most important thing. Talking to an indie boy will often leave you with an armful of scribbled band names to look up, and that does not take an awful long time either. With any luck he will have his mp3 player with him and you can listen to what he's talking about. It will be good. Of course it will be good. AND it's an excuse to be close to him. Then you can always slip in a couple of suggestions of your own.
Sadly, the nicest ones are always taken ie the ones without spots and the ones considered "fit" outside of the indie community. But the others, they are truly fantastic as well as obviously looks are not everything and they are a zillion times better than chavs.
Sadly where I live, the indie boy is incredibly rare due to my town being incredibly chavvy. The smaller towns around it are slightly better, but also posher.
Example of conversation ABOUT an indie boy:
Girl 1: I love that guy's hair, it's so messy! I just want to touch it!
Girl 2: Ooh, he likes Johnny Foreigner too, he's wearing their T-shirt!
Girl 1 (enters staring state): I can see his bulge through his jeans...
Girl 2 (does same): me too...
Girl 1: *sighs*
Girl 2 (notices girl with him): Damn, he's taken.
Example of talking with an indie boy (normally at gigs)
Girl: So what did you think of the support act?
Boy: They're alright. They reminded me of Elle S'appelle in a way, with the keyboards and that. (NB this will often be more technical but i am useless at that...)
Girl: Who are they?
Boy: Well, there are three of them, keys, bass and drums with no guitarist strangely, and the woman and the bloke take turns singing.
Girl: (whips out pen) Elle...S'ap...pelle *writes on arm*
Boy: Yeah I started listening to them about 3 months ago, I wish they had more stuff out though.
Girl: They sound good! I'll look them up when I get home. Do you like Johnny Foreigner? They are probably my favourite band at the moment.
Boy: No, what are they like? (i think you can see the cycle appearing here)
Indie boys will be the nicest type of boys you will ever talk to. Probably. Talking solidly for half an hour just about music is a fantastic experience. And I loved every second instead of being surrounded by my "teenie" friends all saying hellogoodbye are the best band ever and Forrest is soooooo adorkable!!!!!!! etc.
Where’s my indie boy?
V neck wearing
Smarter than most
Veggies he roasts
Don’t get me wrong
Not an eyeliner guy
Or purple hair to the sky
Just an indie boy
The best locks
Show me this man
This book reading fan
A painter or a dj
So what do you say?
Would you be my indie boy?
My indie boy
By: Sophia Castano
All Characters are Indie Boys:
500 Days of Summer - Tom Hansen
Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging - Robbie
Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist - Nick
A boy with curly/shabby cute hair, usually brown or black.
Amazing style fitted black or blue jeans.
Either vintage tee or an american apparel v neck , and wearing some bitchin' sunglasses . Can name at least 100 bands off the top of his head, that you haven't heard of. Of course they love indie music; as well as alternative, rock, folk,acoustic, anything that's INEPENDENT.
Most love photography,art, and MUSIC.
Indie boy always has a great personality and get along with almost everyone .
Though he usually has a cute lil' indie chick by his side (:
Indie boys are so fun to be around, and the best to take shopping with you because of there oh so amazing style .
mary- oo ! look at that cute indie boy with that cute hair and outfit.
lucy- he's so darn cute, too bad he's with that cute indie chick >:l
mary- let's go indie boy hunting !
lucy- THRIFT STORE !
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