As defined on the blog “Sexless in the City,” a whipster is a West Coast hipster. He conveys a kind of style-savvy cool, but is without both the metrosexual prissiness of a certain type of New York man and the avant-garde pretensions of the aspiring hipster. This is the kind of man only L.A. could breed: the guy with unabashed rock-star envy — in that Matchbox 20 kind of way.
The hair is what gives him away. The top — usually blond — is sculpted into a studied muss of short and manly waves (this works best if the hair in question tends to curl or even ’fro at longer lengths) cemented in place with mondo amounts of product. The face beneath is clean-shaven, except for a strategically cultivated tuft groomed to adorn the curve of an otherwise stubble-free chin.
“Man, when I was out in Arizona last weekend, I couldn’t believe all the whipsters around. Is precision shaving some kind of competition sport out there?!!”
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