What is a Hipster?

A Hipster (or Hippster, Hipstr, Hipsterette) is a sub-culture of young, recently settled urban middle class adults and older teenagers. The modern hipster is a composite of individuals with a certain bohemian life situation and lifestyle. A Hipster embraces and contributes to independent culture, and prides him/herself on this.  Hipsters tend to be well educated in these areas as well as in graphic art, math or science.

A Hipster/Hipsterette is wearing things that don’t match together. It’s that “I can’t be bothered” look that actually takes some planning until you get into the habit. A good Hipster never admit being a hipster because hipsterism is considered too mainstream. And that’s one of the things a Hipster does not want to be: Mainstream.

What Hipsters do?

  • Hipster Brunch: Drinking Café Latte and starring at people
  • vintage store shopping

How to recognize a Hipster?

  • big, oval glasses (sometimes even just glass without strength..) or versized plastic framed glasses, Buddy Holly glasses, nerd glasses
  • trendy shoes like Classic Reeboks, Converse
  • a beard or moustache
  • too tight Jeans with rolled cuff  (Hipster men tend to be as skinny as the women)
  • ironic tees, plaid shirts, cowboy shirts, and anything in gingham, plaid, checkers, paisley, vintage floralss
  • in chilly nights: Fitted hoodies
  • neon nail polish, pins, bright belts, bird necklaces
  • they date other hipsters
  • typing on an iPhone or Macbook


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