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So, I made a comment in the 80's thread that generated some interest, so I figured let's make a thread. What I had said was:

The current breed of 20-somethings don't create cool, they acquire it and apply it to themselves.


There are a couple of articles that prophesied this that are pretty popular, here are the links:

http://www.timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do/why-the-hipster-must-die
https://www.adbusters.org/magazine/79/hipster.html


That NY Times bit was pretty popular back when, and a lot of what is typed seems as if it could have been written last week, despite it being an 8 year old article. The idea is that the "youth" of today are aggregating old things that used to be hip, and copy+pasting it into our culture to assimilate 'cool', rather than creating a new movement and redefining new norms, etc.

I think the word "Hipster" now has the same connotation as the word "Emo" did in 2005. When you said Emo, everyone thought of the sad blogging, eye-liner wearing, long swoopy haired teenager with too many bad screamo playlists bought by their rich parents.

Today when you say Hipster, the idea of a PBR drinking dude in a flannel shirt and thick glasses at a basement show comes to mind.


Do you still know/see people that act as the "hipster" is stereotyped?
Do you think wearing a scarf and flannel make you a hipster?
Do you think the term itself still carries any one common meaning?
Who is the biggest Hipster in the Pit?
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#2
Quote by JustRooster
Do you still know/see people that act as the "hipster" is stereotyped?
Do you think wearing a scarf and flannel make you a hipster?
Do you think the term itself still carries any one common meaning?
Who is the biggest Hipster in the Pit?


Yes
Yes
Yes
Good question
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Do you still know/see people that act as the "hipster" is stereotyped?
Do you think wearing a scarf and flannel make you a hipster?
Do you think the term itself still carries any one common meaning?
Who is the biggest Hipster in the Pit?


Yes
Not necessarily, more canadian/al borland than anything
Yes but it's a verbal caricature
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#4
I think it was McRobbie that said stereotypes have some degree of truth even if we don't like them.

With a lot of stereotypes there are people that sometimes conform so much towards a stereotype that its hard to believe they really exist. For example around my uni campus there is a level 99 meme lord that flaunts about in his black trenchcoat, fedora, neckbeard, my little pony back pack etc. Yes its hilarious and I never thought i'd see such a full criteria for a stereotyped image.

Then there is the issue that some factors to a person that may belong to a stereotype can generate (usually negative) assumptions about the rest of the person. I think i'm an example of that. People make so many assumptions right off the bat because of my locks, most of which are not true at all.
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#5
1. Yes, I know quite a few. I know people of the flannel/thick glasses stereotype, but where I live that is a very, very outdated version of hipsterdom. I know more people who "sneeringly" consume.

2. Not automatically. Slightly irrelevant: I love scarves. I don't have any reason to wear them where I live but when I move I am definitely excited to get a ton and wear them whenever possible.

3. Definitely not in terms of fashion, as evidenced by the fact that "hipster" describes a very different style in 2015 and where I live. However, it does bring to mind a general sort of attitude, a negative one, which I think is why people resent being called hipsters solely based on how they dress.

4. I can't think of any now but I will be sure to call them out in this thread if I remember.
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#6
Do you still know/see people that act as the "hipster" is stereotyped? Yes. They annoy me.

Do you think wearing a scarf and flannel make you a hipster? No. You also have to be a pretentious douchebag, like shitty music, think you're morally superior because of your politics, act like a stoner - only pretend, actually being stoned loses points for some reason - be ignorant and be proud of it("I'm not even going to watch/read/listen/etc. to that movie/book/album/etc. to see if I like it and/or if my opinions are correct, I already know it sucks/promotes X thing I dislike/is too mainstream/etc. for me."), and have a stupid haircut. Also fuck them for ruining flannels and scarves. I like both of those things and now I find myself wearing them less because I hate hipsters.

Do you think the term itself still carries any one common meaning? Yes. It is synonymous with douchebag to sane people, and it is synonymous with cool to idiots.

Who is the biggest Hipster in the Pit? Either Leastbinn, Neo Evil, or Brad.
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Do you still know/see people that act as the "hipster" is stereotyped?
Do you think wearing a scarf and flannel make you a hipster?
Do you think the term itself still carries any one common meaning?
Who is the biggest Hipster in the Pit?


sure

nah not really. tartan patterns and scarves are a pretty consistent style.. it must be anyway if hipsterism is so derivative or whatever.

lots of meaings, but i think the deep v-neck faux-working class pbr thing is the most common by far. still, that definition is fuzzy and it's only meaningful in non-specific contexts. getting all analytic about it is problematic.

idk

personally i think talking about hipsters is pretty obnoxious.
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Who is the biggest Hipster in the Pit? Either Leastbinn, Neo Evil, or Brad.


ok, can you guys come up with like checklists or something so i can evaluate my own hipsterdom. like i ain't even mad, i don't care if i'm a hipster or not, but i'm curious
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#9
Yeah I've read your article again and came to the conclusion that I'm just gonna leave this be, our cultures are too different. Also it made me realise what a stupid word hipster is.


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#11
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personally i think talking about hipsters is pretty obnoxious.


A hipster would say that.

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Also it made me realise what a stupid word hipster is.


Very agreed, hence why I asked that third question.
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#12
i hated hipsters before it was cool
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#14
you're right, a hipster would say that... that's strike one against me
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you're right, a hipster would say that... that's strike one against me


http://www.buzzfeed.com/nicolel51/are-you-a-hipster-erbv#.rxMY8zLJB


http://www.buzzfeed.com/justincarissimo/are-you-actually-a-hipster#.wl9LxpwJe


Take both.
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#17
I liked Pavement before they were a band and they were just a general term for a flat surface made for walking/driving.
#19
yall name dropping eastwinn and brad in a thread about hipsters when we've literally got a rich white bowie fanboy with a james harden beard who wears dashikis purposely pissing people off over at the shitty news section of this website smh




#20
I don't know what a hipster is.
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#21
There are hipsters crawling all over the place although, like guitarxo mentioned, your description of hipsterware is outdated around here. I don't know how to exactly describe them but it is like the porn thing: you know it when you see it.
#22
Hipsterdom is insincere and focuses more on irony than anything else. It will never die.
#23
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Who is the biggest Hipster in the Pit? Either Leastbinn, Neo Evil, or Brad.

The **** am I doing on this list? Wth did I do to become a hipster?
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The **** am I doing on this list? Wth did I do to become a hipster?

You're an arsenal fan when we all know that nobody would ever sincerely be an arsenal fan.
#27
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We should be roommates and have our own tv show guys.

"The hipsters" does have a ring to it.
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#28
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You're an arsenal fan when we all know that nobody would ever sincerely be an arsenal fan.

lol. Tell that to the millions on twitter.
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We should be roommates and have our own tv show guys.



nobody would watch it

perfect
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#32
Nah you totes just lied on all the answers to make yourself feel better.


its ok
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#33
You checked off 13 out of 35 on this list!
You’re somewhat hipster. Sometimes you think that you try too hard to fit into this subculture, but who’s to say you can’t pick and choose to create your own identity? You blend elements from various subcultures, and you look flawless doing it.


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You clicked 17 out of 102 on this list!
You own two pairs of Ray-Bans: One pair is ironic, and you want no part of that hipster label. Keep on doing you — you’re not a square or hipster Serpico. You enjoy mainstream things like Subway, Judd Apatow movies, and Van Morrison. Keep it real, and don’t be too worried when someone actually says you’re hip.
#34
Gavin McInnes kinda put it best when he described hipsters as just the current incarnation of young trendy people.

They are supremely annoying though.
#35
14/35, see I'm not a hipster.
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#36
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Gavin McInnes kinda put it best when he described hipsters as just the current incarnation of young trendy people.

They are supremely annoying though.



Makes me miss them elitist metal heads and rap-wannabe-ers of my youth.
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#37
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first link:


these quizzes were more about my interests and what brands i like and less about my attitude. if that matters.



you're not hipster. just odd. you're what hipsters aspire to be.


reference: I hang out in hipster central in london (shoreditch/hackney). with it's tryhards, pretentious bullshitters and every other person working in "media" spending most of their day in overpriced coffee shops chatting shit.

for example, when I go to cinema around here, some legit obscure indie film is empty, big blockbusters are empty but some wes anderson-esque trash dressed up as obscure and indie is packed out with people who have spent a lot of time trying to appear like they haven't spent a lot of time on their appearance (trashy clothes, clashing outfits, thrift store crap, scruffy beards with sharp haircuts, ugly jumpers. homeless chav-like look is in now, beat up jogger bottoms with worn reeboks/nikes, plain shirt/jumper and scruffy wool hat rolled up too much for bonus points) the styles change but you can always spot the slightly over-privileged "i don't know what I'm talking about but don't I sound great?" attitude. also are usually white but will fall head over heel for some "wacky" ethnic friend to be the token in their group.

it's a hard definition as people vary in manner and the nature of the "hipster" is always on the move. the glasses wearing beardy flannel type is generally dead though, but I still see the odd guy doing it going for the "strong silent because I'm better than you, not because I don't know a damn thing" who only say anything to people they know for sure are completely stupid/lesser minded.
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#38
weird bearded hipsters are still everywhere
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#39
as long as they aren't a cyclist its w/e

edit: hipsters also suck at listening to obscure music gotta get on that dream pop/shoegaze grind
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#40
I've only heard the word hipster used in real life like four times and always sarcastically. I'm not even sure what one is tbh. the entire thing just comes off as condescending on both ends and I'm glad this is something I only see on the internet. I guess I just associate it with (often gentrifying) college kids who shop at whole foods but I feel like that's a different thing.
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