What is a hipster?
Hipster, via dictionary.com:
a) a person who is hip
b) a person, especially during the 1950s, characterized by a particularly strong sense of alienation from most established social activities and relationships
c) an enthusiast of modern jazz
Hipster, via urbandictionary.com:
a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. Although “hipsterism” is really a state of mind, it is also often intertwined with distinct fashion sensibilities. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses. Both hipster men and women sport similar androgynous hair styles that include combinations of messy shag cuts and asymmetric side-swept bangs.
Hipster, via hipsterhandbook.com:
One who possesses tastes, social attitudes, and opinions deemed cool by the cool. (Note: it is no longer recommended that one use the term “cool”; a Hipster would instead say “deck.”) The Hipster walks among the masses in daily life but is not a part of them and shuns or reduces to kitsch anything held dear by the mainstream. A Hipster ideally possesses no more than 2% body fat.
Please leave a comment with your own definition of a hipster.
Q: How many hipsters does it take to change a light bulb?
A: It’s some obscure number. You’ve probably never heard of it.