Best known for walking out of an Urban Outfitters Catalogue. Female Hipsters tend to wear either 1. Leggings 2. Super skinny jeans 3. ballet flats 4. over sized sunglasses 5. and/or sporting a haircut with some kind of angled bang. Male hipsters are usually spotted wearing: even skinnier skinny jeans 2. iconic t-shirts 3. some subtle accessory like a leather bracelet or aviator glasses 4. and slightly tousled hair, that looks styled but greasy. (giving the illusion of not caring)

They are best known for being super exclusive and elitist and looking down on those who follow the trends dictated by the mainstream.

They also seem to miss the entire irony of how they buy thrift store" clothing from department stores. Just feeding into the "mainstream" culture of consumerism that they claim to be countering.

But getting to the heart of hipster culture, it should be understood that true hipsters care a lot but they don't care. I.E. it’s all about the image. They spend obscene amounts of time calculating their outfits, the bands they like, and the hobbies that they're into. However, they have to pretend that all of it bores them, and that it comes naturally... because only the coolest hipsters don't try, yet still manage to be subversive and hip.

They also tend to be seen in obscure Indie concerts, in their own bands, being DJ's, owning or working at "subversive" yet lucrative businesses like t-shirt printing shops, chain smoking, shopping at Urban Outfitters or H and M, attending liberal arts colleges, or playing competitive dodge ball (because it’s so lame its cool)
The Thoughts of a Hipster:

if its "cool" its lame, and if its dorky its amazing!
Therefore the hipest things ever have to be Mullets, Knee socks, and Barney the Dinosaur!
додав the bunny 13 Серпень 2006
Generation Y person born between about 1977 or 1978 and 1993 with yuppie parents who separates themselves on a pedestal from the rest of humanity due to their artistry and misery. This includes the subcategories of emo. This is what hippies were to the baby boomers-a rebellious gesture that is in actuality very unrealistic and became commercialized. In the same way that hippies and later punks stemmed, though in different ways, from the pursuit of materialism, hipsterness and its child of emoness stem from the search to be unhappy. Most hipsters as children were so provided for and sanitized that they have never experienced real need and unhappiness, and don't blame materialism because they have no knowledge of money and how it is used due to their parents. Most hipsters were born in the latter half of Generation Y, between 1985 and 1993. All are liberals, though they usually don't have any clue as to the reality of what they're talking about, and are either obsessed with politics or hold some stupid theory about how the beauty and sadness of life (etcetera, etcetera) is more important than politics, and they listen to only very cutesy, brainlessly stylized, confessional music without any honesty, only hipness. They cluster in certain areas like the South End in Boston and the Lower East Side/Alphabet City and Williamsburg in New York. Many are trustafarians, and all either adamantly reject or endorse drug culture, though next to none are in between.
Man, look at all those hipsters wearing scarves and acting better than everyone! These people are going to have control of this country some day....wait. I'm going to shoot myself.
додав JLe 6 Березень 2005
You know that guy that works at starbucks has a carefully constructed 'i don't care' hair cut, seems perpetually disenchanted with society, politics, his work, everything everyone else does, over estimates his own intelligence and feels cheated in life, acts like he's broke, but gets hand outs from his well-off parents, studies a useless subject at university, and models himself on Seth from the OC? Yeah, total hipster.
Hipsters tend to pride themselves on obsure popular culture references and go to great lengths to formulate a pretentious scruffy look which actually requires great care.
додав davetwocombs 1 Травень 2007
A insecure label, that a snobby young creative (bohemian) uses to call other young creatives snobby.
"Oh, this coffee shop is too overrun with hipsters. I'm going back to mine to read Catcher in the Rye with an espresso."
додав SarumanTheChef 12 Вересень 2009
teenager to twenty something who like to hang out in local coffeehouses and art gallerys, and think they're better then everyone else because they're not mainstream. They like vintage clothing and anything that looks like it's been sitting in a closet for upward of twenty years.
"That girl is such a hipster, she wouldn't be caught dead at a Shins' concert."
додав Li. 3 Липень 2004
Someone who likes to follow that hype. But not to be confused with the hypebeast. He/she follows the opposite of the hypebeast hype. Usually into some weird retro look. Wears Vans most of the time. Probably plays guitar. 10 out of 10 times a hipster is gay.
Christine: Yo do you have a fedora
Adam: No why would I?
Christine: Just figured you would since you are a hipster.
Adam: oo truz
додав Barrybassboy 10 Січень 2010
A "Hipster" is a person who insists on having an opinion outside of what is actual. They like to define things that do not need an exact definition, like why Kings of Leon or U2 are popular. They hate being called "Hipster" and will deny they are hipster. They wear often wear a scarf with a jacket and hat, even when it is not cold enough to wear them. They often listen to music too loud and too inappropriate for the situation. They like going to local concerts to watch really bad bands play extremely long songs which really suck. They often listen to Mars Volta and other bands that suck. They will often watch independent movies and claim that they are the "best movies ever" and especially like Donnie Darko and other works by Richard Kelly. They are often confused culturally and like to associate themselves with things they do not actually belong to. They also ask you to turn down your volume, so that they can hear without interference.
Donnie Darko Fans, Mars Volta Fans, Guys who can't grow beards but insist that they have good ones, People who drink one beer and then act drunk the rest of the night, People who leave music on intentionally while they are not around to hear it, Anti-American Americans, Hipsters like to use really big words that do not fit, and like to put credit where it is not due, Hipsters will say things like "Spielbergian" or "Michael Bayesque" instead of "Good Movie" or "Good special effects"
додав John Archer 12 Грудень 2009

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