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Old 11-28-2010, 06:48 PM   #21 (permalink)
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To sum it up in a word, hipsters are "anti." Not any one thing, everything, even bands they enjoy because they have a misanthropic tint by nature. They're often a reflection of what they hate about everything else. Whether they intended it or not, they became the Aristotelian Mirror to almost anything they've come into contact with.
Well this makes more sense to me. But still, it just sounds like being a teenager, or more specifically being immature. Possibly the whole hipster concept came about as a result of society not having a clear counter-culture that young people could identify with. As a result, they just flaunt their desire to be "anti-" without joining a specific group. For instance, I'm sure in the hippie movement there were a lot of young people that joined without prescribing to any of the major ideals of the movement, just to fulfill their desire to be a part of a counterculture.

I don't know, I think I'm just giving too much thought to a subject that I really couldn't care less about.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:58 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Wow, this thread is so un-hip. Just chill guys.
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:34 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I was actually a hipster for last Halloween. I wore flip flops, American Eagle jeans, a plaid t-shirt, as best a beard as I could have grown, and one of these hats:

There is nothing at all hipster about flip flops and American Eagle jeans. I think you may have your stereotypes mixed up. Plaid and beards, sure, that more typically associated with hipsters. But really, how long have people been wearing plaid and growing beards? Ok.

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This new commercial almost made me cringe at how "current" it tries to be:



Who the hell is Pomplamoose? Exactly!
Disregarding the band and whether they are well-known or not, I fail to see anything hipster about the commercial. The guy had a beard. Is that all it takes these days to be labeled a hipster? The clothes they are wearing are just normal fashion these days.

Sure there are certain fashion trends these days that I'm not hip to (mostly the recycled 80s stuff like bright colors and those fake Ray-Ban sunglasses with the colored arms) because I grew up with that stuff and don't need to see it again, but I think most hipster-hating comes from just not being hip to current fashion trends. Just because you (and I mean that in the general sense) are not willing to accept certain things that others wear and you prefer to wear the same style clothing you wore 10 years ago, does not make everyone around you that does care more about current fashion trends a hipster.
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:43 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I like to play a game with my friends when we go to a public place full of young people. It's called "Look at that hipster". It's a contest to see who can point out the hipsterest hipster.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:20 PM   #25 (permalink)
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There is nothing at all hipster about flip flops and American Eagle jeans. I think you may have your stereotypes mixed up. Plaid and beards, sure, that more typically associated with hipsters. But really, how long have people been wearing plaid and growing beards? Ok.
American Eagle jeans & flip flops are a bit on the older side. They're more circa 09'. Plaid & beards were big in the 70s. My one friend posted a pic of his "hero" who was almost like a lumberjack. Big beard, long hair, and flannel. Ah yes, flannel.

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Disregarding the band and whether they are well-known or not, I fail to see anything hipster about the commercial. The guy had a beard. Is that all it takes these days to be labeled a hipster? The clothes they are wearing are just normal fashion these days.
It's not so much the clothes as the whole commercial. The hand knit sweaters, the "cute" hand puppets, the sort of huge clunky headsets, the lack of any real effects, it's all very DIY. It looks like it could be done with a $100 budget, which is the base of its appeal with these kids. Hobo chic. That girl's voice sort of bothers me too. I don't know of it's just me, but that type of singing, and that sort of voice is everywhere. It's hard to explain. It's just that once I spot a fad coming on, it takes forever for it to really take root. I know when I saw Rockwell font twice in 2 days, I knew it was gonna be big. Now it's everywhere. It won't ever dethrone Helvetica or anything, but still. So do note, I don't have a disdain for hipsters as much as a disdain for any long lasting fads. I mean, come on now. This one is getting stale. That, and I'm really eager to see what's gonna be big. We had the 80s there for awhile where bright fluorescent colors were huge and stutter shades was the way to go. Now it's more like the 70s with dull colors and everything looking old and outdated. Maybe we'll revisit the 90s! I hope we do.

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I like to play a game with my friends when we go to a public place full of young people. It's called "Look at that hipster". It's a contest to see who can point out the hipsterest hipster.
Yeah that makes for a fun time.
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Mocking hipsters is such a hipster thing to do.
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I'm more hipster than hipster. That's why.

Who's in to start the next big thing?
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:18 PM   #29 (permalink)
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That'll work. There are no rules, except that you try and be as weird and out there as possible. The fashion style will be widely varied. Whatever you wanna do is fine, except for those damned hipster ways. Perhaps a modern military look. That'd be great



Or maybe like a modern dandy







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Old 11-29-2010, 09:38 AM   #30 (permalink)
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i think this is a good place to drop this....


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