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Old 08-06-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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Top Ten hipster hangouts?
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:20 PM
 
Location: san francisco
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I was once riding a bike... a 10-speed. I was wearing 511 Levi's and just a t-shirt. I'm not "skinny" nor do I wear super skinny jeans... but apparently some dudes yelled out and called me a hipster. My parents are poor... extremely poor.

I watch foreign films (jean luc godard, pedro almodovar) and listen to extremely rare and indie music (slowdive, air, atlas sound). i don't wear sunglasses, and I don't wear fedoras. but i do have extremely long and culry hair that makes me stand out in a crowd. i do drink pabst but only when i'm in parties. my favorite beer is mothership, or bruxelles de blanche.

i don't think i'm a doosh to people. i'm extremely nice, very talkative and i don't think i follow trends.

so i'm just wondering does all of this make me a hipster? Am I a hipster for not "considering" myself a hipster? Am I a dooshbag? i don't know... just wondering.


oh yeah... when i was in austin i hung out at lovejoys, jackalope, shangri la and hotel san jose. just so you guys can make an assesment.
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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back in the 90's when I was in my 20's, nearly all the guys I knew in Houston had long hair. My husband has long hair. He doesn't call himself a hipster and neither did the other guys. I don't think long hair alone makes someone a hipster.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:47 AM
 
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too lazy (and disgusted to read this thread in its entirety, so forgive me if this has already been posted. If not, enjoy!)


‪Evolution of the Hipster‬‏ - YouTube
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I was once riding a bike... a 10-speed. I was wearing 511 Levi's and just a t-shirt. I'm not "skinny" nor do I wear super skinny jeans... but apparently some dudes yelled out and called me a hipster. My parents are poor... extremely poor.

I watch foreign films (jean luc godard, pedro almodovar) and listen to extremely rare and indie music (slowdive, air, atlas sound). i don't wear sunglasses, and I don't wear fedoras. but i do have extremely long and culry hair that makes me stand out in a crowd. i do drink pabst but only when i'm in parties. my favorite beer is mothership, or bruxelles de blanche.

i don't think i'm a doosh to people. i'm extremely nice, very talkative and i don't think i follow trends.

so i'm just wondering does all of this make me a hipster? Am I a hipster for not "considering" myself a hipster? Am I a dooshbag? i don't know... just wondering.


oh yeah... when i was in austin i hung out at lovejoys, jackalope, shangri la and hotel san jose. just so you guys can make an assesment.
Eh, maybe a little but that's OK. It sounds like you are just interested in things that happen to be liked by some hipsters. I say so what? If you like things for honest reasons, who cares what anyone else thinks? I said earlier that not all things hipster are bad. I think what most people find annoying about hipsters is the smug, disinterested, righteous attitude. That is what constitutes someone as a douche IMHO.

Right now I am rocking a pretty big beard that some may think is hipstery...I just grow a rad beard and like the way it looks. I get MANY compliments from hipsters and younger people...I find it flattering and charming actually I occasionally wear a funny t-shirt and I do like to change up my shades with the times. But I do draw the line at tight striped pants, skin-tight cutoff shorts, empty horned-rimmed glasses and fixie bikes.

But life is short: embrace your inner clown
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Oh, and I declare the renaissance of the fedora DEAD. When you see them at Target, they have jumped the shark. Sad, since they are such dignified and highly evolved hats.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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Oh, and I declare the renaissance of the fedora DEAD. When you see them at Target, they have jumped the shark. Sad, since they are such dignified and highly evolved hats.
When you see it on Justin Bieber ...

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Old 08-07-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I was once riding a bike... a 10-speed. I was wearing 511 Levi's and just a t-shirt. I'm not "skinny" nor do I wear super skinny jeans... but apparently some dudes yelled out and called me a hipster. My parents are poor... extremely poor.

I watch foreign films (jean luc godard, pedro almodovar) and listen to extremely rare and indie music (slowdive, air, atlas sound). i don't wear sunglasses, and I don't wear fedoras. but i do have extremely long and culry hair that makes me stand out in a crowd. i do drink pabst but only when i'm in parties. my favorite beer is mothership, or bruxelles de blanche.

i don't think i'm a doosh to people. i'm extremely nice, very talkative and i don't think i follow trends.

so i'm just wondering does all of this make me a hipster? Am I a hipster for not "considering" myself a hipster? Am I a dooshbag? i don't know... just wondering.


oh yeah... when i was in austin i hung out at lovejoys, jackalope, shangri la and hotel san jose. just so you guys can make an assesment.
Whatever floats your boat. I think the real question is whether you drink pabst because you liked the taste or because it's popular with hipsters. If you like the taste of pabst then I can give you several beers that hipsters hate that taste just like pabst and let you try them. I'm somewhat of a beer connoisseur so that's why I laugh at some of the hipster choices. I realize they know nothing about beer because I've offered some hipster some beers that were manufactured in the same style as papst and basically are identical to it, but they turned their nose down on it because it was "not ironic". If you do not like that style of beer, then that says more that you are into trendiness and not the actual beer. Like I said, I could give you a blind beer test and I'd probably trick you about which one was pabst.

I think many things the hipsters like are great. I'm all for driving hybrid cars and living in the central city. Hipsters are revitalizing vast sections of the inner cities of America. Kudos to them. However, I would like to see a hipster that thinks outside the "hipster box". What would be real irony is to see a hipster drinking something like Coors light or something. Now that's real irony. I would think you may start seeing the "hipsters of the hipsters" start developing, who do "anti hipster" type things just to be seen at the ultimate hipster... After all, they are the "counter culture", which is the most counter cultural thing you can do, but to be counter to the counter culture?

About the only thing I share with hipsters is that I grow out an "ironic" mustache and goatee but only seasonally, in the winter. It's far too hot here to have any facial hair in the summer. Also, I wear fitted jeans. They aren't tight, but they aren't the loose hanging boxer showing ones favored by today's youth either, nor the ill fitted jeans of most of my generation. But most of the time I wear shorts in this heat anyway.

To be honest, I prefer the hipster look over the "gangsta" look that many youth embrace, with the baggy jeans showing half of their cheap boxers. Jeez, I mean, if you're going to show your boxers, at least have a decent pair on.

That's why I just do my own thing. I judge the beer I drink on their taste, not their popularity. I drink and do things seasonally. I would never drink a Guinness in the summer, but I drink it all the time in the winter. Likewise, I have a list of around 20 summer ales that I rotate here in the long summer. Same thing for fashion, music, and movies. I judge things individually, not by genres. Things are so much more interesting that way.

It makes for interesting conversations, because when I meet someone, I keep seeing their confusion as they first try to stereotype me and realize it won't work. Nope, my personality is way too faceted for that
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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When you see it on Justin Bieber ...
Yeah, for sure. That and when teenage girls are wearing them...

I'm starting to see bowlers and top hats a bit. I'm almost down with that
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:06 PM
 
Location: san francisco
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Eh, maybe a little but that's OK. It sounds like you are just interested in things that happen to be liked by some hipsters. I say so what? If you like things for honest reasons, who cares what anyone else thinks? I said earlier that not all things hipster are bad. I think what most people find annoying about hipsters is the smug, disinterested, righteous attitude. That is what constitutes someone as a douche IMHO.

Right now I am rocking a pretty big beard that some may think is hipstery...I just grow a rad beard and like the way it looks. I get MANY compliments from hipsters and younger people...I find it flattering and charming actually I occasionally wear a funny t-shirt and I do like to change up my shades with the times. But I do draw the line at tight striped pants, skin-tight cutoff shorts, empty horned-rimmed glasses and fixie bikes.

But life is short: embrace your inner clown
You know... this is strange but I actually find myself knowing more obscure music than the hipsters themselves. They say Devandra Banhart, I say Caetano Veloso. We're mostly even on the film aspects, but I think its interesting that hipsters in general don't know as much about music as I do.

I consider myself a cross between grunge and hipster... kinda scruffy looking, and no, not the scruffy looking type that is purposely made to look as such. I mean, scruffy as in Kurt Cobain scruffy. But every now and then I also like to wear a tie and look like some handsome fellow out of GQ

Also, fixed gears can be cool but only for one reason that I can think of... its actually a pretty good bike to get a good work out on, especially on hilly terrain.

Sometimes I can be a douche... but only to other douches! haha And personally, I don't think that being "hip" is a bad thing in itself. When I think of someone that is "hip", I see them as anyone who has a fashionable taste. There's nothing wrong with that in itself, but it certainly does get annoying when their clothes is their personality.

As the most interesting man in the world (that dos equis guy) said, its okay to wear an interesting shirt, but never let the shirt be more interesting than you.
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