U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-14-2014, 03:13 PM
 
5,356 posts, read 5,574,613 times
Reputation: 3615

Advertisements

I just don't know why the guys paint their pants on. I gotta imagine it results in some chafing and ripped pants.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-14-2014, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
1,041 posts, read 1,282,008 times
Reputation: 471
Hipsters don't bother, I'd just like to know what's up with the skinny biceps?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-20-2014, 09:21 AM
 
268 posts, read 314,241 times
Reputation: 185
Quote:
Why do they all have to wear eyeglasses? If you have 20/20 vision, do you have to get clear lenses just to qualify?
I don't know, but I've worked with more than one person (various ages) who wore clear lenses because they said they were treated more professionally at work, and others who just like the look. I'll admit I've always been partial to a woman in glasses.

Quote:
I just don't know why the guys paint their pants on. I gotta imagine it results in some chafing and ripped pants.
I'm guilty of this, and I'm nearly 50! I'm a musician, though, and I've played in a lot of bar bands, and the skin-tight pants were/are part of the required look, as long as your middle-aged-spread isn't too far gone. I've found that pants that come in a "slim straight" fit work pretty well for us older gentlemen - they're like skinny jeans for the senior set. 8)

Quote:
I'd just like to know what's up with the skinny biceps?
Yeah, but look at the thumbs. HUGE! It's all that continuous texting.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-20-2014, 09:39 AM
 
4,101 posts, read 7,871,497 times
Reputation: 3656
I used to be a hipster, but I have denounced most of them. However, some of the Philly Hipsters are more authetntic than the Lehizzle For Shizzle Valley hipsters.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-20-2014, 12:08 PM
 
884 posts, read 1,332,272 times
Reputation: 672
I've been in bars in Northern Liberties where every single patron and employee had glasses, tight jeans, flannell shirts, and beards (for the dudes). It seems there's some alternative/hipster presence in Fairmount, U City, Manayunk, Mt. Airy, and parts of South Philly. Perhaps the Brooklyn comparisons are pretty apt.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-20-2014, 01:10 PM
 
50 posts, read 73,975 times
Reputation: 48
70s=90s=10s
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-20-2014, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
1,041 posts, read 1,282,008 times
Reputation: 471
Quote:
Originally Posted by NJhighlands87 View Post
I've been in bars in Northern Liberties where every single patron and employee had glasses, tight jeans, flannell shirts, and beards (for the dudes). It seems there's some alternative/hipster presence in Fairmount, U City, Manayunk, Mt. Airy, and parts of South Philly. Perhaps the Brooklyn comparisons are pretty apt.
Yet, they're each so unique ...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-20-2014, 04:23 PM
 
268 posts, read 314,241 times
Reputation: 185
Every generation has their look. My dad, when he was a teen, looked like Fonzie. I looked like I would have fit in at an early-era Madonna concert. My nephew, an avowed hater of hipsters, still looks just like one. You can't escape it!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-22-2014, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4,540 posts, read 5,382,499 times
Reputation: 3992
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charlie Cheesesteak View Post
70s=90s=10s
This decade seems to more resemble the 80s than the 90s. The 80s was far more flamyboyant, and seems like being flamboyant has made a comeback this decade. The 80s seemed to have most resembled the 60s in terms of fashion.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2014, 12:38 PM
 
275 posts, read 328,831 times
Reputation: 302
Philadelphia as a whole is pretty hipster no matter where you are because:

1. It's incredibly bikeable. Seriously, this city is by far the most bikeable city on the East Coast.
2. The cost of living is much cheaper than NYC. You can actually live off your art here (or if you're more of a scenester, your barista/bartending job)
3. There's a lot of vibrant culture here. Fun fact: hipsters here love to say "jawn"
4. Philadelphia is not "mainstream" like Williamsburg or Portland.
5. It's got that "postindustrial look" that hipsters seem to love, with ample displays of murals and graffiti. Plus there's a lot of charming rowhomes here (also kind of like Brooklyn).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top