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What is a Hipster?

Remember all those emo kids a few years back? Well… they grew up.

Still a little confused? This definition might clear things up for you… but probably not.

\hip-stur\n. 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.

-The Hipster Handbook, Robert Lanham

If you’re ever hipster watching in the wild you might be able to spot one by the following characteristics… They will most likely be wearing a vintage or thrift-store bought shirt, listening to a band you never heard of on a Sony Walkmen, with a tattoo across their chest ( hands, arms, legs) that will most likely be a quote from a famous author or song lyrics from a not so famous band. If they are male they will most likely have a mustache or beard. You’ll notice the hipster will not acknowledge you, even if you approach them. (they are only able to communicate with other hipsters.) If seen in a bar you’ll most likely see the hipster drinking Pabts Blue Ribbon beer and smoking casually.

If you’re still having trouble identifying a hipster this lengthy definition on Urban Dictionary will set you straight…



This info-graphic has also surfaced in the recent months and does a great job of visually displaying the characteristics of a modern day hipster and how they came to be.


  • Anonymous

    The “Hipster Chart” is definitely the icing on the cake. Though I have many hipster tendencies I still have no idea how to spot one, LOL! That said, the Pabst Blue Ribbon line brought up some chuckles as I am certain there is some truth to that statement. Great job, and very humorous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Hancock/510667721 Ryan Hancock

    I love this! haha so funny and so incredibly true, I can’t stand hipsters!

  • Chris Elliott

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHA YES!!!! This is FUCKING priceless. I was literally howling laughing while reading this! You said what everyone else was thinking! Genius. Applause worthy! 

  • Anonymous

    Glad you guys liked this one! I Had fun writing it. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Nelson-Kuhn-Villeneuve/591755322 Richard Nelson Kuhn-Villeneuve

    I very much dislike hipsters.  “The Hipster…..shuns or reduces to kitsch anything held dear by the mainstream” yet they all wear DOC FUCKIN MARTINS!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000583209773 Sabrina Camp


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