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The Death of the Hipster

Irish-Rationalist

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If you've been out and about around Dublin (or any other major Irish or UK city) in recent years, you can't help but notice the proliferation of the pretentious, bearded, w@nker on the pavement. Or as they're more officially (and benignly) known, as "hipsters". With the success of hipster culture, it has gone from being an underground youth subculture, to becoming increasingly mainstream and commercialised, with large number's of young to middle aged men now sporting the classic hipster beard (with optional piercings, tattoos and skinny jeans).

A more in depth and comprehensive examination of the hipster cultural phenomenon.

It's a bit like the way the new romantic generation of the early 80s went from being an underground and subcultural youth movement to being very mainstream in a very short space of time. Commercial advertisers and fashion vulture's quickly latch on to new trends and exploit them for financial gain, and the irony of course is, that supposedly subcultural movement's which began as alternative's to the mainstream quickly become very mainstream indeed.

Personally, I view the hipster not as an individual, a rebel or 21st century subcultural icon, but as one of a growing number of pretentious, conformist, little pr1cks who are in actuality nothing more than fashion victims. Each time I encounter a so-called 'hipster' I am overcome with an overwhelming urge to urinate on them, and it's only a matter of time..

Like all fashion trends, the hipster shall come to pass (I'm old and bald and due to hormonal deficiencies, can't grow a full beard). :(

 


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In the US was there a link to "trust fund kids" ?


this is the standard meme pix
 

Catalpast

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Well I think I posted on this one some years ago now

Nothing against beards myself

- in fact I have sported one myself

- but I don't have a g3 phone, nor an iPad, nor an iPhone

- not even a DS....:|

MY shoes are jet Black Doc Martins!

I guess I am too old to change now....

Hipsters hopefully will disappear off the cultural map as most of its adherents leave college and their days of youth behind them and wives, girlfriends start pumping out sprogs

- hopefully its not a genetic thing

- and the offspring of the current crop of fashionistas grow up relatively normal

Well here's hoping anyway....:confused:
 

gatsbygirl20

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London is infested with them. I phoned Rent-o-kill, but they kept mumbling about human rights or something. Jobsworth bastards.
It's just a harmless bit of dressing up. We mustn't get too middle-aged curmudgeonly about this.
It was ever thus.....hippies...punks..New Romantics.....Bits and pieces of the look get co-opted into the mainstream eventually. Thirty year olds don't want to look too middle aged so they try to hang on to the "cool" look of their youth.
They all grow out of it eventually.

The hipsters bring some good things too--decent coffee, concern for the environment, etc......

Give them a break. Let us not judge by outward appearances only.
 
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The OPer has little to worry about if this looms so large in his life.

Perhaps he needs to get out less.
 

mr. jings

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As a bearded man for about twenty years, I've been in bit of a bind for the the last while in that the only way I can distinguish myself from hipsters is by saying that most hipsterish of things: 'I had my beard before everybody else'. Which brings me neatly to my favourite hipster joke:

Why did the hipster burn his mouth? He ate his pizza before it was cool.

And as for beards, I go with the old adage that there are only three types of people in this world. Women, men with beards and children.

Oh, and carefully tended and stencilled facial hair doesn't count.
 
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ticketyboo

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If you've been out and about around Dublin (or any other major Irish or UK city) in recent years, you can't help but notice the proliferation of the pretentious, bearded, w@nker on the pavement. Or as they're more officially (and benignly) known, as "hipsters". With the success of hipster culture, it has gone from being an underground youth subculture, to becoming increasingly mainstream and commercialised, with large number's of young to middle aged men now sporting the classic hipster beard (with optional piercings, tattoos and skinny jeans).

A more in depth and comprehensive examination of the hipster cultural phenomenon.

It's a bit like the way the new romantic generation of the early 80s went from being an underground and subcultural youth movement to being very mainstream in a very short space of time. Commercial advertisers and fashion vulture's quickly latch on to new trends and exploit them for financial gain, and the irony of course is, that supposedly subcultural movement's which began as alternative's to the mainstream quickly become very mainstream indeed.

Personally, I view the hipster not as an individual, a rebel or 21st century subcultural icon, but as one of a growing number of pretentious, conformist, little pr1cks who are in actuality nothing more than fashion victims. Each time I encounter a so-called 'hipster' I am overcome with an overwhelming urge to urinate on them, and it's only a matter of time..

Like all fashion trends, the hipster shall come to pass (I'm old and bald and due to hormonal deficiencies, can't grow a full beard). :(

OK...if you'd posted this under "humour"......
You really don't have much to fill your days, do you.....silly fashions have been around since the dawn of time, and so do scarlet-faced regrets in years to come about the things we thought were cool to wear and look....
 

Mitsui2

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Well I think I posted on this one some years ago now

Nothing against beards myself

- in fact I have sported one myself

- but I don't have a g3 phone, nor an iPad, nor an iPhone

- not even a DS....:|

MY shoes are jet Black Doc Martins!

I guess I am too old to change now....

Hipsters hopefully will disappear off the cultural map as most of its adherents leave college and their days of youth behind them and wives, girlfriends start pumping out sprogs

- hopefully its not a genetic thing

- and the offspring of the current crop of fashionistas grow up relatively normal

Well here's hoping anyway....:confused:
I tend to agree about the hipster phenomenon per se, but after decades of observing these things I suspect it may be a case of that old thing that the Irish drugs dealer said to the police back in the day: "If you think we're bad, wait'll you see what's coming after us."

And my sincere compliments on your choice of the plain black Doc Marten's shoe: it's always been unjustly overshadowed by its boot sibling, in my humble opinion, and has never received anything even vaguely like the iconic status it deserves - truly a shoe fit for every conceivable occasion.
 

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Well I think I posted on this one some years ago now

Nothing against beards myself

- in fact I have sported one myself

- but I don't have a g3 phone, nor an iPad, nor an iPhone

- not even a DS....:|

MY shoes are jet Black Doc Martins!

I guess I am too old to change now....

Hipsters hopefully will disappear off the cultural map as most of its adherents leave college and their days of youth behind them and wives, girlfriends start pumping out sprogs

- hopefully its not a genetic thing

- and the offspring of the current crop of fashionistas grow up relatively normal

Well here's hoping anyway....:confused:
I'm a beard man myself, always have been. Shaving is a pain. My current shoes are a nice pair of blue sneakers with wide, red laces. And yet I'm as far from hipster as might be imagined. In fact, I was an ageing hippie in my teens. :)
 

StarryPlough01

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Well I think I posted on this one some years ago now

Nothing against beards myself

- in fact I have sported one myself

- but I don't have a g3 phone, nor an iPad, nor an iPhone

- not even a DS....:|

MY shoes are jet Black Doc Martins!


I guess I am too old to change now....

Hipsters hopefully will disappear off the cultural map as most of its adherents leave college and their days of youth behind them and wives, girlfriends start pumping out sprogs

- hopefully its not a genetic thing

- and the offspring of the current crop of fashionistas grow up relatively normal

Well here's hoping anyway....:confused:
Doc Martens :cool:
 

gatsbygirl20

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I'm a beard man myself, always have been. Shaving is a pain. My current shoes are a nice pair of blue sneakers with wide, red laces. And yet I'm as far from hipster as might be imagined. In fact, I was an ageing hippie in my teens. :)
Wow! I'm seeing you now, Stats, rockin' that Charles Manson look....

The wide red laces are so cute....
 

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If you've been out and about around Dublin (or any other major Irish or UK city) in recent years, you can't help but notice the proliferation of the pretentious, bearded, w@nker on the pavement. Or as they're more officially (and benignly) known, as "hipsters". With the success of hipster culture, it has gone from being an underground youth subculture, to becoming increasingly mainstream and commercialised, with large number's of young to middle aged men now sporting the classic hipster beard (with optional piercings, tattoos and skinny jeans).

A more in depth and comprehensive examination of the hipster cultural phenomenon.

It's a bit like the way the new romantic generation of the early 80s went from being an underground and subcultural youth movement to being very mainstream in a very short space of time. Commercial advertisers and fashion vulture's quickly latch on to new trends and exploit them for financial gain, and the irony of course is, that supposedly subcultural movement's which began as alternative's to the mainstream quickly become very mainstream indeed.

Personally, I view the hipster not as an individual, a rebel or 21st century subcultural icon, but as one of a growing number of pretentious, conformist, little pr1cks who are in actuality nothing more than fashion victims. Each time I encounter a so-called 'hipster' I am overcome with an overwhelming urge to urinate on them, and it's only a matter of time..

Like all fashion trends, the hipster shall come to pass (I'm old and bald and due to hormonal deficiencies, can't grow a full beard). :(

You might be happier if you let other people wear what they like and act how they like instead of calling them names or threatening to p1ss on them because you don't like their personal choices.
 

StarryPlough01

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I tend to agree about the hipster phenomenon per se, but after decades of observing these things I suspect it may be a case of that old thing that the Irish drugs dealer said to the police back in the day: "If you think we're bad, wait'll you see what's coming after us."

And my sincere compliments on your choice of the plain black Doc Marten's shoe: it's always been unjustly overshadowed by its boot sibling, in my humble opinion, and has never received anything even vaguely like the iconic status it deserves - truly a shoe fit for every conceivable occasion.
You can even wear them with a dress. I like the psychedelic Doc Martens. I think Catalpast got confused in his spelling with those cocktail martinis his generation liked so much. :)
 

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If you've been out and about around Dublin (or any other major Irish or UK city) in recent years, you can't help but notice the proliferation of the pretentious, bearded, w@nker on the pavement. Or as they're more officially (and benignly) known, as "hipsters". With the success of hipster culture, it has gone from being an underground youth subculture, to becoming increasingly mainstream and commercialised, with large number's of young to middle aged men now sporting the classic hipster beard (with optional piercings, tattoos and skinny jeans).

A more in depth and comprehensive examination of the hipster cultural phenomenon.

It's a bit like the way the new romantic generation of the early 80s went from being an underground and subcultural youth movement to being very mainstream in a very short space of time. Commercial advertisers and fashion vulture's quickly latch on to new trends and exploit them for financial gain, and the irony of course is, that supposedly subcultural movement's which began as alternative's to the mainstream quickly become very mainstream indeed.

Personally, I view the hipster not as an individual, a rebel or 21st century subcultural icon, but as one of a growing number of pretentious, conformist, little pr1cks who are in actuality nothing more than fashion victims. Each time I encounter a so-called 'hipster' I am overcome with an overwhelming urge to urinate on them, and it's only a matter of time..

Like all fashion trends, the hipster shall come to pass (I'm old and bald and due to hormonal deficiencies, can't grow a full beard). :(

Well baldy, moi has a mountain man beard and a full flowing mane of peroxide maintained locks...
 

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