posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 11:43 AM
I dressed hipster style before it was a 'thing'.
Way back in the 80's when I raided my mum's wardrobe for anything I considered wearable such as tweed hacking jackets, minimalist black velvet round
neck long sleeve tops etc, (my clothes allowance was minimal to say the least), and my liking for polo necks, navy tights, ballet shoes and 50's
cardigans, coupled with spectacles that I wore (and sometimes wear) occasionally at school (more light glare than eyesight issues) and I could have
been the 'hipster template'.
As for hating lots of things, there was a lot worth hating in the 80's, culturally, and I never liked karaoke or the average attention seeking
activities. My music taste was always more 'alternative', and being into buddhism from age 13 and literature and art since forever, I guess I could
even have been the hipster attitude template.
That said, some of those that I know of that consider themselves 'hipsters' are mostly young and when I first met them were trying to be hippies, then
''wiggers'' (they called themselves that), then all of a sudden started copying my hair and clothes, posting instagram pictures of themselves posing
as Jane Birkin etc and calling themselves ''hip''.
I guess fashion has a way of reinventing itself.
Beatniks might have been the original hipsters IMO but they were media corrupted and were the origins of the hippy movement but most don't realise
that. Hipster is sort of contemporary hippy style perhaps.
Either way, I never named my style nor feel a need to but it's human nature to categorize, and there are worse type out there. I wouldn't like being
considered 'hipster' just because of being original in my style and not a mainstream fashion victim.
edit on 7-8-2014 by theabsolutetruth
because: (no reason given)