Hipster Evolution

I had to do it.  This post comes straight from Paste Magazine’s Evolution of the Hipster spread.  The article and photographs are very well done and are worth a look.  Beards, tight jeans, mopeds, wrist ink, and your iPod addiction has never received such flattery.

Who’s on blast?

-That kid who shows up for class 15 min. late every day.

-Your older sister’s fiance.

Kid Cudi

-That new graphic design intern.

-Your roommates pot dealer.

-People that think Heath Ledger was Christ.

8th graders finally realizing 50 cent isn’t that cool anymore.

Savor it 2009, I’m bringing back L.A. Gear and Surge.

2000: The Emo

“The proto-hipster’s white belt and guyliner make for a soulful combination.”

2001: The Emo-Redux

“The skulls on her tour-only Death Cab tee don’t match the skulls on her Vans, so it’s not like she’s trying too hard.”

2002:  The Ashton

“His PBR trucker hat and faux vintage t-shirt reveal an obsession with irony.”

2003:  The Scenester

“A gaudy tattoo appears on her chest, and she is never spotted without her iPod.”

2004:  The Twee

“He adores his rare-vinyl collection and tobacco pipe. Despite 20/20 vision, he wears Buddy Holly glasses.”

2005:  The Fauxhemian

“She suffers for fashion, wearing a furry hat, boots and keffiyah even during the warmest months. Her new wrist tattoo is the Japanese symbol for beauty—or at least that’s what the guy at the tat shop told her.”

2006:  The Mountain Man

“He seeks working-class authenticity, taking pride in his full beard and the fact that he’s often mistaken for a homeless person.”

2007:  The Vintage Queen

“She shops at retro boutiques and posts Holga photos on her blog. She has said that the koi fish cover-up tattoo on her arm symbolizes ‘nature and love and peace and stuff.’”

2008:  The Williamsburg

“He thoughtfully hangs shutter shades in the deep-V of his white tee, and he’s often seen walking his fixed-gear bike around town while texting with his iPhone.”

2009:  The Metra-Nerd

“By wearing the popular Three Wolf Moon T-shirt, today’s hipster makes a mockery of herself. She has finally completed the full-sleeve tattoo.”

Guilty as charged…

Bendey

One Response to “Hipster Evolution”

  1. Fantastic post! 🙂 Regards, X.

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