Feature: Hipster – How to know if you are one


The Hipster Conundrum

A few months ago, while wearing a pair of normal jeans, a normal shirt and a baggie green hoodie, a friend saw me and said “you’re looking very hipster today”. My facial expression went still and confusion began form. Why was I a hipster? Am I generally considered one? What is it about me today that may be considered hipster? In the space of this article I shall attempt to distinguish what main points make the hipster and suggest a way or two of telling if you yourself are in fact, a hipster.

The history of the hipster goes way back. Think slavery. Think plantations. Surprised? That’s right. According to an article (Demythologizing Consumption Practices: How Consumers Protect Their Field-Dependent Identity Investments from Devaluing Marketplace Myths), written by Zeynep Arsel and Craig J. Thompson in 2010 – which explores how consumers defend their identity from market place myths (such…

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