So You Think You're a Hipster? : Cautionary Case Studies from the City Streets Hardback
by Kara Simsek
Skinny jeans? Check. Charity-shop clothing? Check. Non-essential prescription glasses? Check. Beanie balanced artfully on the back of your skull?ï¿½ Check.
These items have become the uniform for a new breed of young people - hipsters - determined to take over cities with their "alternative" ways whilst overloading on irony and striving to be original and creative.
So You Think You're a Hipster? examines what it takes to become one of this ever-growing tribe of middle-class urbanites, just as desperate to be accepted by their peers as they are to receive the next rent cheque from mum and dad.
Over the following pages a series of hilarious case studies will identify typical examples of the subculture, helping you to avoid any future encounters with them.
Take thrift-store guy, who at 35 still works selling worn sneakers and threadbare t-shirts for extortionate amounts and still dreams of one day getting his latest album reviewed on Pitchfork. Or the aspiring author who lugs around an old-fashioned typewriter to write down her inspirational musings at a moments notice.
Then there's ironic moustache man whose facial hair makes him feel like a highly individual fashion maverick, despite the fact all his graphic designer friends have one, too.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 128 pages, 60 illustrations
- Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/03/2013
- Category: Popular culture
- ISBN: 9780957140981