Hipster lifestyle too expensive

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  1. BigDaddyLH

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    Too expensive? Spot it before it becomes fashionable...

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  2. sixstringbastard

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    I've figured out that the definition of hipster is anyone other than yourself who appears to be enjoying themselves, often doing something that you wouldn't do.

    I can't figure out the hipster hate.
     
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    These ladies are enjoying themselves doing something that I wouldn't do.

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    By your definition the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders would be hipsters.

    You gotta work on that definition.

    I don't hate hipsters. I share their passion for good coffee and conversation. I just can't make skinny pants look good. I'm 50 and I look like Fred Flintstone. I can't pull off the look man.

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    I don't hate hipsters, I think they're hilarious. They try to be different and end up all the same.
     
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    My understanding of hipsters is that they drink PBR ironically.

    Of course, several years ago, smart bar managers changed the price of PBR from three bucks to eight bucks. Which is really where the irony lies. :rolleyes:

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    A few years ago, I researched the hipster thing, and tried to understand it. Evidently a bunch of it is tied in to certain accessories, worn ironically. E.G.: you don't actually think horn-rim glasses are fashionable, you're wearing them to be ... humorous. Which, to a dude in his fifties like me, just comes off as being a smartass :idea:

    Some of these sorts of people actually listen to certain bands, ironically. WHAT?? You're listening to a band you don't really like, because it's a... ummm... fashion statement? Can there be a more insulting thing, to a sometime / itinerant / occasionally professional musician such as myself?? :mad:

    There's a whole set of style rules that go along with this sort of thing... and I dug deeper, seeking additional understanding... Which led me to various hipster blogs, that I found unnerving and snobbish and off-putting and confusing. Which was all quite on purpose, to be sure. I also furrowed my brow, that some of my own 'fashion choices' might be incorrectly interpreted by the hipster element.

    It all made my head hurt. My solution? I stopped reading those blogs, and stopped worrying about my 'fashion choices', such as they are.

    You can bet your ass that if I'm listening to the Avett Bros, it's because I like the Avett Bros. It's certainly no worse than that ironic KISS tee shirt you're wearing...

    THAT'S the problem with the hipster element, as I see it. Carry on... :cool:
     
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    I tell people that I'm the gluten hipster. I had to go gluten-free many years ago because of serious health concerns. Now that it's hip, I tell people I was gluten free long before it was cool. I don't have any tats but have been wearing flannel shirts since about 1978 and a mustache since 1984. What comes around goes around.... I don't drink pbr but drink Pinot grigio or gin and tonics or the occasional scotch. The whole gluten thing, don'tcha know.
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    I like vinyl. Does that make me a hipster?

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    Ah yes, vinyl. Never stopped buying it since late 70's. I love me some vinyl.
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    LOL that picture says, "I don't want to talk to you, but I sure want you to notice me!"
     
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    Who's charging $8 for a PBR? Here in Omaha its still $2.50 for a tall boy and $1 for a happy hour draw. I drink it cuz its cheap. I guess being poor is really "hip" these days.
     
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    Curious: is there a big hipster scene in Omaha?
     
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    I witnessed it in Chicago, and that was four years ago.

    My bet is that's still the prevailing price around metro DC, Portland, Denver, and other meccas of hipsterdom.

    Silly thing is, one could enjoy a fresh, properly drawn pint of locally produced microbrew for less $$. Were one so inclined, that is.
     
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    I still have a flip phone. Are those ironic enough to be hipster yet? It's getting so hard to keep track.
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  14. beach bob

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    Don't fall victim to one of the classic hipster blunders.
     
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    You mean like men?
     
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    But it is a scary world.....evidently because of our differences.
     
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    You'd LOVE the Sturgis motorcycle rally then.
     
  18. John Backlund

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    I'm still using a flip phone. I use it as a direct communication device to talk to other people....usually only my wife. I get 200 minutes per month automatically added to it.....it now has 1577 minutes available on it.
     
  19. beach bob

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    Yes. Homeless men.

    But: men, nonetheless.

    This thread is a viscous circle :p
     
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    Like most cities with a good music scene, we have our fair share of hipsters. But no one's paying $8 for a PBR. Only the good beer is expensive here.
     
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