Being a hipster is becoming a somewhat talent nowadays, the kids of Shoreditch are constantly multiplying and their style is always changing. The problem comes when people begin defining what is cool and what isn’t. There is no hipster rulebook, it is a style that encompasses all styles and dress senses, this is the beauty of it.
This article will highlight that it takes to become a true hipster and what styles are accepted and what aren’t. In the modern hipster era the criteria have changed from the converse wearing, skinny jean flaunting pioneers of the 1980′s.
To become a true hipster you have got to be completely individual in style and general appearance. You have got to be willing to dress in the most obscene clothes just to make a statement, to show people you don’t care about what people think. Many people reading this will deem it easy, it really isn’t the case.
There are only a handful of these people remaining and they are hard to come by. In London for example there are hundreds upon hundreds of imposters, mimickers who can’t find their own style so they copy someone else’s. It’s a sorry state of affairs and the true hipster image is being lost.
If you are one of the true hipsters then you will be angry at what is happening to the fashion world, people are struggling that much to be individual then are just simply mirroring. While there is no law against this, it can be extremely annoying to those vintage stylists who perfected the look many years ago.
The Adidas brand for example is on the rise and companies such as J-Bees offer the original Adidas range which is extremely popular in the London Hipster scene.
This is the key point; there is a difference between a hipster and someone who thinks they are a hipster because they dress in vintage clothes. Vintage clothes nowadays are just pre owned branded clothing that cost only a bit less than the normal price.
It is becoming its own brand and companies has realized the demand is that high they can increase the price of their products. For those looking to compile their own outfits look towards charity shops, these stores are a great place to find a genuine vintage bargain.
You can find items unique only to that specific store at that particular point in time. It is a great way to find a bargain too, most of the stuff is priced at under 5 and if you are buying something that is age old you don’t really want to be paying more than that for it.
This is something to all hipsters, genuine or fake; you have got to have a cool and unique haircut. This is what sets you apart from the Goths and the indie kids. Quiffs are a really popular choice (incidentally stolen from Morrissey, the true indie founder) as well as the short back and sides, long on top look.
There are some truly unusual styles when you walk around the urban streets of London and it is extremely difficult to decipher what looks good simply because of their outfit choice. What I am sure of is that a quirky haircut is simply a must.
Andrew is an author with a love for fashion, he has over 10 years industry experience and is a huge fan of indie music. He fears that fashion is changing too much and the indie image is being lost.