It's the attitude in general. If one is so hellbent on conforming to a certain style and philosophy, the least that should be expected is for them to admit it outright rather than hide behind some notion of originality. Even a Valley Girl recognizes that she does her best to be just like her friends.
Qualifications for a Hipster:<br />
1. TUMBLR ACCOUNT<br />
2. Dumb "Nerd Glasses"<br />
3. Galaxy Leggings.<br />
4. Skinny jeans.<br />
5. Top button done up on collard shirt. NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE GOING.<br />
6. Undercut.<br />
7. Vans.<br />
8. Messenger bag. <br />
9. Compulsion to judge everyone else for being mainstream.<br />
10. Tell people you aren't a hipster and you don't like labels.
I'm reading this book called "Tales of Beatnik Glory" which is mostly set around Greenwich Village from 1958 - mid 60's. It writes about "the beat movement" and what they are about. It also talks about the commercialisation of the clothing which they wore - berets and glasses. The genuine beats were anti-establishment, but more than that - it was their passion for the arts - especially dissident poetry. There were a lot of film-makers and writers in that circle in Greenwich Village. The beats gave way to the hippies, but the hippies were largely affected by the beats. How a person dresses doesn't necessarily mean they have embraced that lifestyle of course.
I always get told I'm a hipster -_- I don't really know why. But this reminds me of a funny web comic about how to be a hipster! Its long, but you're here on EP so I'm guessing you've got lots of spare time. :P<br />
Hipsters are annoying and the dress themselves like children playing dress up. Watch this video by Glove and Boot blog to understand why hipsters are so loathsome.<br />
I'M OFFENDED I don't know what a hipster is but they seem like the biggest douche bags i would rather hang out with the cast of jersey shore