50 insightful entries examining the self-proclaimed urban elite. Skinny jeans? Check. Charity-shop clothing? Check. Non-essential prescription glasses? Check. Beanie balanced artfully on the back of your skull? 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 oldfashioned 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.
About the Author
Kara Simsek is a journalist specializing in music and the arts, but her true passion is writing about people with 'weird' or 'unconventional' lifestyles. She has written for Vice, Dazed and Confused, The Sun, Metro, The Independent and more. She also watches a LOT of Twin Peaks.
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st March 2013
Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.6 x 12.3 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.3