So You Think You're a Hipster : Cautionary Case Studies from the City Streets, Hardback

So You Think You're a Hipster : Cautionary Case Studies from the City Streets Hardback


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 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:
  • Category: Popular culture
  • ISBN: 9780957140981



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