A Decade of Hipsters

From the Emo to the Meta-Nerd, check 'em here
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2009 4:05 PM CST
Ah yes, the trucker hat. Thanks, Ashton.   (Wikimedia Commons)
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(Newser) – The 2000s have been the decade of plenty of things, hipsters included. Paste undertakes a study of their evolution, from 2000 to the present:

  • 2000: The Emo. “Proto-hipster” finds guyliner and a white belt a “soulful combination.”
  • 2001: The Emo Redux. You’ll see a theme in this one’s clothing—skulls, say—but not closely matched enough that it looks as though she’s really trying.
  • 2002: The Ashton. Oh, the irony of a PBR trucker hat and faux-vintage tee.

  • 2003: The Scenester. Prominent, gaudy tattoo, plus omnipresent iPod.
  • 2004: The Twee. Grooves to vintage vinyl. Smokes a pipe. Buddy Holly specs, perfect eyesight be damned.
  • 2005: The Fauxhemian. Fur hat and boots in July. Anything to be hip.
  • 2006: The Mountain Man. Takes “pride in his full beard and the fact that he’s often mistaken for a homeless person.”
  • 2007: The Vintage Queen. Retro-boutique-shopper might tell you that huge koi tat symbolizes “nature and love and peace and stuff.”
  • 2008: The Williamsburg. Check his deep V-neck tee as he pedals past on his single-gear bike.
  • 2009: The Meta-Nerd. “By wearing the popular three wolf moon T-shirt, today’s hipster makes a mockery of herself.”

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