"London's hipsters", according to The Sunday Times


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#2

Yeah, I caught this yesterday - the one day in 10 years the Sunday Times crossed my threshold.

I presumed they were re-defining the term for the middle england mass market, in preparation for the Boden catalogue “hipster” section.

Everyone can be a hipster too.


#3

When’'s that picture from: 1980?


#4

An epic fail. Clearly the editorial staff of The Sunday Times see themselves as hipsters, and portrayed their own ‘family-afternoon-out’ attire. This is standard Richmond Hill (Surrey) wear, and is as far away from Hipster as you could possibly get. Range Rover parked just out of shot.


#5

To be fair, the older of the two girls wouldn’t look too out of place in the Sebright, if she wasn’t, you know, a child…


#6

“They’re selling hippie wigs in Woolworths, man.”


#7

Hmm, I think that leather jacket once belonged either to Richie Aprile or Michael de Santa.


#8

More like ‘London’s squares’. Amirite?


#9

Preposterous.

Hipster’s don’t have children. They somehow appear when 18-year-olds want to feel relevant and disappear when they get a real job in their 30s.

It is known.


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#11

London has punks; NY has hipsters. Tragedy equilibrium.


#12

I’m pretty sure the guy was photoshopped in from a 1960’s knitwear catalogue. He looks like an undercover cop.


#13

So, nobody admits to being a hipster until somebody who isn’t a hipster is given hipster cred?

Can’t they just tell everyone that they were hipsters before everybody else was?


#14

Vintage Sears Catalog moment.


#15

It’s almost like “hipster” has no real meaning or something.


#16

They culturally appropriated the name of hipsters before anyone else did.


#17

Well, great, the Times just outed these poor people, putting them in danger after their disguises were working. Relocation programs like that are a lot of work. But clearly MI6 needs some updating to their wardrobe department, as they’re stuck in the 80s, but…oh…I thought it said “tipster.”

Nevermind.


#18

Hipster is dead.


#19

The Oxford dictionary defines a “hipster” as : “a person who follows the latest trends and fashions.” So what you are really complaining about here is that The Sunday Times uses a word that’s been in use since the 1940’s as defined instead of to refer to the sub-culture de jour.


#20

They’d generate fewer guffaws if they stuck to the present vernacular. These people are clearly yuppies.

I’ll see your Oxford dictionary and raise you one <a href=“http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hipster"target=”_blank">Urban dictionary.