The world seems to be absolutely obsessed with hipsters lately. Virtually everywhere you turn online, you can find lists criticizing hipsters for everything from the way they dress to their preferred mode of transportation (fixed-wheel bikes) and the type of music they listen to. Of course, there is absolutely nothing wrong with being a hipster, and really it is all a matter of opinion. That being said, if you perform any of the four following activities, you might want to carefully reconsider your opinion as each of these activities almost ensures that you are indeed a hipster.
Going to Brunch
Brunch is definitely not an activity that is solely reserved for hipsters. After all, there’s a good chance that your grandmother also enjoys heading out with her friends for brunch. However, the odds are also fairly good that she doesn’t enjoy her brunch nearly as much as hipsters do. Head to any popular brunch spot in hipster meccas like Portland, Brooklyn or Austin and you’re likely to be surrounded by beards, flannels and bikes. There is simply no doubt that hipsters love brunch, but in truth, no hipster brunch can really be considered complete without mimosas or, better yet, Bloody Marys.
Liking Bands No One Else Has Heard Of
Hipsters are well-known for their eclectic taste in music. In most cases, the more obscure a band or style of music is, the more that hipsters love it. At the same time, hipsters also tend to abandon bands once they become too mainstream. This means that if you find yourself talking about, listening to or going to concerts of bands that none of your friends have ever heard of, it just might mean that you are a true hipster.
Hipsters are sometimes known as health freaks, and many real hipsters love organic, natural food. This same type of health consciousness also applies to their lungs, which is precisely why you’ll find that so many hipsters have abandoned cigarettes in favor of vaping and e-juice. The fact that e-juice comes in so many different flavors means that most every hipster has their own favorite. As well, vaping gives hipsters the ability to look cool without having to experience the effects of nicotine since most e-juices are available with or without nicotine.
Styling Your Beard or Moustache
If you’re the type of guy who has considered entering a beard or moustache growing competition, there is no doubt that you qualify as a true hipster. However, you don’t have to take home the title of the world’s best moustache to be a real hipster. All you need to do is spend an exorbitant amount of time and attention on your facial hair. Hipsters loving going to the barber for a straight shave, and they also love using the latest beard waxes, balms and other styling products to keep their facial hair looking rugged, manly and on point. The trend has gotten so big that more than 60 percent of men in hipster hotspots like New York now sport hipster beards.
Are You A Hipster?
The only way you can truly know if you qualify as a hipster is to question your friends or find a group of hipsters on the street and see if they’ll allow you to join. That being said, if you find yourself frequently performing more than one or two of the above activities, the odds are fairly good that you are cool enough to consider yourself a hipster. In this case, it is important that you don’t try to hide your hipster tendencies and instead embrace it all so that you can be the best hipster you can be.