'How to be a hipster' by Mandy Nolan

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stunet started the topic in Thursday, 28 May 2015 at 2:12pm

From Byron Bay Echo:

How do you become a hipster? Is it by accident or design? Do you just wake up one day and realise that you’ve miraculously transformed from geeky nerd into Mr Cool?

Gone are the acid-wash jeans and the Gap t-shirts and low-rise Converse; you now belong to a tribe of über-trendy understatedly affluent groovers who just happen to wear the same shirts, get the same tattoos, wear the same glasses and grow the same beards.

Social trends puzzle me. Generally the trend is around being an individual, about breaking free from societal conventions. You know you have achieved individual trend status when there’s a large group of other individuals all doing exactly the same thing.

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owgoodaquads commented Thursday, 28 May 2015 at 2:35pm

I think I've seen my flannos come in and out of style numerous times, but do hipsters wear socks and thongs? if so, I'm in.
Haven't been to Byron in near 20 years. I'm assuming it has become a bit Portlandia, or has just continued to build subculture on subculture. Might be worth a trip.

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fraser-gordon commented Thursday, 28 May 2015 at 4:38pm

Hey nothing wrong with sock's and thong's Indo last week Haha.

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owgoodaquads commented Thursday, 28 May 2015 at 6:05pm

Yep, when its not quite cold enough for the uggys, the socks and thongs come through.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 28 May 2015 at 6:25pm

I asked for a thirteen but they drew up thirty one.

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simba commented Thursday, 28 May 2015 at 7:07pm

Socks and thongs in indo?well i know a guy who wore his socks and thongs around kuta in september during daytime,stinking hot......serious...........

simba

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Blowin commented Thursday, 28 May 2015 at 7:16pm

I met an "Underground" ripper ( who's old man was a Sultan of Speed ) at a wave he stole the show at during a famous pro contest and had to bite my tongue as he shuffled around in his socks and thongs despite the tail end of wet season Indo humidity.

Whatever you're comfortable in I guess.

Still, it made me sweat just to look at him.

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blindboy commented Friday, 29 May 2015 at 8:31am

Socks and thongs? Not really, but socks and shoes in Indo? Absolutely. Particularly in Kuta and other urban areas. Too easy to stub a toe in thongs and we all know where that leads.

Laurie McGinness

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Blowin commented Friday, 29 May 2015 at 9:14am

What about weaving through Kuta traffic at high speed in just boardies and thongs so you can show off your new full back warlock tattoo ?

I went to Dreamland for the first time ever yesterday....talk about your hipster hotspots.

More hipsters per square metre than you'd think possible. Mostly Euro hipsters - and don't they know how to lean against a fence next to a fun board ?!

So cool.

They had that James Dean daydream look in their eyes.

Chas Smith would have creamed his jeans to see all that squint eyed ,pouting through cigarette smoke ,post shred session vogueing that was going down amongst the top knotted IT crowd.

That's IT as in Kate Moss at Glastonbury BTW. Not IT as in Ravi Patell from the call centre computer tech back up team in Bangalore.

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Sickaz commented Friday, 29 May 2015 at 10:51am

I think kuta, being somewhat of a holy pilgrimage for the modern hipster has become the epicentre of tragic fashion victims on planet earth. I was there two weeks ago and well normal people stick out like dogs balls.

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prothero commented Friday, 29 May 2015 at 1:23pm

Kate Moss at Glastonbury, in the mud with gum boots : ) ,pretty cool......you have Russian chicks in Bali waltzing around with high heels, you have hipsters slinking around with socks and thongs why not throw in Kate with a pair of gum boots.....how about long songs and thongs ?

Prothero

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hem-stret commented Friday, 29 May 2015 at 9:01pm

flamethrowers and ponytails at ten paces

A drop knee cutback to the foam

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 5:39pm

O.H. (original hipster)

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Sheepdog commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 6:01pm

Sheepdog

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 6:06pm

...says the self-proclaimed meme king of Swellnet!

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Sheepdog commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 7:16pm

Coming from the embedded clip master himself ;)

Sheepdog

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Bali_vibes commented Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 at 7:39pm

Russian chicks in high heels in Bali.....I'll have Gili T with bare foot and bikini's on push bikes please. Not hipster, just rad!

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talkingturkey commented Friday, 27 Nov 2015 at 9:31am

I'll take old birds in sneans down Encounter Lakes. More hip replacement than hipster.

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Blowin commented Friday, 27 Nov 2015 at 8:39pm

What's a snean ?

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AndyM commented Friday, 27 Nov 2015 at 8:42pm

Maybe sneaky jeans - they sneak up above your belly button.

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talkingturkey commented Friday, 27 Nov 2015 at 11:33pm
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davywayback commented Sunday, 29 Nov 2015 at 8:01pm

stunet wrote:

From Byron Bay Echo:

How do you become a hipster? Is it by accident or design? Do you just wake up one day and realise that you’ve miraculously transformed from geeky nerd into Mr Cool?

Gone are the acid-wash jeans and the Gap t-shirts and low-rise Converse; you now belong to a tribe of über-trendy understatedly affluent groovers who just happen to wear the same shirts, get the same tattoos, wear the same glasses and grow the same beards.

Social trends puzzle me. Generally the trend is around being an individual, about breaking free from societal conventions. You know you have achieved individual trend status when there’s a large group of other individuals all doing exactly the same thing.

Read more...

Just forget all that hype and surf. Its all you need.

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davywayback commented Sunday, 29 Nov 2015 at 8:01pm

stunet wrote:

From Byron Bay Echo:

How do you become a hipster? Is it by accident or design? Do you just wake up one day and realise that you’ve miraculously transformed from geeky nerd into Mr Cool?

Gone are the acid-wash jeans and the Gap t-shirts and low-rise Converse; you now belong to a tribe of über-trendy understatedly affluent groovers who just happen to wear the same shirts, get the same tattoos, wear the same glasses and grow the same beards.

Social trends puzzle me. Generally the trend is around being an individual, about breaking free from societal conventions. You know you have achieved individual trend status when there’s a large group of other individuals all doing exactly the same thing.

Read more...

Just forget all that hype and surf. Its all you need.

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adam12 commented Monday, 30 Nov 2015 at 4:28pm

Q: How many hipsters does it take to change a light globe?

A: Ahh, it's a really different number, you probably wouldn't know it.

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Sheepdog commented Monday, 30 Nov 2015 at 4:52pm

adam12 wrote: Q: How many hipsters does it take to change a light globe?

A: Ahh, it's a really different number, you probably wouldn't know it.

GOLD!!!!!!! Fucking GOLD!!!!!! bahahahaha

Sheepdog

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Taco commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 11:49am

Abraham Lincoln would be turning in his grave..

I was unaware flannos had come and gone so many times..Seems I've been hip a few times and not even noticed..Although I remember I was wearing an old album shirt under one of my old flannos down at a dawn surf check one early winter morning once,and one young fellow in skinny jeans rolled up so his ankles were visible asked where did I managed to find such a rad vintage looking Nirvana tee from?..I just looked at him blankly and a bit confused and spluttered out "1992 mate"..To my surprise he asked me where the shop was cause he'd never heard of it before..

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mk1 commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 12:09pm

Fashionista hipster fringe have moved on from Santa Cruz shirts to iron maiden and megadeath. Fuck off!

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Taco commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 12:35pm

What no more Ramones Tee's? ..I can't keep up,I guess I'll just keep wearing the same shit I have for the last 42 years and console in myself I'll never be hip and/or cool..

Maybe the "Urban Cowboy" will make its long awaited revival?

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grufnut commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 12:53pm

All those Motörhead tshirts worn by fake sun tan wearing, wine bar types never event Lemmy a penny. I'm glad that shits done

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grufnut commented Friday, 15 Apr 2016 at 12:53pm

*earnt