Stuff Hipsters Like Part VII

24 10 2008

It’s time for another look into the hipster culture! This is part VII of our ongoing article, Stuff Hipsters Like, where we mention three things of particular importance to the everyday hipster. Today we tackle Sweaters, Odd Historical Figures and Causes…

19. Sweaters:

Name one thing that hipsters and Mr. Rogers have in common. Ah yes, they both agree that the sweater is an integral part of any wardrobe. Hipsters love sweaters, it’s an undeniable fact. As the temperature drops, the sweaters are coming out and hipsters are feeling the warmth. There are striped sweaters, cardigans, silk-cash mix sweaters, ripped sweaters, really any kind will do. A quick browse through American Apparel, and you’ll see a vast array of fashionable duds. Pick one up before we all switch to North Face jackets. Also, don’t worry about wearing your sweater and skinny jeans together, you look just fine.  It’s a Cosby Sweater! 


20. Odd Historical Figures:

To go along with causes, hipsters enjoy attaching themselves to random people in history. When choosing an odd historical figure, the hipster mentioned, must learn everything about that person and tell all of their friends about their figure’s life story and odd facts about them. As an example, here are a few talking points on Martin Van Buren.

-Martin Van Buren: 8th President

-Grew up speaking Dutch

-Member of the Free Soil Party

-Opposed the annexation of Texas

-In an episode of The Simpsons, Krusty the Clown cleans up graffiti reading “Martin Van Buren is a wiener”.



21. Causes:

Whether a hipster is up on the news or not, he or she is ready for conversation revolving around any of their well-chosen causes. Whether it’s something small like fighting for the rights of free-range chickens or something more far-reaching like Tibetan freedom, hipsters love attaching themselves to fashionable and attractive causes. We could go on for days listing off random things that hipsters feel strongly about but the list would go on and on and on. Here are a few popular ones. 

Peace, the war, civil rights, those chickens, anti-globalization, independent anything, legalization/decriminalization of drugs, losing ones, sweatshop labor, election, the environment, anything popular, and anything ironic..


Thanks for coming back for another edition of Stuff Hipsters Like. Stuff Hipsters Like is a recurring feature on the Fabakis blog every Friday. 

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One response

27 10 2008

update from the north: i drank two dollar pbrs all cmj. please ignore my previous comment.

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