The easiest way to spot a hipster is by the way one is dressed. A typical hipster guy will probably be wearing trendy skinny jeans made by Levi's and a tight, old t-shirt with some Chuck Taylors. Their hair ranges from medium to long and is usually a little messy and parted to the side. A typical hipster girl will also wear skinny jeans, paired with wedges or other cutesy shoes and an eighties-inspired shirt with a strategically-placed bandanna somewhere in the mix. Their hair is very cute.
While hipsters enjoy elements of the indie aesthetic like unknown bands, thrift store clothes and appreciation of art (indie films, contemporary art, beat writers of the 50's), they also can appreciate mainstream things (i.e. Justin Timberlake). However, they will usually justify their tastes by claiming to like whatever the mainstream thing is in irony.
Hipster #2: I know! It's like, hilarious because he's so ridiculous, but I can't help but listen to it over and over again!
Hipster #1: I know...can I bum a P-funk?
Adam: No why would I?
Christine: Just figured you would since you are a hipster.
Adam: oo truz
Note on the door: *rent went up. Now pay $1000*
Average Joe: What? how can this be? I can barely make rent now and I don't want to move into the ghetto. (turns head)
Hipster (sipping a latte chatting with rich friend): Well, I decided to move here because it has so much culture and the people here are my muse I mean, ever since I moved in I have just been creating art work after crappy art work! I certainly wouldn't have had any inspiration at 740 park avenue,Manhattan.
Average Joe: I don't understand. Those Hipsters can afford the most expensive Apartment building in New York, But they decide to move here?
Today it means what poseur meant in the 70s/80s - an insult for pseudo intellectual young people who claim to be into obscure pop culture of the past and are into co-opting cool stuff, and adopt white trash chic like trucker hats or Pabst Blue Ribbon, While being a 21st century hipster is preferable to being a gangsta, wigger, or yuppie, it's still nothing to be proud of today.
There is a book called "The Hipster Handbook" that made up fake "hipster" slang thinking that someone would fall for it
The only thing in common between the hipsters of the mid 20th century and those of today is that both are associated with New York City
Julian Casablancas is an example of a 21st century hipster