Why It's So Easy To Hate Hipsters - Page 2
Paying meticulous attention to your looks/clothing/accessories for the purposes of broadcasting your status(/lifestyle?) and using it justify acting condescending towards other is the definition of shallow behaviour, and no one likes that.
You cannot wear a shirt ironically. It is not possible within the definitions of the term.
You cannot grow facial/body hair ironically, either.
Changing your lifestyle to fit a mainstream stereotype of independence is, however, ironic.
Men who don't smoke tobacco shouldn't carrying around old-fashioned pipes.
How does owning a fixed-gear bike make you look cool? I don't even begin to understand that one.
Making an “ironic” mockery of yourself is an act of self-aware narcissism. Which is still narcissism.
Personally, I've always had a bit of a hate-on (in a grumbly, friendly-ish kind of way) those who fall into mainstream trends.
Being an environmentally-conscious, style-obsessed, attention seeking pseudo-intellectual is a great way to simultaneously become a pretentious jerk.
I guess, ultimately it's the imposition of ideals that makes Hipsters so easy to dislike. The rest of it, the clothes, bikes, etc, would be just plain funny if it didn't come with a large side order of heavy-handed moral platitudes.