Hipsterheritage is anything but
FOR readers who are not familiar with the new generation of ‘hipsters’—the name is borrowed from an earlier group of jazz fans, dropouts and dope smokers—they can be quickly described as a group of young, tech-savvy, ironic, often obscurantist folk. The men have a penchant for complex facial hair, tartan shirts, rolled-up jeans, braces and manbags. Lady hipsters cultivate a studiously dishevelled look, with a fondness for Clark Kent/buddy Holly-style spectacles, skinny jeans and designer sneakers.
Favourite foods are ramen, bulkogi, wheatgrass, kamut, quinoa, poke and almost anything sufficiently arcane or artisanal. They are almost an exclusively urban phenomenon. Brooklyn is the genus’s locus classicus, but in the UK, they are