The Different Kinds Of Hipsters There Are

The Gay Hipster

What They’re About: These hipsters love to S the D in an alternative way. They dress super cute, unapologetically love Britney and Gaga, read Butt magazine and love anything that’s queer subculture/underground. They’ve always heard that Berlin and Toronto is nice. Maybe they should move there? They either have tons of sex or none at all and like to dress “masculine,” drink beers, and flirt with boys. They also love campy movies and obscure films only. Showgirls and My Own Private Idaho please!

Fashion Sense: If it’s not tight, it ain’t right. Flannels during the winter, tank tops and short shorts during the summer.

Celeb Comparison: Xavier Dolan, John Cameron Mitchell, James Franco.

Preferred Hangout Spot: Bars, parks, Grindr.

Drug of Choice: Everything. Being gay is hard! J/K…

Favorite Bands: The Smiths, The Velvet Underground, Scissor Sisters, Justin Timberlake.

The Fashion Hipster

What They’re About: The Fashion Hipster is typically not very nice and tends to have a real pack mentality. They check fashion blogs religiously, buy imported fashion magazines, and are either the most fashion-forward person in their shithole town or live in New York. They will suck your soul.

Fashion Sense: Rodarte, Rag & Bone, Acne, Band of Outsiders, A.P.C. mixed with a piss-poor attitude and a dollop of delusional glamour.

Celeb Comparison: Kirsten Dunst, The Olsen Twins, Liv Tyler, Alexa Chung, Kate Bosworth.

Preferred Hangout Spot: Paris, hotels, a club you can’t get into.

Drug of Choice: Adderall and coffee.

Favorite Bands: Glass Candy, Cut Copy, anything electronic they can dance to that lacks melody or feeling.

The Bourgie Hipster

What They’re About: These are some rich motherfuckers. They typically went to some It Girl high school in L.A. and went to NYU to major in hieroglyphics or something. They pal around with celebs, eat at restaurants like Pastis, and basically spend thousands of dollars to look broke.

Fashion Sense: Anything expensive that looks cheap. They always have nice bags and shoes though.

Celeb Comparison: Celebrities are already rich so I don’t know. Mischa Barton?

Preferred Hangout Spot: Don Hill’s, Kenmare, Le Bain, a loft.

Drug of Choice: Pills! Xanax and Oxy.

Favorite Bands: The Smith Westerns, Lykke Li, The Like

The Accidental Hipster

What They’re About: The Accidental Hipster is someone who is a hipster strictly by circumstance. Maybe they went to a liberal arts school like Sarah Lawrence, wore a lot of floral, and liked an M.I.A. song, but they don’t identify with the hipster lifestyle. The term is just so broad that they happened to just make the cut.

Fashion Sense: Nothing special. The more “edgy” Forever 21 dresses, cardigans, skinny jeans. Very generic hipster.

Celeb Comparison: Shia LeBeouf?

Preferred Hangout Spot: House parties.

Drug of Choice: No thanks. They love to drink though!

Favorite Bands: Florence + The Machine, I guess. TC mark


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  • Joy

    Thanks, I really needed this.

  • lando

    im a hipster heartbreaker, jk

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  • guest

    “…and have potlucks and I'm falling asleep.” ahahah

  • dmanstar

    How many more times is this article going to be written?

    • Greg

      Until the WWE creates a wrestler with a edgy, hipster attitude



  • Conor Foley

    I want to major in hieroglyphics…

    • Naked&Famous

      EDIT: I wish i could afford to major in hieroglyphics…

  • Adam

    “They’ve always heard that Berlin and Toronto is nice.”

    • Adam

      oh, i was quoting that because it's spot on, not for grammar!

  • spencer cain

    ugh, that was good, but it bothers me that you used a picture of yourself.

    • like

      Why? At least he's being self-aware.

  • DiTrapano

    “They’re usually vegan too and drink lots of Kombucha and have potlucks and I’m falling asleep.” lol

  • P. H. Madore

    Proudly accidental if at all.

    • Guest

      A true hipster would never admit to being a hipster

  • Denden

    Hippie-Gay Hipster (who happens to love Camera Obscura) reporting in

  • eric

    so great, definitely on point, halfway between the gay/fashion one, so basically i'm just a huge pretentious homo.

    ps you're super cute!

  • Angela

    Good read but I can't help but sense some misplaced anger there. You make being hipster sound like such a bad idea. Is it a crime to be different nowadays?

    • Bear

      It's not really different if there are millions of people doing it.

      • Jane

        But if “millions of people” are only .1% of the population then its still different. Just because it has a pattern and a worldview doesn't make it “not different”

  • SBB

    love the part about sunbonnets, and I'm glad you put in that last category because 90% of my hipster friends are of this variety. cool

  • Joey Martino

    good article but i wish u would have covered the “hip-hop hipster,” wears flannels, thrift store button ups, dickies, tight jeans, sometimes skate shoes and skate shirts, maybe even a flat bill, shops at zumiez, thrift stores, wal-mart, shaggy hair, beard. Hangs out anywhere downtown, electro clubs, pubs, listens to sts9, disco biscutis, bassnectar, maybe neon indian, animal collective, OFWGKTA, das racist, underground hip-hop, any and all drugs mostly psychedelics, pharmies, hippie tendencies while embracing hip-hop culture as well.

    • Greg

      damn, described the hell outta me

      • diddly

        Me too. I love Odd Future, only hipsters like them really.

    • G-rac Ushdugery

      That actually described people I know as opposed to the ones in the article.

    • Bon

      I don't know why but I find that type of dressing really hot. The flanno, button-ups, skinny jeans, skate shoes or kicks. When it isn't overdone with over-the-top colourful shoes, it's kinda hot. Am I the only one who thinks so?

  • adamhump

    I'd like to create a subcategory under “bourgie hipster” : the “spawn of 80's california celebrities hipster”… they're fucking everywhere

  • ha

    “Nothing special. The more “edgy” Forever 21 dresses, cardigans, skinny jeans. Very generic hipster.”

    Haha. My state school is full of these entry level types who think they are changing the game with their Charlotte Russe rompers.

    • SteveJobs

      I just want to keep liking this over and over again

  • cal

    lesbian hipster too. definitely its own subcategory.

  • Anon

    seems long overdue

    or overdone

  • Gabrielle Bodek

    haha I love the accidental hipster, a.k.a hipster by association

  • asdfghjkl;

    if i read ONE more thing about “HiPsTeRz” i will kill myself an take the entire fucking internet with me


      2011 is the last year for the term “hipster.” The internet and the world at large agreed to it in a UN resolution last month.

  • Annie

    srsly need to possibly add 'aging hipster' to this list. please?


  • Greg

    I don't get it… which one should I be copying?

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