Hipsters ain’t what they used to be. Once upon a time, hipsters were seen as unreconstructed Glenn Quagmires (“Giggity”), who lived in fashionable penthouse apartments with their serious hi-fis, their Formica-topped minibars, their circular water beds, tiger print bedsheets, and polished mirrored ceilings. They had no man buns, no Alice bands, and certainly no handcrafted and carefully tended facial hair. These hipsters thought of themselves as free spirits who only cared about an ice-chilled cocktail and a swinging hot young chick to share their bed. This, apparently, was your average urban hipster as discerned by Cavalier magazine in November 1962.
Boy, how times have changed...
Fortunately, Cavalier was so amused by the hipster phenomenon they produced a coloring book for readers to fill in while they rued their lack of good fortune in having such a swinging, happening life…
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Famous sculptures ‘hipsterfied’
Bizarre hipster ‘Twin Peaks’ menswear from Japan
High-end hipster clothing for your action figures is a thing
Sweet Jesus: There’s a ‘hipster’ nativity scene you can buy