No Hipster No!!

By: hannef
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Hipster used to be a very exclusive ‘community’ that everyone wanted to become a part of. Now that more than half of the people who hang out at Publika and grow facial hair unapologetically claimed themselves to be one, we started to look the other way and questioned the authenticity of this whole idea of hipster movement. We couldn’t help but simpl laugh to all the cruel hipster jokes on websites like BuzzFeed and Reddit.

Urban Dictionary defines ‘hipsters’ as a subculture of men and women typically in their 20′s and 30′s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. Well from what we all can see, it is all in their own little non-conformist brains.

When it comes to style, these hipsters know how to really stand out despite their penchant for cheap-looking expensive clothes and most of the time underground labels.  Well some of them take things waaay too far. Let’s just say most of the men in particular are a little bit too committed to dressing the part they ended up looking like a homeless man or a full blown douche bag.

Now let’s have a look at these 6 hipster trends which tried so hard they actually failed miserably.

Facial hair

Tom Selleck vintage mustache

So Wak Doyok is a local phenomenon. This is the guy who actually hashtagged #hipster on his Instagram photo just to make it clear what he is actually all about. His moustache is driving everyone crazy especially here in Malaysia where his type of dedication towards facial hair is very rare. We hate to break the news but not everyone has the face and facial features to rock the tache’. Wak Doyok’s copycats are all over the social media and unfortunately some of these guys look like babies with draw-on moustache on.

Leather jacket everywhere

Leather jacket makes you look cool and lend an air of mystery like no other garment. But leather jacket under the hot sun, in this weather crossing the road at Bukit Bintang? There is nothing remotely mysterious about that.

Round glasses

No Bradley no!

Again, if your face is as round as your glasses, you have made a really bad eyewear decision.

Ironic tattoos

Seriously!? You too Zac?!

These hipsters collect  tattoos the same way we collect shoes and fridge magnets. YOLO and owl tattoo will get old eventually. The bad news is tattoo removal is far more expensive than actually getting a new one done. So think it over before you get inked or you will regret it later on in life.

Shorts over leggings

Some might say that this trend is more Kpop than hipster but either way it is a complete display of bad taste. Worse if you have chicken legs and your leggings are not as snug as they are supposed to be.

Overtly cuffed pants

We are so done with this. It used to be huge a few years back but  we have all decided to move on. If you want to show off your ankles, wear capri pants which is also another trend of the yesteryear.

Don’t get us wrong because we have nothing against hipters. Just know the borderline between looking cool and thinking that you look cool.

Photos: gq.com, stylebistro.com & google.com


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