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How to Become a Quintessential Hipster

The man-bun sporting, skinny-jean wearing subculture explained

Have you noticed an ever-growing pod of man-bun sporting, skinny-jean wearing, philosophy-blabbing, cappuccino-quaffing men around town?

According to the Urban Dictionary, hipsters are a subculture of men (and women), typically in their 20s and 30s, who value independent thinking, all things counterculture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie rock, creativity, intelligence and witty banter. But that leaves out so much more of what constitutes this modern-day cultural enigma.

In their drive to shun anything mainstream, hipsters have brought once stagnant brands and trends into the mainstream itself. Whether it be music, beer or clothing, the whole point of hipster style is to bring back the vintage.

If you can keep up with the beard maintenance, stand wearing a winter hat in the summer and are OK with having the same haircut as your significant other, read on to see what gear is essential to the hipster lifestyle.

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