Friday, April 14, 2006

Modern day hipsters

taken from:

Since the late 1990s, the word hipster has resurfaced as a term to describe performers and devotees of indie rock and downtempo electronica, and related styles of music, and those who follow the associated fashions and tastes. The sterotypical accessories of the modern hipster include Vespa scooters, Buddy Holly-style glasses, patchy facial hair (in the case of men), tattoos, and vintage clothing.

Modern hipsters often follow or are involved with the local art and DJ scenes, and are often associated with independent film and alternative comics. Unlike previous generations of hipsters, they are rarely now associated with the jazz scene, though the term likely re-entered use as a result of the swing revival and lounge revival of the mid-1990s, which many current hipsters were associated with at the time.