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The stereotypical hipster is a young, white, middle-class aesthete who demonstrates superior cultural taste through their choice of clothing, music, food, and drink. Generally, hipsters aren’t artists or writers or musicians—they’re the people who, instead of engaging in creative pursuits themselves, adopt the lifestyles of people who do. It isn’t acceptable to identify as a hipster, because it would be weird for someone to call themselves hip or admit they were a poseur. But they don’t need to call themselves hipsters: They’re quietly busy being hipper than you by consuming culture that you’ve either never heard of or don’t understand well enough to find cool.

The above quote is from a really good & thoughtful article on the hipster – here