... he saw a young man dressed in a bowler, cape, breeches and knee socks on the Lower East Side.When I read style pieces like this, the first thing I always think about is The Great Grunge Hoax of 1992. But then, I'm not a hipster. I'm a member of the tom-tom club.
“We’ve already seen the comeback of the butcher and the baker,” he said. “Next thing is going to be a hipster candlestick maker.”...
Country and city men alike have rediscovered old-school American brands like Filson, Orvis, L. L. Bean and Duluth Pack. Obsolete hobbies like wet-plate photography are finding new enthusiasts; long-outmoded farming practices are being revived. Even deer hunting with old-fashioned muzzleloaded rifles, which have to be loaded with gunpowder, a musket ball and a ramrod, has come back in force in some states.
November 12, 2009
"[C]urio cases, taxidermy and other stylish clutter of the Victorian era have been taken up by young hipsters..."
Jeez, I never know what to believe when I'm reading about "hipsters" in the New York Times.