A 28-YEAR-OLD man is staying with the tired ‘hipster’ look because he is passionate about the values of the hipster movement.
Designer Tom Logan has vowed to have a beard, braces and tattoos until he dies, much like the hardcore of geriatric punks who still have Mohicans and Crass t-shirts.
He said: “Even muscle-heads have got big beards now, the look is overdone but when you think about what it means to be a hipster, it’s so much more than fashion.
“It’s quality coffee, it’s doing a freelance media job, it’s going for brunch. It’s staying in design-led hotels and attending intimate boutique festivals that combine delicious food with great music.
“The hipster movement has inspired great writing, like that article I read in Kinfolk magazine about a vintage denim loom.
“Perhaps the most important aspect of being hipster is the music. It’s eclectic.
“Never before in the history of youth culture has a movement been prepared to simply embrace whatever’s popular at the time, whether that’s LCD Soundsystem or tepid bank advert folk music.
“Hipster till I die.”
Logan’s girlfriend Emma Bradford also defines herself as a hipster: “We’re just mad about what being a hipster stands for, whatever that may be. And if whatever that is changes, then we’ll change with it.
“To be honest, we’re stuck with these Sailor Jerry-esque tattoos whatever. It’s not like they’re not going to magically heal up when we’re 40, although that was what the tattooist told us at the time.”