Cookie banner

This site uses cookies. Select "Block all non-essential cookies" to only allow cookies necessary to display content and enable core site features. Select "Accept all cookies" to also personalize your experience on the site with ads and partner content tailored to your interests, and to allow us to measure the effectiveness of our service.

To learn more, review our Cookie Policy, Privacy Notice and Terms of Use.

clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Why Someone Looks Like a Hipster

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

For anyone who's ever found the stereotypical hipster look completely inexplicable, Cracked offers up seven reasonable explanations as to why someone might look/dress like a hipster. We like Cracked's hilarious explanation of the ironic beard: "People don't usually combine a contemporary hairstyle with the beard of a Civil War gentleman unless they're trying to get attention. But it could also be sensitive skin. Some people experience horrible razor burn every time they try to shave, and just decide, 'fuck it.'" Well, there you go. [Cracked]