It's a formidable task to systematize a modern social class, but a Hipster is an elaboration of the 'quirk' or 'being quirky. It is choosing clothes and accesories based on their quirks, not beauty, 'a pink ninja turtles hat!,' 'Wow! That's really retro bro!'.
A hipster has three goals:
1) To be individualistic - trying, and yet not being in essence. It's like 'trying' to be Rembrandt, without 'being' Rembrant.
2) Name-brands. Even if it's an 'underground' shop, it's still a name brand. 'Fallen' skate-shoes are the 'in thing' - and hence, they'll buy it. The Darkthrone or Misfits logo looks 'cool' and it's an authentication of the underground - they'll wear it because of the authentication.
3) 'Trying' to slightly shy away from social standards, or what you 'dad' wears. Again, we can understand a rejection of a business suit for its ugliness - but a hipster rejects it because it reminds them of parents, other generations, 'the man'.Conformist:
Part of the herd mentality. Wearing a certain style because of its popularity or normality. Not willing to wear what is aesthetically pleasing or beautiful (to them) because of the fear of crossing social boundaries. Social anxiety. The majority of human beings.Ubermensch:
An existentialist, as much as in mind, but also in being. Choosing clothes and accesories for beauty. The Ubermensch will choose whatever is the most aesthetically pleasing to him - like a painter choosing colors. This does not necessarily mean change. If the ubermensch finds the metal shirt the most aesthetically pleasing of all shirts, why would he change for the sake of changing? It is the best.
The Ubermensch cares for beauty, not 'fitting in,' herd mentality fashions, or rejecting society - he is in love with the world, art, beauty, and transcending thought patterns.Long hair?
Hair is an indicator of health. Kings throughout time have had it for its dominating feature. It frames the face. We as metalheads must take care of our hair, just like most girls. Most men barely brush their hair let alone use products, or go get it trimmed. Just because women biologically are expected to 'care' doesn't mean that we shouldn't.Crossing boundaries?
Admittedly, lines can be crossed. If one dresses as Megatron every day, one will be thought of as a joke, a comedian. Fashion can reach insanity.Me?
I wear eyeliner, metal shirts, I have long hair, an expensive Italian leather jacket, dress shoes, cargo pants. Why? They are the most aesthetically pleasing to my eye, without wearing full medieval regalia - which would be both impracticle and insane.If you hate the metalhead aesthetically, than don't portray it! if you aesthetically prefer N'SYNC for christ's sake, then fine.
The problem with the CORRUPT article? It tries to systematize clothing. we do not remember Baudelaire or Oscar Wilde because they 'systematized their clothing.' Some say, 'poetry is art, it's not a lifestyle!' We need to crush the idea of artistic license. Being, whether it's the imagery or life, is connected.
Varg Vikernes (early era):http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/7626717/Burzum.jpg
Varg Vikernes (belus era):http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/38763653/Burzum+Varg+2009.jpg
Notice the aesthetic differences.
ITT, people who think that "thou" is the polite form.