The Hipster Vs. The Hopster

The above illustration pretty much encompasses the characteristics of a hipster. For those not familiar with the term by now, the Urban Dictionary breaks it down:

Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. The greatest concentrations of hipsters can be found living in the Williamsburg, Wicker Park, and Mission District neighborhoods of major cosmopolitan centers such as New York, Chicago, and San Francisco respectively.

Other key components? Perhaps a filthy pair of white Converse kicks, battered grey skinny jeans, vintage tees, Ray Bans, greasy hair and a beaten up bicycle—all which look like they were picked out of a dumpster, but are probably name brands with healthy price tags. Mary Kate OlsenNow, there is a newer breed of the hipsters called "hopsters". Basically, while the hipster is more into indie rock, the hopster is likely to be into indie hip hop. The difference in style? The hopster favors colored denim, neon, bold graphic tees and flashy high tops. Their style is more retro 80s hip hop while the hipster is closer to the grungy 90s. New BoyzThe common denominator between the hipster and hopster? Skinny jeans! Check out how you canget both looks: Hipster: Thanaz Slim Straight Leg Jean by DieselStar Player Mid Top by ConverseKozac Straw Fedora by Goorin BrothersBruce Vu Tee by Cheap MondayHopster:Anarchy Robot Tee by KidrobotSlim Peex Jean by 55DSLStraight Jacket by Radii