- Feb 14, 2018
I was just reading a thread here about smoking in public and there was a passing comment about a younger pipe smoker being assumed a hipster. I am in my mid thirties and work as a musician full time. I definitely look like it too. That said, I have a lot of opportunities to smoke “in the wild” being a worker in the night life, though I haven’t more than a couple times. Also, I have, because of my age and work hear the hipster call made often enough about people around me. I’m curious about the folks here- a) do you instinctively think there is inevitably something hipster about younger pipe smokers and b)- what the heck is a hipster to you? Through my experience it seems that most people take it to mean someone, usually a man, who dresses kind of fashionable and knows everything but usually I hear it thrown down before they even hear the accused speak so that seems like soley a visual judgment with an assumption of poor character based on clothing choices. If I have a funky style and smoke a pipe am I in most peoples eyes a - dun dun dun- Hipster Pipe Smoker??