But in the decade of austerity, and Brexit and Trump, hipsterism
is a glimmer of cultural light in a dark, pessimistic world.
But one can easily see evidence of this creeping, bland hipsterism
in many American cities; terms like "coffee culture" and "microbrewery" are stand-ins for "the savvy whites have arrived to buy up cheap real estate.
So we could snarl with disdain toward those attending costly private schools, especially in the South, though certain Ivy schools such as Harvard (from whence came Kennedy and most of his cabinet) and off-beat liberal arts schools such as Reed College, known to propagate hipsterism
, were exempt.
Burnistoun's Big Night In, BBC Scotland Rab Florence and Iain Connell put the beard, brogues and craft beers of Finnieston hipsterism
to the sword with no mercy.
But Miles, while remaining very hip, at the same time also lived and worked far beyond the insular world of hipsterism
and avant-garde bohemia.