If you've lived in a major city in the past few years, then you're familiar with the invasive species known as the Hipster. The stereotype of the hipster is pretty negative, but there are  some things these millennials have gotten right. All pretentiousness and cooler-than-thou attitude aside, we're in a pretty decent style period thanks to these guys. And stop trying to claim you're not a hipster. Unless you're a bro and/or you rock suits everyday, you probably fall under the enormous umbrella that is "hipster."

While it's easy to bash on their skinny jeans and fedoras, let's take a step back and look at how the notion of the hipster, which has come to mean almost anything and everything, can actually help us in terms of style. Take a look at these various aspects of hipter style and take notes of where hipsters are setting the bar. We could've gone down some ugly paths if it weren't fr these guys.. Lax bro steez? Shudder.

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