Is This Guy From The Distant Past Or Just A Hipster?

Can you tell modern man from his very cool ancestors?

  • 1. Buddy Holly’s bud or record store clerk who doesn’t like your favorite band since they got signed?

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  • That’s a hungry hungry hipster.

    Patrick Carney plays drums in The Black Keys.

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  • 2. Actual old dude or Portland troubadour?

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  • It’s an actual old guy!

    Spotted “serenading” this woman, not just busking for kombucha funds, in 1894 Italy.

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  • 3. Mid-century man or Yeezy collaborator?

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  • Oh, he’s totally an old guy.

    The photo of this monk was taken in 1950s Thailand.

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  • 4. Old guy or hipster?

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  • That’s an old guy, alright.

    This photo of runner David Segal was taken in September 1956.

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  • 5. Legit 1950s-era greaser or potential member of the fedora-ti?

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  • You’ve gone and caught yourself a hipster.

    That’s Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme.

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  • 6. Vintage bank robber mugshot or new neighbor at the McKibbin Lofts?

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  • That, my friends, would be a hipster.

    It’s Bleachers musician and T Swift collaborator Jack Antonoff.

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  • 7. Old guy or hipster?

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  • Hipster as fuck.

    That’s musician and producer Steve Aoki.

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  • 8. Disco daddy or guy whose show you’ll have to pay to get into even though he’s your boyfriend?

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  • It’s a real life old guy!

    Meet Denis Myers, a model at Paris’s 1968 International Wool Secretariat fashion show.

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  • 9. Lumbersexual or actual original transcendentalist?

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  • That’s a hipster, baby!

    Nick O’Malley is the bassist for Arctic Monkeys, and probably stays very warm in winter.

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  • 10. Old guy or hipster?

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  • Hipster all the way.

    Ted Dwane plays bass for Mumford & Sons. What’s with the bass players?

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