While I agree that “the hipster is a walking citation” and maybe even that “ironic living is a first-world problem,” and while I, too, value authentic human interaction and engagement with the world (I am, after all, a reformed sincerity-hawk)…there are so many problems with this piece that I don’t even know where to begin. (For a start, what’s up with the nostalgia for a time when fashion was not about nostalgia?)

The phenomenon of hipster-hatred is worth a study unto itself - how is it that the hipster has become the emblem of all things wrong with society? In my book, while apathy and cynicism are inherently poisonous, irony, sarcasm, and self-awareness are not - with everything in moderation, of course.