A scientific paper on “The hipster effect: why anticonformists all look the same”. Basically: the intense peer-pressure of youth + being too lazy to keep up with the evolving microtrends = they just copy each other. I recall the useful lesson taught by John Foxx in the 1980s: that whatever is fashionable, the true hipster does the opposite. If the trend is for Canadian lumberjacks, go shiny sci-fi futurist. If the trend is for day-glo hair and scraggy clothes, wear a tailored grey suit with close-cut hair.