April 26, 2011
Miles Wilson and Alexis Newhausser
FB’s nightclub, which plays on the Alice In Wonderland theme (the entire lounge is filled with bizarre furniture, mirrors, chess boards and trippy artwork) challenged Cincinnati to come decked out in its most fabulous “prepster” gear last Saturday evening.
If a preppy + a hipster = a prepster, then what does it all mean?
Here is what I concluded… A prepster is usually a male, mid-twenties, who peppers everyday conversation with Family Guy references, listens to Jack Johnson and plays lawn golf on the college quad. He can be identified by his Sperry Top Sider loafers or upside down visor with a pre-frayed brim.
And a true prepster knows that when he steps into a club, collar proudly popped, gratuitous amounts of Ax Body spray instead of cologne – that more than a few heads are going to turn in envy. But even though most Prepsters you see at a suburban house party tend to be male, FB’s was a different story (let’s just say there were more than a few Alice’s in Wonderland).
The bottom line – the evening was pretty sick. A sea of bodies moved to the insanity, drinks sloshed and I danced like John Travolta until morning.
Preppy: Someone who wears, but is not limited to, Polo, Lilly, Brooks Brothers, and Lacoste; vacations on Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Delray Beach; and a person who buys into classics rather than trends.
Hipsters on the other hand: value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, creativity, and witty banter. The “effortless cool” urban bohemian look of a hipster is exemplified in Urban Outfitters and American Apparel ads. And despite misconceptions based on their aesthetic tastes, hipsters tend to be well educated and often have liberal arts degrees, or degrees in maths and sciences, which also require certain creative analytical thinking abilities.to top ↑