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On 27 Sep 2016 at 8:27pm Anna wrote:
Never seen so many hipsters as in the little cafe on St. Nicholas lane, they were crammed in there, almost falling out the door! Love it! A bit of a London vibe outside Flint Owl! More of this, quirky us good for Lewes!
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On 27 Sep 2016 at 8:49pm Mary Quaint wrote:
I haven't seen a pair of hipsters since Daltons closed down.
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On 27 Sep 2016 at 9:24pm Sun burn tracy wrote:
Lewes is the New Brighton, Brighton is so yesterday...
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On 27 Sep 2016 at 10:04pm Felixsm wrote:
Oh, I would love it to be a bit like the Laines! Or just a bit more hip
And funky! Let's make it coooool!
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On 27 Sep 2016 at 10:33pm Colonel mustard wrote:
I just can't work out what is ironic and what is not anymore
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On 27 Sep 2016 at 10:39pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Me neither.
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On 27 Sep 2016 at 10:41pm Prawnsandwich wrote:
Lewes attracts really cool people, it's a becoming a new day trip for Londoners and has featured recently in lots of London publications.
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On 27 Sep 2016 at 10:49pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Time to leave Lewes. Where can we go that's like Lewes but without the 'cool' tossers from London? And don't say Uckfield.
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On 27 Sep 2016 at 11:34pm Tipex wrote:
What hallucinations are these people having?? They're implying that Lewes is inundated with middle class ex hippies who are destroying the town! The reality is that Lewes is home to hippies, affluent middle classes, working classes, tory voters, labour voters, the young, the elderly and everything in between! You'd have to go back many decades before you found anything different. Lewes isn't under siege. It's just evolving. That's all.
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On 28 Sep 2016 at 12:41am Ageing Savage wrote:
I'd take great pride in slaying those farkers if I was younger
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On 28 Sep 2016 at 3:23am Colonel mustard wrote:
Well said tipex !
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On 28 Sep 2016 at 6:41am Monster Munch wrote:
A new cycling cafe also opening nearby in the new year as well. All in all its evolving into quite a nice cultured place.
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On 28 Sep 2016 at 7:29am Lis wrote:
Just find it funny how they all are wearing same clothes, glasses, same hair cuts and still has got An air of uniqueness all over them!
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On 28 Sep 2016 at 7:38am Hyena wrote:
To be really cool we need a beard salon, a rather discreet tattooist ( only approved arty designs and using organic ink)
A trouser shop that specialise in garments that end 1 inch above the ankle , and a shoe shop that only sells DM shoes.
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On 28 Sep 2016 at 7:55am Noel coward wrote:
there are very few individuals who deviate from the cultural mainstream in this town and merely wearing certain styles don't qualify one to be a hipster,let's face it we are all very similar in reality.
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On 28 Sep 2016 at 9:29am Adele wrote:
For "Hipsters" read "Fashion Victim" !!
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On 28 Sep 2016 at 10:45am Nibbles wrote:
I couldn't care less about what people wear, or how they have their haircut etc. If they choose to look like a "hipster" then have at it. I prefer to focus my frustrations at peoples actions, than their appearances. If I saw a hipster discard a cigarette on to the ground, then it would piss me off, same as if it were a bloke in a suit and tie. I barely notice what people wear these days after living in Lewes for so long - nothing seems that unusual, and if its not causing any issues, then let people be "unique"!

Coming from a very white, upper middle class village upbringing where everyone looks and sounds the same, its refreshing that places like Brighton and Lewes have a bit of variety in their population.
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On 28 Sep 2016 at 11:24am Earl of Lewes wrote:
I just think it's funny the way some people express their individuality by looking the same as lots of other people. Go to Waitrose and you'll see lots of middle class men of a certain age with flat caps, beards and skinny, short trousers, as if there's a compulsory dress code. It's harmless and I'm more amused than anything, but it does wind me up when rich people play at being a rebel, with their designer ripped jeans that cost a three figure sum.
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On 28 Sep 2016 at 12:03pm Nibbles wrote:
What should "rich people" wear? A top hat and tweed suit? Although I suspect the "hipsters" may have hijacked that to an extent....
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On 28 Sep 2016 at 1:28pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Yes Nibbles, I think top hat and tails would be splendid. Middle class men could wear bowler hats and the lower orders would be identified by cloth caps and saying "Guv'nor".
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On 28 Sep 2016 at 4:26pm Reginald wrote:
Let's face it, these day trippers from London are bringing a lot of financial impitus into the local economy. The more cafes and restaurants which open to cater for this market of 'hipsters' the better. I would like to see more of a local economy around this type of market than charity and pound shops in Lewes. Chow Chow, must dash now and get my train back to West London.
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On 28 Sep 2016 at 5:46pm Sills wrote:
I think it's funny how poorer people dress their kids in pink and light blue and the middle classes go more more for bold colours.
 
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On 28 Sep 2016 at 6:20pm dilbert wrote:
Tippex has it spot on and is quite often the only voice of reason on this forum.
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On 28 Sep 2016 at 8:04pm Reality wrote:
Surely they are just a bit tragic (and anything but hip) but they are harmless & having fun instead of being stuck at home posting on Lewes Forum.... Oh
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On 28 Sep 2016 at 8:39pm Reality wrote:
Dilbert & Tipex maybe you need to get a room... I hear the premier inn is open
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On 28 Sep 2016 at 9:38pm Lama wrote:
All so called hipsters in Lewes look like bad copies of East London hipsters, so there aren't really any in Lewes, don't worry! And the Lewes ones are plus 40... Should be 20-30 years old really!
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On 29 Sep 2016 at 9:47am ClarifiedButler wrote:
People's clothes are people's clothes...but it does say something about you none the less. If someone has clearly put a lot of though and effort into the way they look then you can safely assume that's probably rather important to them and that other aspects of the human experience aren't.
I was at a big meal for a friend's birthday a while back (admittedly it was in London but the general observation is still relevant). There were about 15 people sitting around a large table, many of whom were clearly quite invested in being 'cool'. A guy arrived late to the party (maybe on purpose). He was what you might call an uber hipster ie massive beard, very fashionable clothes etc. You wouldn't believe the looks of engaged excitement on the faces of the women around the table. The point is this: humans seem to have an inclination towards fetishism. Right now, beards, tattoos, certain types of clothing and a certain hairstyle are very much fetishized, to the point where they instantly grant you credence with the right audience.
It would be nice if we lived in a world without fetishism but it might be too much to ask. In Lewes right now it's rife, and getting rifer, as our town becomes inundated with those who moved here because they are overwhelmed with a fetishist approach to life. Whether you call it evolution or some sort of overhaul, it is happening; we are becoming a town of giddy consumerist arseholes, patting each other on the back for their indulgent and materialistic lifestyles whilst the really important aspects of living in a cohesive community are being undermined.
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On 29 Sep 2016 at 11:23am Audi driver wrote:
I welcome change in our town, it's so important that we evolve and not stay in some backwater. Hipsters are real cool.
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On 29 Sep 2016 at 3:13pm Tattooed Old Fart wrote:
I love being back in fashion - Done by the old guy in the basement down the road from Brighton Station back in '73 for under 5. LOL Just can't grow a beard though I've got a full head of grey hair. Have to say, Clarified, that was an excellent post.
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On 29 Sep 2016 at 4:24pm Anna wrote:
To clarified butter! I agree!
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On 29 Sep 2016 at 6:55pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I'm disappointed. I walked past the coffee shop at the bottom of St Nicholas Lane today and thought I might brighten my day be sneering at some hipsters.

Sadly, there was only one person in there and she was a perfectly normal looking 40-ish lady, reading a book.

Although maybe reading books is a hipster thing nowadays.
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On 29 Sep 2016 at 7:37pm Dolls wrote:
Go there at 8.30-10 am and you will see them! Lovely bunch though, all friends! Just dropped the kids off at south over and now their creative parents need an expensive laaaattte...
 
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On 29 Sep 2016 at 10:48pm Crushed Velvet Loon wrote:
I know where the "In Crowd" go...


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