Regardless of where this term of hipster evolved, being a hipster seems to include a whole range of ideas and lifestyles. And through all the stereotypes attached, it seems that this subculture is still flourishing.
Hipster glasses actually are Rayban’s Wayfarers and were originally released as sunglasses by the eyewear company Ray-Ban in 1956. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, those thick-rimmed style sunglasses have been worn by artists and musicians like Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Nicholson, Andy Warhol and Woody Allen. After falling out of style in the 1970’s, they saw a short resurgence in popularity between 1982 and 1987 after Ray-Ban thick-rimmed sunglasses appeared in over 60 movies and television shows.
Through the 1990s and 2000s, hipster glasses became generally associated with counter-culture fashion codes and nerd elitism. The glasses saw yet another resurgence in mainstream fashion after being worn by Chloë Sevigny, Mary-Kate Olsen and the vampire Edward Cullen in the 2008 film Twilight.