Where can we start with this? As a connoisseur of accidental Chinese hipsters I’d thought I’d seen some things, but NOW. All of the elements are here: the flattering black leggings, the punk as shit jean jacket, jail stripes, an aggressive hat to go with a coolly unpleasant face. And then we get to the scrunched up tube socks in sandals. I know this to be a classic look from my own father, who once wore his socks and sandals with one sweatpant leg tucked into the sock and the other out, but socks and crocs is a whole new move. It truly cinches the glory of the outfit.
Well done, Brooks of SF, who saw this man riding the M line of MUNI to the Outer Sunset. I keep imagining him telling me about DJ-ing important house music, or maybe yelling at me in Cantonese on a busy street corner, and both ideas fill me with glee.