City Paper is not for tourists
’Cause lookin’ cool ain’t easy.
Age: 24; 27
Residence: Brisbane, Australia; Chicago, Ill.
Occupation: drummer for The Grates, who played the Black Cat on Tuesday; concert promoter
Spotted: 7:20 p.m., New Hampshire Avenue and 18th Street NW
Destination: desperately seeking a restaurant after a day of sightseeing
Style Definition: “Anything that can fit in a suitcase and doesn’t get rumply,” Skyring says. Jurken describes his style as being “very practical…repetitive.”
Hipster Giveaway: mismatched dress, stockings, and boots for her; argyle sweater and grandpa glasses for him
Ironic Footwear: royal-blue stockings and brown leather boots from New York City. “You can’t get good boots?[or] stockings in Australia,” Skyring says.
Bleak Market: When asked if she had or would be doing any shopping in D.C., Skyring replied, “Not from what I’ve seen of it so far. Except for some George Bush postcards.”
Brush-Off: Skyring estimates it took her 40 seconds to get ready, and Jurken says 35 for him. “It’s not easy to get clothes in my size,” says the 6-foot-8 Jurken. “I’ve got two outfits.”