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Name: Khalid Larkin

Age: 25

Occupation: Cafe Saint-Ex employee

Residence: Shaw

Spotted: 7:45 p.m., 14th and S Streets NW

Destination: Barnes & Noble in Georgetown, to read

Style Definition: “Small T-shirts, tight [Levi’s] jeans. [My style] is first-wave punk. That’s the music I listen to, so that’s the look I go for.”

Hipster Giveaway: He looks like a bike messenger but isn’t one. Speaking about his hat, he says, “I just wear them because it helps with the sweat.” His Peugeot bike cost him $50 at L&N Thrift.

Tattoos: Three on his forearm—a snake on a heart, a beet, and a parallelogram. “My friend Leroy said, ‘You should join my beet club!’”

DIY Item: A white T-shirt with Sharpie drawings of shapes and birds created by friend and artist Alicia Cosnahan.

Ironic Footwear: Low-top black Chuck Taylor Converses he has worn every day for six months

Brush-Off: “It took me five minutes.”