City Paper is not for tourists
’Cause lookin’ cool ain’t easy.
Occupation: Cafe Saint-Ex employee
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.”