Barnes and Noble, Emeryville.
Who doesn’t love a brother with a big ol’ gold hoop earring in one ear. It’s kind of old school, but that made it look all the more distinctive. This guy looked like a Black Mr. Clean, but with hair, and I don’t mean that as an insult. Mr. Clean’s got style. He’s working a little bit of a Jean Genet meets Gaultier thing, which can’t help but look cool. The same goes for this brother, who turned more than a few heads with his simple-but-attention-getting presentation. The best part about it was that he had to be at least mid-40s but, as is common among my people, that didn’t keep him from looking fly.