1001 Black Men–#133

Running into men who look like they could be members of the Village People is a common occurrence in the San Francisco Bay Area, particularly in retail settings like Crate and Barrel, CB2, and the men’s Macy’s on Stockton. With their handlebar mustaches, close-cropped hair and v-shaped torsos, they seem to be part of a secret and silent brotherhood of unduly fit 40-somethings who love tastefully understated furniture. And yet, at least in San Francisco, few members of this tribe are men of African descent. So when, during a recent trip to the CB2 on Ellis Street, I ran into the brother in this picture — well — I knew he would end up as a drawing.


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