Deano’s answer to: “What is the fashion like in the SFBA?”

Generally speaking, fashion in the Bay Area is a cross between:

  • flea market “high fashion”,

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  • utilitarian-outdoorsy,

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  • and flat-out laziness[*].

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Of course, there are many strata to the SFBA, and its fashion subcultures. Generally speaking, however, even the most refined “steampunk bdsm hipster“, “startup khaki cyclist” or “militant vegan go-go dancer“could be easily mistaken for some combination of the above three listed categories… And that doesn’t even include the masses of

  • tourists borifying the place up throughout the year:

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  • or the costumed revelers who attend neighborhood festivals and holidays:

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[* Frank Chu is on an amazing tireless mission, but let’s face it – he does not dress to impress. Admit it: without the sign, he’d blend in with the SOMA startup doofus crowd]

This answer originally appeared on Quora: What is the fashion like in the SFBA?

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