Ningbo China: Homeless Man becomes fashion icon

Ningbo China: Homeless Man becomes fashion icon

In other news: Have you no decency?

Photo Credit: blackbookmag

I was uneasy about posting the above photo, but I had to for demonstrative purposes. Millenials have long had a fascination with boho / hobo chic but this recent story ups the ante. They say that we're raising a narcissistic generation with all the self esteem raising, everyone is special BS. This may be validation of that theory.

The Independent reported that a homeless man in China has developed a fan base of fashionistas smitten with his rugged good looks and "bohemian dress sense". At first I had to make sure this story wasn't from the Onion, but nope. Human beings, in this day and age actually think that its not only appropriate but flattering to photograph a homeless man and fawn over his style on the interwebs. Privacy and decency be damed. He's been hailed the "Beggar Prince," the "Handsome Vagabond," and "Brother Sharp".

Here's a sample internet comment from The Independent story:

"He doesn't really look like a beggar, more like a vagabond. The quality of this person's tops are all not bad, a down jacket, cotton jacket, even a leather jacket inside, and though they're a bit dirty, they're all in good condition, not the kind that beggars find from the trash."

Dear Commenter,

Go Kill Yourself.


Erin Wasson and the Satorialist have previously praised homeless style.

Lets examine:
1. homeless is not a style, it is a desperate set of circumstances.
2. there but for the grace of God go i (you).
3. could you be more pretentious, callous and vapid?
4. be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.
5. is your ignorance intentional? is it a cry for help, or mere attention seeking?


  1. Honestly, this man has a look and that's why he became a fashion icon. Cool!



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