Ouigi Theodore: ‘I Haven’t Seen My Face, My Actual Face, in Five Years’

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The Times profiled Ouigi Theodore, better known as "The Bearded Man of Brooklyn" and the founder of the Brooklyn Circus boutique, and discussed the definition of "urban" fashion: “Urban always had a style to it, a swagger,” Mr. Theodore said. But it has negative connotations too — “overuse of the ‘N’ word, the pants sagging,” he said. “It just created this stigma. When I travel overseas, people see the way we dress and say: ‘You guys don’t listen to hip-hop. You’re not urban.’ Yes, we are.” On the topic of his plentiful facial hair: “I haven’t seen my face, my actual face, in five years,” he said. “I’m not cutting this off, I guess.” [NYT]