Gil may have been a little taken aback when I blocked his way and began inquiring about his hat. Yes, he told me, he is fond of wearing them--then sheepishly said he was, at that very minute, on his way to get a haircut. I found myself quite curious to see the state of his hair beneath that cap. He was such a handsome young man, though, that I cannot believe his hair looked the least bit ill. We then talked about his lean silhouette, which was striking. "Do you often wear skinny jeans?" I asked him. He had spent some time in Korea, he told me, and everyone there seemed to be wearing them, so he adopted the style.