A Weibo user from Guanlin, Luoyang posted pictures of the man, and wrote text to accompany them: (translated)
Now, this is what you call an ‘elegant demeanor’.
However, while he’s lauded as an old hipster, he’s still a beggar, according to the original poster:
An old beggar, though his heart remains young. I am stupid, I am elegantly unrestrained.
And so, the compliments come in, perhaps even too easily now that everyone knows his social standing. Here are some comments from netizens from the original post:
He’s leading the way of the international trend!
Feh, he’s so handsome.
Don’t know which sect he belongs to. [confused.emo]
After going through the circuit of all the big stars, international fashion has lost all of its moxy in the blink of an eye.
Wow, so cool! He’s a model for international style! [laughing.emo]
He’s got the magic touch [thumbsup.emo]
He’s super cool [laughstifle.emo]
His shoes are very current; he reminds me of Brother Sharp.
[Brother Sharp was a meme from a couple of years back; he was also a homeless man just walking on the street when someone took a flattering picture of him]
Whatever people are isn’t important; what’s important is the attitude with which we treat them.
Other people laugh at me for being crazy, I laugh at other people for not wearing what they acknowledge (to be fashionable).
Photos: News China