That's why everyone's mother here shouted "dress in layers!" as you ran out the door. That's why jeans and a hoodie is applicable 90 percent of the time. Not this last week, however. Going back to July 21
, it was 73 degrees or more every day — with a Los Angeles-like weekend
Temperatures are a bit saner today
, and figure to stay in the low 70s
for the rest of the week. But, thanks to wonders of photography, the Internet, and optic nerves we can relive the glorious insanity afflicted on city residents unaccustomed to what those from elsewhere would refer to as "weather." The gent to the right is, to a point, dressing in layers. Just not nearly enough of them.
Women, too, found time to dress — or undress — in odd fashions befitting our odd weather. To wit:
Our favorite documentarian of quotidian San Francisco, Jim Herd
, caught the above Speedo-clad gent gallivanting down Lombard and the lady in the brassiere — and little else — on Polk.
This sort of behavior is legal, even in San Francisco: Our nudity ordinance states
"A person may not expose his or her genitals, perineum, or anal region on any public street, sidewalk, street median, parklet, or plaza, or in any transit vehicle station, platform, or stop of any government operated transit system in the City and County of San Francisco."
Along those lines, this couple was, perhaps overdressed. But only
along those lines.
San Francisco has a narrow range of weather possibilities. But you get all of it, every day.