A LOT of DPW folks wear what would appear to be street clothes. But please note: they are comfortable, dirty, they carry dirt masks on their person at all times, carry water, are excessively dirty, often carry tools, and did I mention they are dirty?
Gift DPW clean shirts and socks next year, and bring beer to the Ghetto.
I wore a t-shirt ("Thank you for giving a shit" and my DPW shirts), long cotton light weave pants, a scarf, a bigger scarf, clean sports socks, sturdy shoes, and a megaphone.
I was out tp'ing the 3:00 Man potty bank on thursday when I asked for volunteers (via megaphone). One chick in a bikini popped out of a unit and offered help. It was hot and we were out in open fucking playa, and she was wearing nothing but bits of cloth. No hat, no sunglasses, no dirt mask. Her eyes were rolling around. Crap.
I asked her if she had water on her. She went to her bike and pulled out a tiny calistoga water bottle that was a THIRD FULL!!! I asked her how many years she's come. This was her first year. I told her to follow me to my vehicle. I filled her a Propel bottle of Playa Punch while she drank the rest of the water. I told her that she was not to leave my presence until it was empty, and to either help or follow me around to keep me entertained. She followed like a good girl. Toward the end she looked like she was rationing the beverage, so I told her to suck it down and I'll refill it before she left. She did, and I did. I told her to go directly home and get some more clothes on, girl. She noted it was hot. I directed her attention to what I was wearing, and that I was not only quite comfortable, but insulated from heat stroke, dirt storms and evaporation. She understood and went on her merry way.
If BM sucks for you, it's because you're not paying attention.