The clothing does apparently make the man and it's under the eye of Big Brother in the UK:
The software would allow officers to quickly analyse hours of CCTV footage, in which the suspect may have appeared, for images containing the distinctive clothing, in the hope of finding pictures that would enable police to make an identification.Apparently, the hoodie ban proposed in 2005 failed and the anti-trilby forces have been beaten back. It would be interesting to note the percentage of citizens who have percentages of the biometrics of their body parts stored and scanned. After all, your home may be your castle but your appearance is the state's to do with as it pleases. It would also be interesting to know the relative crime reduction success rates of comparable jurisdictions using or not using this sort of administratively seductive technology.
"The one thing most of these young criminals are clever enough to realise is that they should not go smiling at the camera," said Mr McIntosh. "What they do is they tend to go out in a kind of uniform, if you see a kid in a brand of "hoodie" you can be pretty sure he'll be wearing that same brand of "hoodie" the next time he commits an offence."
You know, on reflection, once combined with universal installation on all residents of the Perma-Tazer patch, biometric CCTV could prove to be quite useful.