Zac Efron’s Soul Patch Is Bringing Beatnik Back (PHOTOS)

Looking sharp there, daddy-o!

High School Musical heartthrob Zac Efron emerged from a private shopping spree at the Oakley Surf Store in Sydney on Monday, sporting a soul patch and a pair of shades in a blatant effort to get in on the Maynard G. Krebs look that’s so popular with all the cool kids these days.

We just hope he doesn’t strip down and start spouting poetry while pounding on a pair of bongos next. Because that’s Matthew McConaughey’s thing, and he really doesn’t like it when people muscle in on his territory.

What do you think of Zac Efron’s new look—way hip, or strictly L-7? We know you have an opinion on this one, so drop it in the comments section. After you’ve examined the evidence, of course.