MacDougal St. and Minetta Lane
The iconic, classic white shirt. A staple. Seasonless. So crisp, clean and fresh. It brightens up any man and immediately makes him look pulled together. That is the power of the white shirt.
What saves this shirt from being another basic long sleeved tee is the slight curve of the hem which reveals his belt. The fit of the shirt is also very decent.
Spring and Sullivan St.
T-Shirt days are waning, but leave it to several guys to to hang onto t-shirt wearing days no matter what the temperature. If you’re a hold out, at least make it look good.
5th Ave. and 15th St.
Rolled up pants are all over the city, but I’ve never seen an example so emphatic on the reveal of the ankle.
36th and Lex
Today was a very fall like day weather wise and most people were wearing sweaters and jackets. This guy was the exception – skateboarding shirtless down Lexington Ave.
What guy doesn’t stand out wearing the color red? We all should incorporate it more into our wardrobes.
Bedford and Downing
The close cropped hair, the clean cut looks,the casual t-shirts, the khaki shorts and sandals and boat shoes – these guys have preppy “bros” written all over them.
This gang of European tourists are all pretty like minded in their shoe game. Decidedly, the consensus seems to be white sneakers. I like how the two guys in the forefront of the picture are wearing the same pair and then how the two guys in the background also have the same pair on. I personally, like the non-Nike shoes.
The end of the shift for one officer at the 1st Precinct in TriBeCa. I like how he still has his uniform pants on, mixed with his own t-shirt. Professional and personal styles collide.
10th Ave. and 26th St.
OBEY Clothing is the street wear label created by fine artist/graphic designer Shepard Fairey, who illustrated the infamous “Hope” poster of president Barack Obama. I see his logo on guys all over New York, usually on skater guys wearing OBEY hats. I was happy to come across a guy wearing the label’s flying lotus tee, as it’s one of my favorite designs of the label.
9th Ave. and 18th St.
In keeping with today’s theme of neon. But for me, it’s all about those dogs.
Spring and Mulberry Sts.
The last couple of years, I’ve been noticing the the neon/fluorescent trend flourish. While it has died down considerably the last few years (thank God), I’ve realized that it actually looks reasonably good if it’s done in small doses, like this guy, who uses it sparingly in part of the frame of his sunglasses and sneakers. If you’re going to do it, tread lightly.
10th Ave. and 29th St.
This guy is all about the rolls – his t-shirt and his pants. I like his choice of putting blue and green together, with his cream colored high tops. I’m rarely a pattern or prints guy, except when it comes to plaid, so I can appreciate solid blocks of color.
Thanks to all who commented and liked the parade of guys in tanks this past week. One last tank shot to close out the summer. Until next tank season.
If we’re going to be accurate, the shirt color is more lavender than purple. Don’t be afraid of the word lavender guys, since you can see it looks great.
5th Ave. and 18th St.
The simplicity of a grey tank, work out shorts and flashy kicks. Also notice the small tattoo on his arm and his hand. Less is more.
7th Ave. and 20th St.
I have a fondness for this tank shirt because it advertises the logo of the volunteer organization New York Cares, which I used to volunteer for, until I moved to another organization. I always liked their logo and colors. As a workout outfit goes, I like how he puts it all together.
7th Ave. and Greenwich Ave.
I stumbled upon this couple leaving Roasting Plant Coffee in the West Village as I was heading in. It’s all about color with these tanks. The green one is pretty low cut and has wider arm holes. I’m a little more conservative and like the blue one, which is less revealing, but not by much 🙂
7th Ave. and 28th St.
I could shoot a whole blog on runner’s in New York, but I’ll leave that niche to another blogger. Running is one instance where I advocate going sleeveless.
Broadway and 21st St.
I like how this tank is one that is less functional and athletic and has some design and personality to it.
Broadway and 18th St.
Sweat drenched on his tank and a head full of slick wet hair. The kind of look that can only be achieved by a good workout and getting the heart rate up. I’m liking the shorts over leggings look as well.
As the summer winds down (I go by the official date of Sept 21st. None of this after Labor day nonsense), I decided to do a theme of tank tops this week to say goodbye to the long, hot days in the city. First up, a crisp, white, athletic tank on a guy post workout, chilling on the steps of Equinox gym in Soho.
Upper West Side
I really can’t advocate anyone over the age of twenty wearing Abercrombie & Fitch clothing, but as a young, collegiate guy, he gets a free pass.
3rd Ave. and 10th St.
The last color I would think to wear in the summer is brown. He serves as a good reminder that it should get some rotation in the closet.
One of the rare occurrences where The Highline was not crowded. The red shorts really made him stand out.