Monthly Archives: September 2013

The White Shirt

The White Shirt

Greenwich Village
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.

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Curved Hem

Curved Hem

SoHo
Crosby St.

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.

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Fall Blazer Days

Fall Blazer Days

TriBeCa
6th Ave. and Lispenard

This guy’s look is cool for the mix. The blazer dresses things up and he adds a dash of color and personality with his pocket square, but he’s also cool and casual with his NY Giants cap, boots, pants slightly rolled up and a bit preppy with his chinos and button down shirt. The look feels like fall.

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View From A Window

View From A Window

Lower East Side
Orchard and Rivington

I’m a big fan of double breast pocket shirts like this. I like how he contrasts light blue with dark blue and great pair of glasses. I spotted this guy out the window, across the street while having lunch at Irving Farm Coffee.

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Checked Shirt

Checked Shirt

Upper West Side
80th and Columbus

I love a good old fashion check plaid shirt. It’s a wardrobe staple. I’m also coveting this guy’s belt with the extra loop.

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Purple V

Purple V

SoHo
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.

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Sharp Pants

Sharp Pants

SoHo
Grand St.

I’m so about how well these pants fit on this gent. I love pants that mold to a body and have a precise fit. His shirt is just as fitted as well and because everything is fitted, it all looks expensive even if his clothes came from H&M (Which I highly doubt, but just sayin’).

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Ankle Show-er

Ankle Show-er

Union Square
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.

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Tab Collar Shirt

Tab Collar Shirt

Chelsea
9th Ave. and 22nd St.

It’s nice to see the tab collar shirt getting some play. The guy wearing it has it in a nice shade of pale yellow. I like the way he rolls up the sleeves and pairs it with some fitted/skinny denim.

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2:45 p.m. Shirtless Skateboarder

2;45 p.m. Shirtless Skateboarder

Murray Hill
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.

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Short Hem

Short Hem

Midtown
Madison Square Park

I was reading an article in a men’s fashion magazine the other day that stated button down shirts that you wear un-tucked should be a different length than those you wear tucked. Mainly that an un-tucked shirt should have a shorter hem, so as not to appear too long and sloppy. I couldn’t agree more. Depending on your height and shirt size, it’s all about proportions.

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Red T-Shirt

Red T-Shirt

Greenwich Village
8th Street

What guy doesn’t stand out wearing the color red? We all should incorporate it more into our wardrobes.

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Party Of One

Party Of One

SoHo
The Dutch

Nothing like a glass of wine and some oysters at Andrew Carmellini’s restaurant The Dutch in SoHo. Dining solo is so cool, especially outside where you can people watch instead of buried in a iPhone or iPad, neither of which he is pre-occupied with, which makes him even cooler.

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Bros

Bros

West Village
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.

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Members Only

Members Only

SoHo
Wooster St.

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.

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Off Duty Officer

Off Duty Officer

TriBeCa
West Broadway

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.

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OBEY Flying Lotus T-Shirt

OBEY Flying Lotus T-Shirt

West Chelsea
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.

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Dog Walker

Dog Walker

Chelsea
9th Ave. and 18th St.

In keeping with today’s theme of neon. But for me, it’s all about those dogs.

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Flash of Neon

Flash of Neon

NoLita
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.

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Car Pose

Car Pose

SoHo
6th Ave and Spring St.

It’s all about the way he leans on the car and poses against it – forget driving it.

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Rolled Up

West Chelsea
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.

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Black Tank

Black Tank

SoHo
Spring St.

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.

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Purple Dress Shirt

Purple Dress Shirt

West Village
Jackson Square

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.

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Grey Tank

Grey Tank

Flatiron District
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.

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Saturday Tank

Saturday Tank

Chelsea
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.

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Two Guys, Two Tanks

Two Guys, Two Tanks

West Village
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 🙂

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Running Tank

Running Tank

Midtown
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.

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Graphic Tank

Graphic Tank

Flatiron District
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.

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Tuesday Tank

Leggings

Union Square
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.

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Tank Week

Equinox

SoHo
Equinox SoHo

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.

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Turquoise

SoHo
Spring and Crosby Sts.

I like the way he combines colors in his outfit. The dark maroon pants, anchors his light turquoise shirt and white sneakers.

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Back To School

Back To School

Upper West Side
Lincoln Center

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.

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Brown T-Shirt

Brown Shirt

East Village
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.

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Frame Adjustment

Frame Adjustment

Chelsea
The Highline

One of the rare occurrences where The Highline was not crowded.  The red shorts really made him stand out.

 

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