Monthly Archives: October 2013

Shawl Cardigan

Shawl Cardigan

Chinatown
Canal and Ludlow

I am so a shawl cardigan type of guy. Something about that type of collar that makes me feel so fall-like. I like his beige/cream color and its waffle knit.

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Handsome Is As Handsome Does

One Stripe Tie

TriBeCa
Walker and West Broadway

This guy has sort of a Clark Kent/Superman thing going on with the square jaw, suit and eyeglasses. I think his tie does it for me, with one black diagonal stripe against the muted plaid and the grey/black contrast. Handsome tie for a handsome fellow.

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Gingham Guy

Gingham

West Village
West 12th St. and 4th St.

I wore a gingham shirt last night to a party which I haven’t worn in a while and it was very flattering. It reminded me to wear it more often and to post a picture of this guy also wearing it well and well into sunset.

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Hands Full

Hands Full

SoHo
Spring and Sullivan St.

This gent’s back was towards me and walking away from me when I spotted him, but luckily he turned around to get something from his car which he forgot and was able to capture his classic, all blue ensemble. For me it’s all about his square belt buckle.

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Battery Run

Battery Run

Lower Manhattan
Battery Park City

Even though thousands of people live there, I sometimes feel as though Battery Park City is more of a runner’s world rather than residential. A lot of the runners I observe on this path look straight out of those runner’s magazines, where everyone looks like the most perfect sprinting specimen. This guy is no exception.

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Solo on Lafayette

Solo on Lafayette

East Village
Lafayette St.

This guy is owning his preppy casual look and owning the street as well.

 

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In The Hood

In The Hood

Chelsea
9th Ave. and 22nd St.

The way he was wearing his hoodie seemed less functional and more about style. He could have very well been cold, but something tells me this was more about looking good, which he accomplished.

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Two Guys And A Girl

Two Guys And A Girl

SoHo
Prince St.

Two guys stylishly maneuvering around a female bystander.

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Deeply Revealing

Deep Henley

Lower East Side
Orchard and Delancey St.

Most typical henleys usually have three buttons, but the one this guy is wearing goes a bit deeper and is more revealing with five buttons. Another great alternative to “showing some skin”

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Blazer & Vest

Blazer & Vest

Greenwich Village
6th Ave. and 8th St.

Many things going on here that I appreciate. First off, the belt buckle is a nice design. Secondly, those red sneakers that bring in a dash of color. Third and fourth it’s his eyeglasses and loose blazer with a different colored vest underneath both seemingly in the same fabric family of tweed, respectively. Lastly, the way his jacket collar is popped just ever so slightly with his bag slung around his shoulder carried with such nonchalance.

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Sweater Vest

Sweater Vest

SoHo
The Mercer Hotel

On any given day at Andre Balazs’ uber-hip Mercer Hotel, you can most likely find a huddle of paparazzi milling about waiting for an A-lister to enter or exit the hotel. It’s been a second home to Courtney Love, Marc Jacobs and is where Jay-Z and Kanye West rented out an entire floor to record part of their album Watch the Throne. I myself have encountered Johnny Knoxville, Sean Penn and Kate Moss while waiting for a friend in the lobby. Sometimes I like to sit on the benches out front, away from the pack of photographers, instead focusing on the unfamous. Not that I’m above taking pics of stylish celebs (I’d give anything to get shots of Justin Theroux who I think has great style), but when a guy like this steps out of the hotel, with his nod to the 80’s, New England preppy/fisherman fair ilse sweater, I find that more a little more interesting.

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Rolling Stones Tee

Rolling Stones Tee

Chelsea
9th Ave. and 20th St.

What can I say? I’m a sucker for a Rolling Stones t-shirt. Love that band and their logo. Any guy who wears or owns one is okay in my book.

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Ink For Two

Ink For Two

West Village
Christopher and Gay St.

I’m so down for this couple and all their tattoos. To me they are dressed sort of preppy and clean cut, but their dual ink gives their look so much edge and versatility.

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Plaid Shirt Jacket

Plaid Shirt Jacket

SoHo
West Broadway and Prince St.

I’m surprised I don’t own a shirt and jacket hybrid. It’s the perfect combo and the fact that his is plaid, makes it even more appealing. Maybe I just haven’t encountered the right one. Clothes to me is like attraction – you’ll know it when you see it. You can’t always go looking for it.

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Flash of Socks

Flash of Socks

Flatiron District
5th Ave. and 24th St.

What I appreciated about this guy was that as he was passing by, I noticed his checkered blue and pink socks as his pant leg lifted up. But also, the print of his tie, his subtle pinstripes on the suit, the white pocket square, pink spread collar shirt and shiny leather loafers with tassles all added up to a myriad of details.

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Side Part

Side Part

Lower East Side
Bowery St.

Ever since Don Draper from the show Mad Men made everyone swoon with his tailored suits and thick, slick mane of hair, the side part has become a ubiquitous trend. But being this is New York, where trends have a short shelf life, this hairstyle has simmered down considerably. Yet once in a while, I spot it on a guy or two and no matter the trends, some guys were just made for this look.

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Colorful Shopper

SoHo
350 West Broadway

SoHo can sometimes feel like a clever acronym for the word shopping as opposed to it intended meaning. But with heavy retail traffic, comes many opportunities to shoot stylish men making purchases. I like the variety of color he uses in his outfit – all different and complimentary.

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Leg Cross

Leg Cross

TriBeCa
West Broadway

This is the exact same stance and pose I strike whenever I lean up on wall with my shoulder. For me this guy is all about the subtle details – the buckle and looseness of his belt, the slick of his hair and preppy eyeglasses and of course that all too familiar wall lean.

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Uptown/Downtown

Uptown/Downtown

East Village
1st Ave. and 1st St.

In the episode “The Maid” on the sitcom Seinfeld, the character Kramer finds himself in a “long distance” relationship with Jerry’s maid. He lives uptown on the UWS, she lives downtown and he finds himself lost and perplexed at the corner of 1st and 1st, that he refers to as the nexus of the universe, which is where I fittingly found this guy with his Uptown hat, at this very downtown location.

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Fashionable Couple

Fashionable Couple

West Village
7th Avenue South

What’s even better than taking pictures of guys with a good sense of style is when their significant other is just as equally stylish. Two for the price of one. This couple was strolling in the West Village, both looking very put together. For him, it’s yet another example of how every guy should own a navy blue suit. It’s fool proof.

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Cardigan & Vest

Cardigan & Vest

SoHo
Spring and Wooster

These two gents are all about their top layer – specifically ones with a v formation and a row of buttons. The cardigan is a perfect layering piece if it’s too warm for a jacket but just chilly enough for a second skin of clothing. The vest is more decorative, but gives an outfit just a hint of formality.

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Backpacker

Backpacker

West Village
Christopher and Bedford St.

Just when you think you can put away the shorts and tees for fall, the weather hits a balmy 70+ degrees.

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Dark Green Pants

Dark Green Pants

West Village
Bleecker and Grove St.

This is what I like to call the cigarette break pose. In addition to his smoke stance, the color of his chinos in that dark green shade is the real appeal here. The matching of his blue shirt and blue shoes is a nice touch.

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Printed Polo

Printed Polo

Upper West Side
Columbus Circle

In honor of Columbus Day, here’s a shot I took near the Columbus statue in Columbus Circle. The print on his polo shirt has a tropical vibe. Nice detail of his scrunched up pants to reveal his boots.

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Gold Bar

Gold Bar

Little Italy
Gold Bar

Everyone who’s visited club/lounge/bar Gold Bar has an opinion about the place; see Yelp reviews, but here, the nightlife venue plays background to the guy sitting in front of it. His arms full of tats were what won me over.

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Book Break

Book Break

SoHo
Prince and Greene St.

It’s refreshing to see someone’s head buried in an actual book rather than an smartphone or iPad. He looks very dapper enjoying his solitude.

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Midnight Blue

Midnight Blue

TriBeCa
West Broadway and White St.

This guy could have gone black all the way, but his dark blue shirt gives his outfit just a hint of contrast. I like how he prefers all dark colors in his outfit, but his phone is white. Also liking the shine of his shoes and cuff of his pants.

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Waiting On The Corner

Waiting On The Corner

West Village
Corner Bistro

Corner Bistro is one of the best burger joints in the city. I found this guy waiting for a date at – where else – the corner.  The second wait comes when you get inside and have to wait in line. His colored t-shirt made him stand out.

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Leather & Denim

Leather & Denim

Lower East Side
Hester Street

It’s starting to finally feel like fall in New York with the weather turning crisp. Bring on the jackets and sweaters. These two guys are fall ready with their fitted jackets in leather and denim. I particularly love the wash and fade of the Levi’s denim jacket on the right.

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Cab Block

Cab Block

Hell’s Kitchen
9th Ave. and 40th St.

It seems as though we’re always either hailing or dodging cabs in this city. This cab, blocked my shot as it did this biker’s way, but I still managed to capture his good spread color shirt. Nice shade of light blue as well.

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Camo Hat

Camo Hat

East Village
Astor Place

This could have been another typical all black workout ensemble, but his straight brim camoflogue hat from the label Brixton, gives it some edge.

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Diagonal Striped Tie

Diagonal Striped Tie

SoHo
Broome and Crosby St.

The thin white stripes against navy on his tie is a great contrast. Also like the silk texture, his purple shirt and brown cords.

 

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Bike Lean

Bike Lean

Flatiron District
Broadway and 25th St.

Pausing on the street, waiting for the light to change. Red lights are the best for capturing guys with style. Another day, another t-shirt, and today’s color is green.

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U Neck

U Neck

Greenwich Village
6th Ave. and Carmine St.

To add some variety to neck styles in your t- shirts, try a U neck. I like the semi slouchy fit of his with the sleeves slightly rolled. A very downtown look.

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Short Sleeved Henley

Short Sleeved Henley

West Village
7th Ave. South and Barrow St.

A henley shirt is a great alternative to your everyday t-shirt. Henleys usually come in long sleeve form, so it’s nice to see a short sleeve version. I’m digging the way he matches his whites at the top and bottom and contrasts it with his dark jeans and backpack.

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Knee Pads

Knee Pads

Chelsea
Skate Park

Taking the necessary safety precautions before making the jump.

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In Christ He Trusts

In God He Trusts

SoHo
West Broadway

A gold crucifix necklace is not your typical everyday fashion accessory. But then again, some things are beyond fashion

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Angry Birds

Angry Birds

SoHo
Prince and Sullivan St.

How can you not like a guy who sports an Angry Birds t-shirt? Two things that I noticed on him that I rarely see anymore – earrings (two small gold hoops no less) and long hair. Definitely a nice change of pace. His sleeve tattoo and the fact that he’s carrying a pizza are a nice touch. Bonus.

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Floral Tee

Floral Tee

SoHo
Prince and Greene St.

Full patterned and printed t-shirts are a great way to break up the monotony of solid colors, logos or t-shirts with singular pictures or designs. I never thought a floral t-shirt would be something I would be into, but after seeing this guy’s cool shirt, I may have to reconsider.

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Wide Leg Shorts

Wide Leg Shorts

West Village
Hudson and Charles St.

Today’s weather turned fortuitously warm. So much so, that I spotted several outfits with shorts. What drew my eye to these pair were how wide and bell shaped they looked. Many guys have unsightly wide leg shorts, but it’s the short length here that gives it a less sloppy feel.

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