Monthly Archives: January 2014

Silver

Silver

West Village
7th Ave. and 12th St.

Digging this man’s quilted, short, spread collar, grey, snap button coat with two different breast pockets. It’s even better that it matches his grey hair on top.

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Head Gear

Head Gear

East Village
Bowery and 2nd St.

For these serious temps, you need some serious coverage and this guy goes all out in this hat/hood hybrid. Is there a name for this sort of thing? If so and you know it, let me know.

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Prada on Park Ave.

Prada on Park Ave.

Midtown
Park Avenue and 56th St.

I spy with my little eye Prada.

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Tiffany’s Doorman

Tiffany's Doorman

Uptown
Tiffany’s/ Fifth Ave. and 57th St.

The thing that struck me about the Tiffany’s doorman is that his scarf and tie were cleverly matched to the color of their infamous “Tiffany’s blue” on the store’s boxes and bags. Tiffany’s is certainly not the most masculine store, as it seems to cater more to women who in my experience go ape shit for anything that comes in that blue box, but they do actually sell men’s jewelry. The great thing is that the items they do have for men lean towards classic and simple.

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Peeking Out

Peeking Out

East Village
Third Ave. and 11th Street

It’s that time of year to drape layers on top of layers. Sometimes I can even catch a glimpse of the person peeking out from underneath all those layers. I like how this guy’s black coat is saved from blandness with his patterned snow flake gloves and red and blue plaid scarf.

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Flashback Friday: Summer Soho Sunset

Flashback Friday: Summer Soho Sunset

SoHo
Broome and Watts St.

For all this cold, debilitating weather we’ve had this past week in New York, I am reminded of one of the best sunsets I witnessed in my ‘hood last summer and as the light was going down, I was fortunate to capture one last shot of the day in the form of this fitted henley.

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F.S.C. Sample Sale

Lower East Side
Freemans Sporting Club/8 Rivington Street

To reiterate, the F.S.C. Super Bowl Sale is a must for the fellas. Ladies and gays, treat your man to some nice gifts this Valentine’s day or just grab something for any dude in your life. If these photos don’t entice you to visit and possibly re-visit this sale over the next few days and do some damage to your credit card then I don’t know what will. Thanks again to all the cool staff at F.S.C. for letting Cavan and I play dress up and taking up some space. The sale runs until January 26th. Hit it up!

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Freemans Sporting Club (F.S.C.) Super Bowl Sale

Lower East Side
Freemans Sporting Club/ 8 Rivington Street

There are some sample sales worth waiting for as well as worth saving for. For the guys, Freemans Sporting Club is one such sale. I was invited to preview the sale during the Friends & Family day held prior to the official opening to the public, which is today, beginning at 10 a.m. Alix Dana, the lovely PR rep was very gracious in asking me to cover their annual Super Bowl sale for the blog. Being as I have been a huge fan and shopper of the store for quite some time, it was a privilege. I brought along Cavan Valance to model and showcase some of the awesome goods you can score for a fraction of the retail price. I even took the liberty of posting a shot of the price list to streamline your shopping experience. This would be one of the rare occasions I would urge anyone in New York reading this post, to get off my blog and run – not walk – to 8 Rivington Street and stock up on the fine, easy, solid, well-crafted, made in America threads that F.S.C. is renowned for. Stay tuned later this afternoon for a second post on the sale featuring more of the stylish merchandise. For more details, click the link below.

http://shop.freemanssportingclub.com/

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Belstaff

Belstaff

SoHo
Spring and Thompson St.

Belstaff is the classic British brand best known for their waterproof jackets. It is a great heritage brand that has been acquired by the Italians and recently re-branded itself to create a sexier, jet-set vibe with the designer Martin Cooper at the helm. This quilted jacket with the stand up collar is evidence that it has lost some of its stodgy presentation.

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Lunch Hour

MMLunch Hour
Midtown East
Park Avenue and 55th St.

You want suit action in New York? Stand on Park Avenue in the 50′s any weekday during lunch hour to get an embarrassment of riches. I wasn’t even looking to take pictures while I was on my way to an appointment in the area, but the suits were coming at me from all sides

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Inside Job

From Inside

Upper East Side
Dean & Deluca/ 85th and Madison

I was scarfing down a bagel and having an espresso at the Dean & Deluca food shop on the Upper East Side when I realized I was sitting in the perfect corner window to people watch and take pictures. I was off to an appointment so I only managed to get this one shot of this guy adjusting his hood. Not bad for only sitting there a few minutes.

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Black Plaid

Black Plaid

Lower East Side
Broome and Bowery

This is yet another example of an outfit I would wear – a fitted plaid shirt, dark jeans, boots and some shades – call it a day.

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Throwback Thursday: Above The Crowd

Throwback Thursday: Above The Crowd

SoHo
Prince and Mercer St.

This guy’s height alone made him tower over the typical Saturday afternoon crowds in SoHo. This was taken last spring on one of the first really warm days after the winter which is something I’m jonesing for. I love a great fitted, simple grey sweatshirt-like crewneck like his. It’s one of my uniform pieces in my wardrobe and is worn as such.

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Cigars at The Mercer

Cigars at The Mercer

SoHo
The Mercer Hotel

If you’re going to have a cigar outside, I can’t think of a better place to stand outside of and have one. Check out that ski sweater

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David Spiro in NoHo

David Spiro
NoHo

David Spiro is back! This time it’s all about him rocking camouflage both on his pants and socks and him standing in front of some cool graffiti. I could write more, but I feel these pictures speak for themselves.

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Man in Background

Man in Background

Nolita
Cafe Gitane

The woman in the foreground with the bright lips is my great friend Ann Yee (http://www.annyeecollection.com/), a very talented womenswear knitwear designer who I was out having Sunday brunch with. In the background is one of many stylish guys or persons in general you can find at Cafe Gitane in Nolita any day of the week. Another great four pocket jacket and grey jeans is a solid choice.

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Khaki Shirt

Khaki Shirt

Chelsea
7th Ave. and 23rd St.

The khaki shirt, like khakis themselves have a perfectly relaxed weekend quality about them. It’s a color more associated with pants, that it’s rare to see it on the top. I’ll have to add it to my list.

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Flashback Friday: Crisp White Tee

Flashback Friday: Crisp White Tee SoHo
Blue Ribbon

With all this talk of a Polar Vortex engulfing much of the U.S. and Canada, I’m reminded of simpler days of the summer where the only layer you need is a solid tee. A simple, classic white t-shirt is a wardrobe staple. I like the way he pairs it with blue chinos, blue vans and even his bike is blue. I noticed him right outside Blue Ribbon restaurant right up the street from my apartment last summer. Look close and you can see my reflection in the glass.

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Leather Bomber

Leather Bomber

Chinatown
Grand and Elizabeth St.

I wonder if his leather jacket is vintage or not. A lot of brands nowadays like to give their clothes that worn-in, old, vintage-y look. Some are successful at it while other brands make it look studied. Or I could be wrong altogether and he purchased it new and had years of wear and tear to give it that lived in look which is how I feel most leather jackets should look.

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Four Pocket Jacket

Four Pocket Jacket

Union Square
5th Ave. and 14th St.

I’m a huge proponent of pockets in jackets and outerwear in general as it gives you less reason to carry a bag, which is something I try not to have on me. This four pocket version is both rugged and urban. The perfect piece to have during the city winters.

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The Trinity

The Trinity

Greenwich Village
6th Ave. and Bleecker St.

This was a bit of a miracle shot to get all three of these very stylish guys aligned and unobstructed as they were crossing the street. All three of them are nailing their own individual look with such nonchalance. They’re all very inspiring.

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Hoodie Shirt Jacket

Hoodie Shirt Jacket

Nolita
Houston and Elizabeth St.

Another hybrid in the form of a shirt jacket with a hood. He has all sorts of variants of grey in his outfit but breaks it up with some red, white and blue in his crewneck shirt. I’m digging the classic Adidas shell toe sneakers.

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Charcoal Overcoat

Charcoal Overcoat

Flatiron District
Flatiron Building

How you top off a suit is just as important as the suit itself. Invest in a good overcoat!

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Flashback Friday: Head Down

Flashback Friday: Head Down

Flatiron District
5th Ave. and 22nd St.

I needed a shot that reminded me of warmer temperatures today since I mentioned in today’s earlier post that it is pretty cold in New York. I chose this guy with his awesome sleeve of tattoos that I captured right before Labor Day last year. I like how the brim of his hat conceals his eyes, but no matter, since you’re still drawn to him.It’s the tats that does it.

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Bundle Up

Bundle Up

Greenwich Village
5th Ave. and 11th St.

Today feels truly cold in New York. The most frigid in a long time and yet I’m still able to capture stylish cold weather looks. Layering heavily is the way to go if still want to look your best while shielding yourself from the elements. I particularly like the shawl collar on this guy’s pea coat and contrasting the blue with the light hat and scarf.

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Barbour

Barbour

TriBeCa
West Broadway and Varick St.

It’s a Barbour, It’s a classic. Enough said

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Setting The Tone

Setting The Tone

Flatiron District
5th Ave. and 22nd St.

Forget resolutions in 2014 but question the tone you’d like to set in the new year. Like this gent, I’m interested in being more in command of how I present myself to the world, which is a sign of respect to others around me. Looking your best is a gift to others.

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