Monthly Archives: March 2014

Black Jeans

Black Jeans SoHo
6th Ave. and Spring St.

Last year was all about my grey jeans as my uniform staple which I proceeded to wear the hell out of. I think this spring it’s definitely going to be about a good pair of black or charcoal jeans that I’ll once again allow to mold to my body as I wear them frequently. Here’s an example of a good mold.

Tagged , , ,

Levi’s Jacket

Levi's Jacket

Greenwich Village
6th Ave. and Waverly Place

Nothing beats a classic. Case in point – this gent’s Levi’s denim jacket. Minus the smart phone, he looks like he could be in New York in the 1950’s. Some items are just timeless.

Tagged , , , , ,

TriBeCa Ride

TriBeCa Ride

TriBeCa
Greenwich and Franklin St.

That striped sweater he’s wearing just looks and feels like spring. Maybe because he’s not wearing a jacket or maybe because he pairs it with khakis or maybe because the sweater has lighter shades or maybe it’s all of the above.

Tagged , , , , , ,

Leather Arms

Leather Arms

West Village
Bleecker and Perry St.

This varsity jacket with the brown leather sleeves and blue contrast is a great piece and can easily work in the fall, winter or spring. He adds some nice pops of red with his scarf and laces on his Nikes.

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Cab Couple

Cab Couple

West Village
6th Ave. and Washington Place

Just a typical casual Sunday with a sporty dude with the requisite scruff, Yankees cap,hoodie jacket,jeans and sneakers and his lady hailing a cab.

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Uniform Dressing

Uniform Dressing

SoHo
6th Ave. and Spring St.

Blue button shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Check. Fitted blue jeans worn in just so. Check. Brown desert or chukka boots. Check. All of these add up to a uniform way of dressing for me personally. It’s not about wearing the same thing everyday, but having a simplified way of knowing what works well and having a variation of that same look. It makes life easier.

Tagged , , , ,

End Of Work Day

 End Of Work Day

West Village
Hudson and Grove St.

When it’s all over at 6pm for the office workers in the West Village, it’s a great walk in that beautiful area. Nice way to end the day.

Tagged , , , , ,

First Day Of Spring

First Day Of Spring

Greenwich Village
MacDougal and 8th St.

There seems to be a palpable, collective sigh of relief in the air that spring is finally here, although the weather has yet to catch up, but no matter as long as it’s official. I’m so ready for the days of dressing without a coat or jacket and just wearing a sweater or crewneck like this fellow and being outside more.

Tagged , , , ,

Wide Lapels

Wide Lapels

Greenwich Village
University Place and 12th St.

This is one of the bigger, heftier coats I’ve seen this winter. The wide lapels are old school and I’ve seen their re-emergence on coats on a few guys around town lately. I’m digging his printed scarf as well as his navy beanie which matches nicely to the coat.

Tagged , , , , , ,

Dave Lilja

Dave Lilja

NoLIta
Cafe Habana

I stumbled upon model Dave Lilja at the typically mobbed Cafe Habana in Nolita on a Saturday afternoon. What caught my eye was his woven brightly hued sneakers and his fur trimmed coat. He had a great look since he’s Swedish and Filipino and his agency is based out of Denmark. He mentioned that he was about to head to the Midwest to shoot a campaign for the Express brand and that he had also done some work for H&M. Upon googling him, I could see why he makes a superb model. I took the liberty of posting his link below.

http://www.unique.dk/male/models/dave-lilja/

Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Stitched Blazer

Stitched Blazer

Upper East Side
87th and Lexington

I really like the design of this guy’s jacket because it’s something you rarely see – a quilted/stitched blazer jacket. Having a classic piece with just a bit of a twist can really set you apart and make a world of difference.

Tagged , , , , ,

Kareem on 8th St.

Kareem on 8th St.

Greenwich Village
MacDougal and 8th St.

I love this all black outfit Kareem is wearing. The gold buttons on the overcoat, the texture of the motocross pants, the kicks, crewneck and his specs are just so on point. Everything he’s doing works.

Tagged , , , , ,

“Loving On The Weekday” by Justin Stein

Justin Stein
Chelsea/Maritime Hotel

“Loving On The Weekday” is the catchy new tune from soul-stained pop/R&B singer/songwriter Justin Stein produced by Vaughn Elsas. Meeting Justin and his girlfriend Julia has been a real treat. I got to see his his makeshift studio in his apartment, hear his music in progress, as well as raid his closet to style and take some upcoming pictures for the blog. Some of his highlights from his bio include touring the country in his teens as the opening act for the likes of Raven-Symone, Jordin Sparks, Jesse McCartney and Corbin Bleu, being invited to attend the Clive Davis of Recorded Music program at NYU and headlining The Stevie Wonder Tribute Concert featuring Questlove of The Roots.

Justin’s tunes are pretty infectious and there was one unreleased track he played me that was pretty darn sexy. The guy’s got soul, pipes, style, the look, charisma and moves. All the ingredients that I hope will have his star rise deservedly so.

Check out the track on Soundcloud and follow him on Twitter and Facebook!

https://soundcloud.com/justin-stein-1/loving-on-the-weekday
Twitter: @justinstein.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/justinsteinmusic
http://www.justinstein.com/

Tagged , , ,

Coffee & Cigarettes

Coffee & Cigarettes

SoHo
Prince and Crosby St.

The ultimate break time combo – caffeine and nicotine on display here. The aqua green color of his printed shirt, grey jeans and tan boots are another great combo.

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Urban Lumberjack

Urban Lumberjack

NoLIta
Prince and Mulberry St.

I think the title of this post is very apropos. It’s the perfect mix of Maine and Manhattan. Those frames on his face look great and a white henley peeking out from all those cold weather layers is so fresh.

Tagged , , , , , ,

Knit Cap

Knit Cap

SoHo
Prince and Lafayette St.

He is wearing his knit, cream colored fisherman’s cap very well. His hooded army green coat and denim on denim outfit are also pretty solid.

Tagged , , , , , ,

Pink Shirt

Pink Shirt

Chelsea
6th Ave. and 22nd St.

This is the second day I’m showcasing a pink shirt on a guy to underscore how great it looks. I especially love it paired with a dark or navy suit. A pink shirt is like a white shirt – it just works.

Tagged , , , , ,

Green Plaid Jacket

Green Plaid Jacket

Midtown
Park Ave. and 49th St.

I’m digging the pink, green and grey color scheme this fella has going on. Nice to see plaid on a jacket for a change as opposed to a winter full of solid colored coats.

Tagged , , , , , ,

Lafayette Atkinson on 8th Ave.

Lafayette Atkinson on 8th Ave.

Chelsea
8th Ave. and 17th St.

It was all about the cut, stitching details and how Lafayette’s double breasted coat was fitting to his frame that cemented it for me, not to mention the nice way his collar stood up, the way he wrapped his scarf and the slick, brown/burgundy leather gloves that added a nice pop. Also, slit side chest pockets on a coat are the best invention ever. I have some in my Rag & Bone winter coat and they are the best hand warmers and so convenient to stick my phone in.

Tagged , , , ,

Lapel Vest

SoHo
Prince and Mercer St.

This was quite the unique vest this guy was wearing with lapels and all the pockets. I love how thrown together he looks and the small accessory details of his tortoiseshell frames, bracelet, watch and key chain..

Tagged , , , , , ,
%d bloggers like this: