Monthly Archives: May 2014

Mankles

No Socks And Loafers

Greenwich Village
Thompson and Houston St.

I was reading an article today in New York magazine about the term mankles (http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/05/men-throw-out-your-socks-its-mankles-season.html) – referring to the time of year when it’s not quite as hot outside for shorts, but men want to feel the sun on the lower part of their bodies, so they roll up their pants to reveal their ankles. That or have pants that are short enough to reveal them already. It is an erogenous zone and showing them off via pants can be much more attractive than seeing nice legs in unsightly, baggy, ill-fitting cargo shorts.

 

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Dog Days

Dog Days

SoHo
Spring and Sullivan St.

Sometimes it’s just about sitting on a stoop, chillin’ with your pooch. New York can be overstimulating and always on the go, so it’s nice to see dudes just pause.

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Flecks Of Gold

Flecks Of Gold

Penn Station
7th Avenue and 34th St.

The hot, sticky, sweaty days have arrived in the concrete jungle. As evidenced by this gent, you gotta keep dry and sweat free by dabbing. His tattoos and accessories are what really give this fella panache. The goggle-like, thick black frames, the gold watch and tiny gold earring placed mid lobe and backward cap makes him look more downtown than the suburban crush that is Penn Station.

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Garrett In Plaid

Flatiron District
5th Avenue and 18th St.

I can’t with Garrett and his Pendleton plaid shirt. I can’t because I want it. I love the one chest pocket and the color. I also like how he sports a henley shirt underneath the plaid and of course the green nautical bracelet.

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Black Camo Shorts

Black Camo Shorts

West Village
Hudson and Charles St.

Here we are back to shorts season and first out of the gate is a nice pair of black camoflouge, high above the knee and without all that bagginess or looseness that can make a guy’s legs look thinner than they are. Like most things on this blog, it’s all about the fit.

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Fresh White

Fresh White

Flatiron District
5th Avenue and 24th St.

I recently read a quote from a well known menswear designer where he stated that every man should own a white shirt because if you’re tan or dark skinned, it adds amazing contrast and if you’re pale or light skinned it makes you look less so and brings out more color to your face. Wise words and I couldn’t agree more. Oh this gent, I’m digging how the white shirt contrasts the redness in his facial hair.

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White Polo

White Polo

Hudson Square
Vandam and Varick St.

The long sleeve polo shirt is something I rarely see anymore, but it’s a great spring piece that’s a nice alternative to your basic long sleeve crew neck shirt. I like how this one has a chest pocket.

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Bike Style

SoHo
West Broadway and Prince St.

Now that the weather has warmed up and it’s frequently sunny, I’m starting to notice more bikes on the streets. Where there’s more bikes, there’s more bike style. I’m happy to see the re-emergence of the short sleeve button down shirt for spring. These types of shirts only look good if the arm holes are fitted and close to the body and well above the elbow.

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Phone Break

Phone Break

Nolita
Prince and Mulberry St.

These two lounging on a bench with beverages from La Colombe Coffee, both on their phones looking so very downtown is the epitome of what you’ll see in Nolita.

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Earthtones

Earthtones

East Village
1st Avenue and 1st St.

In this post, I won’t even bother talking about what the guy is wearing since it’s really all about those two dogs. I’m sure most of you would rather pay attention to them anyways.

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Blue Vest

Blue Vest

SoHo
West Broadway and Broome St.

A vest is something that is just not in my own personal wardrobe vernacular and yet having seen this one it inspires me. I don’t necessarily want one, but seeing how this guy makes it look so fly is worth pondering the purchase of a vest should I ever find one that looks right for me.

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Printed Tie

Printed Tie

West Village
Varick and Carmine St.

This tie stood out to me because of it’s subtle diamond print and how well the pattern is spaced out on the tie so that it doesn’t look too busy. I also like how it’s a jewel toned color blue against the navy suit.

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Classic Ralph

Classic Ralph

Greenwich Village
5th Avenue and 10th St.

No matter which way the winds blow in fashion, style or trends, there are some things that never seem to be impacted by trends. The iconic Ralph Lauren polo player logo seems like it will always be a solid fact of life, just like the Nike swoosh. I certainly don’t see it as much as back in the day, but whenever it does appear it’s like an old friend you’re always happy to see.

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Black Levi’s

Black Levi's

SoHo
Prince and Sullivan St.

With all the great premium denim out there from Rag & Bone, to J Brand, to A.P.C. et al., sometimes it’s nice to stick to the tried and true classics like Levi’s. As long as you nail the fit and wash, you’re good to go.

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