Category Archives: Uptown Man

Yellow Tee

Yellow Tee
Upper West Side
Broadway and 72nd St.

It’s day after day Labor Day and the unofficial beginning of fall is the one of the hottest days in the city! It’s still t-shirt time as long as the weather is this hot. I’m going to squeeze as much use out of my bright colored clothing before the chill sets in and I’m back in sweaters. Yellow is one color I don’t have much of, but here on this guy, it definitely shows the appeal.

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Grunge

Grunge

Upper East Side
68th and Lexington

Back in the early 90’s the term and style of grunge was all the rage. Like all fads, trends, styles and fashions it’s due for an updated comeback. Not that I have seen enough evidence to support a comeback but this guy’s outfit with the loose flannel plaid shirt, baggy shorts and mismatched socks certainly reflects the style.

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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.

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One Direction

One Direction

Upper East Side
69th and Lex

Sorry, this post isn’t about the teen boy band, but it is about my new obsession with finding the perfect black, charcoal or dark grey jeans. I saw a pair at BLK DNM in Nolita that are pricey but worth the splurge. This shot is an example of what I’m going for.

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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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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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Natural Body

Natural Body

Upper East Side
75th and Lexington

I like how the wording on his t-shirt is modeled after the Superman logo, naturally 🙂

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Kept In Check

Grey Plaid Blazer

Upper West Side
72nd and Broadway

I like how he takes this blazer in grey plaid to punch up a very common look of shirt and jeans. Nothing like a little lift to elevate an outfit. This is also my second post of catching a guy with the rarity of earrings. Maybe they’re making a comeback.

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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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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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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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Chambray

Chambray

Upper West Side
Broadway and 68th St.

Chambray is a fabric similar to denim, but is lighter and is like muslin and usually comes in light blue. This guy is wearing both fabrics to give contrast with his chambray shirt and denim jeans. I’m pretty sure I own the exact same shirt he’s wearing which I bought at Uniqlo years ago and still wear to this day.

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Ankle Focus

Ankle Focus

Upper East Side
Central Park

This duo is all about what’s happening below the chins. From two tone shoes, to patterned socks and rolled up cuffs, these guys show how to make ankles stylish without being so obvious about it. Also like how they mix solid colors, with each having the contrast of one light color against a darker color.

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Cross Walk

Cross Walk

Upper West Side
Broadway and 72nd

And then there are some guys that can even make waiting for the light to change look good.

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High Above The Knee

High Above The Knee

Upper East Side
Central Park

Here’s a fellow who is not afraid to show off a little leg. White shorts in particular are a good way to draw attention to your legs, but he ups the ante by picking a pair that is fitted and close to his thighs and the length falls a good distance away from his knee caps.  If you’ve got ’em, flaunt ’em.

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Briefcase

Briefcase

Upper East Side
Madison Ave. and East 65th St.

I don’t own, nor have ever owned a briefcase in my life, but if I ever purchased one, something tells me it would look like the one this gentleman is carrying. The color is bold yet tasteful, the leather looks rich, soft and sumptuous, the design is elegant and classic and it looks bloody expensive which any great briefcase should look like.

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Bag Man

Bag Man

Upper East Side
5th Ave. and 84th St.

I wasn’t able to decipher if the bag he was carrying belonged to him or if he was holding it for his girlfriend (not pictured). Some accessories are designed to be considered unisex. I wonder if this bag qualifies. I’ve also been noticing subtle tattoos on guys, which he’s inked with on his inner forearm.

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Laughing Man

Laughing Man

Upper West Side
Columbus and  West 72nd St.

I came across this guy joking around with his buddy (not pictured). He looks very fit, athletic and sporty. It’s nice to be able to capture some levity on a New Yorker once in a while.

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Mr. Clean

Mr. Clean

Upper West Side
Broadway and West 67th St.

Clean cut, preppy with the suave hair and square jaw to match.

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Crowd Spotted

Crowd Spotted

Upper East Side
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Certain areas of New York are prime for crowds and people watching. The steps of The Met definitely qualify.  I was sitting on the steps for a good while before anything caught my eye. I guess because hordes of tourists aren’t particularly the most stylish, so it’s great to capture the few who are and who stand out amidst the crowd.  I spotted this guy with his cool oval shaped shades, double breast pocket button down and backwards cap and simple wrist wear of bracelets.  He looks very cosmopolitan and would look good in any major city.

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Orange T

Orange T

Upper East Side
5th Ave. and East 81st St.

The simplicity of a solid colored t-shirt is a good way to stay classic. This guys fills his shirt out pretty well.

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The Plaza

The Plaza

Plaza Hotel
5th Avenue

Luxury meets punk.

In honor of the new punk exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art – PUNK: Chaos to Couture.

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Black and Slick

Black and Slick

Upper West Side
Broadway and 62nd St.

I found this European gentleman shopping on the Upper west side with his girlfriend, speaking Italian. His Gucci belt was a nice nod to Italy. Yesterday I posted a picture of a guy in an all black and slicked hair ensemble which was an extreme and slightly formal look. This is a similar look, but more casual and broken up by jeans, a t-shirt and some white sneakers. The leather jacket has some nice detailing in the stitching on the side of the arm, the curved hem and the collar. His slick black hair is a good match to the jacket.

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