Tag Archives: Bags

Royal Blue

Royal Blue

SoHo
Prince and Crosby St.

Sometimes it takes seeing a particular color on someone else to make me re-think my opinion of it for myself. A royal blue kinda guy I am not, but now I think what do I know, since I’m now in the market for a shirt in that hue, no thanks to this guy turning me out 🙂

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Scoopneck T-Shirt

Deep Scoop

SoHo
Broome and Wooster St.

Lately I’ve been toying with adding scoopnecks to my collection of t-shirts. I’m partial to a good old fashioned crew neck, but I’ve realized the wider neck adds more ventilation during those super hot days. The key is finding the right width and depth since too much dip tends to make those types of shirts too feminine looking. I think this guy finds the happy medium where it’s not too wide and not too deep.

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Pretty In Pink

Pretty in Pink
TriBeCa
Greenwich and Beach St.

Does Casual Friday’s still exist in office environments? If it does, this is the most pared down it should be I think. Lose the tie and jacket at best, keep the shirt, slacks and decent footwear. Sidebar – every woman I know seems to love a man in pink. Something about pink’s feminine ying to a masculine man’s yang.

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Perfect Part

Perfect Part

Lower Manhattan
World Trade Center

The precision and execution of a well done side part is a thing to behold. Not everyone is destined for the side part, but for those can, please do.

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Neon Shirt

Neon Shirt

TriBeCa
6th Avenue and Laight St.

Brighter days are here again and so is brighter apparel. Neon in my wardrobe usually finds itself in very subtle ways – shoe laces, on a small logo, or a pocket and usually on some form of athletic gear. If you do wear it, it’s best to stick to just one item as you can clearly see it stands out and speaks for itself.

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Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter

West Village
Greenwich Ave and 10th St.

How nice to see a proper hat in sea of baseball caps. His accessories game is pretty tight with this ensemble and he’s even sporting some colored nails.

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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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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/

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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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Man In The Middle

Man In The Middle

Lower East Side
Bowery and Houston

This is a nice variation on the traditional peacoat with the side zipper. I like the way he winterizes the rest of his look with the hat, fingerless gloves and boots.

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I Want

I Want

SoHo
Prince and Crosby St.

I want that shirt he’s wearing, I want those jeans, I want those boots, I want those shades. Hell, I don’t like bags at all, much less carrying a camera around, but I have to for this damn blog (just playin’), and I want his bag. I even want a strand of hair to fall on my forehead just like his.

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Matching Hat

Matching Hat

SoHo
Crosby St.

A hat person, I am not, but I always admire guys on the street who wear them well and make them look cool such a this guy. Here he matches his hat to his shirt but there is this nice offset with the wild pattern, seemingly paint splattered and colored sneakers. The one rip in his jeans on the knee, also seems to be strategically placed.

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Well Suited

Well Suited

SoHo
Broome and Thompson St.

A polka dot tie and a pinstripe suit make for one of my favorite combos. I think a suit should be well tailored yet playful as this guy demonstrates.

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Chilly in Chelsea

Chelsea
10th Ave. and 19th St.

I was gallery hopping on a Saturday afternoon in Chelsea and it was frigid out. I was surprised to find this French gentleman sitting outside without a coat working on his laptop. He was a very friendly Frenchie who was all smiles, polite and cheerfully agreed to let me take his picture while he tapped away on his laptop. He even said “my pleasure”. Most of my French friends are the most stylish friends I have, but rarely are they as sunny as this one.

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Electric Blue

Electric Blue

SoHo
Spring and Sullivan St.

I don’t even like hats or electric blue for that matter, so why do I now want one after seeing how well this guy wears his? Such is the inspiration I see on other guys that gets me to change my mind. Never say never is the lesson here.

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Men in Black

Men in Black

Nolita
Prince and Mulberry St.

I couldn’t resist the play on words as it seemed to be very apropos. I found these two to be quite identical yet very individual at the same time. Just goes to show that no matter how uniform a look, each guy can make it his own.

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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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Joe Coffee

Joe's Coffee

West Village
Waverly Place

This post is more about my love for Joe Coffee in the West Village than it is about style. I conducted an interview there the other day and was happy to learn that they finally accept credit and debit cards instead of cash only, which has been the case since its inception. So to spot a guy with a Joe’s cup, strolling down Waverly by the subway is a very New York shot to me.

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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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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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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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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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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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The White Shirt

The White Shirt

Greenwich Village
MacDougal St. and Minetta Lane

The iconic, classic white shirt. A staple. Seasonless. So crisp, clean and fresh. It brightens up any man and immediately makes him look pulled together. That is the power of the white shirt.

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Curved Hem

Curved Hem

SoHo
Crosby St.

What saves this shirt from being another basic long sleeved tee is the slight curve of the hem which reveals his belt.  The fit of the shirt is also very decent.

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Ankle Show-er

Ankle Show-er

Union Square
5th Ave. and 15th St.

Rolled up pants are all over the city, but I’ve never seen an example so emphatic on the reveal of the ankle.

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Rolled Up

West Chelsea
10th Ave. and 29th St.

This guy is all about the rolls – his t-shirt and his pants. I like his choice of putting blue and green together, with his cream colored high tops. I’m rarely a pattern or prints guy, except when it comes to plaid, so I can appreciate solid blocks of color.

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Purple Dress Shirt

Purple Dress Shirt

West Village
Jackson Square

If we’re going to be accurate, the shirt color is more lavender than purple. Don’t be afraid of the word lavender guys, since you can see it looks great.

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Tank Week

Equinox

SoHo
Equinox SoHo

As the summer winds down (I go by the official date of Sept 21st. None of this after Labor day nonsense), I decided to do a theme of tank tops this week to say goodbye to the long, hot days in the city. First up, a crisp, white, athletic tank on a guy post workout, chilling on the steps of Equinox gym in Soho.

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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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Loose Shorts

Bermuda Shorts

Chelsea
7th Ave and 20th St.

The key to wearing looser fitted shorts is to get the proportions right so they don’t look you’re swimming in them or that they overwhelm your frame. A lot of guys wear shorts way too baggy or add too much bulk with cargo shorts which weighs you down.  If you go loose, keep it clean and balanced like this gent.

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Flashy Shades

Flashy Shades

Midtown
Park Ave. and 52nd St.

I like how he’s sporting a sharp Midtown suit, with a handsome briefcase but loosens it up just a tad with his flashy oversize sunglasses and just a bit of a break in the pant legs. I never associated Park Avenue with being cool, but he shows how to work it in.

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Nice Lips

Nice Lips

SoHo
Prince and Wooster St.

I’m referring to his t-shirt, but you can be drawn to his mouth if you choose so. I prefer graphic tees with pictures rather than words, phrases or witty musings. A picture is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes.

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Accessory Man

Accessory Man

Meatpacking District
9th Ave and 14th St.

One accessory that I think guys should own more of is bracelets. I say, keep your outfit simple but get playful with wrist wear. Here’s one guy who isn’t afraid to pile on the bracelets. Wrist wear is a great way to add a touch of personality and a hint of color. Like pocket squares and ties; they’re small items but they make a world of difference.

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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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White Tank

White Tank

Flatiron District
5th Ave. and 23rd St.

The street island of tables and chairs directly in front of the Flatiron building is great for people watching. I could sit there all day and snap pics, but for variety sake, I like to mix things up. I found this guy soaking up the sun on one of the first hot days in the city with his exposed arms via his tank top. Look closely and you can see a bit of his tattoo on his shoulder.

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One Arm Sleeve

One Arm Sleeve

Greenwich Village
6th Ave. and Bleecker St.

This guy got “sleeved” – that’s tattoo parlance for getting an entire arm inked. What actually drew my eye to him originally was his all grey ensemble which is one of my favorite shades, but on closer inspection I realized his sleeve was an added bonus. His shirt is from the British label All Saints which deals heavily in greys, blacks, browns and other earth tones.

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Model Behavior

Model Behavior

West Village
Hudson and Clarkson St.

Some people just look like they’re models. I would say this guy qualifies. He actually resembles a particular male model that I often see in ads in men’s style magazines, but since male models tend to remain more anonymous rather than their female counterparts, I couldn’t tell you who I’m referring to. Regardless, he just has that model look.

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Bow Tie

Bow Tie

Financial District
Nassau St.

Notice how all the lighter colors of this guy’s outfit are on the top half, while the darker tones are on the bottom. A bit of an even contrast here. I personally never like to wear a bow tie unless it’s for a formal occasion, but some guys don’t need a tux to wear bring one out. Might I add, he’s also exemplifying some great posture. Being and looking cool doesn’t always have to result in being slouchy, hunched over or slovenly. Standing upright commands respect and authority. Is that what our mothers meant when they told us to stand up straight as kids? I think I just answered my own question.

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