Tag Archives: Belts

Well Cut

Cut Well

Chelsea
8th Avenue and 18th St.

I’ve been helping an acquaintance who works in finance with some wardrobe styling and personal shopping. He practically lives in suits six days a week. When we tackled his closet, he had amazing suits, good taste and quality but the fit and cut were all wrong. Before we even did a lick of shopping, I had him take all of his suits to his tailor to fit and mold them to his frame. A month later when he got them back he realized just how wrong he was in sizing and now he actually enjoys wearing the suits, gets tons of compliments and feels much more confident in them.

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Tan Jeans

Tan Jeans

Midtown East
Third Avenue and 52nd St.

This color denim is light enough to wear in summer and can also transition into fall since it falls on the brown spectrum. Blue and black jeans are staples but can get a little monotonous. Variety in denim is good to get a change of routine.

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Shirt & Jeans

Shirt & Jeans
South Village
Charlton and Varick St.

There are days when I thank God that I work in an office environment that allows nice jeans to be worn. As this fellow demonstrates, pairing it with a crisp button down shirt and a good belt makes it look professional without having to be “dressed up”. This outfit combo has saved me many a days headache for getting dressed in the morning.

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Blue Suit

Blue Suit

SoHo
Spring and Thompson St.

Sometimes a navy blue suit is the safest bet you can make. Even as the tie is absent, the crisp shirt underneath still makes it all look so pulled together.

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Blue Chinos

Blue Chinos
Meatpacking District
Hudson and 14th St.

The one thing I love about summer in New York is the guys bringing out the colorful chinos. Color is good in the pant area. Any choice would go perfect with a white button down shirt as this gent displays. I also notice the great green leather in his watch straps and the beige in his tassle loafers. Extra points for that thick, slick mane he’s sporting. Such a great haircut. If you got the length and the thickness to pull that style off, I say go for it.

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Pompadour

Pompadour

Nolita
Lafayette and Spring St.

Guys sporting big hair is something I rarely see, so it’s refreshing to capture a coif with some added weight and heft. The clean, fitted, preppy outfit against his already lean and trim frame makes the hair look even grander. He rocks it.

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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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Red Tie

Red Tie

SoHo
6th Avenue and Spring St.

I love a splash of red in a suit ensemble, but only in the form of a tie or a pocket square. Ok a red watch band or bracelet would suffice as well.

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Mini Check

Mini Check

Chelsea
7th Avenue and 22nd St.

I love a good blue dress shirt. So crisp, so fresh, so summery. The appeal of this one is the gingham pattern in a more subtle, muted, mini version and the contrast of the solid white placket on one side as well as the inside collar.

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Slim Chinos

Slim ChinosChelsea
7th Avenue and 22nd St.

If you work in an office that doesn’t require a suit or a tie, here is a clean, fitted, appropriate, professional outfit that looks good any day of the week. Embrace the slimmer fit and pants that literally hug your legs and then make sure the shirt you pair with it is proportioned to the pants. No billowy, blousy, ill fitting shirts.

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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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Square Buckle

Square Buckle

SoHo
Prince and West Broadway

I’m on the hunt for the perfect square buckle belt. I’m finding that either the metal of the buckle is not up to par or it’s that the leather is not as quality as I’d like it to be. I like how this fellow’s looks a tad worn it, so I guess this is one time I have to go for vintage.

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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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Doppelganger

Doppelganger

Greenwich Village
5th Avenue and 11th St.

This fellow reminds me of the caucasian version of myself. I’m pretty much that height and body type,I wear my hair like his, like him, I sport aviators, his monochromatic style of dress is how I do it and without looking at the label I know I own that exact same scarf he’s wearing. I think we look good 🙂

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Well Suited

Well Suited

Acustom Apparel/SoHo
West Broadway and Grand St.

I was waiting for a friend outside of the SoHo Grand Hotel when I noticed these two gents on a smoke break looking very dapper in their respective suit and blazer. They both work at the suit store Acustom Apparel and it got me thinking of wanting to work at a suit store as well to give me a reason to dress like that on a regular basis.:)

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This One’s For Me

This One's For Me

SoHo
Prince and Lafayette

I generally don’t play favorites with outfits or pictures I take since I’m very diplomatic, but this guy’s ensemble is a stand out for me. Something about him nailing the spread collar, the lapels and color of the jacket, the hint of red in the pocket square, the brown knit tie, the shades, the cuff of his jeans and monk strap shoes. His precision is off the charts. I hate shopping, but this makes me want to go and replicate this look.

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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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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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Coffee & Briefcase

Coffee & Briefcase

Greenwich Village
6th Ave. and Bleecker St.

Love the way this guy is two fisting it in the more professional manner with a coffee and briefcase from Jack Spade. It’s common sense and somewhat of an unwritten style rule, but blue and brown are two of the best colors to pair together that compliment each other well.

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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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Man and Manhattan: Garrett McCarthy

Garrett McCarthy
Lower East Side/Union Square

The Stats:

Occupation: EMT, Firefighter, Emerging Menswear Designer, Model
23, 6’3”, 180lbs, lives in Murray Hill
Originally from Chicago, Illinois
Attended Wabash College, Indiana

The Goods:

Favorite Brands: Older, heritage, Americana, Classic -Barbour, L.L. Bean, Brooks Brothers, Kiel James Patrick, Gant by Michael Bastian, Gant Rugger, Jack Spade
Garrett’s Own Label: Fargo Boulevard – Coming Soon!
Favorite Neighborhood: West Village
Favorite Restaurants: Waverly Inn, Red Rooster, Villard Michel Richard
Teams: Chicago representin’ – The Cubs, The Bears, The Blackhawks
Sports: Hockey, Lacrosse
Interests: Design, Menswear, Tech, History, Architecture

The Links:

Garrett has a huge social media presence and is quite active on all his platforms. Add to his number of followers, fans.

Twitter: @GarrettMcCarthy, likes @CollegePrepster
Instagram: @GarrettMcCarthy
Company: FargoBoulevard.com & Facebook.com/FargoBoulevard
Supporter of: KielJamesPatrick.com
Garrett’s Blog: Goodpeoplegofar.com

 

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Preview: David Spiro

Preview: David Spiro

David Spiro
Nolita

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers. I’ll only be doing one post today as it’s a holiday but will be back tomorrow for more. For now, here is a preview of the very stylish David Spiro. Please check back Tuesday, December 3rd at 10:30 a.m. EST for a full profile on Mr. Spiro.

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Black Jackets

Black Jackets

Midtown West
Columbus Circle

Yesterday’s post Texture was a great all black ensemble. Today’s post shows how to punch up a black base coat of black with some color and some contrast. The all black look can be sharp, sleek and even tough, but pairing black with different hues makes it more relaxed.

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Texture

Texture

Flatiron District
5th Ave. and 23rd St.

It’s all about the detailing of texture here with this fellow’s ensemble. The quilting on his leather jacket, the lining at the knees of his motocross pants and even the netting on his cap are a great way to get playful without overstating or being loud with patterns or prints. His outfit is all black, but with all that texture it saves it from being bland. Digging the white Converse kicks and Gucci belt as well.

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Noise Blocker

Noise Blocker

Chelsea
Chelsea Market

Today is a particularly grey day in New York, so I wanted to post a pic with color for some pick me up. I spotted this gent on his phone and his stance seemed all too familiar with him covering his ear while trying to converse to cancel out the racket of loud trucks that were on the street. I feel whenever I have to make a phone call outdoors, I have to find a quiet side street. But enough carping. I like this guy’s arm game with the tatts and the gold watch. It’s also been a while since I’ve seen a t-shirt tucked in the way he does. It’s a rare feat to be able to pull that off, but somehow he gets the proportions right.

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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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Suede Boots

Suede Boots

SoHo
Mercer St.

Tan, suede desert boots are so right up my alley. I could wear them with everything, even shorts. His are a great color and I like how he keeps them slightly open for a more casual, loose look.

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Handsome Is As Handsome Does

One Stripe Tie

TriBeCa
Walker and West Broadway

This guy has sort of a Clark Kent/Superman thing going on with the square jaw, suit and eyeglasses. I think his tie does it for me, with one black diagonal stripe against the muted plaid and the grey/black contrast. Handsome tie for a handsome fellow.

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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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Hands Full

Hands Full

SoHo
Spring and Sullivan St.

This gent’s back was towards me and walking away from me when I spotted him, but luckily he turned around to get something from his car which he forgot and was able to capture his classic, all blue ensemble. For me it’s all about his square belt buckle.

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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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Leg Cross

Leg Cross

TriBeCa
West Broadway

This is the exact same stance and pose I strike whenever I lean up on wall with my shoulder. For me this guy is all about the subtle details – the buckle and looseness of his belt, the slick of his hair and preppy eyeglasses and of course that all too familiar wall lean.

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Fashionable Couple

Fashionable Couple

West Village
7th Avenue South

What’s even better than taking pictures of guys with a good sense of style is when their significant other is just as equally stylish. Two for the price of one. This couple was strolling in the West Village, both looking very put together. For him, it’s yet another example of how every guy should own a navy blue suit. It’s fool proof.

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Dark Green Pants

Dark Green Pants

West Village
Bleecker and Grove St.

This is what I like to call the cigarette break pose. In addition to his smoke stance, the color of his chinos in that dark green shade is the real appeal here. The matching of his blue shirt and blue shoes is a nice touch.

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Diagonal Striped Tie

Diagonal Striped Tie

SoHo
Broome and Crosby St.

The thin white stripes against navy on his tie is a great contrast. Also like the silk texture, his purple shirt and brown cords.

 

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