Tag Archives: Blue

Good On A Bike

Good On A Bike
Chelsea
8th Avenue and 23rd St.

Biking around the city is often times geared towards more athletic clothing since it can feel like more of a sport than a leisurely mode of transportation. I’m more of the camp that would wear my work or going out outfit on the bike rather than carry a bag and change once I got to my destination. This is New York! Who has time for all of that.

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The Blue Shirt

The Blue Shirt
Greenwich Village
Greenwich Avenue and Christopher St.

Just like my vast collection of plaid shirts, I should probably calm down with my wide array of blue shirts. But there are different types of blue shirts, I tell myself. I love the versatility of the blue shirt. Dress it up, dress it down, it’s a great go to when I can’t be bothered to figure out what to wear.

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Man in Background

Man in Background

Nolita
Cafe Gitane

The woman in the foreground with the bright lips is my great friend Ann Yee (http://www.annyeecollection.com/), a very talented womenswear knitwear designer who I was out having Sunday brunch with. In the background is one of many stylish guys or persons in general you can find at Cafe Gitane in Nolita any day of the week. Another great four pocket jacket and grey jeans is a solid choice.

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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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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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Clean Lines

Clean Lines

Nolita
Lafayette and Kenmare St.

This gentleman is my style twin. I even own the exact pair of J.Crew suede boots he’s wearing. Give me monochromatic in different shades, a good pair of sunglasses and jeans and some decent boots and I’m good to go. I like to keep it clean, simple and effortless just like my twin.

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Driving Shoes

Driving Shoes

Greenwich Village
6th Ave. and Bleecker St.

Driving shoes or driving moccasins are soft loafers with little rubber bumps for soles. They are very leisurely. I also equate them with being very Italian because the luxury label Tod’s from Italy makes the best and ahem….some of the most expensive pairs. I feel they instantly add that European touch as evidenced by this fellow.

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Man and Manhattan: Patrick Van Der Veen

Patrick Van Der Veen

The Stats:

Occupation: Sales
30,Lives in Amersfoort, Netherlands
6 foot, 180lbs, in a long-term relationship
Interests: Windsurfing, Skiing, Canyoning, Traveling – Austria, Corsica, Milan, Paris, New York

The Goods:

Favorite Brands: Suit Supply, Levi’s, Zara
Motorcycle: Honda VFR, Ducati
Grooming: Hair product – Joico paste, haircut every four weeks

The Links:

Twitter:@patrickwvdv
Instagram: @patrickwvdv, likes @High Men Style
Time Out New York: http://www.timeout.com/newyork/shopping/street-fashion-with-ehren-david-edralin-masculine-manhattan-blogger

Quote: “I love the easiness of being a guy”

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The Opening

The Opening

West Village
Bleecker and Bank St.

A little ventilation keeps you cool if you tend to run warm. I like this shirt jacket with the double breast pockets. The way he has it opened up slightly towards the bottom creates an ease about the look. Nice touch with the way he flips the collar

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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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Fitted Hoodie

Fitted Hoodie

Chelsea
7th Ave. and 19th St.

Now this is my kind of hoodie – fitted and shapely as opposed to baggy and oversize which is how most people tend to wear them. It can still be a casual, throw on piece, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be unsightly.

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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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Battery Run

Battery Run

Lower Manhattan
Battery Park City

Even though thousands of people live there, I sometimes feel as though Battery Park City is more of a runner’s world rather than residential. A lot of the runners I observe on this path look straight out of those runner’s magazines, where everyone looks like the most perfect sprinting specimen. This guy is no exception.

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Solo on Lafayette

Solo on Lafayette

East Village
Lafayette St.

This guy is owning his preppy casual look and owning the street as well.

 

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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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Backpacker

Backpacker

West Village
Christopher and Bedford St.

Just when you think you can put away the shorts and tees for fall, the weather hits a balmy 70+ degrees.

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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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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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Cab Block

Cab Block

Hell’s Kitchen
9th Ave. and 40th St.

It seems as though we’re always either hailing or dodging cabs in this city. This cab, blocked my shot as it did this biker’s way, but I still managed to capture his good spread color shirt. Nice shade of light blue as well.

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Fall Blazer Days

Fall Blazer Days

TriBeCa
6th Ave. and Lispenard

This guy’s look is cool for the mix. The blazer dresses things up and he adds a dash of color and personality with his pocket square, but he’s also cool and casual with his NY Giants cap, boots, pants slightly rolled up and a bit preppy with his chinos and button down shirt. The look feels like fall.

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View From A Window

View From A Window

Lower East Side
Orchard and Rivington

I’m a big fan of double breast pocket shirts like this. I like how he contrasts light blue with dark blue and great pair of glasses. I spotted this guy out the window, across the street while having lunch at Irving Farm Coffee.

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Sharp Pants

Sharp Pants

SoHo
Grand St.

I’m so about how well these pants fit on this gent. I love pants that mold to a body and have a precise fit. His shirt is just as fitted as well and because everything is fitted, it all looks expensive even if his clothes came from H&M (Which I highly doubt, but just sayin’).

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Bros

Bros

West Village
Bedford and Downing

The close cropped hair, the clean cut looks,the casual t-shirts, the khaki shorts and sandals and boat shoes – these guys have preppy “bros” written all over them.

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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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Two Guys, Two Tanks

Two Guys, Two Tanks

West Village
7th Ave. and Greenwich Ave.

I stumbled upon this couple leaving Roasting Plant Coffee in the West Village as I was heading in. It’s all about color with these tanks.  The green one is pretty low cut and has wider arm holes.  I’m a little more conservative and like the blue one, which is less revealing, but not by much 🙂

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Running Tank

Running Tank

Midtown
7th Ave. and 28th St.

I could shoot a whole blog on runner’s in New York, but I’ll leave that niche to another blogger. Running is one instance where I advocate going sleeveless.

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Coffee Break

Coffee Break

TriBeCa
Canal Street

Nothing better than seeing pants that fit and mold to a frame properly. The dark leather accessories he pairs with his all blue ensemble make him look pretty sharp, even just sipping coffee on Canal St.

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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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Popped Collar

Popped Collar

Hell’s Kitchen
57th and 9th Ave.

A popped collar on a shirt can seem somewhat pretentious, but this guy makes his convincing and nonchalant.

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The Blues

The Blues

SoHo
Grand and Mercer Sts.

A great all blue ensemble with different shades to break it up. Also shot on one of my favorite blocks in SoHo.

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