Tag Archives: Converse All Stars

Cardigan

Cardigan

SoHo
Thompson and Broome St.

Today felt like the first hint of fall with a slightly cool breeze that warranted a light jacket or sweater. I like this time of year when you can still wear t-shirts, but have that one extra layer like a jacket or sweater and keep it unbuttoned or unzipped. For me, it’s an open cardigan all the way.

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Band Collar Shirt

Tab Collar Shirt

Greenwich Village
6th Avenue and Downing St.

A couple of years ago I purchased a vertical and horizontal striped/contrast band collar shirt from a thrift store and had it taken to my tailor. It’s one of my favorite shirts and it seems to garner a lot of compliments and intrigue of where I purchased it. I like that type of collar because it has an informal formality to it. I liken it to what a v-neck is to a t-shirt, a band collar button down shirt is to a regular collared button down shirt. It’s slight twist, that makes a world of difference.

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TriBeCa Dads

TriBeCa Dads

TriBeCa
West Broadway and Franklin St.

This couple had some nice tied scarf action both happening around their necks.I can never make my scarves look this good. They should give lessons.

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Casual Plaid

Casual Plaid

TriBeCa
West Broadway and Canal St.

This is the type of outfit I would wear on my day off or walking around the city running my errands. I have way too many plaid shirts for my own good, but whatever, I look good in all of them. This guy is perfectly encapsulating how to be laid back, cool and casual.

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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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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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Angry Birds

Angry Birds

SoHo
Prince and Sullivan St.

How can you not like a guy who sports an Angry Birds t-shirt? Two things that I noticed on him that I rarely see anymore – earrings (two small gold hoops no less) and long hair. Definitely a nice change of pace. His sleeve tattoo and the fact that he’s carrying a pizza are a nice touch. Bonus.

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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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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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Tank Season

Flatiron
5th Ave. and 22nd St.

Now that the temperatures are spiking in the city, I’m confident that I’ll be taking a lot of pictures with guys in tank tops. But not all tanks are good tanks and some guys can pull them off better than others. Here is one such case of a good tank. Simple, classic, not too showy.

 

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