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Sunday Morning Coffee Run

Sunday Morning Coffee Run

West Village
West 4th and 12th St.

I took this shot early Sunday morning on my way to a breakfast meeting. What I love about his look is that it’s the perfect casual weekend day look. He didn’t step out of his apartment to grab coffee in some lazy sweats or worse, pajamas. He still made the effort to look put together but in a relaxed sort of way. It feels thrown together without much thought or effort for a Sunday morning errand, but it still manages to look presentable and not sloppy or slovenly.

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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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Grey Day

Grey Day

NoMad
Madison and 27th St.

Grey is a neutral that I love. I like to pair it with color. The coloring here comes from his skin tone and his tattoo.

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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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Deeply Revealing

Deep Henley

Lower East Side
Orchard and Delancey St.

Most typical henleys usually have three buttons, but the one this guy is wearing goes a bit deeper and is more revealing with five buttons. Another great alternative to “showing some skin”

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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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Sweater Vest

Sweater Vest

SoHo
The Mercer Hotel

On any given day at Andre Balazs’ uber-hip Mercer Hotel, you can most likely find a huddle of paparazzi milling about waiting for an A-lister to enter or exit the hotel. It’s been a second home to Courtney Love, Marc Jacobs and is where Jay-Z and Kanye West rented out an entire floor to record part of their album Watch the Throne. I myself have encountered Johnny Knoxville, Sean Penn and Kate Moss while waiting for a friend in the lobby. Sometimes I like to sit on the benches out front, away from the pack of photographers, instead focusing on the unfamous. Not that I’m above taking pics of stylish celebs (I’d give anything to get shots of Justin Theroux who I think has great style), but when a guy like this steps out of the hotel, with his nod to the 80’s, New England preppy/fisherman fair ilse sweater, I find that more a little more interesting.

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Plaid Shirt Jacket

Plaid Shirt Jacket

SoHo
West Broadway and Prince St.

I’m surprised I don’t own a shirt and jacket hybrid. It’s the perfect combo and the fact that his is plaid, makes it even more appealing. Maybe I just haven’t encountered the right one. Clothes to me is like attraction – you’ll know it when you see it. You can’t always go looking for it.

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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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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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Gold Bar

Gold Bar

Little Italy
Gold Bar

Everyone who’s visited club/lounge/bar Gold Bar has an opinion about the place; see Yelp reviews, but here, the nightlife venue plays background to the guy sitting in front of it. His arms full of tats were what won me over.

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Waiting On The Corner

Waiting On The Corner

West Village
Corner Bistro

Corner Bistro is one of the best burger joints in the city. I found this guy waiting for a date at – where else – the corner.  The second wait comes when you get inside and have to wait in line. His colored t-shirt made him stand out.

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Camo Hat

Camo Hat

East Village
Astor Place

This could have been another typical all black workout ensemble, but his straight brim camoflogue hat from the label Brixton, gives it some edge.

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Short Sleeved Henley

Short Sleeved Henley

West Village
7th Ave. South and Barrow St.

A henley shirt is a great alternative to your everyday t-shirt. Henleys usually come in long sleeve form, so it’s nice to see a short sleeve version. I’m digging the way he matches his whites at the top and bottom and contrasts it with his dark jeans and backpack.

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Floral Tee

Floral Tee

SoHo
Prince and Greene St.

Full patterned and printed t-shirts are a great way to break up the monotony of solid colors, logos or t-shirts with singular pictures or designs. I never thought a floral t-shirt would be something I would be into, but after seeing this guy’s cool shirt, I may have to reconsider.

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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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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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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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Tab Collar Shirt

Tab Collar Shirt

Chelsea
9th Ave. and 22nd St.

It’s nice to see the tab collar shirt getting some play. The guy wearing it has it in a nice shade of pale yellow. I like the way he rolls up the sleeves and pairs it with some fitted/skinny denim.

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2:45 p.m. Shirtless Skateboarder

2;45 p.m. Shirtless Skateboarder

Murray Hill
36th and Lex

Today was a very fall like day weather wise and most people were wearing sweaters and jackets. This guy was the exception – skateboarding shirtless down Lexington Ave.

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Party Of One

Party Of One

SoHo
The Dutch

Nothing like a glass of wine and some oysters at Andrew Carmellini’s restaurant The Dutch in SoHo. Dining solo is so cool, especially outside where you can people watch instead of buried in a iPhone or iPad, neither of which he is pre-occupied with, which makes him even cooler.

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OBEY Flying Lotus T-Shirt

OBEY Flying Lotus T-Shirt

West Chelsea
10th Ave. and 26th St.

OBEY Clothing is the street wear label created by fine artist/graphic designer Shepard Fairey, who illustrated the infamous “Hope” poster of president Barack Obama. I see his logo on guys all over New York, usually on skater guys wearing OBEY hats.  I was happy to come across a guy wearing the label’s flying lotus tee, as it’s one of my favorite designs of the label.

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Dog Walker

Dog Walker

Chelsea
9th Ave. and 18th St.

In keeping with today’s theme of neon. But for me, it’s all about those dogs.

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Flash of Neon

Flash of Neon

NoLita
Spring and Mulberry Sts.

The last couple of years, I’ve been noticing the the neon/fluorescent trend flourish. While it has died down considerably the last few years (thank God), I’ve realized that it actually looks reasonably good if it’s done in small doses, like this guy, who uses it sparingly in part of the frame of his sunglasses and sneakers. If you’re going to do it, tread lightly.

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Grey Tank

Grey Tank

Flatiron District
5th Ave. and 18th St.

The simplicity of a grey tank, work out shorts and flashy kicks. Also notice the small tattoo on his arm and his hand. Less is more.

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Saturday Tank

Saturday Tank

Chelsea
7th Ave. and 20th St.

I have a fondness for this tank shirt because it advertises the logo of the volunteer organization New York Cares, which I used to volunteer for, until I moved to another organization. I always liked their logo and colors. As a workout outfit goes, I like how he puts it all together.

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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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Graphic Tank

Graphic Tank

Flatiron District
Broadway and 21st St.

I like how this tank is one that is less functional and athletic and has some design and personality to it.

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Brown T-Shirt

Brown Shirt

East Village
3rd Ave. and 10th St.

The last color I would think to wear in the summer is brown. He serves as a good reminder that it should get some rotation in the closet.

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Heavy Ink

Heavy Ink

Midtown
9th Ave. and 30th. St.

Some serious ink, for some serious biceps.

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Catching a Break

Catching a Break

Chelsea
Chelsea Piers Skate Park

I was fortunate to get an unobstructed shot of a lone skater, chlling and resting for a pause. The place was packed, but you wouldn’t know it from how desolate his surroundings seem to be.

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Pre-Work Ensemble

Pre-Work Ensemble

The Village
13th Street

This was at 9 a.m. on a particularly humid weekday morning. I overheard this guy tell his girlfriend as he passed that he didn’t want to get his shirt “soaked” before heading into the office. Even if he was more concerned with his physical comfort rather than the care for his garment, I admire the thoughtfulness.

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Beige

City Safari

SoHo
Broome and Thompson Sts.

Tan, khaki, beige. It’s all different words for describing the light brown hue, of which this gent sports it, via his shorts and shoes. I like how he offsets it with a white short sleeved button down shirt with the sleeves rolled up. This is a great summer combo.

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Moving Man

Moving Man

Chelsea
Gallery District

Rotating installations in the gallery district requires plenty of movers. I stumbled upon this mover on a particularly sweltering day, taking a break, aiming to cool off, lifting his sweat drenched shirt to get some ventilation.  I was drawn by all his ink covering both his arms and legs.

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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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Swagger

Swagger

SoHo
West Broadway and Broome St.

Forget what he’s wearing. I noticed the confidence, gait of his walk and posture. He was displaying some good swagger. Style is also about how you carry yourself and the esteem you hold yourself in, not just the things you wear.

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Subtle Camo

Subtle Camo

Chelsea
10th Ave. and 23rd St.

I’m beginning to realize that camouflage to men is what cheetah/leopard print is to women.  It’s a pattern staple that remains no matter what way the fashion winds blow.  I’m fond of the way this guy has a more subtle, almost muted  version of it. This is how I would wear camo; without it being so emphatic.  Also digging his buzz cut – such a summer haircut. He’s the first good one I’ve seen this season.

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Skateboarder

Skateboarder

SoHo
6th Ave. and King St.

Skateboarders in the city, by default tend to have a very hipster look and way about them that leans towards looking boyish but this guy seems to have a more preppy, mature look with his tortoiseshell sunglasses, solid colored, fitted shorts and crisp white sneakers. I do like how he pairs it with a frayed and faded t-shirt with some holes in it, that seems to be worn inside out to maintain a bit disheveled.

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Sandy Chinos

Sandy Chinos

Chelsea
9th Ave. and 23rd St.

Chinos/Khakis usually come in the base color of beige, but I like when they’re given a bit more saturation. The brown tone of his chinos is one of those colors you’re always on the look out for but can rarely find. I need my browns to be the perfect shade of brown – LOL

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