Tag Archives: Greenwich Village

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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Floods

Floods

Greenwich Village
5th Avenue and 10th St.

Lately I’ve been seeing guys pile on the accessories in addition to tweaks in their outfits and I gotta say, it’s nice to see some methodical detailing going on. Here, it’s the rolled up pants, mixed with the wallet chain, colored shoe laces, army belt, ring, piled on bracelets and even colored headphones. I’ve slowly been adding more rings, necklaces and bracelets to perk up my ensembles and I’m having fun with it all.

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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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White & Khaki

White & Khaki
Greenwich Village
6th Avenue and 12th St.

The white shirt and khaki combo is so classic and one of my favorite summer looks. Keep your striped shirts. I’ll take this look any day. That tee and those kicks are so crisp. I am so down with white in the summer.

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For The Love Of Nike

NikeGreenwich Village
MacDougal and 8th St.

I don’t know what it is about Nike, but to quote an acquaintance – “There’s something about the swoosh”. I’ve tried other athletic brands – Adidas, New Balance, Under Armour et al., but they don’t do it for me quite like Nike does and I inevitably keep coming back around. Knowing where your loyalty lies saves a lot of time, not to mention money.

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Short Shorts

Short Shorts

Greenwich Village
Carmine and Bleecker St.

The shorts he’s wearing were originally those baggy, loose, wide legged, uninspiring cargo shorts that still too many guys painfully wear, even in New York. I didn’t realize that by inventively cutting a few inches off the hem would make these shorts so much more appealing as this crafty guy seemed to do.

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Mankles

No Socks And Loafers

Greenwich Village
Thompson and Houston St.

I was reading an article today in New York magazine about the term mankles (http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/05/men-throw-out-your-socks-its-mankles-season.html) – referring to the time of year when it’s not quite as hot outside for shorts, but men want to feel the sun on the lower part of their bodies, so they roll up their pants to reveal their ankles. That or have pants that are short enough to reveal them already. It is an erogenous zone and showing them off via pants can be much more attractive than seeing nice legs in unsightly, baggy, ill-fitting cargo shorts.

 

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Classic Ralph

Classic Ralph

Greenwich Village
5th Avenue and 10th St.

No matter which way the winds blow in fashion, style or trends, there are some things that never seem to be impacted by trends. The iconic Ralph Lauren polo player logo seems like it will always be a solid fact of life, just like the Nike swoosh. I certainly don’t see it as much as back in the day, but whenever it does appear it’s like an old friend you’re always happy to see.

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Preppy Boarder

Preppy Boarder

Greenwich Village
Washington Square Park

Your typical skateboarder in New York is pretty identifiable with their hipster, cool, downtown way of dressing. I was surprised to notice a preppy, almost waspy skateboarder with his plaid shirt jacket, sleek aviators, good watch, rugged boots and fitted jeans. I guess you really can’t judge a book by it’s cover.

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Military Leather

Military Leather

Greenwich Village
6th Avenue and 9th St.

This is one of my favorite leather pieces of seen on the streets. What can I say? – I’m a sucker for the four pocket jacket.

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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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First Day Of Spring

First Day Of Spring

Greenwich Village
MacDougal and 8th St.

There seems to be a palpable, collective sigh of relief in the air that spring is finally here, although the weather has yet to catch up, but no matter as long as it’s official. I’m so ready for the days of dressing without a coat or jacket and just wearing a sweater or crewneck like this fellow and being outside more.

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Wide Lapels

Wide Lapels

Greenwich Village
University Place and 12th St.

This is one of the bigger, heftier coats I’ve seen this winter. The wide lapels are old school and I’ve seen their re-emergence on coats on a few guys around town lately. I’m digging his printed scarf as well as his navy beanie which matches nicely to the coat.

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Kareem on 8th St.

Kareem on 8th St.

Greenwich Village
MacDougal and 8th St.

I love this all black outfit Kareem is wearing. The gold buttons on the overcoat, the texture of the motocross pants, the kicks, crewneck and his specs are just so on point. Everything he’s doing works.

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Zip Up Vest

Zip Up Vest

Greenwich Village
Thompson and Houston

A few months back I posted a shot of a guy in midtown wearing a black quilted vest who had a more business look related to that part of town. See link below.

(http://masculinemanhattan.com/2013/11/05/black-quilted-vest/).

In this shot, another quilted black vest is showcased by this fella and his has a more downtown vibe. I’m fond of how each vest represents their respective ‘hood.

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A Pair of Red Wings

A Pair of Red Wings

Greenwich Village
Thompson and Bleecker

Red Wing boots are functional and stylish at the same time and are simply a great winter boot period. I wouldn’t even mind if a friend of mine was wearing his at the same time. Not into the twins look, but for Red Wings I’d make an exception.

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Throwback Thursday: Pants Rolled Up

Throwback Thursday: Pants Rolled Up

Greenwich Village
7th Ave. South and Bleecker

I love this shot taken in front of the classic Ottomanelli’s meat and butcher shop in the village. The guy I captured in front of it last spring on a very humid May day took matters into his own hands by rolling up his pants to cool off.

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The Trinity

The Trinity

Greenwich Village
6th Ave. and Bleecker St.

This was a bit of a miracle shot to get all three of these very stylish guys aligned and unobstructed as they were crossing the street. All three of them are nailing their own individual look with such nonchalance. They’re all very inspiring.

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Bundle Up

Bundle Up

Greenwich Village
5th Ave. and 11th St.

Today feels truly cold in New York. The most frigid in a long time and yet I’m still able to capture stylish cold weather looks. Layering heavily is the way to go if still want to look your best while shielding yourself from the elements. I particularly like the shawl collar on this guy’s pea coat and contrasting the blue with the light hat and scarf.

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Fur Trimmed Hood

Fur Trimmed Hood

Greenwich Village
Greenwich Ave. and Christopher St.

There’s something about that fur hood that makes his Canada Goose coat way more appealing. I probably would not have taken his picture without it. It’s what is known as a deal breaker in the picture selection process 🙂

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The Contractor

The Contractor

Greenwich Village
MacDougal and Minetta Lane

Another great tattoo sleeve, this time courtesy of a contractor taking a break from building out a store in the Village. It was pretty cold that day, but it was still t-shirt weather for him.

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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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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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Fitted Denim Jacket

Fitted Denim Jacket

Greenwich Village
6th Ave. and Houston St.

I like when a denim jacket is so fitted that when you button up the top few buttons, it creates a v formation opening the rest of the way down, precisely as this guy demonstrates with his jacket.

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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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U Neck

U Neck

Greenwich Village
6th Ave. and Carmine St.

To add some variety to neck styles in your t- shirts, try a U neck. I like the semi slouchy fit of his with the sleeves slightly rolled. A very downtown look.

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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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Red T-Shirt

Red T-Shirt

Greenwich Village
8th Street

What guy doesn’t stand out wearing the color red? We all should incorporate it more into our wardrobes.

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Blue Plaid

Greenwich Village
Washington Square Park

I own a closet full of plaid button shirts in all variations of the pattern from dressy to casual.  I like this guy’s loose, undone, relaxed quality with his shirt untucked, but not too long and although his khakis have a sharp crease, he also wears his pants with a bit of swag.  Also, notice his hand in a cast, which somehow makes him look cooler. Funny how that works 🙂

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New England Beach Vibe

New England Beach Vibe

Greenwich Village
NYU/West 4th St.

Here is a guy that reminds me of a Kennedy brother where he looks like he should be out in Newport R.I., sailing on the Atlantic and looking as preppy as can be.

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Mix & Match

Mix & Match

Greenwich Village
6th Ave. and Downing St.

What I found interesting with this outfit was that his top half of plaid shirt and hat looked casual, while his bottom half of work out shorts and sneakers looked athletic. Two for the price of one.  A combination I would never have thought of, but he pulls it off.  Great to see inventive merging.

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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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Fully Bearded

Fully Bearded

Greenwich Village
Thompson and Bleecker St.

This guy’s style reminds me of the rock n’ roll aesthetic of designer John Varvatos as well as the rock and southern style of designer Billy Reid, both whom design menswear in a somewhat similar vein. The sleeve tattoos are so cool, as well as his subtle printed, fitted button down shirt. The fact that he’s carrying his jacket on an a wooden hanger is a nice quirk and shows he cares about the condition of his clothes. His leather bag, belt and gold plated watch all have a vintage-y feel and slightly weathered look.

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Running Man

Running Man

Greenwich Village
9th St. and University Place

Now that the weather is warming up, guys are bringing their t- shirt game hardcore. Less really is more when it comes to this garment. A simple, white, fitted t-shirt like the one this guy is wearing, where the hem and the sleeve lengths aren’t too long is the most flattering way to wear it.

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