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White V-Neck

White V-Neck
Lower East Side
Essex and Rivington

There’s clearly nothing flashy or over the top about this outfit. This is as classic casual as it gets with a simple white v-neck tee, with a grey t-shirt underneath and some solid, loose, but not baggy khakis. Add some great hair, a little stubble, solid shoes and nothing overpowers the guy in the threads. It’s all in the subtlety.

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Detailed Polo

Detailed Polo

Lower East Side
Stanton and Ludlow St.

His polo shirt has subtle details that switch it up from your typical polo shirt. The placket of buttons is a bit longer, the hem is a bit higher, there are two flap pockets on the chest and overall it’s fitted. This is how polos were meant to look.

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Red Socks

Red Socks

Lower East Side
Stanton and Chrystie St.

Those sneakers he’s wearing with the heart face are by Play by Comme des Garcons, the cult Japanese label. I like how he matches the heart with a pair of red socks and rolls up his pants to give you all his ankle action.

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Flashback Friday: Awash in Grey

Flashback Friday: Awash in Grey

Lower East Side
Delancey St.

Everyone is talking about how they can’t wait for spring and I couldn’t agree more, but what I find interesting is that there are some guys who dress opposite the season. This guy for example was wearing a wool sweater and hat in the dead heat of summer on a humid day. But I did find his harem sweat pants and wide shawl sweater very funky, so he can do whatever he wants!

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Fanning Out

Fanning Out

David Spiro
Lower east side/ Extra Place and 1st St.

I was a huge fan of this coat worn by Mr. Spiro on one of our outings. The length, the color, the fabric, the cut and lapels all appealed to my taste. I also dug the fact that he paired it with some black jeans to contrast the lightness of the coat. Also, check out those killer boots he’s wearing.

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Man In The Middle

Man In The Middle

Lower East Side
Bowery and Houston

This is a nice variation on the traditional peacoat with the side zipper. I like the way he winterizes the rest of his look with the hat, fingerless gloves and boots.

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F.S.C. Sample Sale

Lower East Side
Freemans Sporting Club/8 Rivington Street

To reiterate, the F.S.C. Super Bowl Sale is a must for the fellas. Ladies and gays, treat your man to some nice gifts this Valentine’s day or just grab something for any dude in your life. If these photos don’t entice you to visit and possibly re-visit this sale over the next few days and do some damage to your credit card then I don’t know what will. Thanks again to all the cool staff at F.S.C. for letting Cavan and I play dress up and taking up some space. The sale runs until January 26th. Hit it up!

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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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Black Plaid

Black Plaid

Lower East Side
Broome and Bowery

This is yet another example of an outfit I would wear – a fitted plaid shirt, dark jeans, boots and some shades – call it a day.

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Last One

Last One

Lower East Side
Chrystie and Rivington St.

I have a cigarette about once every three months. I cannot wait for my last one of 2013. I’m going to enjoy it like I did this year. Thanks for helping me to build this blog this year. I couldn’t do it without you and why would I want to?

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Mixed Plaids

Mixed Plaids

Lower East Side
Essex and Hester St.

As a huge lover of plaid this shirt has my name written all over it. I’m dying over the mixture of plaids merged into one shirt, from the torso to the pockets and the sleeves – it’s a great shirt that I covet.

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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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Introducing Garrett McCarthy

Garrett McCarthy
Lower East Side/Union Square

The words preppy, waspy and plaid immediately spring to mind when describing Garrett. That’s not to say he can be summed up with just three words, but those three most certainly suit Mr. McCarthy as I can easily picture him conducting his daily routine in some preppy east coast enclave reminiscent of the back drop of a glossy Ralph Lauren advertisement, be it Nantucket, Greenwich, Connecticut or Newport, Rhode Island. The truth is Garrett is actually a well mannered, even keel, down to earth guy from the Midwest (Do they make them any other way out there?). Also, the guy may dress preppy, but he does it in a way where he doesn’t take that label too seriously and where it comes across as relaxed, urban, classic and not a caricature. It’s what suits him, he wears it well and to each his own.

Garrett is a man of many hats. His varied interests include history, technology, religion and philosophy, he’s a voracious reader of books, has a head for business and has impressive taste in restaurants for someone relatively new to the city. He works part time as an EMT for Central Park, is also a fire fighter and takes great pride in his ability to save lives. He studied development neuroscience at an all male university, yet has a strong passion for design and menswear, as he appreciates the aesthetic of men’s clothes. He is currently working on building his own label/menswear line entitled Fargo Boulevard, with a slow roll out beginning with ties, while he’s also on his way to interning at a reputable design house where he hopes to learn more about the craft and trade he clearly has an eye for. A blog that he publishes – Goodpeoplegofar.com, focuses on architecture and design that he connects to apparel, since he states that “clothing is architecture that you wear”. His aesthetic taste leans towards older, heritage or classic brands with an emphasis on academia. His other part time job at the Gant Rugger store in Nolita connects him to two men he admires in men’s fashion – Christopher Bastin, creative director of Gant and Michael Bastian who designs an eponymous line for Gant.

Shooting Garrett has been a breeze, since he has done some modeling, I just let him do his thing – a smile here, a lean there and literally the rest takes care of itself. The one thing I did notice in editing his shots was that he possesses the ability to look youthful and slightly baby faced, yet at other times more mature, smoldering and a bit of a matinee idol from the 1950’s. As I mentioned above, plaid is one of his signatures. He even jokes it’s his favorite color. I did make a reference to him in an earlier post a few weeks back about how I was discussing shooting him in something other than plaid, but he declared he loved it so. I get that, as he was preaching to the choir, since he and I could have a plaid contest to see who owns more, though something tells me he might edge me out a bit, but not by much.

Garrett will be featured in the blog periodically. Check back later this afternoon for another post on him.

Check Garrett out in Time Out New Yorkhttp://www.timeout.com/newyork/shopping/street-fashion-with-ehren-david-edralin-masculine-manhattan-blogger

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Grey Cardigan

Grey Cardigan

Lower East Side
Allen and Rivington

Yesterday’s post Clean Lines was just one example of how I would dress and here’s yet another example of an outfit that would suit me. What can I say? I love my blues, greys, shawl collars, button downs and dark denim.  I’ll also take brown footwear any day of the week.

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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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Introducing Patrick Van Der Veen


Patrick Van Der Veen
Lower East Side/SoHo

I had the good fortune of spending a Saturday afternoon with Patrick and his beautiful girlfriend Louise in SoHo and the Lower east side. The three of us went shopping and stopped along the way to take pictures of Patrick, who apparently cannot take a bad picture. This guy has no bad angles! In editing Patrick’s pictures, I was reduced to just cutting out the ones where the camera caught him blinking. But besides that, deciding which shots to use from this photogenic gentleman was a daunting task as they all seemed worthy of being posted. He bears a slight resemblance to reality star Bill Rancic of Donald Trump’s show The Apprentice or rather, I should say, Bill resembles him.

I met Patrick through the Time Out New York magazine piece I guest edited, where we stopped guys on the street to be featured in the street fashion column for the style section. He and Louise were strolling throughout Soho at the time and we exchanged info and re-connected a few days later. Upon our second meeting I noticed Patrick’s great shoes. Apparently before we met that day, he picked them up at a vintage store en route to see me. He took them off at one point to show me the label and lo and behold they were Allen Edmonds and he paid the bargain basement price of $15 for them. It was funny to realize he didn’t know that for a vintage store find, he actually chose some pretty prestigious shoes and according to Louise, he didn’t even like them at first, but she urged him to try them on and when he saw them on his feet he understood their wow factor. Patrick and I bonded over our love for the label Suits Supply which is actually native to his hometown of the Netherlands where he and Louise are from. They met when he was eighteen and she sixteen, at a bar and have been together for eleven years. They were visiting New York for a week and generously lent me a few hours of their time in the city to profile Patrick. We weaved in out of the quieter streets of the neighborhood and visited various boutiques unique to New York and besides Suit Supply, avoided any chain stores.

Patrick lives in Amersfoort in the Netherlands. He works in sales for the company Facilicom. I found him to be a very cheerful, laid back, friendly guy. A guy’s guy who rides a red Honda VFR motorcycle with a look to upgrade to a Ducati. A guy who likes to drink beer with his friends and is prone to watch any superhero movie. He even told me that he loves the easiness of being a guy and prefers stubble on his face because he feels it’s the mark of a man. Keeping in shape for him is a mixture of lifting weights, running and partaking in skiing in the winter and windsurfing in the summer. He and Louise let me in on the fact that he has a bit of a domestic streak as he likes to cook, bake and even enjoys cleaning the house.

Patrick’s style is very clean, a bit preppy and he likes to mix the casualness of jeans with the formality of blazers and dress shoes. His go to jeans are his Levi’s 508s but he sometimes switches gears by wearing colorful pants. With work it’s all about suits and one of his favorite pieces is a double breasted jacket from Suits Supply. Like me, he’s an informal, infrequent shopper, where there’s no specific goal or aim with clothes, but if he happens upon something that he likes, he’ll definitely scoop it up. He’s also a bit of an online shopper and visits the site Martkplaats.nl which is the Dutch version of eBay. For inspiration, he scouts the pics of High Men Style on Instagram and he hails the style and fashions of the men in Milan, praising their elegance and refinement. While in New York he emphasized the streets of SoHo as an area littered with great style. I find that very fitting, since that’s exactly where I encountered him in all his stylish glory.

Check Out Patrick in Time Out New York: http://www.timeout.com/newyork/shopping/street-fashion-with-ehren-david-edralin-masculine-manhattan-blogger

Please check back later today for another post on Patrick

For more information on Patrick email MasculineManhattan@gmail.com

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One on One

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Lower East Side
Chrystie and Houston St.

The competition was pretty fierce among these two. It was fun watching them try and kick each other’s asses. The trash talking was hilarious as well. For the sake of diplomacy, I won’t reveal who was the better player or who scored more points. I’ll leave that between the three of us.

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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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Leather & Denim

Leather & Denim

Lower East Side
Hester Street

It’s starting to finally feel like fall in New York with the weather turning crisp. Bring on the jackets and sweaters. These two guys are fall ready with their fitted jackets in leather and denim. I particularly love the wash and fade of the Levi’s denim jacket on the right.

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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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Court Action 2

Court Action 2

Lower East Side
Chrystie St. Courts

Wednesday’s post “Court Action” proved to be very popular, so here’s a facing shot of one of the guys who only got a profile shot in the previous post.

J.D.F. 🙂

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Court Action

Court Action

Lower East Side
Chrystie St. Courts

The Basketball courts at Sara Delano Roosevelt Park are a great place to watch pick up games. Street ball in the city is a classic New York staple. Although these courts aren’t as intense and competitive as the West Fourth Courts (The Cage) in the Village, they have their own flavor and attract a more playful, neighborhood vibe.

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