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Flash of Socks

Flash of Socks

Flatiron District
5th Ave. and 24th St.

What I appreciated about this guy was that as he was passing by, I noticed his checkered blue and pink socks as his pant leg lifted up. But also, the print of his tie, his subtle pinstripes on the suit, the white pocket square, pink spread collar shirt and shiny leather loafers with tassles all added up to a myriad of details.

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Cross Walk

Cross Walk

Upper West Side
Broadway and 72nd

And then there are some guys that can even make waiting for the light to change look good.

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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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Stand Out

Stand Out

TriBeCa
Church and Cortlandt St.

There’s nothing super remarkable about this guy’s suit, but all it takes is one stand out accessory to give an otherwise staid suit a bit of a lift. It’s a subtle thing, but it makes a world of difference. His choice of plaid tie really perked up the suit and saved him from landing on the cutting room floor. Too bad he’s looking down at his phone. I can’t tell you how many pictures of guys I take with their heads buried in their smartphones. I’ll address this matter in a later post. For now, he gets a free pass for his choice of tie.

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Dressy Casual

Dressy Casual

Midtown
45th and Vanderbilt Ave.

This gentleman got playful with his suit by mixing patterns and colors. Notice the horizontal striped tie against his gingham shirt with a mixture of pastels and the two shades of brown leather from his belt and shoes. Even the fact that the jacket is open, the top button of his shirt is undone and that the suit hangs slightly loose on his frame, but by no means baggy, adds to the mix and playfulness. Digging the undone quality of the way he wears it. I prefer this version of the dressy casual hybrid, instead of the typical sneakers with a suit look.

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