West Broadway and Spring St.
Hair that is so black, so slick, so perfectly parted. So well coiffed is the man.
Vandam and Varick St.
The long sleeve polo shirt is something I rarely see anymore, but it’s a great spring piece that’s a nice alternative to your basic long sleeve crew neck shirt. I like how this one has a chest pocket.
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.
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.
Prince and Mulberry St.
There’s something about buttoning a shirt all the way up that makes it look more “proper”. It’s a different kind of sexy as opposed to leaving a few unbuttoned.
Shipley & Halmos
385 Canal Street/ Open until February 23rd
Shipley & Halmos won me over even more when I walked into their temporary digs to discover that the store takes its cues from and models itself after the surrounding neighborhood of Chinatown, particularly Canal Street, which is littered with tons of souveneir/hole-in-the-wall/tchotchke stores. For natives and visitors who have spent time on Canal Street and experienced store after store of cheap retail chaos, the S&H mimic is pretty great, albeit more serene. The playful irony makes the store fun, but once you see the threads, that’s where things gets serious! Their current spring line, handsomely and neatly displayed on the racks and tables most definitely put me in the mood for higher temps. I brought along model Tony Divirgilio who kindly volunteered to bring the clothes to life and he did not disappoint. The tanks, pastels and beach inspired looks with flourishes of nautical for the summer is specifically tailored to Tony’s sense of style. Both he and I were raving about each piece of clothing between shots in the changing room.
As I mentioned, the store is temporary, so take a gander down to 385 Canal Street to see what an actual Shipley & Halmos store could one day look like. I hope there are plans for a real brick and mortar location since this pop up is pretty inventive, a fun novelty and provides a great foreshadow .
Check back later this afternoon for another post on Shipley & Halmos featuring Tony Divirgilio.
Upper West Side
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.
Christopher and Bleecker Sts.
Not only are they pink, but they are also pin striped. The slim fit and pairing of a white polo and dark suede boots really makes it all look sharp.