Tag Archives: Shorts

Weekday Weekend

Slow Week 054 copy
NoHo
Lafayette and Great Jones St.

Having a day off during the week can feel like you’re on holiday. Walking around the streets you get a sense of others who are in the same position, running errands, leisurely reading in coffee shops, walking dogs etc. But mostly it’s the sense that you can dress down a bit, like this fella sporting the athletic-preppy-day off look.

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From The Back

From The Back

Flatiron District
Broadway and 23rd St.

I’m definitely feeling the style and color of those Nike’s he’s sporting. I’m much more prone to take shots from a front or side view, but I’m glad that a good back shot seems to look just as good.

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Summer Whites

Summer Whites

SoHo
Prince and Broadway

I have this slight dread of wearing white or light colored clothing as I’m afraid to get them dirty and have marks or stains show up on my pristine whites. I must get over that as white looks so good against my skin tone. It actually looks good against any skin tone as it magically makes you look less pale if you are so and more tan if you have darker tones.

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Navy Tee

Scoopneck

SoHo
Prince and Mercer St.

Every summer there seems to be one item that I wear the hell out of and ponder why I buy so many summer clothes when I always end up wearing said item. This summer it’s my navy crewneck stretch t-shirt from Theory. That shirt has been my uniform piece and looks good with shorts, jeans, khakis, sweats (the nice kind). As seen here on this man, it’s usually best paired with a lighter color on the bottom.

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Square Shades

Square Shades
West Village
Greewnwich Avenue and 11th St.

I’m digging the shape of these sunglasses. I’m partial to my classic Gucci aviators which cost a fortune but I’ve had for many years. It was because of seeing these shades that lit the spark to branch out and find a different shape. So far, the search has proved to be fruitless and I’m not a cheap sunglasses type of guy, but at least now I have a reference for what appeals to me.

 

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Tanked

Tanked
NoMad
5th Avenue and 27th St.

And we’re off! The summer has officially become hot and humid and that means tank tops are making the rounds heavily on the streets. This actually a modest version as lately I’ve come to see some tanks that are a lot more revealing and showy. As the summer progresses, I’m sure I’ll stumble upon a wide array of tanks.

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Suit & Shorts

Suit and Shorts

TriBeCa
Hudson and Leonard St.

I passed by menswear designer Thom Browne’s store in TriBeCa and noticed this worker inside and was thrilled to see him a second time a few hours later out on the street as I was running errands in the neighborhood. For anyone unfamiliar with the design and aesthetic of Thom Browne, he’s known for his suits in grey palette which tend to be shrunken or very fitted to the body. The designer himself is ubiquitously known for sporting a suit with pants where the hem reveals a lot of ankle or shorts such as this employee who acts as a model for the modern Mad Men twist of the label.

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Thin Stripes

Slow Week 142 copy
SoHo
Mercer and Prince St.

This fella gets his proportions. The short sleeves fall perfectly at mid bicep, the hem is just below the waist, and the cuff of his shorts rises right above the knee. Everything is fitted, cut to his body and frame but not tight. Let this guy be your guide on how to do the t-shirt and shorts combo without coming off as though you look thirteen years old with bad cuts, too much fabric and unflattering loose fits.

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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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Purple Shorts

Purple Shorts

Chelsea
7th Avenue and 21st St.

Shorts going well above the knee is really appealing to me right now. It’s time for a comeback after years of baggy, below the knee and wide shorts. If you’ve been hitting the gym and working the legs, might as well show ’em off.

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Maroon Shorts

Maroon Shorts
SoHo
Prince and Mercer St.

I’m digging the color scheme of this outfit with the blue shirt, black sunglasses, maroon shorts and white kicks, all mononchromatic. Bonus for the way he cuffs up his shorts above the knee so they look more well proportioned.

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Rough Around The Edges

Rough Around The Edges
Chinatown
Canal and Lafayette St.

What can I say? Not every guy is going to be the perfect gentleman. I don’t advocate calling women bitches but his shirt is more about humor than anything else. Here’s my take on his shirt – his preference for alcohol is beer, his ride of choice is a motorcycle and his desire for company is for beautiful women.

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Neon Shirt

Neon Shirt

TriBeCa
6th Avenue and Laight St.

Brighter days are here again and so is brighter apparel. Neon in my wardrobe usually finds itself in very subtle ways – shoe laces, on a small logo, or a pocket and usually on some form of athletic gear. If you do wear it, it’s best to stick to just one item as you can clearly see it stands out and speaks for itself.

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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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Flecks Of Gold

Flecks Of Gold

Penn Station
7th Avenue and 34th St.

The hot, sticky, sweaty days have arrived in the concrete jungle. As evidenced by this gent, you gotta keep dry and sweat free by dabbing. His tattoos and accessories are what really give this fella panache. The goggle-like, thick black frames, the gold watch and tiny gold earring placed mid lobe and backward cap makes him look more downtown than the suburban crush that is Penn Station.

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Black Camo Shorts

Black Camo Shorts

West Village
Hudson and Charles St.

Here we are back to shorts season and first out of the gate is a nice pair of black camoflouge, high above the knee and without all that bagginess or looseness that can make a guy’s legs look thinner than they are. Like most things on this blog, it’s all about the fit.

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Nike Socks

Nike Socks

Chelsea
9th Ave. and 29th St.

Black Nike socks pulled all the way up to the chins is all the rage in the city. I spot so many of them on guys that I could do a whole feature just on that. Truth be told, whenever I go for a run I do have the same socks and wear them constantly.

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Grunge

Grunge

Upper East Side
68th and Lexington

Back in the early 90’s the term and style of grunge was all the rage. Like all fads, trends, styles and fashions it’s due for an updated comeback. Not that I have seen enough evidence to support a comeback but this guy’s outfit with the loose flannel plaid shirt, baggy shorts and mismatched socks certainly reflects the style.

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Gearing Up

Gearing Up

SoHo
6th Avenue and Spring St.

There’s always this specific time of year when spring is officially here, but the temperature only slightly upticks. For some people after a brutal winter, that small increase in warmth is a enough to throw on shorts, despite the lingering chill in the air. Such was the case this past weekend where I saw an onslaught of shorts on guys who were definitely pre-spring attired.

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Citibike Cruise

Citibike Cruise

Lower Manhattan
World Trade Center

This guy wasn’t even riding his Citibike, but rather standing on the pedals as he let it cruise down a slope hurtling towards me. However he rides the bike, I’m guessing he was he coming or going towards some sort of workout based on the way he’s dressed.

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Flasback Friday: Love In The Village

Flasback Friday: Love In The Village

Greenwich Village
6th Ave. and 8th St.

Here’s one for Valentine’s Day. I caught this couple last summer having a moment.

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Tony Divirgilio For Shipley & Halmos

Shipley & Halmos
385 Canal Street/ Open until Feb. 23rd

Tony Divirgilio seems tailor made for S&H’s spring ’14 line. Tony tapped into his inner Cali vibe and lineage to show the rest of us how it’s done. He even brought the gun show to town:)

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Ben Brown On The Field

Ben Brown On The Field

Clinton Hill
De Witt Clinton Park/11th Ave. and 53rd St.

My friend Ben Brown will be featured on the blog in the near future. This is a preview shot of him at Dewitt Clinton Park playing the game he so loves – football. As Ben would say – “Killin’ it”.

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Flashback Friday: Head Down

Flashback Friday: Head Down

Flatiron District
5th Ave. and 22nd St.

I needed a shot that reminded me of warmer temperatures today since I mentioned in today’s earlier post that it is pretty cold in New York. I chose this guy with his awesome sleeve of tattoos that I captured right before Labor Day last year. I like how the brim of his hat conceals his eyes, but no matter, since you’re still drawn to him.It’s the tats that does it.

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Labeled Up

Labeled Up

Chelsea
Blue Bottle Coffee

Labels, labels, labels. This guy has aplenty.Even his coffee cup has a label. I think when an outfit is more athletic and sport related, there tends to be more of stamp with labels. His bike from Bianchi is pretty stylin’ in the white shade and he got a lot of compliments on it from people passing by.

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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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Fitted Hoodie

Fitted Hoodie

Chelsea
7th Ave. and 19th St.

Now this is my kind of hoodie – fitted and shapely as opposed to baggy and oversize which is how most people tend to wear them. It can still be a casual, throw on piece, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be unsightly.

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Battery Run

Battery Run

Lower Manhattan
Battery Park City

Even though thousands of people live there, I sometimes feel as though Battery Park City is more of a runner’s world rather than residential. A lot of the runners I observe on this path look straight out of those runner’s magazines, where everyone looks like the most perfect sprinting specimen. This guy is no exception.

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Backpacker

Backpacker

West Village
Christopher and Bedford St.

Just when you think you can put away the shorts and tees for fall, the weather hits a balmy 70+ degrees.

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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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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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Knee Pads

Knee Pads

Chelsea
Skate Park

Taking the necessary safety precautions before making the jump.

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In Christ He Trusts

In God He Trusts

SoHo
West Broadway

A gold crucifix necklace is not your typical everyday fashion accessory. But then again, some things are beyond fashion

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Wide Leg Shorts

Wide Leg Shorts

West Village
Hudson and Charles St.

Today’s weather turned fortuitously warm. So much so, that I spotted several outfits with shorts. What drew my eye to these pair were how wide and bell shaped they looked. Many guys have unsightly wide leg shorts, but it’s the short length here that gives it a less sloppy feel.

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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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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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Bros

Bros

West Village
Bedford and Downing

The close cropped hair, the clean cut looks,the casual t-shirts, the khaki shorts and sandals and boat shoes – these guys have preppy “bros” written all over them.

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Members Only

Members Only

SoHo
Wooster St.

This gang of European tourists are all pretty like minded in their shoe game. Decidedly, the consensus seems to be white sneakers. I like how the two guys in the forefront of the picture are wearing the same pair and then how the two guys in the background also have the same pair on. I personally, like the non-Nike shoes.

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Black Tank

Black Tank

SoHo
Spring St.

Thanks to all who commented and liked the parade of guys in tanks this past week. One last tank shot to close out the summer. Until next tank season.

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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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