Tag Archives: Stripes

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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Green Tee

Green Tee

SoHo
West Broadway and Grand St.

There are only so many ways you can change up a t-shirt, so I like it when it boils down to the subtle details to make it stand out just a bit. With this t-shirt, all it takes is the stripes on the pocket to give it a slight lift.

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TriBeCa Ride

TriBeCa Ride

TriBeCa
Greenwich and Franklin St.

That striped sweater he’s wearing just looks and feels like spring. Maybe because he’s not wearing a jacket or maybe because he pairs it with khakis or maybe because the sweater has lighter shades or maybe it’s all of the above.

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Shipley & Halmos Pop Up Store

Shipley & Halmos
385 Canal Street/ Open until February 23rd

The American menswear brand Shipley & Halmos is the eponymous line of Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos. It has a great laid back feel with a very west coast vibe mixed with an east coast aesthetic. I’ve always loved the cut and quality of their clothes and they are the rare brand that fits right off the rack for me, requiring very little tailoring. I’ve been a huge fan of their gear ever since I first discovered them in Barney’s back in 2009; so to stumble upon their pop-up store a few blocks from my apartment was a sheer delight.

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.

See also: http://www.gq.com/style/blogs/the-gq-eye/2014/02/store-spotlight-shipley-halmos-canal-street-pop-up.html

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Handsome Is As Handsome Does

One Stripe Tie

TriBeCa
Walker and West Broadway

This guy has sort of a Clark Kent/Superman thing going on with the square jaw, suit and eyeglasses. I think his tie does it for me, with one black diagonal stripe against the muted plaid and the grey/black contrast. Handsome tie for a handsome fellow.

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Diagonal Striped Tie

Diagonal Striped Tie

SoHo
Broome and Crosby St.

The thin white stripes against navy on his tie is a great contrast. Also like the silk texture, his purple shirt and brown cords.

 

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Beach Days

Beach Days

West Village
6th Ave. and Bedford St.

In the summer, the lines tend to blur with beach attire hitting the concrete streets. I can definitely picture this guy hanging out in Montauk with his very nautical look, swim trunk style shorts and espadrilles-esque Tom’s shoes.

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Business Class

Business  Class

Flatiron District
Lower 5th Ave.

If this is not a polished business class look for flying, then I don’t know what is. But I think all of us could stand to dress up a little more for air travel.

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Red, White And Blue

Striped Tank

Midtown
Columbus Circle

In a honor of the 4th of July. If you’re going to wear our flag’s colors today, put some personality behind it.

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Nipped In The Waist

Nipped In The Waist

Midtown
8th Ave. and 33rd St.

The way this guy’s belt is snatched firmly at his mid-section really accentuates his V-shape body type. The belt seems to be not only used to hold pants in place but to show off his waist.  Love his details – the gold watch, slim fit pants, horizontal striped tie, tie bar, rolled up sleeves and shades. He looks cool and professional at the same time.

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Stripes

Stripes

TriBeCa
West Broadway and Murray St.

It seems as though the horizontal stripes trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. I’m not a huge fan of trends and particularly this one, but to all you stripe lovers, this one’s for you.

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