Tag Archives: T shirts

The Hobbler

The Hobbler

West Village
Hudson and Christopher St.

This is a man after my own heart as his outfit is pretty much a replica of my daily summer ensemble – Nike kicks, black fitted jeans and solid colored t-shirt. I much more clean cut, so I’d forgo the the beard, backpack and crutches.

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Yellow Tee

Yellow Tee
Upper West Side
Broadway and 72nd St.

It’s day after day Labor Day and the unofficial beginning of fall is the one of the hottest days in the city! It’s still t-shirt time as long as the weather is this hot. I’m going to squeeze as much use out of my bright colored clothing before the chill sets in and I’m back in sweaters. Yellow is one color I don’t have much of, but here on this guy, it definitely shows the appeal.

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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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Band Collar Shirt

Tab Collar Shirt

Greenwich Village
6th Avenue and Downing St.

A couple of years ago I purchased a vertical and horizontal striped/contrast band collar shirt from a thrift store and had it taken to my tailor. It’s one of my favorite shirts and it seems to garner a lot of compliments and intrigue of where I purchased it. I like that type of collar because it has an informal formality to it. I liken it to what a v-neck is to a t-shirt, a band collar button down shirt is to a regular collared button down shirt. It’s slight twist, that makes a world of difference.

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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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Scoopneck T-Shirt

Deep Scoop

SoHo
Broome and Wooster St.

Lately I’ve been toying with adding scoopnecks to my collection of t-shirts. I’m partial to a good old fashioned crew neck, but I’ve realized the wider neck adds more ventilation during those super hot days. The key is finding the right width and depth since too much dip tends to make those types of shirts too feminine looking. I think this guy finds the happy medium where it’s not too wide and not too deep.

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White & Khaki

White & Khaki
Greenwich Village
6th Avenue and 12th St.

The white shirt and khaki combo is so classic and one of my favorite summer looks. Keep your striped shirts. I’ll take this look any day. That tee and those kicks are so crisp. I am so down with white in the summer.

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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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Dog Days

Dog Days

SoHo
Spring and Sullivan St.

Sometimes it’s just about sitting on a stoop, chillin’ with your pooch. New York can be overstimulating and always on the go, so it’s nice to see dudes just pause.

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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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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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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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Saturday Casual

Saturday Casual

West Village
Bedford and Leroy St.

I was drawn to Ohrun’s casual weekend outfit by virtue of the mix of color in his comfortable athletic wear. He gives a great example of how to be sporty without being slovenly.

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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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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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Black Jeans

Black Jeans SoHo
6th Ave. and Spring St.

Last year was all about my grey jeans as my uniform staple which I proceeded to wear the hell out of. I think this spring it’s definitely going to be about a good pair of black or charcoal jeans that I’ll once again allow to mold to my body as I wear them frequently. Here’s an example of a good mold.

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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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Throwback Thursday: Pants Rolled Up

Throwback Thursday: Pants Rolled Up

Greenwich Village
7th Ave. South and Bleecker

I love this shot taken in front of the classic Ottomanelli’s meat and butcher shop in the village. The guy I captured in front of it last spring on a very humid May day took matters into his own hands by rolling up his pants to cool off.

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David Spiro in NoHo

David Spiro
NoHo

David Spiro is back! This time it’s all about him rocking camouflage both on his pants and socks and him standing in front of some cool graffiti. I could write more, but I feel these pictures speak for themselves.

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Flashback Friday: Crisp White Tee

Flashback Friday: Crisp White Tee SoHo
Blue Ribbon

With all this talk of a Polar Vortex engulfing much of the U.S. and Canada, I’m reminded of simpler days of the summer where the only layer you need is a solid tee. A simple, classic white t-shirt is a wardrobe staple. I like the way he pairs it with blue chinos, blue vans and even his bike is blue. I noticed him right outside Blue Ribbon restaurant right up the street from my apartment last summer. Look close and you can see my reflection in the glass.

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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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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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Man and Manhattan: Sean Avery

Man and Manhattan: Sean Avery

Sean Avery
Nolita/Cafe Gitane

I spotted former New York Rangers, HHL star Sean Avery having brunch outside Cafe Gitane on a warm December day this past Sunday. I’ve always viewed Mr. Avery as the epitome of the “man about town” – young, cool, stylish, urbane, handsome, always seemingly has a beautiful woman on his arm (currently engaged to Victoria’s Secret model Hilary Rhoda). He is famous for sure, but is no world superstar, so he blends in perfectly with other New Yorkers and is not one of those tacky celebs. Sean is not your typical jock since he’s well known for his cool sense of style and ties to the fashion world and his ability to dabble in worthy projects. He has interned at Vogue, guest judged on Project Runway, has helped to open cool downtown restaurants that New Yorkers actually eat at, not tourists, is a huge supporter of marriage equality and gay rights and upon googling him, one of his best pals is gay icon Andy Cohen. Sunday’s brunch outfit was a black and white combo with his tats showing to take advantage of the spring like temperatures.

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Mixed Martial Arts Artist Chris Rini

Chris Rini
Harlem

Purchase a Chris Rini limited edition poster and t-shirt:

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Last summer artist and columnist Chris Rini sent me a message on Facebook complimenting my blog and introducing me to his work. As a fine artist, his focus is on illustrations on woodwork featuring the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, while as a columnist he contributes regularly to The Fightland division of Vice magazine (http://fightland.vice.com/author/chris-rini) writing about the historical moments in mixed martial arts. Our correspondence lead him to invite me over to his studio to take pictures of his work and the space where he creates. Meeting someone who has a keen interest in MMA and who merged it to his work as a visual artist was quite interesting and seems very fitting since MMA is a mix of fighting disciplines and styles. Viewing Chris’ work I was struck at how poetic and fluid he made the tough sport seem through his drawings and use of color. Hearing him describe his pieces was fascinating as there was so much back story behind each one and the way he illustrated each piece gave such a visceral effect since he employs several techniques to bring his work to life.

Chris is a native New Yorker from Ridgewood Queens who studied at F.I.T who to earn his Bachelor’s degree at Hunter College in Fine Art. Most of his time was devoted to doing figurative work and he also studied sculpture. A meditation retreat lead him to an epiphany about marrying his love of MMA with his skill at drawing as an artist. It’s work that he passionately draws and writes about, so much so, he fortuitously wrote some posts on the site Reddit.com, where Vice magazine reached out to do a feature on him, which in turn led to an invite to write a bi-weekly column for Fightland at Vice. When Chris informed me that a t-shirt of one of his illustrations of legendary fighter Renzo Gracie was being produced by East Coast MMA  I knew it was a perfect tie in to my blog. Him being a Manhattanite, his great art featuring masculinity, and a t-shirt styled from his work is yet another great mix.

Follow Chris: Twitter: @Chris_Rini, Instagram: @Rinimma

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The Contractor

The Contractor

Greenwich Village
MacDougal and Minetta Lane

Another great tattoo sleeve, this time courtesy of a contractor taking a break from building out a store in the Village. It was pretty cold that day, but it was still t-shirt weather for him.

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Selfie

Selfie

Flatiron District
5th Ave. and 24th St.

I caught this guy taking a selfie on his phone. The reason I knew it was a selfie and not him taking a picture of something else was because he kept primping, preening and posing with different facial expressions to get it just right. I admire that he did it so openly at such a busy intersection. I guess people also need an audience as well when they take pictures of themselves. But hey, he looks good so it’s all good.

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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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Pink Tee

Pink Tee

Flatiron District
5th Ave. and 24th St.

Today was a pretty balmy day in New York. I saw coats, blazers, and sweaters all come off in favor of the first layer of clothing. I even saw a few tank tops today! Some people are extremists. This guy is the perfect example of removing the warmer layer to take advantage of warmer weather.

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Two Of A Kind

Two Of A Kind

Chelsea
7th Ave. and 23rd St.

With these fellas, they are both giving us the slim fit, straight leg jean look in a dark shade. On bachelor number one, the shade is navy and he pairs it with a graphic tee, gold watch and sneakers, while on bachelor number two, the shade is a black/blue and he sports it with sunglasses, a short sleeved plaid button down shirt and boots. Two dudes, similar denim, their own unique twist.

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Throwback Thursday: CollegeHunks.com

Throwback Thursday: CollegeHunks.com

SoHo
Broome and Thompson St.

This is why I love New York. You step out of your door and you don’t get but a few feet when a bright orange truck labeled CollegeHunks.com is staring you right in the face. That’s what happened to me this past summer. I found out it is a moving service where the movers are students and their motto is “The University of stress-free service”. HUNKS stands for Honest, Uniformed, Nice, Knowledgeable, Students. I got one of their “hunks” to pose for me in front of the truck and he was super chipper about it, even though it was so humid out and he was drenched with sweat after a big move. Service and picture taking with a smile.

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Natural Body

Natural Body

Upper East Side
75th and Lexington

I like how the wording on his t-shirt is modeled after the Superman logo, naturally 🙂

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Joe Coffee

Joe's Coffee

West Village
Waverly Place

This post is more about my love for Joe Coffee in the West Village than it is about style. I conducted an interview there the other day and was happy to learn that they finally accept credit and debit cards instead of cash only, which has been the case since its inception. So to spot a guy with a Joe’s cup, strolling down Waverly by the subway is a very New York shot to me.

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Rolling Stones Tee

Rolling Stones Tee

Chelsea
9th Ave. and 20th St.

What can I say? I’m a sucker for a Rolling Stones t-shirt. Love that band and their logo. Any guy who wears or owns one is okay in my book.

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Plaid Shirt Jacket

Plaid Shirt Jacket

SoHo
West Broadway and Prince St.

I’m surprised I don’t own a shirt and jacket hybrid. It’s the perfect combo and the fact that his is plaid, makes it even more appealing. Maybe I just haven’t encountered the right one. Clothes to me is like attraction – you’ll know it when you see it. You can’t always go looking for it.

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Side Part

Side Part

Lower East Side
Bowery St.

Ever since Don Draper from the show Mad Men made everyone swoon with his tailored suits and thick, slick mane of hair, the side part has become a ubiquitous trend. But being this is New York, where trends have a short shelf life, this hairstyle has simmered down considerably. Yet once in a while, I spot it on a guy or two and no matter the trends, some guys were just made for this look.

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