A khaki suit is just so perfectly summer even though it still covers you up, aesthetically, it looks so lightweight. It’s also the perfect type of suit to wear to a wedding or formal occasion during the warmer months.
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.
World Trade Center
The precision and execution of a well done side part is a thing to behold. Not everyone is destined for the side part, but for those can, please do.
Varick and Carmine St.
This tie stood out to me because of it’s subtle diamond print and how well the pattern is spaced out on the tie so that it doesn’t look too busy. I also like how it’s a jewel toned color blue against the navy suit.
Hudson and Grove St.
When it’s all over at 6pm for the office workers in the West Village, it’s a great walk in that beautiful area. Nice way to end the day.
Park Avenue and 55th St.
You want suit action in New York? Stand on Park Avenue in the 50′s any weekday during lunch hour to get an embarrassment of riches. I wasn’t even looking to take pictures while I was on my way to an appointment in the area, but the suits were coming at me from all sides
How you top off a suit is just as important as the suit itself. Invest in a good overcoat!
Broome and Thompson St.
A polka dot tie and a pinstripe suit make for one of my favorite combos. I think a suit should be well tailored yet playful as this guy demonstrates.
Prince and Mulberry St.
I couldn’t resist the play on words as it seemed to be very apropos. I found these two to be quite identical yet very individual at the same time. Just goes to show that no matter how uniform a look, each guy can make it his own.
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.
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.
7th Avenue South
What’s even better than taking pictures of guys with a good sense of style is when their significant other is just as equally stylish. Two for the price of one. This couple was strolling in the West Village, both looking very put together. For him, it’s yet another example of how every guy should own a navy blue suit. It’s fool proof.
Park Ave. and 53rd St.
Nothing like a good solid colored pastel tie to give a dark suit a lift. It gives just the right amount of contrast.
Upper West Side
Broadway and 72nd
And then there are some guys that can even make waiting for the light to change look good.
Park Ave. and 52nd St.
I like how he’s sporting a sharp Midtown suit, with a handsome briefcase but loosens it up just a tad with his flashy oversize sunglasses and just a bit of a break in the pant legs. I never associated Park Avenue with being cool, but he shows how to work it in.
Upper East Side
Madison Ave. and East 65th St.
I don’t own, nor have ever owned a briefcase in my life, but if I ever purchased one, something tells me it would look like the one this gentleman is carrying. The color is bold yet tasteful, the leather looks rich, soft and sumptuous, the design is elegant and classic and it looks bloody expensive which any great briefcase should look like.
Upper West Side
Broadway and West 67th St.
Clean cut, preppy with the suave hair and square jaw to match.
West Broadway and Murray St.
To many people, a backpack paired with a shirt and tie would be considered a fashion faux pas, but I’ll be damned if he isn’t somehow making this combo work!
Hudson and Clarkson St.
Some people just look like they’re models. I would say this guy qualifies. He actually resembles a particular male model that I often see in ads in men’s style magazines, but since male models tend to remain more anonymous rather than their female counterparts, I couldn’t tell you who I’m referring to. Regardless, he just has that model look.
Union Square East and 16th St.
Barbour is the British label primarily known for making outdoor wear. Their waxed jackets are considered classics as seen here on this gentleman who leaves his half zipped to reveal his shirt and tie. The jacket is also identifiable by the zipper and it’s circular pull tab. I like the way he dresses up a rugged, outdoor jacket.
Park Ave and 48th St.
Different types of lapels are a matter of preference. I couldn’t decide which of these two types I liked more, the narrow or classic. But why debate about such trivial matters. Some days you feel narrow, others you feel classic. The one thing I did notice in both of these jackets is the sharp shoulders. The narrow lapel jacket is higher and tighter in the shoulders, while the classic lapel jacket slightly slopes, but still frames well. Either way, they both look great.
Notice how all the lighter colors of this guy’s outfit are on the top half, while the darker tones are on the bottom. A bit of an even contrast here. I personally never like to wear a bow tie unless it’s for a formal occasion, but some guys don’t need a tux to wear bring one out. Might I add, he’s also exemplifying some great posture. Being and looking cool doesn’t always have to result in being slouchy, hunched over or slovenly. Standing upright commands respect and authority. Is that what our mothers meant when they told us to stand up straight as kids? I think I just answered my own question.
Purple is a color I rarely see on a guy, so it was refreshing to see it displayed here on this guy’s tie contrasted against his grey suit. All it takes is that one bit of contrast to perk a suit up. Pretty cool haircut he’s sporting as well and added bonus to see a guy smiling for a change.