Tag Archives: Ties

Sheen

Sheen

Financial District
Wall St.

This gentleman’s suit is pretty slick because there is a hint of sheen to it and navy blue and brown is one of my favorite color combos. There are so many great details here with the polka dot tie, juxtaposed against his checked shirt, the white pocket square and the added layer of the vest and the tan brown wingtip shoes, yet in no way does it look too busy. Even the wall he’s standing against matches!

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Stand Out

Stand Out

TriBeCa
Church and Cortlandt St.

There’s nothing super remarkable about this guy’s suit, but all it takes is one stand out accessory to give an otherwise staid suit a bit of a lift. It’s a subtle thing, but it makes a world of difference. His choice of plaid tie really perked up the suit and saved him from landing on the cutting room floor. Too bad he’s looking down at his phone. I can’t tell you how many pictures of guys I take with their heads buried in their smartphones. I’ll address this matter in a later post. For now, he gets a free pass for his choice of tie.

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Pop of Color

Pop of Color

Midtown
Park Ave and 46th St.

This is a pretty sharp grey suit with a pop of color from the tie, held together by his tie bar and finished off with a white pocket square. He looks like he’s brown bagging it for lunch. Now this is how you do lunch people. Take note

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Same Guy, Different Day



Financial District
Wall St.

I encountered this guy on two separate occasions weeks apart on the very same block. In one instance he reminds me of Michael Douglas in the film Wall Street, which incidentally is the street where both of these pictures were shot and in the other instance he’s just being a dude tossing a football around with his buddy. That’s what’s great about New York, as much as it’s about how you never know who you’ll run into, it’s also about how you never know who you’ll run into again.

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Dressy Casual

Dressy Casual

Midtown
45th and Vanderbilt Ave.

This gentleman got playful with his suit by mixing patterns and colors. Notice the horizontal striped tie against his gingham shirt with a mixture of pastels and the two shades of brown leather from his belt and shoes. Even the fact that the jacket is open, the top button of his shirt is undone and that the suit hangs slightly loose on his frame, but by no means baggy, adds to the mix and playfulness. Digging the undone quality of the way he wears it. I prefer this version of the dressy casual hybrid, instead of the typical sneakers with a suit look.

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