Tag Archives: V-Necks

Cardigan

Cardigan

SoHo
Thompson and Broome St.

Today felt like the first hint of fall with a slightly cool breeze that warranted a light jacket or sweater. I like this time of year when you can still wear t-shirts, but have that one extra layer like a jacket or sweater and keep it unbuttoned or unzipped. For me, it’s an open cardigan all the way.

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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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Shirt Over Shirt

Slow Week 433 copy

SoHo
West Broadway and Grand St.

I totally advocate a short sleeve t-shirt underneath an open button down shirt with the sleeves rolled up. It’s one of my summer uniforms and favorite ways to layer, with the need for that extra layer for all that hardcore air conditioning and once venturing back out into the heat, you can just wrap it around your waist.

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The Perfect Fade

The Perfect Fade

Flatiron District
Fifth Avenue and 23rd St.

There are brands out there that treat and wash their jeans to give them that lived in, faded look. I think the only way to achieve that look to perfection is if you actually break them down yourself so that they mold to your body and weather and age from constant use and everyday wear and tear. There are some jeans you want crisp and stiff and other times, there’s nothing like a pair of old faves that have gathered some mileage and look as such.

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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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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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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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Earthtones

Earthtones

East Village
1st Avenue and 1st St.

In this post, I won’t even bother talking about what the guy is wearing since it’s really all about those two dogs. I’m sure most of you would rather pay attention to them anyways.

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Flashback Friday: Awash in Grey

Flashback Friday: Awash in Grey

Lower East Side
Delancey St.

Everyone is talking about how they can’t wait for spring and I couldn’t agree more, but what I find interesting is that there are some guys who dress opposite the season. This guy for example was wearing a wool sweater and hat in the dead heat of summer on a humid day. But I did find his harem sweat pants and wide shawl sweater very funky, so he can do whatever he wants!

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One Direction

One Direction

Upper East Side
69th and Lex

Sorry, this post isn’t about the teen boy band, but it is about my new obsession with finding the perfect black, charcoal or dark grey jeans. I saw a pair at BLK DNM in Nolita that are pricey but worth the splurge. This shot is an example of what I’m going for.

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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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Leather Bomber

Leather Bomber

Chinatown
Grand and Elizabeth St.

I wonder if his leather jacket is vintage or not. A lot of brands nowadays like to give their clothes that worn-in, old, vintage-y look. Some are successful at it while other brands make it look studied. Or I could be wrong altogether and he purchased it new and had years of wear and tear to give it that lived in look which is how I feel most leather jackets should look.

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For Jules

For Jules

Chelsea
7th Ave. and 15th St.

I recently re-connected with my old college friend Julie whom I hadn’t seen in a long time. It was like no time had passed at all during our reunion. On one of our recent outings together we spotted this super cool looking dude. That hat, that leather and those shades mixed with the hoodie and tight black jeans cemented the swagger he was pulling off that day and of course Julie was quite enamored by it all so I dedicate this post to her.

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Unzipped Boots

Unzipped Boots

Lower Manhattan
City Hall

Not only did this fellow have his jeans tucked into his boots, but the boots themselves were zipped all the way down so that the top half flopped around. A unique way to anchor the look to say the least. I’ve also never seen a quilted jacket like his with lapels instead of the standard stand up collar or hood.

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Electric Blue

Electric Blue

SoHo
Spring and Sullivan St.

I don’t even like hats or electric blue for that matter, so why do I now want one after seeing how well this guy wears his? Such is the inspiration I see on other guys that gets me to change my mind. Never say never is the lesson here.

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Throwback Thursday: Actor Dean Winters

Throwback Thursday: Actor Dean Winters

SoHo
Broome Street

I captured the great character actor Dean Winters strolling so freely around the corner from my apartment. I’ve actually been spotting him for years in SoHo, but I never had a blog back then, so it’s fitting that my latest encounter with him last summer be featured here. Do you have a favorite Dean Winters role? I’ve loved him in Sex and the City as Carrie’s fuck buddy (that’s the first time I’ve used the f word on the blog :)), Liz Lemon’s ex-boyfriend, Duffy on 30 Rock and even as the advertising character “Mayhem” in the All State insurance commercials. Ultimately though I will always choose him as Ryan O’Reilly in HBO’s cult prison drama OZ. If you haven’t already, I suggest a binge viewing of that show. Here, he rocks the all black look and I love how he’s without sunglasses, bags and not holding a phone. Go Ryan! I mean Dean. Lol

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Sunday Morning Coffee Run

Sunday Morning Coffee Run

West Village
West 4th and 12th St.

I took this shot early Sunday morning on my way to a breakfast meeting. What I love about his look is that it’s the perfect casual weekend day look. He didn’t step out of his apartment to grab coffee in some lazy sweats or worse, pajamas. He still made the effort to look put together but in a relaxed sort of way. It feels thrown together without much thought or effort for a Sunday morning errand, but it still manages to look presentable and not sloppy or slovenly.

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Grey Day

Grey Day

NoMad
Madison and 27th St.

Grey is a neutral that I love. I like to pair it with color. The coloring here comes from his skin tone and his tattoo.

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Uptown/Downtown

Uptown/Downtown

East Village
1st Ave. and 1st St.

In the episode “The Maid” on the sitcom Seinfeld, the character Kramer finds himself in a “long distance” relationship with Jerry’s maid. He lives uptown on the UWS, she lives downtown and he finds himself lost and perplexed at the corner of 1st and 1st, that he refers to as the nexus of the universe, which is where I fittingly found this guy with his Uptown hat, at this very downtown location.

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Curved Hem

Curved Hem

SoHo
Crosby St.

What saves this shirt from being another basic long sleeved tee is the slight curve of the hem which reveals his belt.  The fit of the shirt is also very decent.

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Dog Walker

Dog Walker

Chelsea
9th Ave. and 18th St.

In keeping with today’s theme of neon. But for me, it’s all about those dogs.

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Flash of Neon

Flash of Neon

NoLita
Spring and Mulberry Sts.

The last couple of years, I’ve been noticing the the neon/fluorescent trend flourish. While it has died down considerably the last few years (thank God), I’ve realized that it actually looks reasonably good if it’s done in small doses, like this guy, who uses it sparingly in part of the frame of his sunglasses and sneakers. If you’re going to do it, tread lightly.

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Frame Adjustment

Frame Adjustment

Chelsea
The Highline

One of the rare occurrences where The Highline was not crowded.  The red shorts really made him stand out.

 

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Swagger

Swagger

SoHo
West Broadway and Broome St.

Forget what he’s wearing. I noticed the confidence, gait of his walk and posture. He was displaying some good swagger. Style is also about how you carry yourself and the esteem you hold yourself in, not just the things you wear.

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Sandy Chinos

Sandy Chinos

Chelsea
9th Ave. and 23rd St.

Chinos/Khakis usually come in the base color of beige, but I like when they’re given a bit more saturation. The brown tone of his chinos is one of those colors you’re always on the look out for but can rarely find. I need my browns to be the perfect shade of brown – LOL

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Black With A Touch Of Brown

Black With A Touch Of Brown

Chelsea
Seventh Ave.

I love when the all black look gets played during the summer months. It’s hard to come by this time of year with whites, pastels, neons and light colors dominating the streets, but he gives all black credibility in these warmer months. Also like his fitted yet slouchy jeans.

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Boxy V-Neck

Boxy V-Neck

Meatpacking District
Hudson and 14th St.

This is one in a long line of v-neck shirts I’ve been spotting this summer, but his is slightly different in that it’s bit boxier and a tad looser than others I’ve seen, yet he still manages fill it out well. I guess it’s a testament to his physique that he can do that.

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Understated

West Village
West 4th and Perry St.

Simple, classic, unfussy, and grown up. Those words spring to mind when I look at this guy’s style.  I love the strength of  his good watch, good crisp white shirt, good glasses, good jeans, good hair. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Rolled Up

Rolled Up

Flatiron District
5th Ave and 21st St.

Rolled up pant legs are a nice change of pace from the ubiquity of shorts during the summer.  A nice way to add ventilation yet still being fully dressed.

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Man & Meg Ryan

Man & Meg Ryan

SoHo
Prince and Wooster St.

Great example of color blocking in an outfit. I usually sport solid blocks of color like this guy in the summer. I also happened to catch Meg Ryan walking with her daughter as I took this picture.

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Bag Man

Bag Man

Upper East Side
5th Ave. and 84th St.

I wasn’t able to decipher if the bag he was carrying belonged to him or if he was holding it for his girlfriend (not pictured). Some accessories are designed to be considered unisex. I wonder if this bag qualifies. I’ve also been noticing subtle tattoos on guys, which he’s inked with on his inner forearm.

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One Arm Sleeve

One Arm Sleeve

Greenwich Village
6th Ave. and Bleecker St.

This guy got “sleeved” – that’s tattoo parlance for getting an entire arm inked. What actually drew my eye to him originally was his all grey ensemble which is one of my favorite shades, but on closer inspection I realized his sleeve was an added bonus. His shirt is from the British label All Saints which deals heavily in greys, blacks, browns and other earth tones.

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apple

Lower Fifth Avenue
5th Ave and 16th St.

Some guys just look like they are into health, nutrition and fitness.

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Black & White

Black & White

Lower Manhattan
South Street Seaport

The black and white combo is always a safe bet and is such a crisp contrast. I’ve said it in a previous post, that when it comes to the t-shirt, it’s all about the fit. Not too tight, not too loose and most definitely not too long.

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