Spring and Thompson St.
Sometimes a navy blue suit is the safest bet you can make. Even as the tie is absent, the crisp shirt underneath still makes it all look so pulled together.
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.
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.
I’m digging the shape of these sunglasses. I’m partial to my classic Gucci aviators which cost a fortune but I’ve had for many years. It was because of seeing these shades that lit the spark to branch out and find a different shape. So far, the search has proved to be fruitless and I’m not a cheap sunglasses type of guy, but at least now I have a reference for what appeals to me.
I’m totally obsessed with Nike’s Flyknit Racer shoes. The two colors I’m jonesing after are sold out everywhere and I can’t settle for the other loud colors they come in. This dude is rocking the Chukka version as he speeds away and it was a reminder of how much I need those kicks in my life. But not the Chukka version. Only the Racer version in my color of choice will do. The heart wants, what the heart wants!
And we’re off! The summer has officially become hot and humid and that means tank tops are making the rounds heavily on the streets. This actually a modest version as lately I’ve come to see some tanks that are a lot more revealing and showy. As the summer progresses, I’m sure I’ll stumble upon a wide array of tanks.
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.
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.
I don’t know what it is about Nike, but to quote an acquaintance – “There’s something about the swoosh”. I’ve tried other athletic brands – Adidas, New Balance, Under Armour et al., but they don’t do it for me quite like Nike does and I inevitably keep coming back around. Knowing where your loyalty lies saves a lot of time, not to mention money.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vandam and Varick St.
The long sleeve polo shirt is something I rarely see anymore, but it’s a great spring piece that’s a nice alternative to your basic long sleeve crew neck shirt. I like how this one has a chest pocket.
Prince and Mulberry St.
These two lounging on a bench with beverages from La Colombe Coffee, both on their phones looking so very downtown is the epitome of what you’ll see in Nolita.
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.