Prince and Lafayette St.
He is wearing his knit, cream colored fisherman’s cap very well. His hooded army green coat and denim on denim outfit are also pretty solid.
8th Ave. and 17th St.
It was all about the cut, stitching details and how Lafayette’s double breasted coat was fitting to his frame that cemented it for me, not to mention the nice way his collar stood up, the way he wrapped his scarf and the slick, brown/burgundy leather gloves that added a nice pop. Also, slit side chest pockets on a coat are the best invention ever. I have some in my Rag & Bone winter coat and they are the best hand warmers and so convenient to stick my phone in.
Lower East Side
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!
Greenwich Ave. and 12th St.
This shot was literally a drive by as I was in my friend’s car in the passenger seat and we were waiting for the light to change when I spotted this fella approaching and as the light turned green she slowly drove past as I rolled the window down so I could capture him. For me, it’s all about those crisp, white, Nike kicks.
Thompson and Houston
A few months back I posted a shot of a guy in midtown wearing a black quilted vest who had a more business look related to that part of town. See link below.
In this shot, another quilted black vest is showcased by this fella and his has a more downtown vibe. I’m fond of how each vest represents their respective ‘hood.
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.
West Broadway and Canal St.
Rocking a baseball hat, basketball under one hand and skateboard beneath his feet. All play is a lot of work.
World Trade Center
This guy wasn’t even riding his Citibike, but rather standing on the pedals as he let it cruise down a slope hurtling towards me. However he rides the bike, I’m guessing he was he coming or going towards some sort of workout based on the way he’s dressed.
West Broadway and Franklin St.
This couple had some nice tied scarf action both happening around their necks.I can never make my scarves look this good. They should give lessons.
6th Ave. and 8th St.
Here’s one for Valentine’s Day. I caught this couple last summer having a moment.
Keep your bulky, shapeless, boxy winter coats and jackets. Like this gent, I’ll stick to outerwear that molds and flatters my shape. I like to keep things tight and right.
Thompson and Bleecker
Red Wing boots are functional and stylish at the same time and are simply a great winter boot period. I wouldn’t even mind if a friend of mine was wearing his at the same time. Not into the twins look, but for Red Wings I’d make an exception.
Shipley & Halmos
385 Canal Street/ Open until February 23rd
Shipley & Halmos won me over even more when I walked into their temporary digs to discover that the store takes its cues from and models itself after the surrounding neighborhood of Chinatown, particularly Canal Street, which is littered with tons of souveneir/hole-in-the-wall/tchotchke stores. For natives and visitors who have spent time on Canal Street and experienced store after store of cheap retail chaos, the S&H mimic is pretty great, albeit more serene. The playful irony makes the store fun, but once you see the threads, that’s where things gets serious! Their current spring line, handsomely and neatly displayed on the racks and tables most definitely put me in the mood for higher temps. I brought along model Tony Divirgilio who kindly volunteered to bring the clothes to life and he did not disappoint. The tanks, pastels and beach inspired looks with flourishes of nautical for the summer is specifically tailored to Tony’s sense of style. Both he and I were raving about each piece of clothing between shots in the changing room.
As I mentioned, the store is temporary, so take a gander down to 385 Canal Street to see what an actual Shipley & Halmos store could one day look like. I hope there are plans for a real brick and mortar location since this pop up is pretty inventive, a fun novelty and provides a great foreshadow .
Check back later this afternoon for another post on Shipley & Halmos featuring Tony Divirgilio.
6th Ave. and Vandam St.
I was consulting a friend the other day about clothes in his closest and when he put on his pea coat I suggested he turn the collar up. When he looked in the mirror he couldn’t believe what a difference it made and how much cooler it made him and the coat look. I’m going to send him this shot to give him another example.
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.
De Witt Clinton Park/11th Ave. and 53rd St.
My friend Ben Brown will be featured on the blog in the near future. This is a preview shot of him at Dewitt Clinton Park playing the game he so loves – football. As Ben would say – “Killin’ it”.
Lower East Side
Bowery and Houston
This is a nice variation on the traditional peacoat with the side zipper. I like the way he winterizes the rest of his look with the hat, fingerless gloves and boots.
7th Ave. and 12th St.
Digging this man’s quilted, short, spread collar, grey, snap button coat with two different breast pockets. It’s even better that it matches his grey hair on top.
Bowery and 2nd St.
For these serious temps, you need some serious coverage and this guy goes all out in this hat/hood hybrid. Is there a name for this sort of thing? If so and you know it, let me know.
Third Ave. and 11th Street
It’s that time of year to drape layers on top of layers. Sometimes I can even catch a glimpse of the person peeking out from underneath all those layers. I like how this guy’s black coat is saved from blandness with his patterned snow flake gloves and red and blue plaid scarf.
Broome and Watts St.
For all this cold, debilitating weather we’ve had this past week in New York, I am reminded of one of the best sunsets I witnessed in my ‘hood last summer and as the light was going down, I was fortunate to capture one last shot of the day in the form of this fitted henley.
Lower East Side
Freemans Sporting Club/8 Rivington Street
To reiterate, the F.S.C. Super Bowl Sale is a must for the fellas. Ladies and gays, treat your man to some nice gifts this Valentine’s day or just grab something for any dude in your life. If these photos don’t entice you to visit and possibly re-visit this sale over the next few days and do some damage to your credit card then I don’t know what will. Thanks again to all the cool staff at F.S.C. for letting Cavan and I play dress up and taking up some space. The sale runs until January 26th. Hit it up!
Lower East Side
Freemans Sporting Club/ 8 Rivington Street
There are some sample sales worth waiting for as well as worth saving for. For the guys, Freemans Sporting Club is one such sale. I was invited to preview the sale during the Friends & Family day held prior to the official opening to the public, which is today, beginning at 10 a.m. Alix Dana, the lovely PR rep was very gracious in asking me to cover their annual Super Bowl sale for the blog. Being as I have been a huge fan and shopper of the store for quite some time, it was a privilege. I brought along Cavan Valance to model and showcase some of the awesome goods you can score for a fraction of the retail price. I even took the liberty of posting a shot of the price list to streamline your shopping experience. This would be one of the rare occasions I would urge anyone in New York reading this post, to get off my blog and run – not walk – to 8 Rivington Street and stock up on the fine, easy, solid, well-crafted, made in America threads that F.S.C. is renowned for. Stay tuned later this afternoon for a second post on the sale featuring more of the stylish merchandise. For more details, click the link below.
Spring and Thompson St.
Belstaff is the classic British brand best known for their waterproof jackets. It is a great heritage brand that has been acquired by the Italians and recently re-branded itself to create a sexier, jet-set vibe with the designer Martin Cooper at the helm. This quilted jacket with the stand up collar is evidence that it has lost some of its stodgy presentation.
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
Upper East Side
Dean & Deluca/ 85th and Madison
I was scarfing down a bagel and having an espresso at the Dean & Deluca food shop on the Upper East Side when I realized I was sitting in the perfect corner window to people watch and take pictures. I was off to an appointment so I only managed to get this one shot of this guy adjusting his hood. Not bad for only sitting there a few minutes.
Prince and Mercer St.
This guy’s height alone made him tower over the typical Saturday afternoon crowds in SoHo. This was taken last spring on one of the first really warm days after the winter which is something I’m jonesing for. I love a great fitted, simple grey sweatshirt-like crewneck like his. It’s one of my uniform pieces in my wardrobe and is worn as such.