I saw him while shopping in SOHO. Retro with a modern edge is what’s so fresh! There is constantly so much material for me to use in NYC. (In this sense, “material” meaning my subjects.) But what always really draws me and intrigues me to photograph and write about is when I see men dressed with meaning.
There is no excuse for men to dress sloppy anymore. Men’s apparel has almost come full circle where the “nice-looking” clothes are no longer always at a premium sticker price. Style is so much more attainable more than ever now with not only great designers for men such as John Varvatos, Tom Ford, any tier Ralph Lauren, to mid-priced labels such as All Saints or even Diesel, but truly affordable with fast-fashion stores in the mix such as Zara, Topman, Uniqlo, and H&M.
More fitted clothing is running rampant everywhere and should not be associated with clean-cut professionals who can afford to get clothing stitched and tucked. It should also be a telltale sign of the times that tighter and skinnier pants are no longer a questionable matter when it comes to masculinity. Who gives a damn, what you are? The man with a firm grip on style always comes out as the most sexiest.