In case you were wondering what they’re wearing in New York City in the heat of the summer, I kept the camera in hand this weekend.
As everyone already knows, this is the year of the jaunty and lightly woven fedora, and its sister, the pork pie panama. Both men and women are wearing them, and the idea is to personalize them with a slash of color or a small feather, or by twisting the brow up or down. The basic look is easy-suave Jude Law in The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Wearing this hat necessitates a smile. Without the smile, the hat struggles.
Here is the other popular hat that is giving the fedora some much needed competition. Choose it in beige.
Some guys are adding shaggy hair and beards that seem to be a protest of the buzz cut/shaved head look of recent seasons.
The messenger bag is still on every guy’s shoulder.
Speaking of bags, ladies, what on earth are you all carrying in those huge studded leather bags. They make you look like camels. Seriously, what’s in there?
Colors are what you’d expect. Hazy sherbets. Here are two folks from different generations who have chosen the exact same palate.
Footwear is light hearted and fun this summer with the simple canvas sneaker being the most popular choice for urban prowling. You can go with watermelon, Pink Floyd or just popped-up pink.
The look of the moment for young guys is definitely the black vest (extricated from a thrift shop suit?) over the white tee shirt topped with dark Wayfarers. Muy caliente, but don't try it if you are over 40. Seriously.
In some cases, an "A" might be given for effort
But what style could be sexier than that of two Mormon boys crossing a New York City street? Don't you just want to lick their...nameplates?