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Street Style: New York in October

October 8th, 2013

We’re always cruising the streets looking for personal style that excites and inspires us.

Here’s some shots we’ve collected over the last month or so, with some commentary about why they stood out to me.

    1. The Perfect Jean


    Nothing in life is perfect…but if there ever was a perfect pair of jeans, these would be them. Raw denim worn-in to perfection, then cut for the trendy frayed effect. Extra points to my man Nate Bui for that great hat and subtle man jewelry.

    • Brown Hat
    • Navy T Shirt
    • Blue Jeans
    • Brown Dress Boots

    2. Tailored Like a Gentleman


    Speaking of how a suit should fit, look at the shoulder line on this guy…money! Extra points for the lavender & seafoam color combo, and those single monk straps. The hem might be a hair short to balance his tall/wide upper frame, but his hands are in his pockets so all bets are off.

    3. Niko Freako

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    My homie Niko and I played ball together at Columbia. He’s always had a born-and-raised-in-NYC swagger. Here he’s rocking a Levi’s denim shirt and suede Air Forces with some horizontal-cut waxed corduroy jeans by Rick Owens, complete with elastic hemline and knee-length thigh dart to add comfort and flexibility… Now that’s a jean design. Niko was also the one who put me onto Bala’s African Pant Stand.

    • Grey Jeans
    • Blue Denim Shirt
    • White T Shirt
    • White Sneakers by Nike

    4. East Coat All the Way


    Now that is how a linen blazer should fit. In fact, this guy’s fit is on point all around. I’d say damn near perfect fit. Also, don’t sleep on those navy suede loafs with brown leather soles.

    • Khaki Blazer
    • Blue Plaid Dress Shirt
    • Grey Trousers
    • Navy Suede Slippers

    5. Menswear Mavens


    The tall handsome gent on the right killing it in the white linen suit? That’s Tyler Thoreson. The guy on the left who looks like he doesn’t give a f-ck what you think (but might secretly care a lot) is my homie Lawrence, ringleader of Four-Pins and one of the first regular commenters on the original Articles of Style.

      6. Leisure Suit


      When you’re wearing a suit but you look like you’re on vacation, you’re getting something right. Love the comfort of this knit suit (is that an elastic waistband??) and his pairing with a black t-shirt (or tank) and simple driving mocs.

      7. A Real Pro


      Guerre is one of the flyest dudes I’ve ever met. He stays in these vintage polo sweaters with the ribbed hem and wide retro collars. The wide-brim Panama hat is also one of his signatures. Here I’m loving the cream color story, the man rings, and the extra flow in those lightweight trousers – nice fit for the round-toe monks.

      • White Straw Hat
      • Beige Polo
      • Beige Plaid Trousers
      • Brown Leather Monk Straps

      8. Summer Lovin


      Speaking of perfectly worn-in jeans… This guy also knows a thing or two about mixing patterns, like this vintage butterfky shirt and those badass monochromatic needlepoint slippers.

      • White Straw Hat
      • Pattern Shirt
      • Blue Jeans
      • White and Black Pattern Slippers

      9. GQ Certified


      When you’re the deputy editor of GQ magazine, you know a thing or two about dressing-up a pair of jeans. Love the combo of an olive cotton jacket with chestnut suede oxfords.


      • Blue Jeans
      • Blue OCBD
      • Navy Knit Tie
      • Olive Cotton Blazer
      • Brown Suede Bucks

      10. Shades of Blue


      I’ve seen perfectly-fitting flannel DB jackets, although those rounded lapels are fresh. What I haven’t seen? A knit tie with monochromatic vertical color blocking! Also, perfect fit on those glasses, and nice touch with the subtle tie bar & lapel knot.

      • Blue Dress Shirt
      • Blue Tie
      • Blue DB Blazer
      • White Chinos
      • Brown Leather Desert Boots

      Yours in style,

      Articles of Style


      Photography by Alex Crawford

      • http://undefined Dick Lickerson

        I need to trim up… can you guys ask #6 to write a diet plan? And where did you dig up Egon Spengler? I thought he O.D.’d on free base after Ghostbusters went out of business.

      • http://boulevardmode.tumblr.com Rey

        Amazing fits. Definitely inspired me.

      • aj_B

        Birkenstocks? Nah, dog. I don’t care what website you founded, it’s not a good look.

      • The GZA

        Schlossy, that jacket Boglioli?

      • http://wacavenue.blogspot.com Theguybehindthelens

        Must get a olive cotton blazer pronto.

      • Henri

        The looks on the more casual side all work fairly well, but apart from #4 not really feeling the suiting displayed here.

      • Gazman

        The guy in number 4 looks great, but can’t say same for some of the others. I understand that it’s all about individualism, creating your own style, yadda, yadda, but seriously, WTF are those hideous footwear on the dude in pic 5? If it was worn but a schmoe no one knows you’d call it for what it is – awful, but as it is worn by some bloke with a style blog, then it is considered somehow ‘stylish’.

        • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

          Gazman, your constant negative comments kill me. Out of these 10 looks, you only appreciate #4?

          The Birkenstocks are having something of a comeback in trend-forward communities, as seen with updated editions (like navy suede) worn by fashion influencers (like LAS).

          Ironically, what you mention is exactly the point of developing personal style, in my opinion. With a great eye for style, you can pull-off just about anything… The same piece worn by a “schmoe” looks “awful” like you said…but worn by a person with great style can look very cool and inspire others. THAT IS STYLE.

          Anyway, thanks for your continue support.

          • Gazman

            Constant? Way off the mark.

          • Gazman

            BTW, I said I don’t like ‘some of the others’ but I like especially #4. FYI, I like #10, #9 and #2. I also like the bloke in white in #5. There you go.

            I think you read what you want to read, Dan.

      • Tommy

        The 5th picture got me back to your old blog and I’ve just finished reading all of them.

        • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

          Nice! Four years later I think most of it is still relevant, yea?

          • Jimi Brady

            Yes, absolutely – I just went through a lot of your original posts several weeks ago, and it was just as helpful/inspiring as it was when I first read ’em.

      • Brady P

        Best street style by far! Killer looks all the way around.

      • http://undefined Cobby

        Love ’em all.

        NICE WORK, ALEX!

      • http://www.vincentnappi.com/ Vincent

        All these looks are nice as hell.

        I’m really sold on 5 & 6 though…Is there anything as sharp as a guy wearing a suit just because he wants to?

        I THINK NOT.

        • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier


      • A

        Someone needs to proof read #5. Unless both guys are on the right, or the guy on the right is actually two people at the same time.

        • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

          Fixed, funny guy.


      • Joe

        Gonna need a Guerre feature stat! How about a “cool and comfortable shooting in NYC” theme?

      • Ali Naaseh

        Holy COW Niko looks fresh, I want to be that guy

      • Shawn

        Always loved Guerre’s style!