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Forget about the runways and look books. Some of the best minds in contemporary fashion aren’t hoisted up in the high rise offices of fashion houses, but on the street, roaming around with the masses. That’s why SPY’s man on the street has been documenting their style for an ongoing series of portraits ready to take right to the shopping cart.
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Brendan has a white J. Crew suit with a Club Monaco shirt, ready to squeeze the last days out of the summer.
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Reynaldo’s suit and shirt come from SuitSupply, but the hat is straight from a Ralph Lauren’s own roastery.
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Ky’s got a vintage Balenciaga shirt and Needles pants on for a baggy fit ready for Fall.
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Ebrima’s Ben Davis painters overalls and Troentorp Clogs are a force to be reckoned with this Fall.
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Jackson’s all-black ensemble is landing on the right side of the downtowner style. His Vans slip ons pair well with the Midnight Rodeo duo he’s got: tee shirt and sunglasses from the Thierry Lasry collab.
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Rowan is pairing a custom-made trucker jacket by Calvin Klein with pleated pants from Acne Studios.
Angelo’s vintage Friends tee goes well with his Army surplus store pants and Nike SB Dunks.
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All of Mark’s wardrobe comes straight from RRL, from jacket to pants. The one outlier is his pair of Wallaby’s from Clarks.
Jordan’s got a navy blue jersey from one of the top-tier street style brand collabs: Comme des Garcons x Bape.
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Kwami thrifted this sweater vest from Forever 21 and paired it with Dickies shorts.
Dimitri is sporting pants, shoes and a shirt from Dries Van Noten, along with a bag from Want les Essentials.
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For a more polished, Upper East Side sensibility, Mark is wearing a Paul Stuart blazer, khakis, and Alden loafers.
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Mitchell’s mastered preppy-style with simple picks like a Ben Davis tee, Lee jeans, and Luchesse boots that perfectly matched a very good boy.
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The blues look good on Michael, with a Reigning Champ crewneck and Levi’s jeans, paired with some New Balance sneakers.
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Wayne’s look works from the office to the afterparty. A DB jacket from Suitsupply and and Maison Martin Margiela German Army Trainers are brought together seamlessly by his Jacques Marie Mage sunglasses.
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Don’t look at the thermometer, Michael’s primed for the chilly summer nights in the Hamptons as far as we’re concerned. That’s why he’s got the Nanushka sweater paired with the Nanushka pants for a combo look.
Rainstorms come out of nowhere lately, which is why Edwin’s prepared with a Goldwin shell jacket.
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Standing outside The Armoury in Tribeca, Matthew has mastered Ivy Prep for the summer with a bespoke blazer from Tailor Caid and saddle shoes with a repp tie.
Extra-wide trousers aren’t merely coming back, they’re here. Dubois’s pair from OAS adds some height to this look without pulling too much away from the vintage sweater.
It’s a summer built for Brooklyn thrifting. Denny’s got the pairing down right by mixing tailored pieces like this vintage Brooks Brothers shirt with an oversized Utah Jazz jacket and wrangler jean shorts. The tasseled loafers add a dash of prep too to bring the whole look up a level.
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Keep it simple, and then dress it up at the end for a little preppy pop. For Dwane, pairing the orange of this Polo Ralph Lauren cricket vest to the stripes in his Adidas Superstars makes all the difference.
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The majorette blue French blue chore coat Jeff is wearing is a vintage find, but there are plenty of similar options available—like this one from Wolf & Badger. To schlep around all his stuff, he’s got a Filson tote and wearing New Balance 574 sneakers to get him around town.
Too often, the ample storage of winter coats lead to feeling strapped for places to put your stuff when the weather gets warmer. Instead of opting for backpacks and messenger bags, pop on a Columbia Fly Fishing Vest and have everything tucked safely away. To really lean into the granola-chic style trend, add a pair of Birkenstock Boston clogs.
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Yun Soo’s classic New England look is working from top to toe: Barbour Bedale jacket, SNS Herning Cardigan, and the Aurora Shoe Co. collaboration for Drake’s. This is the look of someone who’s never far from a boat, and definitely has sweaters with “school colors.”
Just because a baggy-chic wave has hit mens pants, doesn’t mean everything needs to sag. This suede Todd Snyder jacket creates a streamlined, tailored look that highlights trendy style picks like looser vintage military pants.
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Some looks start from the ground up. Sky blue penny loafers from Camper are a big visual pop that lead to vintage trousers from Comme des Garcons and a vintage linen jacket.
Smoking isn’t cool, but it’s not our fault that vintage cigarette t shirts like the one Maetha’s wearing kind of are. He’s paired it with Acne Jeans and sunglasses from Jacquemus, finding the right balance of fashion kid and punk rock.
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I suppose you need something extra reflective when you’re on the high seas, like these Pit Viper sunglasses. But hey, keeping a uniform that pristine and white with NYC soot and grime all over the place is no easy task.
It’s time to get behind the vest. For a relatively low amount of heat added during summertime, the additional layer, like this one from Skunkworks, offers four additional pockets. The J. Press seersucker popover shirt also gives the look some contrasting, pastel colors with more formality than a white t shirt.
For more slender frames—like Dominic—opting for a baggier look can be tricks, so that the clothes aren’t wearing the man. In this case, extra wide shorts from Colbo, and a wider-framed shirt from Hed Mayner are balanced by slimmed down Lemaire shoes and Jacques Marie Mage sunglasses.