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West Village Man Mauled by Winter Coat

Friday, December 11th, 12:30 PM: An unidentified Bleecker Street man was viciously attacked this Friday by an animal bearing resemblance to a winter coat and hat. From the photo below, the beast appears to be a new breed of bear, dog and raccoon, but there have been no such reports of tri-breeding.  (We don’t even know how it would work). Also, the Bronx Zoo has not reported any animals missing.

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What does an Urban, Camouflaged, Mobile, Skating Commuter Look Like?

This.

Camo Skater

Camo Skater

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Is that an Asian Farmers Hat on that trendy kid? (1.29.)

Every once in a while I am stoped in my tracks by store window displays. This morning it was the Lucky Brand Jeans display on 22nd and fifth I learned that this conical straw hat, traditionally worn by farmers trying to shield the hot sun as they toil in the fields, is now apparently a hot display item for a little kid.

Lucky Jeans and Conical Hat

Lucky Jeans and Conical Hat

Can you imagine this family walking down fifth avenue? The trendy mom with her white leather purse and then the little kid tagging along in his Lucky Brand jeans, $40 t-shirt and a 笠帽, 竹笠 on his head?

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New Billboard Put Up on 7th (12.29.08)

It seems like new advertisements are constantantly popping up all over Manhattan. A new this, a sale on that. It’s really quite overwhelming. But for all the large scale ads I encounter I’ve never seen one being put up. Until this morning…

New Gap Ad on 7th Ave.

New Gap Ad on 7th Ave.

Now it’s down with the Christmas sales banners and up with the “you need to look as hip as these people” ads. This one is at 108 7th avenue. Happy shopping!

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Road Warrior (12.4.08)

Walking this morning I came upon a cool vintage bike (some bikes are just old, others are vintage) on Waverly and Christopher that had a metal indian figure head coming off the front wheel fender. Thought it made a good shot. (Note: when I looked up the map to get Waverly and Christopher I saw that Magnolia Bakery is actually shown on the map at the same level as parks and the Empire State building. They’re not that good people!)

Bicycle Figurehead

Bicycle Figurehead

If you’re into antique bikes in New York, not just old crappy ones, check out this craigslist ad for Landmark Vintage Bikes on the lower east side. Seems like a decent deal though I’ve never been there myself.

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Rod Stuart Loves the Hamptons (12.3.08)

OK. What’s the deal? I’ve been seeing graffiti of “Rod Stuart Loves the Hamptons” all over Manhattan. Apparently it’s in Brooklyn too. This shot here was taken near my office at Morton and Greenwich St.Note the misspelling of Stewart, a smart move for whoever is creating these works. I looked it up and Rod Stuart Loves the Hamptons has its own MySpace page. T-Shirts can be found at RareChic, which leads me to believe that it’s a brilliant artist’s marketing ploy. (Or someone is making a nice buck off of it.) And the shirt costs $73! For a t-shirt!

Rod Stuart Loves the Hamptons

Rod Stuart Loves the Hamptons

It’s got a ring to it, right? Can anyone tell me what is going on? I feel so out of the loop.

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Stupid T-Shirts (11.24.08)

As seen from this photo, taken of a novelty shirt and vintage goods store on Christopher and 6th, the stupid t-shirt trend is still curving upwards. Seriously people? Do you really need to tell the world you love Guacamole and peeing?
T-Shirts

T-Shirts

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Winter: Biggest Excuse to Wear Stupid Hats (11.21.08)

With the cold weather comes warm clothing. And with that warm clothing comes hats. Take a look at the picture below. Here you have your typical New York guy wearing nice leather shoes, tight jeans, a long jacket and a Davy Crocket racoon skin hat. What?

I Spy NYC Winter Hat

I Spy NYC Winter Hat

 This is why I like New York fashion. Because you don’t have to be a woodsman to incorporate that style into your urban sheik attire. Mix and match. Live a little. But above all this winter, stay warm. And that’s exactly why this guy bought the hat. Because it’s warm. That’s it.

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