FEATURING Polo Ralph Lauren for ZALANDO
I’m finally able to reveal a fun project I shot about a month back with one of my favorite brands of all time, Polo Ralph Lauren and superstar retailer, Zalando. I took the team around town for a whole day showing them some of my favorite spots in the city Nick and I like to shoot, grab lunch, etc. The funny thing is, when I’m in NYC (for brief moments these days) I soak it up as much as possible. People don’t take me seriously when I say that it’s literally my favorite place I’ve ever been to. Whether it’s the simple gestures of a barista smile at Ralph’s Coffee or it’s the wind that kicks up my scarf atop my new downtown apartment rooftop, I’m constantly falling in love when I get back from my travels.
We started midtown at the renown Polo Bar which is hands down, one of the most aesthetically beautiful coffee shops I’ve ever been to. The clean white benches and walls pose as a perfect backdrop against the giant, playful Ralphs coffee sign and wooden fixtures. Talk about deco inspiration! For that setting I wore a two piece navy suit and collegiate tie. I’m a classic man with classic taste!
The second location I wanted to introduce everyone to happened to be my new rooftop, and by new I literally had just received the keys that day so it was as though the team was moving in with me! We immediately head to the 25 floor rooftop, where we were greeted with a warm afternoon sun and striking views over midtown. I felt like a proper skyline tour guide as I told everyone which buildings were what in my cozy flannel and navy vest combo. When I’m home, I’m comfy, Bottom-line!
check out the video & Q and A session:
be sure to check back soon for the second part and two more outfits!
photos: Nick Pierce