Every once in a while, we all become friends with someone who is truly passionate about something in life. That person becomes a go-to resource. When we want to try the best restaurant of a certain cuisine, we ask our foodie friend. When we want to know how to build muscle while lose fat, we ask our fitness friend. Well, to all those who know Justin Jeffers, the man behind The Fine Young Gentleman style blog, you know that you have a go-to friend for questions on style. We explored Central Park with Justin on a gorgeous summer weekend. Justin donned the new Black Lapel Gray Glen Check suit (coming soon!) with a style befitting the title of his blog.
As the news shows you images of a New York City ravaged by Hurricane
Sandy, we’d like you to join us for a reminder of how beautiful the City
It was sunny, warm and slightly breezy – a perfect day to walk along Central Park South. So we started by the Apple store on 5th Avenue, where Justin and our co-founder, Warren, sit amidst throngs of tourists to catch up on the latest and greatest.
We move on to The Plaza Hotel
lobby where we were able to snap off one lonely but stunning shot of
Justin’s sweet duds before security ushered us on our merry way.
As many New Yorkers will tell you, despite being a tourist
destination, Central Park can also be a refuge from all the constant
hustle and bustle that the City is rightfully notorious for.
Here are a couple of New Yorkers in a unique musical duel – ukelele vs. cigar box guitar.
So, we make our way over to enjoy some greenery while we capture
Justin’s get up on film. He likes a well-fitted suit, but nothing
aggressively slim. His style can be described as classic with a touch of
prep and an abundance of smiling confidence.
Justin complements his Black Lapel Gray Glen Check Suit with a solid
red knit tie, a patterned silk pocket square, cuff links, red skull and
cross-bone suspenders by Paul Stuart and an aircraft engine rosette
(lapel pin). Justin brought along his monogrammed tote bag to carry a
change of clothes. As you can tell, he likes to look good and always
makes sure that he’s having fun with it.
Our final stop brings us to Columbus Circle where Justin changes into
some more casual threads: a white oxford shirt, some Nantucket red
chinos and a backwards trucker hat. We make a pit stop at the Whole
Foods food court for some lunch. The food is just okay, but the company
and conversation was superb. Our talks range from personal goals, both
sartorial and career-wise, to the adventures of living in the City
(pre-Sandy!) and finally, to enjoying each moment of the ride.
To end the day with a splash, Justin decides to roll up his pants and
make use of the Columbus Circle water fountains. No matter how stylish
you are, there’s no reason why you can’t let your inner kid out every so