As New York City begins to pick itself up and dust itself off in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, its residents are slowly trickling back into their offices and onto the streets. The destruction of the storm was unprecedented, and the city (including the staff here at MTV Style) are still feeling the effects. New Yorkers are a dedicated bunch, though, so it should be no surprise that some of the city's most legendary residents are out pounding the pavement and doing what they do best: working. Among them, legendary New York Times street style photographer Bill Cunningham, who was himself snapped, and by another well known photographer no less, while biking around the city in the aftermath of the hurricane. Food photog Penny De Los Santos took a photo of Cunningham after he had taken one of her, according to the caption on Instagram. "And as luck would have it, I had my photo taken by NYT photographer Bill Cunningham yesterday. #sandy" De Los Santos said, including the popular hashtag people have been associating with storm-related posts on social media. We can see why she was unwilling to let Bill stay behind the lens--his own storm style was something totally worth taking note of.
I'll let you in on a little secret: Sometimes I love menswear more than ladyfashion. It's not some weird deliberate thing, or a self-hating thing, it's just that dudes have so few options with which to play dress up that when an ensemble catches my eye, it's usually a glorious symphony of layered details. Or it's something so out-of-its-tree bonkers that I can't help but break it down and golf clap.
It's almost 2012, which is the year (according to the Mayan calendar and most of the internet) that all land masses catch fire right before sliding into the ocean, thereby killing everything. As such, we can't very well enter into it neglecting all the lads because they're adorable and something we'll miss when everything is gone. Especially Ryan Gosling.
Mark Ronson at the European Premiere of "Arthur" on April 19, at the Versace for H&M Fashion event on Nov. 8, and DJ and at the launch event for the Nike Sportswear "Live For The Game" Ultralounge on June 16.
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Mark Ronson is a frickin' treasure. Dude is merciless when it comes to killing me dead with the most shut-it-downiest details. Peep this: We've got three suits. The first has a satin shawl collar with harem pants that's coupled with a nehru shirt. The sheen of the lapel is mirrored in the sheen of his super-black dress sock so the eye is drawn directly into his shoe. It's an elegant line that begins at the shoulder and is unencumbered by a shirt collar or bowtie. The second is head-to-toe fuchsia with saturation points at the jacket buttons and shoes, and the last is not a suit so much as it is a twill trouser (possibly denim) with a double-breasted peacoat/blazer hybrid and a crewneck tee. Extra points on the trompe l'oeil tip. ACK. So good.