Life in New York is fast-paced, and sometimes one doesn’t have time to go home for a leisurely wardrobe change before heading out to one’s next rendezvous. Sometimes one just needs to finish getting ready on a park bench. (Watch out for pigeons, though.) As far as I can tell, he’s going for a basic four-in-hand knot. Don’t know how to tie a tie? There’s an app for that. See? Don’t let anyone tell you that style isn’t practical.
The 1920s-style slickback undercut is also a nice touch. Fashion has a long tradition of reaching into the past and grabbing what it finds for inspiration, and I love seeing old-fashioned touches like this fellow’s haircut juxtaposed with something as modern as the iPhone balanced on his knee.
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