Where’d You Get That?

Where’d You Get That?: NYC Summer Street Style That Will Melt Your Mind

When it comes to staying cool in the hottest season, New Yorkers, as with most things, do it their way.

Photo by Sayaka Ueno

We went in search of the look of summer. How were people adapting their fashion to the weather, we wondered, and staying cool while looking fresh? We imagined a photo spread of flouncy sundresses, linen culottes, and jaunty fedoras. But like a redirected or unexpectedly express subway train, our vision did not play out as planned—although culottes did make a few appearances.

Turns out, New Yorkers wear what they’re gonna wear, no matter the season and no matter the current trends. The look of summer, in NYC at least, is incredibly idiosyncratic: Some flout the warm weather and wear their warmest coat in return, as if taunting the forecast. Some capitulate to the heat and wear barely any clothes at all. Many make comfort supreme, while there are those who don a dinner jacket for a stroll in the park. It’s less the specific apparel that gives these New Yorkers their personal summer style and more their inimitable swagger. So while we can tell you where they got the clothes, you’ll have to find the confidence to wear a fur-trimmed suede coat in July yourself.

Do Lions on the Plain Mind the Heat? No, No They Don’t

Where’d You Get That? summer fashion
Photo by Sayaka Ueno

JOHN BOY, 69
Retired puppeteer; worked with Basil Twist
Where do you live? Chinatown
Where’d you get that? Jacket from Vintage Thrift; pants and shoes from Housing Works
What is your favorite thing about New York? The diversity of people

Queen of the Crop

Where’d You Get That? summer fashion
Photo by Sayaka Ueno

MIO FUJII, 28
DJ and producer
Where do you live? Washington Heights
Where’d you get that? Crop top from Gerlan Jean; s
horts from Mango; glasses from TIJN; shoes from Converse
What is your favorite place in New York City? Brooklyn Mirage

SPF (Stylish Professor Factor) 100+

Where’d You Get That? summer fashion
Photo by Sayaka Ueno

JAE, 44
Professor of human rights at New York University
Where do you live? West Village
Where’d you get that? Pants and shirt from J.Crew; hat from H&M; shoes from Rockport
What is your favorite thing about New York City? The people-watching

Now We Want Aqua Pants

Where’d You Get That? summer fashion
Photo by Sayaka Ueno

MIRIAM ABRAHAMS, 28
Filmmaker
Where do you live? East Village
Where’d you get that? Pants from East Village Vintage Collective; shirt from Jaeger; shoes from Nike; sunglasses from a thrift shop
What is your favorite place in New York City? Washington Square Park

Business Up Top, Beach Day Down Below

Where’d You Get That? summer fashion
Photo by Sayaka Ueno

VINCENZO ARDITO, 89
Retired maritime worker
Where do you live? Ozone Park
Where’d you get that? Jacket was a gift from my son, who bought it in London; shorts and suspenders from J.C.Penney; shoes from New Balance; ring from the Marine Corps
What are your favorite things to do in New York City? 
Explore all the harbors, eat at Angelo’s of Mulberry Street, and ballroom dance

The Fall Doesn’t Own Autumnal Vibes

Where’d You Get That? summer fashion
Photo by Sayaka Ueno

DOMINIQUE STACKHOUSE, 21
Entrepreneur
Where do you live? Harlem
Where’d you get that? Pants from Jolie; shirt from Shien; shoes from Mia
What is your favorite place in New York City? Dream rooftop pool

Pretty in Ink

Where’d You Get That? summer fashion
Photo by Sayaka Ueno

MIKE WEAVER, 31
Chef
Where do you live? Tribeca
Where’d you get that? Pants from Pace Leather NYC; shoes from Vans; pin with baby faces from Dripper World; tattoos from Fun City
What is your favorite place in New York City? McSorley’s

One Culotta to Go, Please

Where’d You Get That? summer fashion
Photo by Sayaka Ueno

KYRIÉ ELIZABETH, 29
Artist, currently in school studying textile design
Where do you live? Brooklyn
Where’d you get that? Pants from Uniqlo; top from Alter Boutique; shoes from New Balance; jewelry from Lady J; tattoos from Flyrite
What is your favorite place in New York City? Rockaway Beach 

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