Monday, 11 December 2017

The Loved One

A handsome fellow in gray is a standout fellow with a black and white background. Clearly he's a man dear to other people's hearts. And he's a sharing fellow, too!

Speaking of loved ones, in Boston we are digesting the news that Fenway Health's CEO has suddenly resigned after it became known that he was covering up sexual harassment and bullying by a senior physician against Fenway Health employees. We just want to make sure we are clear on our thoughts about this:

1). This was not "inadvertent" on Fenway Health's part. It was deliberate.
2). We support organizations that speak truth to power, not those that use power to cover up the truth.
3). We support organizations that serve the marginalized, not those that marginalize people.

At this time of year-end giving we encourage you to be thoughtful and strategic about where you direct your assets.

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession: Public Relations Specialist
Photographer: GB

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Saturday Island

A day of snow and cold, yet our bear of a bud was like an island of warmth in winter. The precision of the trim on his moustache is particularly noteworthy, as is the gym bag because it shows he's a man who stays in shape!

Location: Red Line at Charles/MGH
Imagined Profession: Healthcare Administration
Photographer: GB

Saturday, 9 December 2017

The Last Chance

It's snowing at a brisk pace, 6" has accumulated at our HOTT Headquarters at Harvard Square as of 8pm, and that means the Red Line is at risk of shutting down. It's this handsome gentleman's last chance to "get outta Dodge"! Whether or not he makes it home, we're certain he'll keep warm with his delicious facial hair, wool Pea Coat, and snow-resistant boots. What a fine form!

Periodically we receive comments that we don't give the Blue Line enough coverage. It's a fair point to make, but we rarely find a need to ride the Blue Line unless we need to ride our bikes to the other side of Boston Harbor. So we only get Blue Line gents during the warmer months.


Our HOTT Crew is a fan of tiny houses and we stumbled across this unique take on how to make use of a discarded Blue Line train. We think if we perched one of these atop our HOTT Crew penthouse in Harvard Square it would make a handy guest apartment for when our HOTT Crew friend Dodie comes to visit!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Biologist
Photographer: GB

Friday, 8 December 2017

The Pleasure of His Company

It was a pleasure to be aboard a train with this adorable fellow. We admired the effortless style that he perfected: a shawl-collar seater, over which was a houndstooth tweed jacked (notice the Earl Grantham'esque belt in the back), slim-fit jeans and Topsiders (sans socks!). It's a wonderful nod to Boston academia.

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Adjunct Professor
Photographer: GB

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Forest of Goodness

Gorgeous and striking in his slim-cut hunter green quilted jacket, our handsome man poses for us all in the accordion section of our articulated train. It was like being in a cool green forest. Soothing. Relaxing. Refreshing. What a find on the T!

Location: Green Line at Prudential
Imagined Profession: M&A Accountant
Photographer: FT

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Clash of the Titans

Red is a very popular color this season. It's a high-visibility color for winter (especially during snowstorms) and it's also a color that accentuates one's good looks and makes one stand out from the crowd.

So imagine our disappointment when, along with this handsome fellow in bright red jacket we wound up on what's become known as the Pepto Bismol Train (designed by Education First). It's a jarring and unsettling color for a train interior, and what makes it worse is that not only does it make one feel bad, it also makes one look bad.

If you're like our HOTT Crew this job recruitment effort by Education First only seems to highlight why you wouldn't want to work there!

Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Biomedical Researcher
Photographer: GB

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Roses Are Red, My Love

We blame our HOTT Crew friend Dodie, a child of the 70s, for making a Bobby Vinton song get stuck in our head when we encountered this fine looking fellow in a brilliant red athletic-fit jacket. He's such a handsome lad, so tall and lean, so perfectly put together.

Roses are red, my love.
Violets are blue.
Sugar is sweet, my love.
But not as sweet as you.

Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Pharmacist
Photographer: FT