Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Designer Shoes at Warehouse Prices

This gentleman did some serious shopping at DSW! And though we can't see what type of shoes he bought, we assume from the shoes he's wearing that he knows what to buy.

We admire a man who can make our commute on the T so... fashionable! His shoes are perfect for his ensemble: Blue jeans worn but in one piece, a linen type jacket, and a delightful blue, white and green checkerboard scarf that picks up the color of his blue jeans. Even the iPhone 4S case has a color that goes with his shopping bag. This is a man who is keen on color! Color us your shopping companion, Mr. DSW!

Location: Red Line at Downtown Crossing
Imagined Profession: Retail

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Wide Angle Lens

We enjoy seeing the different stances men display while riding on the T. Some ride hunched over as they stare at their iPhones. Others stand and lean against a window. Others sit perfectly upright and watch the world pass by.

This gentleman takes a different stance. The Wide Angle Lens position. Comfortably leaning back while viewing his iPhone 4S, and with his legs spread wide so as to provide a more stable ride. The Breda cars on the Green line are notorious for making passengers ride sideways to the forward motion, producing a sideways rocking motion that is especially uncomfortable on a full train. This gent has the Breda car ride down pat!

We also like his casual weekend attire. Nike sneakers paired with jeans, and a Spyder jacket over a rugby shirt. We enjoy this view!

Location: Green Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Entry Level Management

Monday, 27 February 2012

Dressed to the Nines

We really admire this gentleman for his ability to dress up what is, in effect, a business casual outfit. The full-length charcoal cashmere coat fits perfectly on his buff physique. The patterned navy silk scarf is a delightful touch that accentuates not only the luxurious coat but also this hottie's stunning good looks!

We had the impression that if we followed him from the T to his workplace we'd find ourselves in a sumptuous wood paneled meeting room at a prestigious law firm. 

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession: Attorney

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Liturgically Appropriate Sweater

It was the morning of Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent 2012. We always strive to go to church wearing a bow tie that matches the liturgical color for the day. The color for Lent is violet (with a few exceptions, such as Laetare Sunday which has rose as it's color).

So imagine how thrilled we were to see this gentleman wearing a violet colored sweater on the first day of Lent! We only wish it had been later in the day when we might have seen him wearing his violet sweater and ashes on his forehead.

Button-down Oxford shirt, khaki pants, and a 3/4 length charcoal wool coat complete his outfit. We admire a man who can dress appropriately for the office and still offer a nod to the liturgical season!

Location: Green Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Accountant

Saturday, 25 February 2012

So Cantabridgian

What can we say? Classic good looks complimented with a quilted down jacket that's appropriate for business casual or a jaunt to the country on a windy winter day.

We were simply mesmerized by this gentleman's gaze as we rode the CT1 from Cambridge to work. Made our commute fly by!

Location: CT1 at MIT
Imagined Profession: University Administration

Friday, 24 February 2012

Running on the Red Line

We thought our commute to work had been a bust. Not one hottie on our trip in to work. But when we had to run a mid-day errand we hoped for, and got, a 2nd chance. And that's when we boarded a train with this handsome gentleman!

A royal blue North Face henley was a perfect fit on this tall gent's frame. A bright red Jansport daypack provided a stunning contrast to the henley. Brown corduroy pants look well on a man with a runner's build.

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession:  Technology

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Photo Booth

We were traveling home to Cambridge on the Red Line when we were inspired to take a plethora of photos of this gentleman. He just seemed so... available! This is just a selection of the 21 photos we took of this hottie. 

His tall trim frame was swathed in a luxuriously large charcoal wool overcoat. A black fleece beneath the overcoat, zipped up to the top, gives a turtleneck effect and helps ward off the chill in the air. And we like the fact that he uses a blonde scarf solely as an accessory item to compliment his blonde hair and fair skin.

We admire a man who confidently puts himself out there on the T!

Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Non-profit management

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

You Had Us at "Woof"

And the owner of this young Chocolate Labrador Retriever is hot, too! We encountered these two fine gentlemen when they boarded our train at Kenmore. It was George Washington's Birthday and the puppy was appropriately dressed in short chocolate color fur, floppy chocolate ears, and tall chocolate legs. A big wet chocolate nose completed his fetching ensemble.

The Chocolate Lab's owner was quite becoming, too, with his blonde hair, sun glasses propped on his head, and casual weekend attire.

Happiness is a warm puppy.  Charles M. Schulz

Location: Green Line at St. Mary's
Imagined Profession: Park Ranger

Monday, 20 February 2012

Sunday Morning Bliss

It was 10:30am and we were on our way to church. Last Sunday of Epiphany, you know. And then this gentleman boarded our train at Brookline Village. He was holding a leftover box from Figs. Last we heard Figs doesn't open until noon on Sundays. Hmmm... was this hottie coming home from a Saturday night date?

Blue argyle socks looked quite nice with his dark grey jeans. A black quilted North Face jacket (popular in New York and London, not so much, yet, in Boston) shows he's a in tune with fashion and slightly ahead of the local trends.

The look of satisfaction on this man's face is so apparent! Whether or not it's due to a successful date we're happy for him.

Location: Green Line at Brookline Village
Imagined Profession: Graphic Arts

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Let's Go to the Club Car

When we boarded the Red Line at Park for our journey home to Cambridge we found ourselves right in front of this gentleman. Then, suddenly, the lighting in the train dimmed. The mood changed. And we had an overwhelming desire to take this gentleman to the Club Car. The kind Farley Granger visited in Strangers on a Train. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the T operated Club Cars on Red Line trains during rush hours!

While sipping our martini, and drinking in this gentleman's deliciousness, we'd converse about the book he's reading, The Descendants. The peach and grey scarf keeping our rapt attention. Watching his fabulous eyebrows move animatedly as he mentioned the finer points of the book.

Then we're at our destination. Time for partings. Perhaps we'll have a Club Car experience with him again?

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession: University Administration

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Modeling at Central Square

How fortuitous that Fashion Week isn't over! We descended onto the Red Line's inbound platform at Central Square and found ourselves next to this stunning gentleman. The train was approaching so we quickly got our iPhone ready. Snap!

And we didn't realize until later that we captured not one, but 3 hotties!

Our main focus here is the gentleman in the foreground. Quilted black jacket. Grey fleece under jacket. Lighter grey scarf pulled so provocatively up over his chin. Neat dark brown hair with a stylish flip of the bangs. And seductive eyebrows. If there were more men such as him on the trains there would be abandoned cars on the streets as everyone flocked to ride the T!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Model

Friday, 17 February 2012

Handsome and Hirsute

We spotted this gentleman last week on a morning commute. The temperature at the time was a bone chilling 22F, yet he was wearing shorts! And glad of the shorts we were!

Shapely hirsute legs. New Balance (a local company!) running shoes, low-rise white athletic socks that accentuate the dark wavy hair on his legs, blue all-purpose shorts, and a running jacket (under which we can only assume was a form fitting T-shirt). Finishing off the look is a moustache, 8am shadow, and a full head of hair.

As he exited the Green Line at Pleasant St we wonder if he was going to the Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center. Could he be going to play basketball? And if this hottie dresses like this on a cold winter morning we can't wait to see what he wears in Summer!

Location: Green Line at Packard's Corner
Imagined Profession: Grad Student

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Blissful Slumber

We admire a man who can catch a few moments of rest while traveling on a Green Line train. We just wished he had shared our two-fer seat and not the single in which he was slumbering.

Such a look of peacefulness and contentedness. And his glove seems perfectly designed to cradle his head.  Surely he's dreaming. But of what? 

"I dream of you to wake; would that I might dream of you and not wake but slumber on". Christina Rosetti

Location: Green Line
Imagined Profession: Publishing

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Ai, Que Lindo!

That's Spanish for "Oh, how pretty!". It's about the only Spanish we know. One of our blog contributors, however, is currently enrolled in an intensive Spanish language program in Latin America. And "Ai, Que Lindo" apparently means the same thing in Portuguese, so we imagine we have our bases covered here.

This gentleman shows how one can dress well with a minimum of fuss. A pullover rugby jersey has the sleeves fashionably pushed up so that they accentuate his biceps. A regular pair of jeans compliment the rugby jersey, and then the look is completed with an immaculately clean pair of sneakers. Curiously, he's not wearing a coat. How hot!

Ai, que lindo!

Location: Orange Line
Imagined Profession: Transportation Industry

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Classically Kindle

What is it about men with Kindles? They always seem to be so astute at making functional attire seem so well thought out. Shoes that aren't brand new, yet appear new. Khaki pants with perfect creases. Practical black day packs that compliment, rather than take away from, one's looks.

Functional. Efficient. Classic. And we assume well read.  We have visions of this gentleman disembarking from the T to go work at his small technology firm. He's learning the ropes. And he's on a certain track to move up.

It's a nice break on a commute when a man sparks our imagination!

Location: Green Line at Park
Imagined Profession: Technology Product Development

Monday, 13 February 2012

Bikes on the T

We thought that since it's so bitterly cold this morning we'd crank up the heat with a picture of a gentleman we captured during the warmth of last summer. It was August, and we had just arrived at Logan from Atlanta where we were visiting family. When we boarded the T at Airport Station we were greeted by this cycling enthusiast who had just biked from Newburyport to Wonderland. And after surreptitiously taking his photograph we struck up a conversation with him.  We, too, are into cycling and we had to find out more about him!

Tanned and fit, he was in training for an event called Harbor to the Bay, a 125 mile one-day charity bike ride. The black Pearl Izumi cycling shorts accentuated his well-exercised thighs. A blue and white Louis Garneau cycling jersey showed off his trim torso. The heat increased as we saw his hairy chest through the half-zipped jersey. And by now you all should know that we adore moustaches! What glorious hair!

We were desperately hoping our train would become disabled so that we could spend more time getting to know this cycling hottie. But, alas, disabled trains only happen when you need to get somewhere. We are so intent on running into this gentleman again that all 4 of our Hotties on the T contributors are going to sign up for Harbor to the Bay 2012! And we invite our readers to join us, too! Perhaps we could start a "Hotties on their Bikes" blog :-)

Location: Blue Line at Airport
Imagined Profession: Special Events

Sunday, 12 February 2012

London Calling

No, he's not British. Just an American with an animated personality and finely-tuned sense of fashion. From our chance encounter with this gentleman we imagine he's just been accepted into the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. The type of man who can communicate with his eyes and facial movements alone.

Our man's ensemble includes a trim-fit brown motorcycle jacket, torn jeans (not so torn as to indicate he belongs in Allston), and a Ben Sherman Union Print Flight Bag. How Cool Britannia is that?!?! And completing the outfit were 3 young ladies. We got the impression that he's the kind of guy who is always accompanied by 3 young single ladies.

Perhaps a chance encounter with Mr Pea Coat Perfection (earlier post of ours) is in order.

Location: Green Line at Kenmore
Imagined Profession: West End Actor

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Thank God It's Friday

We admire an attractive man with discerning taste in clothes. But that admiration is ramped up when we see that the man has a wonderful disposition. This gentleman exuded joy and happiness. The kind one feels when Friday finally rolls around after a grueling work week.  Our hottie today was engaged in conversation with a fellow passenger. We don't think they knew each other, but both men seemed quite pleased that they had made a connection of some sorts on their commute. 

His black jacket features subtle, yet effective, accents. The jacket accents are particularly flattering to his tall, trim frame. The layering underneath of a turtleneck adds a touch of flair. A neatly trimmed moustache and goatee pair deliciously with his neatly styled auburn hair.

We wish our travels with him would have lasted longer.

Location: Green Line at Boylston
Imagined Profession: Sales

Friday, 10 February 2012

All-weather, All The Time


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We were fascinated by this early 20s gentleman's attire. Did he roll out of bed and just throw something on? Or did he carefully study the email broadcasts from Saks to determine what would be both appropriate for the day's weather (light snow) and look fashionable?

We do admire a man who can take a lot of individual clothing elements and create a unified theme. We think his theme today calls for brunch in the South End followed by a hiking excursion to New Hampshire.

Well done!

Location: Green Line at Copley
Imagined Profession: Intern

Thursday, 9 February 2012

I'm Ready For My Close-up

We couldn't believe our eyes. The hottie that we spotted, and of course targeted, for a photo shoot suddenly began... posing! Did he notice us taking pictures of him? We don't think so. Is a Red Line seat simply insufficient for containing all of his hotness? You betcha!

We admire this gentleman's use of the color navy to anchor his ensemble. Rippled blue jean thighs. Slightly off-white textured zip sweater accentuated with navy interior color showing around the neck. Navy pea coat (Pea Coat Ratio estimate: 32 X 32) complemented with a navy faux riding cap. 

We hope to run into him again. Preferably on a crowded train where we can get up close and personal.

Location: Red Line between Park and Charles/MGH
Imagined Profession: Retail

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Art on the T

Today's art lesson is a study of a classic American hottie with a broken leg. Note the granite colored Dockers that are ever so neatly fitted into the leg cast. Reflect on the pairing of the pale brown North Face quilted jacket with the robins egg blue button down Oxford shirt. Discuss the texture of the color of the neatly styled hair. Is his hair auburn? Is it blonde? Is it tinged with red? And what is the significance of the positioning of the crutches, and how do they inform us about what is transpiring in this scene?

Two days in a row we've encountered not only a hottie with a broken leg, but a hottie with a broken leg wearing a non-black North Face jacket! What are the chances? What serendipity!

Location: Green Line at Government Center
Imagined Profession: Health Care

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Broken Leg on a Broken Train

We literally stumbled across this gentleman when we encountered his broken leg stretched across the aisle at the back of a Green Line train. It was the day after the New England Patriots unfortunate Super Bowl loss. And, ever so polite, he offered us the seat next to him! We declined, ostensibly so he could be more comfortable, but in reality so that we could surreptitiously get pictures of him.

And his disability extended to the train, which was encountering technical difficulties at the time we captured him on our iPhone. Bostonians know that proper T etiquette calls for closing one's eyes when aboard a disabled train. It's like encountering prayer in church. Closing one's eyes makes it over with so much quicker. So, we admire this gentleman for his compelling dress and knowledge of T etiquette!

Starting from the top is a Lacoste toboggan (our HOTT team member who took this picture is from the South where it's called a toboggan) on which is a quite large Lacoste logo that reminds our team member of his hometown team, the Florida Gators! Taking the green gator theme he complements the toboggan with a green tartan muffler (another of our team member's Southern terms... this one means scarf), and a green, not black, North Face fleece jacket. We believe this is the first non-black North Face jacket we've seen this season, and we like it!

Heal soon, Mr. Gatorman!

Location: Green Line between Copley and Hynes
Imagined Profession: New England Patriot

Monday, 6 February 2012

MBTA Flight #1 is Now Boarding

When this Gentleman sat next to us on the CT1 in the Back Bay he ignited our imagination and transported us to another era... the era of Boeing Stratocruisers and Pan Am Clippers!

Reaching cruising altitude the roar of the finely tuned piston-driven propeller engines diminishes to a hum and our steward, this gentleman above, arrives in his crisp white serving jacket and black bow tie with our favorite cocktail, a dry gin martini (this is the 1950's, when vodka martinis are considered gauche). But we need a pen to write a letter, and it's in our Pan Am travel bag in the overhead rack. No problem! Mr. Steward stretches his tall trim body, accentuated by the white serving jacket, and retrieves our travel bag! Colette, our favorite Pan Am stewardess, arrives to adjust our pillow so that we can rest comfortably on our long flight. The gin martini begins to take effect and we slowly slip into pleasant dreams...

Ummm.... I guess you can tell we're overdue for a new episode of Pan Am! We admire this gentleman's good looks and simple, yet very appropriate attire. Good job, and happy travels, Mr. Steward!

Location: CT1 in the Back Bay
Imagined Profession: Pan Am Steward in the 1950's

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Sunday, 5 February 2012

Pea Coat Perfection

We admire a man with a perfect Pea Coat Ratio (see ratio explanation below)! We estimate his ratio to be 28 X 28.

Adding to the perfect Pea Coat Ratio is a meticulous hair style (not ONE hair is out of place!), well-pressed stressed jeans, nicely upturned coat collar, and leather straps on the satchel. We imagine he gets his eyebrows done when getting a haircut at the salon.

Location: Green Line at Haymarket
Imagined Profession: TV/Radio production


Pea Coat Ratio = Waist size (using British Imperial System measurements) compared to age (years). For example: Man #1 has a 30 inch waist and is 24 years old, therefore having a Pea Coat Ratio of 30 X 24. Another example: Man #2 has a 34 inch waist and is 38 years old, therefore having a Pea Coat Ratio of 34 X 38. Because eligibility to wear a pea coat requires a Pea Coat Ratio with numbers not exceeding 32, Man #1 is "pea coat eligible" while Man #2 is not. Likewise, a man with a Pea Coat Ratio of 34 X 28 (or 28 X 34) is pea coat ineligible and should acquire a coat that is age/size appropriate.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Seeing You Seeing Me on the CT1

We were on our morning commute from Cambridge on the CT1 when we encountered this immaculately turned out hottie. We refer to him as "Morning Cup of Joe".

The red tartan scarf brings out the lush chocolate color of his wool coat. Using his beard and moustache to connect with the richness of his hair, he frames his handsome facial features and then finishes it off with the perfect glasses. What style! Reminds us of riding the Line 4 tramway in Milan... swoon!

We admire this gentleman for taking so many fashion elements and blending them together to form one lasting impression.

Location: CT1 at Central Square
Imagined Profession: Import/Export

Friday, 3 February 2012

It's Not Easy Being Green

Sometimes you get laughed at for wearing unusual color schemes. As Kermit the Frog said, "It's not easy being green."

But look closely at this picture. Notice how his green shoes match the green streaks on the subway seats. And the bright orange on his bag brings out the same color orange on those seats.

Is his choice of colors an attempt to stand out from the crowd? Or is he simply making us aware of things already present, but not noticed by us?

"We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color." - Maya Angelou quoting an early 20th Century American poet.

Location: Red Line
Imagined Profession: Artist

Budding Bromance?

Our man from "Sailing on the Green Line" (an earlier  post of ours) is back! And he's still reading the same hardcover book! And riding standing up even when empty seats are available. Could his excellent posture be due to eschewing the unergonomic MBTA seats?

And it gets better. Another book lover (an Ed Milliband [leader of the British Labour Party] look-alike) joined him at Harvard Street!

Sailor Man is reading "1776" by David McCollough. Ed Milliband is reading "Ice in the Bedroom" by P.G. Wodehouse. Although they didn't seem to know each other, it was cute watching them steal glances at each other's books.

Sailor Man exited at Boylston. Ed Milliband exited one stop away at Park. Will they meet again?

Location: Green Line
Imagined Profession: Budding Bromance?

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Ode to Steve Jobs

Simple. Clean. Epitome of West Coast attire. Perfectly fitted long-sleeved black T-shirt, clean jeans, and an understated (yet business appropriate) black backpack.

And, as the Hotties on the T team members exclusively use Apple devices, the sartorial nod to our dear departed Steve Jobs is greatly appreciated (HOTT team members cross themselves at the mention of Steve Jobs name).

Don't you just want to run your hands all over that closely-shaven head!

Location: Red Line at Downtown Crossing
Imagined Profession: Information Services

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Heavenly T Time

Just look at that hair! Though seemingly in his early 30s he had a mesmerizing streak of feathery grey above his ears. The nose a slight upturn at the tip. Straight modelesque eyebrows. So struck were we with his stunning good looks that we changed seats to get better pictures (yes, blush, we took multiple pictures).

The jacket seems a bit heavy for Boston business attire. Could he be a transplant from some other region of the country? His curious choice of outerwear doesn't prevent us from admiring his exquisite good looks, though.

Location: Green Line at Winchester Street
Imagined Profession: Attorney

Sailing on the Green Line

We like the Topsiders, khaki pants from the Gap, black Eastern Mountain Sports jacket (thank you for not wearing North Face!), tousled hair and steel grey eyes!

We assume he's originally from Connecticut, West Avon perhaps, and has experience with freshwater sailing. Hence, his uncanny ability to stand on a moving Green Line train while reading a book and not having to hold onto something.

We admire surefooted men!

The lighting for this picture was tricky. We had to activate HDR in order to minimize the glare from outside the train.

Location: Green Line at Harvard Street
Imagined Profession: Administrative Support