Saturday, 31 October 2015

Game On

Our handsome man is ready for the game. The Harvard vs. Dartmouth football game last night! Of course, Harvard won. Much to the chagrin of all the Dartmi (is that the correct form for "people from Dartmouth"?) in Cambridge this weekend. 
And as our HOTT Crew ventured to Porter Square today we witnessed this blond Dartma (person from Dartmouth, the feminine form of Dartmus) texting whilst driving, resulting in not making a complete turn and taking out a tree, a bike rack, and a bike locked to the bike rack. Last night it was Harvard 14 vs Dartmouth 13. Today is was Dartmouth 1 vs. Bike 0. 

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Student at Harvard's JFK School of Government
Photographer: GB

Friday, 30 October 2015

Fabulous Friday - Field Guide to Lumbersexuals

There's an entire lumber genre going on! Right here in Harvard Square! And today we intend on doing a Fabulous job in delineating the sub-genres within the "Lumber" category of men. Today we spotted this fine gentleman sporting khaki jeans, laced-up topsider-style shoes and a brilliant Canadian Red Plaid shirt with... braces!

This, dear readers, is the infrequently scene Lumberbear!

Lumberbears are quite common in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. Occasional sightings of Lumberbears occur in Massachusetts during Fall migration.

Scan below to see some other Lumber selections!
Above is a prime example of the now common Lumbersexual. Most often found in Cambridge, and seldomly found in Boston (aside from Allston), scientists are still uncertain as to why Lumbersexuals travel on buses but not on subways.
Another Lumber subgenre is the Lumbergent! Our HOTT Crew Lumberthologists (that's a real word. We know because we made it up ourselves!) spotted this fine specimen as recently as three days ago! Notice the fine layered plumage and trim tailored outer garment. Lumbergents are highly local and are typically found only in small zip codes with a Starbucks density of 3 stores per 10,000 residents (in Metro Boston that would be only 02116 and 02138).
And of course the start of the entire genre, the ubiquitous Lumberjack! As common as Canada Geese on a golf course, the Lumberjack rarely travels via mass transit. So it was a special treat to see this Lumberjack on our way to work!

We hope today's post was informative, and that it will assist you in properly identifying the many types of Lumberfellows you see whilst out and about on the T!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Manager - Lumber Liquidators
Photographer: GB
P.S. Speaking of Lumber Liquidators... how about that phone number!

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Lean In

Handsome good looks and a winning smile make us want to follow our hottie's lead and lean in. We'd sure like to get to know him better!

Location: Green Line at Boylston
Imagined Profession:
Photographer: FT

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Golden Guy

Our hottie's hair streams radiant golden highlights and light up our commute on this gray day. A classically handsome man for a quintessential Fall day.

Location: Red Line at Porter
Imagined Profession: Finance Administration
Photographer: FT

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Double Tuesday - Me and My Shadow

What a stunning man in such a stunning setting! The sun's evening rays illuminate our hottie from behind, casting a mystical glow and a scintillating shadow that mesmerized all who passed by.

We're especially fascinated with how successfully our hottie blended so many different styles together to create one magnificent impression. Let's look at the many elements (starting from the bottom) that take our handsome man to an even higher level:

1). Ready-for-work lace-up shoes.
2). Properly fitted worn jeans.
3). Expertly-tailored vintage-style Canadian Camper Coat in deep burgundy plaid.
4). Luxurious shawl-collared wool sweater underneath the Canadian Camper Coat.
5). Buttoned-down Oxford shirt beneath the shawl-collared sweater.
6). Facial hair groomed just rugged enough to blend with the plaid coat.
7). Fastidiously styled hair that pairs so well with the shawl-collared sweater.

Is he a Lumberjack? Could he be a Lumbersexual? We've decided that someone who can pull off a blend of Lumberjack and Ivy League style all at the same time is most definitely a Lumbergent!

Location: Red Line at Charles/MGH
Imagined Profession: House Manager for Live Performance Venue
Photographer: GB

Monday, 26 October 2015

Smooth Operator

With richly styled swept-back hair and voluptuous thighs, our hottie shows he's a smooth operator!

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession: Director of Food Services
Photographer: FT

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Sunday Paper

Everything about our hottie is magnificent! The luxuriously wavy hair. The rich denseness of his well-groomed facial hair. The soft elegance of the sweater. A wondrous sight to behold as those of us desperately getting medicine for our sick puppy HOTT Crew members who forgot to get a flu shot.

We were intrigued with a posting on BosGuy the other day about a Lumberjack Bear Tea in Ongunquit for yesterday. Would anyone be going?

Perhaps that's where this lumbergent below was heading!
Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Literary Acquisitions Manager
Photographer: GB

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Medical Hottie

Our medical hottie boarded at Massachusetts General Hospital thrilled us with his good looks, muscular thighs (those are THIGHS!) and appropriately stylish boots with an understated style. He probably recommends everyone get a flu shot this season.

Some of our HOTT Crew got the flu shot, but some didn't. And those who didn't are very sad puppies this weekend.

Get your flu shot!

Location: Red Line at Charles/MGH
Imagined Profession: Healthcare Administrator
Photographer: FT

Friday, 23 October 2015

Fabulous Friday - Athletic Fit

Our hottie displays his trim and athletic frame in an alluring business casual outfit. We especially like the athletic fit jacket and the multilevel haircut. He's a walking billboard of what business casual dress should look like!

Location: red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Sales Manager
Photographer: FT

Thursday, 22 October 2015

The Name is Blond

James Blond!

Our HOTT Crew hasn't seen such a blond-headed fellow since we ran into Draco Malfoy at Hogwarts! Our handsome man's outfit is as bold as his wedding ring (bummer!), yet so deftly constructed. Gray slacks, checked dress shirt and gorgeous khaki green sport coat signify our man is on a mission of success!

Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Director of Business Development
Photographer: GB

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Back to the Future!

Our HOTT Crew is partying like it's 2015! And our handsome man of the future (or is it the past?) is dressed for the part with his Hoverboard Sandals (with socks... how British!). And a duffle bag packed with food and a baseball cap to ward off the sun's rays means our hottie can travel to any point in time and be ready to roll!

Location: Orange Line at Tufts
Imagined Profession: Time Traveler
Photographer: FTH

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Double Tuesday - Silver Lining

Crisp cut haircuts. Silver hued hair. Khakis and short sleeved shirts. We must be on the Silver Line on the way to the Airport! Traveling to Logan Airport on the Silver Line always gives us a glimpse of how men in other regions dress. It's quite a change from our New England fashion style!

Speaking of Silver Line, why is it that the MBTA names the 2 Silver Line branches SL1 and SL2? With so many out-of-town riders on the Silver Line it makes no sense to give ZERO hint of where one will wind up! On the Red, Green and Orange Lines the trains are marked with the name of the station at the end of the line.

Our HOTT Crew has decided to name the two branches Airport and Cruiseport/Design Ctr.

Location: Silver Line Airport branch at South Station
Imagined Professions: Left, Sales Manager; Right, Sales Manager
Photographer: FT

Monday, 19 October 2015

And the Beat Goes On

Our hottie takes on a sophisticated beat look on this first sub-freezing day of Fall. Just look at the diverse elements of his ensemble. The jeans, the shirt, the vest and the coat are all quite different, yet see how well the differences work together to create one unified look. And all the while our hottie is oblivious to the noise around him as he tunes out the world with his Beats-style headphones.

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Manager of Art Studio Gallery
Photographer: GB

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Maple! Bacon!

Our hottie is a delicious as anything with maple syrup and bacon! A cool maroon V-necked sweater, complimented by a pale variegated pastel pink mock T-shirt underneath, make our man most attractive!

Speaking of Maple and Bacon...
Our HOTT Crew decided to spend this cool Sunday morning trying out recipes from the low-end of the culinary spectrum. How can anyone resist anything flavored with Maple and Bacon?!?!

See our review below!
The beauty of these Betty Crocker cookie recipes is that you don't even need a bowl to mix the ingredients. Just plop a stick of melted butter, one egg (out of the shell, of course), 3 tbsp of all-purpose flour in the Betty Crocker bag and mush around until you have a hunk of dough!

The unbaked dough has the aroma of a seasonal Yankee Candle. That was somewhat unexpected.

The light and airy frosting has a distinct maple flavor, and included in the can (separate from the frosting) are bacon bits (more like bacon dust) which one sprinkles on the just-frosted cookies.

All-in-all the finished cookies tasted like a seasonal Yankee Candle with a maple finish and a hint of bacon on the after-bite. We chose our standard HOTT Crew Cookie Cutouts (Moustache, Dog Bone, Maple Leaf and Pig) to make the cookies.

Our HOTT Crew has decided that an alternative option for this concoction is to take 1 can of Maple Bacon frosting (with bacon dust mixed in) per person and pass them out with spoons and a glass of Pinot Noir (preferably from Oregon) as a quick and easy brunch! The Pinot Noir should pair well with the maple and help counteract any sugar rush.

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Restaurant Server
Photographer: GB

Saturday, 17 October 2015

The Grin

How captivating to see how this hottie's grin accentuates his chiseled jaw line! The charcoal V-necked T-shirt underneath a gray varsity jacket was a perfect choice for an outfit on this cool Autumn day. If only we could have reached over and tousled his glorious chestnut hair!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Startup Consultant
Photographer: GB

Friday, 16 October 2015

Fabulous Friday - Stars Amongst Us

Cooler weather, autumnal stars and sweaters! Our classically handsome gentleman ascends to the station platform in a cool lemon yellow sweater that's stunningly beautiful on a crisp autumn day!

Speaking of stars... we're very surprised our fans did not notice the stars in our Double Tuesday post several days ago (click on link below)!

The reason Dodie routed us through Atlanta on our way home to Boston last Monday was so that we could meet the duo who discovered them and got them their first lifestyle TV Program!
Canadian twins Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott are hosts on HGTV of Brother vs Brother, Buying and Selling and Property Brothers at Home, as well as hosts of the lifestyle radio program Off Topic with the Scott Brothers. And our HOTT Crew friend Lola surprised us by introducing us to them in the Delta SkyClub in Atlanta! We had a wonderful hour getting to know them better.
And being Canadian (and part owners of the TV show La Cuisine de Dodie et Lola) they're the reason Dodie and Lola's show will air on the W Network in Canada next year!

Many thanks to our HOTT Crew friends Dodie and Lola for arranging this get together. We haven't had this much fun since we spotted Anderson Cooper on the T!

Location: Red Line at Charles/MGH
Imagined Profession: Director of Analytics
Photographer: FT

Thursday, 15 October 2015


Our hottie may be under dry land, but his heart is in sailing. Specifically the Volvo Ocean Race as evidenced by his jacket. We think he'd look wonderful on a sailboat sailing around the world!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Yacht Engineer
Photographer: GB

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Apple of Our Eye

Men who attend Apple's World Wide Developers Conference are so hot! So our hearts skipped more than a few beats when we stumbled upon this handsomely dressed man wearing a WWDC 2015 jacket! The dark heavily styled hair, the well groomed facial hair, and that Apple jacket show our man is one of style, influence and very very smart!

Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Apple Developer
Photographer: GB

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Double Tuesday - Twins!

Not only are they twins, they're drop dead gorgeous twins! Gloriously tall twins. Handsome hunks of twins! Did we mention they're twins?!?! Being in their presence was a special treat as our HOTT Crew and friend Lola returned from Orlando to Boston (via Atlanta, of course). We could barely contain ourselves as we rode the Atlanta Airport's Plane Train from Concourse B to Concourse E.
Prior to arriving in Atlanta and spotting our glorious twins we were treated to a glorious sunset over our HOTT Crew friend Dodie's home in downtown Orlando. What a view! A view made extra special with the Pinot Noir wines we had before takeoff (Lola snagged us all entry to Delta's SkyClub).

Did we mention we saw twins?!?!

Location: Atlanta International Airport Plane Train at Concourse E
Imagined Professions: Left, licensed contractor/entertainer; Right, multi-faceted entrepreneur and real estate agent
Photographer: GB & FT

Monday, 12 October 2015

Sit Back, Relax...

...and enjoy the ride! Whilst our HOTT Crew prepares for our flights home today (thanks, Dodie, for booking us connecting flights!) our FTH is on the scene in Boston faithfully capturing the men we love most. The men of Boston! And just look at the beautiful combination of blues, sea foam greens and navy colors. A sight to behold!

Location: Orange Line at Back Bay
Imagined Profession: VP of Marketing
Photographer: FTH

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Joyeux Pride!

Milan, Paris, and now our HOTT Crew is in Orlando, Florida for Pride! Our heads are spinning not only at the striking hottie above on the Paris Métro, but also at the striking change in our biological clocks with all these sudden time zone changes! Upon completing a series of TV show tapings in Paris Dodie and Lola whisked us off onto an Icelandair flight to... Orlando!
As we landed in Orlando Dodie exclaimed, "It's time to set your watches back boys... 20 years!". And the reason was that Dodie enlisted us (Lola abstained herself from the festivities and retired to the world famed piano bar at the Grand Bohemian Hotel) to assist with Orlando's Come Out With Pride Festival! Our specific duties were to assist communities of faith with their booths at the Pride Marketplace at Lake Eola Park.
It never hurts to have a handsome dog meet hot men... we mean meet visitors to the marketplace, so Dodie flew in Stella the Sea Beast (above) from Boston! But no handsome pooch can overcome some of the faux pas (God, we love speaking French!) we encountered in Orlando. Hence Dodie advising to set our watches back 20 years.
We applaud the many communities of faith that did admirable jobs in introducing themselves to the community. Although one such community of faith, which we shall not name, thought it was perfectly OK to cater their booth with food and beverages from... Chick fil A! See beverage cups from Chick fil A on table above!

So wrong on so many levels we had to take a pic!

And as FT said, "I don't care how good the oysters are a Lee & Ricks, I'm not moving to Orlando!"

Location: Paris Métro M5 at FDR
Imagined Profession: Diversity Consultant to LGBT Oganizations
Photographer: GB

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Paris - Ooo La La!

Ah, Paris. City of lights. City of elegance and gorgeously charming men! And what better way to showcase the handsome men of the Paris Métro than with this stunning gentleman posing with bikes (be still our hearts!) in front of the quintessentially Parisian art nouveau Métro entrance! Such a classic pose at a classic landmark. It inspired our HOTT Crew friends Dodie and Lola to spend a day recreating the classic style of 1950's Paris!
While Dodie basked by the Seine with her paint kit and vintage French swimsuit...
Lola tooled around the Isle Saint Louis in her vintage 1950's Fiat!

Location: Paris Métro at Chatelet
Imagined Profession: Studio Artist
Photographer: GB

Fabulous Friday - Give Us Some Meat

You have no idea how exhausted we are taking pictures of hot men for our devoted fans! Hurtling past the catacombs of Paris we spotted this adorable man on the Paris Métro. Lavender, charcoal and facial hair... Oh My!
Having successfully biked from Italy to France, our HOTT Crew made our way to Paris for yet another filming for La Cuisine de Dodie et Lola (debuting on Canal+ Network in January 2016). This time it was in the famed Parisian restaurant Au Boeuf Couronné! Pictured above in the forefront is the Pave de la Mandataires Filet de Boeuf. Slicing it was like slicing a down pillow. It was magnificent!
Vegetarians avert your eyes now! Whoops, too late! Dodie explained to us how waiters in France, upon receiving your steak order, will ask, La Cuissont?. That means, "how would you like your steak cooked?". In France one orders steak either Saignant (rare) or Bleu (really really rare). If a waiter offers to have your steak cooked A Point (medium) it means he thinks you're an American from the Midwest. The French never order their steak A Point and neither should you! Just an FYI!

Location: Paris Métro Lord Knows Where We Were As We Had Drunk Way Too Much Wine
Imagined Profession: Office Manager
Photographer: FT

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Café Correcto

Our gentleman hottie relaxes with aplomb as he awaits our Paris Métro train. We rather liked the view across the tracks of our lone hottie silhouetted by the Parisian advertisements and classic French molded chairs.
Of course, before getting to Paris we had to bike our way from Italy into France across the new border controls put up in the past month. So much for Schengen Zone convenience! Fortunately we had our Duvine van with us to assist in getting all our cycling equipment through the border customs.
After crossing the border we discovered our HOTT Crew friends Dodie and Lola in a bar drinking Café Correcto. A simultaneously invigorating and relaxing discovery, Café Correcto has a very simple recipe: One shot of Espresso and one shot of Grappa. Dodie and Lola each knocked back 3, with Lola uttering her now daily refrain about the wine/cocktail consumption, "I needed every one of them!".

Location: Paris Métro at Chatelet
Imagined Profession: French Civil Servant
Photographer: GB

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Scarf Him Up

We swooned with delight upon scoring seats opposite this spectacular hottie on the Paris Métro! French men have such an elegant way of accessorizing their outfits. And the well-groomed facial hair is, as they say in France, déliciuex!
Our cycling adventure to France via Italy's Piedmont region was quite spectacular in itself! Here our HOTT Crew's bikes rest adjacent to a vineyard in Neive, Italy where our friends Dodie & Lola were filming outdoor scenes for their upcoming TV program.
FT (above left in "I Bike Boston" cycling cap) and Dodie (above right in sunglasses) on the vineyard film set in Neive, Italy. We all had sticky fingers from picking the ripe grapes!
Dodie found inspiration for a TV episode at the Nutella Pavilion at Milano Expo 2015. Such a delicious and versatile treat that's fabulous for maintaining our energy cycling up steep mountains! And our Dodie created an entire episode on delicious and healthy alternatives (below).
We had never encountered such a tasty group of healthy energy treats! MaraNatha Dark Chocolate Almond (top center) and Lotus Biscoff Cookie Butter (center) were our HOTT Crew's two favorites. Of course, the Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves and Organic Adriatic Figs (on the knives) paired well with all of these. Good, but not favorite flavors were also Barney Butter Raw and Chia Almond Butter. GB discovered that Pinot Noir wine pairs well with these almond flavors, and has named the combination Pinot Butter.

Location: Paris Métro Line M5
Imagined Profession: Buyer for Bon Marché 
Photographer: GB