Thursday, 31 December 2015

New Years Eve - Brilliance


The clock is ticking down and we bring you yet another hottie on the T! This gent knows how to mix the aviator sheepish look with electric blue fleece jacket and steel gray sneakers. What a wild duet!

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession: Development Coordinator
Photographer: GB

New Years Eve Hottie - Bearylicious


Hotness personified is a hunky man reading a hardcover book. He's a Christmas present waiting to be unwrapped. A New Year's resolution waiting to be made. We think he'd be the ideal companion on a long holiday weekend in a cabin in the mountains. Hmmm... we've got a long holiday weekend coming up right now!

Location: Red Line at Porter
Imagined Profession: Adjunct Professor
Photographer: FT

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Quilted Comfort

Our hottie wears a tasteful yet color charged quilted coat that's perfect for a jaunt to the office on an icy morn'. And his shoes are quite stylish and functional for today's weather!

And our HOTT Crew, being the underwear models that we are, thought we'd share this video of New Year underwear traditions around the world. Enjoy!
Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Director of IT Services
Photographer: GB

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Double Tuesday - Duck, Duck, Boots!

It's snowing, sleeting and freezing raining and our fair city is alive with men in Duck Boots! Glorious boots impervious to snow and rain. Durable boots that last forever. Good looking boots on good looking men!

Gotta love men in L.L. Bean Duck Boots!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Professions: Left, Suffolk Business School Student; Right, Tufts Medical School Student
Photographer: GB

Monday, 28 December 2015

Calm Before the Storm


Just a minor accumulation of snow is forecast later today, but it's the first of the winter season and our hottie is showing how to dress for a potentially snowy commute home at the end of the day. A delightfully tailored coat with navy scarf and elegantly worn sling satchel create an air of ease and sophistication. He's our calm before the storm!

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

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Boxing Day Extravangza

Our hottie today is adorable! So adorable we wish we had invited him to our 2nd Annual HOTT Crew Boxing Day Extravaganza! Utter deliciousness!
It's also an annual HOTT Crew tradition to design our friend Dodie's gala gown for Boxing Day. This year we minimized the amount of evergreen boughs composing the skirt and added luscious Christmas burgundy colors and ornaments so that Dodie could, well, not feel as prickly as in last year's all-evergreen design. She was stunning!
Meanwhile our HOTT Crew friend Lola generously supplied 15 bottles of Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Domaine du Vieux Lazaret 2012). What a treat! Not only was the wine spectacular, but Lola walked us through a professional tasting session so that we could discern the most intricate and minute flavors of this very traditional Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Lola is an Oenologist, among other things. A true Renaissance Woman. Apparently it's on sale at the liquor store at Fresh Pond next-door to Whole Foods. Nudge nudge wink wink.
And our HOTT Crew friends "the JimBobs" graciously decorated our entire HOTT Headquarters in a sea of flowers. Simply stunning, and the fragrance is extraordinary!

We hope you are enjoying this holiday as much as we are, and wish you all many fun and exciting days ahead!

The HOTT Crew



Friday, 25 December 2015

Christmas Greetings from HM Queen Elizabeth II

It's a tradition of our HOTT Crew to pause our festivities on Christmas morning as The Queen delivers her annual Christmas Broadcast to her peoples throughout the world. And we post the video of her message to share it with all of our followers here in the United States and in our Dominions Beyond the Seas. The Queen's Christmas Broadcast is a personal reflection on the past year, and we think you'll find it moving and inspiring.

Happy Christmas!

Light Overcomes Darkness

As Christmas Eve's light descended into darkness our handsome fellow gave a hint that light overcomes darkness, that light always wins. 

Our HOTT Crew is ready to host our HOTT Holiday Extravaganza and will make sure we share with you all of the excitement we have!

Location: Red Line at Charles/MGH
Imagined Profession: Lighting Designer
Photographer: GB

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas to All


Who knew it would be so warm on Christmas Eve?!?! We captured this hottie as we rode the T to midnight mass. What a welcome present for us!

Merry Christmas!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Fitness Instructor
Photographer: FT

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Dark and Stormy

Our hottie has that sultry dark and stormy look, and it's quite a good look we might add! Our man had such a mysterious and alluring appeal. Quite a looker on this Pre-Christmas-Eve!

We're so glad our hottie's friends have discovered him here (March 10, 2016)! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter! @HottiesOnTheT

Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Clothier Supply Chain Manager
Photographer: GB

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Double Tuesday - Smart Men, Smart Phones

We find men who use smartphones incredibly hot. And men who use iPhones are the hottest of all! Here we have the smartest and hottest phone users together in one pic. One dressed casually and the other decked out in a suit. Both quite fetching!

Location: Green Line at Kent
Imagined Professions: Left, Warehouse Distribution; Right, Back Office Finance
Photographer: GB

Santa Must Think We've Been Good

Because he sent us this adorably handsome academic hottie! Button-up cardigan sweater in Navy Blue, with beautiful blue and white checked chambray shirt, and an Alpine Green wool 3/4 length duffle coat. And look at the leather sling satchel! A perfect example of a handsome man putting together an "effortless look" that, on closer inspection, reveals our gentleman's extraordinary taste and thoughtfulness in selecting each individual element of his attire. The cuffed jeans are a nice touch, too! Handsome man!

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

Monday, 21 December 2015

Soul of the Season

The pace has quickened as we get ever closer to Christmas. Our HOTT Crew is busy with lists, errands and shopping. Holiday parties beckon us. Dinner gatherings fill up more and more of our calendars. Will we stagger out of this Advent season more laden with bills and weariness than with joy and gladness?

It's always helpful to us at times like this when we get back to the basics. And our hottie today features a quintessential look at one form of the basics. A deliciously well-tailored pea coat (note the classic hourglass cut of the pea coat) provides both warmth and style. A simple pair of well worn jeans. An untucked Oxford shirt. Despite his lack of holiday attire he's perfectly prepared for any holiday event. Perhaps we can take a lesson from this fine gent and spend our time pulling out the basics and not busying ourselves with the unnecessary accoutrements we're told we need. And perhaps we'd not only be better off, we'd also look as stunning as today's gent!

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

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Silver Bells

Our hottie's silver jacket launched the Christmas melody Silver Bells in our head as we gazed at his handsome features and cool, calm, and collectedness during this last frenzied weekend before Christmas.
And how did our HOTT Crew spend this last pre-Christmas weekend? A champagne tasting to determine which bubbly would grace our Holiday HOTT Crew table! Read down to see which bubbly won!

Above is Pol Roger, a quintessentially French champagne that's very dry, minerally, and loaded with citrus flavors of Grapefruit and Meyer Lemon. The bubbles were intense and omnipresent.
Next (above) is Blason Cremant de Bourgogne, a sparkling white burgundy made in France in the traditional method of making champagne. Lovely beads of bubbles in a lively dry style accompanied by flavors of strawberry and raspberry. This was amazingly delicious and quaffable!
Taittinger (above), dry and minerally like the Pol Roger, had wonderful flavors of apricot and peach that washed over the edge of our tongues after every sip!

Let's look at the pricing first before determining the winner:

Pol Roger - $42.95 (available at Trader Joe's and elsewhere)
Blason Cremant de Bourgogne - $9.99 (Available only at Trader Joe's)
Taittinger - $39.95 (available at Trader Joe's and elsewhere)

For a festive party with lots of people the Blason Cremant de Bourgogne is the hands down winner with lovely drinkable traditional champagne taste at a fraction of the normal price!

For a more intimate gathering we preferred the Taittinger with it's lovely, romantic flavors of stone fruit and crisp effervescence.

The Pol Roger was also an outstanding champagne, but the austereness requires just the right food pairing (we suggest smoked almonds).

We hope this brief tasting is helpful to you as you rush out to buy some bubbly for the holidays. And our HOTT Crew doesn't mind being totally wasted after drinking all this champagne. We do it all for you, after all!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Technology Consultant
Photographer: FT

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Sci Fi Hottie

Our handsome man with flowing tresses is deep into his science fiction... Isaac Asimov. We always like our men to be well read, and our hottie certainly meets that criteria!
And our lateness in posting today's hottie is due to us running a multitude of errands to prepare for our HOTT Crew Boxing Day extravaganza. Formaggio Kitchen of Cambridge and the South End always has everything we need, and is a favorite of our HOTT Crew due to the staff's expertise in helping their clients select the perfect items for an extraordinary event!

And are you desperate for a last minute gift for someone special?
Our HOTT Crew loves ordering fresh Florida citrus for ourselves and very special friends from White's Red Hill Groves in Orlando, FL. An extra special treat are the Honeybell Tangelos that ship only in January... meaning you can place the order now, let your gift recipient know what you ordered, and it will come shortly after the holidays during the depths of winter. And you won't have to worry about ordering too late for a Christmas delivery!

Visit their website here: http://www.redhillgroves.com

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

Friday, 18 December 2015

Fabulous Friday - Golden Locks

Rays of sunshine on the T from our hottie's golden hair make up for the drops of rain flooding down outside. Overall a very well thought out style for a man of impeccably good looks!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Paralegal
Photographer: GB

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Beat Yesterday

Our hottie clearly works out... from the fabulous physique to the workout bag. He's a handsome fellow that made our wait for the train worthwhile!

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession: Sports Marketing Manager
Photographer: FT

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Shake the Bottle

Shake and shake the ketchup bottle,
None comes out, and then a lot'l. - HOTT Crew friend Lola Matisse

Sometimes it's like that on the T. We ride and ride and just can't find a man worthy of being featured on our blog. And then BAM! Tons of handsome men! Like this charming gentleman above! The pin-striped classic Oxford shirt beckons us to relax due to it having just the right amount of wrinkles. It exudes softness. And the granite green fluffy fleece jacket makes one want to cuddle with someone and a couple of glasses of wine!

Speaking of wine, Duvine Cycling and Adventure Co. has a marvelous blog post on the best airport wine bars around the world. Many of you will be traveling over the holidays to visit family, and several glasses of fabulous wine might help prepare you for those special "family together times"!
Vino Volo, in Boston's Terminals A and E, is among the featured wine bars!

To see the complete list of Top Airport Wine Bars visit Duvine's blog here: http://bit.ly/1QsazIb

Location: Green Line at Northeastern
Imagined Profession: Special Events Coordinator
Photographer: FT

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Double Tuesday - Dapper Dans

We like confident men who are unabashed about displaying style and flair on their commutes to work.  From an elegant Fedora (left) to a flamboyant beret (right) our two handsome gentleman add elegance and grace to everyone's day. We call them the Dapper Dans!

Location: 74 Bus at Waterhouse St
Imagined Professions: Left, History Professor; Right, Art Professor
Photographer: Nippy

Monday, 14 December 2015

Layers of Beauty

Men dressed in layers have an indescribable allure. The hang of a coat. The placement of a scarf. Separates are compliments when added with just the right touch. It's the art of dressing that makes this gentleman so captivating. And it reminds us of this maxim taught to us by our HOTT Crew friends Dodie and Lola:

Without the culinary arts, the crudeness of reality would be almost unbearable.

Which is why we bring you their timely holiday entertaining tip today! When inviting friends and family over for holiday festivities it's tempting to focus on the platters and serving boards. But what often gets overlooked is that the food comes alive when presented in layers of heights! Cake stands for cheese trays, crystal water goblets for bread sticks. Flowers and accessories of different heights. And Dodie and Lola taught us one more helpful tip:

Limit the height to 19 inches for cocktail and charcuterie tables and 14 inches for dinner tables. It works every time!

Location: Red Line at Kendall MIT
Imagined Profession: HR Manager
Photographer: GB

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Quick as a Flash!


Quick as a flash we captured this pic of our attractive and studious hottie. And quick as a flash our HOTT Crew is out the door on a flurry of holiday festivities!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Librarian
Photographer: GB

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Illumination

An array of geometric designs illuminates our hottie. From the brilliant green hues to the luxuriously coiffed facial hair, our man is a delight to behold.

And for flaming hot we bring you the Pompiers Sans FrontiƩres (Firefighters Without Borders) video of their sizzling 2016 calendar featuring beaucoup flaming hot French firefighters!
We hope you enjoy! And please follow these adorable men on Twitter! @PoSF_Fr

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

Friday, 11 December 2015

Fabulous Friday - Tall Drink of Gorgeous

Towering over the platform, our stunningly tall and handsome gentleman hottie shows refinement with a casual style. And the blonde locks cascading down create a singular sensation for our man, turning a tall-as-a-pencil stature into total hunkyness.

Speaking of pencils... we want to remind our Red Line drivers to stop jamming pencils into the control panel so that they can drive hands-free (we've seen you guys do this ;-) ). It's time to put safety first!

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession: Technology CFO
Photographer: FT

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Driverless Trains

Whilst waiting for our driverless train to arrive we had the opportunity to get some good pictures of this handsome devil. Gloriously decked out in simple, yet fastidious office attire, our man shows he has patience and good taste. Alas, our driverless train only went from Braintree to North Quincy, leaving us stuck with tens of thousands of commuters with no trains to board. (For those not yet in the know, a train with passengers at Braintree left the station without a driver and made it past North Quincy before the MBTA pulled the plug on power to the tracks.)

Meanwhile, our HOTT Crew received a special invitation yesterday to see an advance screening of the film The Danish Girl.
It was an amazing film! The subtleties, richness and depth were incredibly well done. We highly recommend you see it as it's now playing at AMC Loews by Boston Common.

Location: Red Line at Porter
Imagined Profession: HR Assistant
Photographer: FT

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Getting Down To Business

Our hottie has an air of success. He's a man of accomplishment. A hard worker. And a good looker. He's our hottie for the day!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Student at Harvard Business School
Photographer: GB

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Double Tuesday - Eyes Right

Our handsome duo are eyes right (at least our right) as we traverse the underbelly of the Back Bay during rush hour. Hottie on the left has soulful eyes and aspirational hair, whilst hottie on the right has a serious demeanor and strikingly handsome facial features. Happy Double Tuesday!

Location: Green Line at Arlington
Imagined Professions: Left, Systems Administrator; Right, Tax Accountant
Photographer: GB

Monday, 7 December 2015

Pressed and Dressed

Gloriously kitted out in wool, cashmere and lusciously shined leather dress shoes, our attractive fellow gets ready for a new work week, and doing so quite handsomely! We enjoy men who dress well on Mondays!

Location: Red Line at Broadway
Imagined Profession: Director of HR
Photographer: FTH

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Read a Book


Michelin Man coat in holiday color resting on his lap whilst our handsome man catches up on his reading on the way home. We like the vest fleece jacket and T-shirt!

Location: Red Line at Porter
Imagined Profession: Community Director
Photographer: GB

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Michelin Man Coat

Our handsome man has the perfect physique to wear what we call a Michelin Man Coat! Trim builds always look good, and our gent was wise to accentuate his Space Gray Patagonia jacket with red piping on the zippers. And he's reading the Wall Street Journal! We love men who read the Wall Street Journal!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Social Media Consultant
Photographer: GB

Friday, 4 December 2015

Fabulous Friday - Fabulous Sale!

Our hottie has an insouciant look about him, as if he's pondering which store is having the biggest and baddest holiday sale. And if it pours down rain he's ready to dash through deep puddles to get the best bargain! Speaking of sales...
The Osaka, Japan department store Gallerie decided their sale was so good the signs should be in English to emphasize just how great it was. And apparently they consulted with an expat American chef to find out how to convey precisely just how awesome a sale it was!
After about a week Gallerie executives were horrified to discover why there were so many English speakers taking pictures inside their store, and made the above adjustments.

We think this gaffe ranks up there with the Tokyo department store that decided to decorate for the holidays in "American" style by nailing Santa Clauses to crosses and hanging them throughout the store!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Store Window Decorator
Photographer: GB

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Color of the Year


Sumptuously attired in a faux nautical theme, our hottie evokes images of aquatic adventures as our train hurtles high above the Charles River. What a handsome fellow!

And we have breaking news... the Colors of the Year 2016 have been announced!!!

Tying for first place is Rose Quartz (above), Pantone 13-1520. Rose quartz is not baby pink, but rather conveys warmth and tranquility and can be used for a variety of clothing pieces.

Also topping the list is Serenity, Pantone 15-3919, which is a natural pairing for Rose Quartz. Fashion designers are already noting that paisleys and plaids are stunning when paired with these 2 colors.

And how do these 2 colors look together on a man?

Just look at the Rose Quartz skin tones of our handsome devil above, and how well the they are accentuated by the Serenity blue tones in his beard and fur cap. Rugged. Handsome. Sexy!

We like Pantone's Colors for 2016!

Location: Red Line at Charles/MGH
Imagined Profession: Adjunct Professor of Maritime History
Photographer: GB

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

My Beautiful Boyfriend

Our man on the T is handsome enough that surely someone out there refers to him as, "my beautiful boyfriend". Perfectly layered for today's weather, and stylishly colorized with his multi-hued checked shirt, our man shows that gray winter weather doesn't get him down!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Data Analyst
Photographer: GB

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Double Tuesday - Urban Cowboy

Hottie on the left keeps warm with a cowboyesque* hat and a country style jacket, while hottie on the right opts for IT attire to ward off the winter chill. Both men are quite handsome, and show that good looks come in many different styles!

Location: Red Line at Porter
Imagined Professions: Left, Adjunct Professor of Biology; Right, IT Sales Manager
Photographer: FT

*Although the New York Times may hyphenate the suffix "esque" it is not necessary to do so. Hence we spell Cowboyesque (in the manner of a cowboy) sans hyphen.