Saturday, 31 December 2016

Blue Man Group

A handsome man of emotional extremes and sensitive depth, our hottie holds his fellow travelers spellbound with his Aqua Velva colored runners that electrified everyone onboard with suspense. His leather weekend case indicates he's off for a holiday excursion and a time of celebration at ringing in the new year.

Meanwhile our HOTT Crew is planning a quiet evening at our HOTT Headquarters this New Years Eve and will watch, as usual that classic fifties horror flick The Bad Seed. Seems a fitting way to recognize all that was 2016. Here's a trailer for the film...
Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Mortgage Broker
Photographer: GB

Friday, 30 December 2016

Fabulous Friday - Bearded Beauty

Such crisp lines in our hottie's hair. And the dense rich thickness of his well-groomed beard simply amazed his fellow travelers. Quite the find for our Fabulous Friday post!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Research Analyst
Photographer: GB

Thursday, 29 December 2016

The Color of Truth

They say the color of truth is gray. If so then our hottie above is truthfully sublime. Tall, muscular and masculine he provides a hint of the gray snow-laden skies coming our way this afternoon.

Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Technology Analyst
Photographer: GB

Wednesday, 28 December 2016


While Alan Dershowitz is excoriating the foreign policy of Barack Obama (his former student at Harvard Law) we discovered a striking gentleman who looks just like Obama during his time at Harvard Law! And at the Harvard Station that's practically underneath Harvard Law School, no less!

Whether you agree or not with Alan Dershowitz one has to admit this striking hottie above certainly has his domestic policy on the T down pat! He's.... Obam'esque!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Harvard Law Review Editor
Photographer: FTH

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Double Tuesday - The Bus Way

We adore running into a happy hottie, and what a stroke of luck that we ran into two of them at the same time! Hottie on the left is adorably attired in an argyle sweater vest, while hottie on the right goes with a lean fit look. Both quite fun to observe on our commute!

Location: #1 Bus at Bay Street
Imagined Professions: Left, University Administration; Right, IT Management
Photographer: Nippy

Monday, 26 December 2016

Boxing Day Hottie

He knows how to pose, and he does it so well. Our tall man leans back for a Boxing Day ride on the T much to our delight.

Normally our HOTT Crew hosts a Boxing Day extravaganza at our HOTT Headquarters, but there's massive change for the worse in the year ahead so we decided to devote Boxing Day to delivering boxes of gifts to those who had no family to visit for Christmas. And we really enjoyed it!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: HR Management
Photographer: GB

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Our Christmas Hottie

Radiating the beauty of the season our handsome fellow seems to have a glow cascading from him into our train. Warmth, beauty, and serenity are hallmarks of our holiday hottie.

Merry Christmas!

Location: Red Line at Charles/MGH
Imagined Profession: Finance Specialist
Photographer: FTH

The Christmas Broadcast 2016

Every year, wherever we are our HOTT Crew gathers together on Christmas Day to watch The Queen's Speech to her peoples throughout the Empire. It's a very personal speech from Her Majesty, and a source of inspiration and hope.

This year HM The Queen describes the powerful impact of a community of people working together by individually doing small things with great love

In a time of upheaval and uncertainty those words are important to reflect on as we determine our response to these changing times.

Do small things, and do them with great love!

Saturday, 24 December 2016


'Twas the night before Christmas... and we found a hottie in brilliant Christmas green! So athletic and lean and long. Quite the attractive fellow as we go about the city on this last evening before Christmas.

The stores are closed, Christmas Eve dinner is being prepared, and a still is descending all around us. Don't worry, though. Hotties on the T doesn't take the holiday off! We'll see you tomorrow!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Food Bank Logistics Manager
Photographer: GB

Friday, 23 December 2016

Fabulous Friday - The Homecoming

Our ever so handsome hottie sums up the theme we see today on the T as the masses begin the journey home. Scores of suitcase toting T-riders fill the trains as the Holiday Homecoming season begins. And what a stunningly gorgeous smile our gent has and how well he accessorizes with that colorful holiday scarf!

Meanwhile our HOTT Crew friend Dodie is preparing for the holidays with her annual "water diet", this year using Icelandic Glacial Water. As you can see below Dodie's rather invigorated with her new water diet.

Of course we haven't forgotten Lola. GB texted her the other day inviting her to coffee and got this classic Lola response.

Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Motivational Speaker
Photographer: GB

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Wizard of Twelf!

For the second time this season we encountered the legendary Twelf (dressed like a twink from waist down, dressed like an elf from the waist up). And this stunning fellow also sports a moustache just like the one worn by the Gatekeeper to Emerald City! We adore stylish and creative moustaches!

Happy Twelf!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Manager of Reception Services
Photographer: GB

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

Individual good looks with a collectivist affirmation of couture put our hottie front and center on the commute home. He has the look and demeanor of a banker. Yet we don't really know much about our handsome man. We do know that he's unlikely to be British (a British banker always adheres the the fashion maxim for dress shoes in the City: Never brown in town). So he must be American. And not a transplant from Manhattan (his lack of a Filson satchel is the indicator for that insight). A Midwestern native new to our chilly New England shores?

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Financial Services
Photographer: GB

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Double Tuesday - Quite the Cannoli

Our hottie duo is packing cannoli on the T! They've just visited Boston's famous Mike's Pastry and are bringing their treasures back with them. As the cannoli are from Mike's we know they're filled with rich and luscious Ricotta (instead of custard), but are they chocolate or plain ricotta? Did they get some handmade cream-filled Lobster Tails? Oh the choices!

By the way, the singular is Cannolo. Plural is Cannoli. Our entomological consultant advised us on that as we wrote this post.

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Professions: Left and right, Business Travelers
Photographer: FT

Monday, 19 December 2016

Otter on Ice

Our adorable otter of a hottie displays his New England roots by carrying an iced-coffee on a cold winter morn'. We also notice that Boston men tend to favor manageable 16 ounce grandé-sized iced-coffees from Starbucks while Boston women tend to favor gut busting quart-sized sugar- and milk-infused iced-coffees from Dunkin' Dontus. 

Just an observation on our part.

Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Cloud Design Manager
Photographer: FT

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Bookish and Handsome

With flaxen hair and well-groomed beard our handsome fellow is a feast for the senses as he peruses his hardcover book. We're always enchanted by men who read hardcover books. Swoon!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Library Management
Photographer: GB

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Stormy Weather

Don't know why,
There's no sun up in the sky.
Stormy weather.
Since my man and I ain't together,
Keeps raining all the time.

What a surprise to wake up to all this snow! And now freezing rain. And what a pleasant surprise to find this adorable handsome furry fellow dressed for the storm and looking oh so fine.

Stormy weather. If the snow is going to come let there be handsome men like today's hottie everywhere we go!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Administrative Services Manager
Photographer: GB

Friday, 16 December 2016

Fabulous Frigid Friday - Bomber Command

Our hottie gets his warmth on with this bomber jacket. A classic in aviator style, yet we're not quite sure how he repelled the arctic temps with so little outerwear as it was 2F (-17C for those of you in our Dominions Beyond the Seas) at HOTT Headquarters this morning. However he does it we were warmed up by his presence!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Freelance Graphic Designer
Photographer: FT

Thursday, 15 December 2016

To the Green Line and Beyond!

Our handsome fellow contemplates yet another long delay on the Red Line and whether or not he should just get on the Green Line and let it take him wherever it goes.

And we do want to compliment our gentleman on his Pea Coat because it's gray instead of black (nice to see some change out there in winter coats) and it fits just right! Notice how the Pea Coat follows the contours of his hour glass torso. Exactly how a Pea Coat is meant to fit! Well done, hottie!

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession: Aeronautical Engineer
Photographer: FT

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Smooth Operator

There's no need to ask. Our hottie is a smooth operator. From Alewife to Braintree, from North to South, he's love on display. He melts all your memories and changes them into gold.

He's a smooth operator.

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Marketing Analyst
Photographer: GB

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Ebony and Ivory

Now that you have the tune in your head replace the title with Camouflage and Brilliant Orange. We don't know if this handsome duo know each other, but what an eye opening start to our ride home. Happy Double Tuesday!

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagine Professions: Left, Finance; Right, Retail Manager
Photographer: GB

Monday, 12 December 2016

The Hottie's Creed

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stay our hotties from the swift completion of their commutes.

On a snowy, icy rainy morn' it's an art to look this good, this casual, and this non-plussed by the weather outside. It's a look that conveys confidence and control. Assuredness and calm. It's the perfect way to showcase one's handsomeness.

Happy Monday!

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession: Mail Courier
Photographer: FT

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Man of the Year!

This fine looking gentleman is our Hotties on the T Man of the Year 2016!

Yesterday evening our HOTT Crew hosted a gala celebration to commemorate a new milestone for our blog... our half millionth visitor!

And in keeping with the festivities we bring to you, on this momentous day our "Man of the Year"

He's a fan of professional Frisbee! He looks fabulous in his Boston Whitecaps (our local Frisbee team) jacket made by Canterbury. And it looks really good on him, too! We can imagine ourselves on Boston Common playing Frisbee with him! And that's a realistic fantasy as this stunningly handsome gent is a professional frisbee play for the Boston Whitecaps! Check out his bio on the link below!

From what we hear our Man of the Year 2016 is smart, kind, friendly, handsome, and even has a twin brother! No wonder he's the most popular hottie on our blog during 2016!

Our HOTT Crew extends a special thanks to all of our visitors.

And congrats, Man of the Year!

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession: Architect
Photographer: GB

Friday, 9 December 2016

Fabulous Friday - The Twelf

From the waist down he's dressed like a twink. From the waist up he's dressed like an elf. This fellow must be the elusive "Twelf" we've been hearing about! Ready to run about the city in his tough urban boots and nicely cuffed jeans so that he can help prepare the way for Santa!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Santas Helper
Photographer: GB

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Many Shades of Gray

It takes a special man to create a sensation out of a single color. And here we have a stunningly creative gent who does exactly that with the color gray. He cleverly layers a gray Pea Coat over a fleece jacket of a slightly different shade of gray. And he makes his ensemble pop with a dark gray fingertip-less gloves. A tour de force!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Graphic Designer
Photographer: GB

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Tall Timber

The warmth of a tall, lean hottie.
The rich dark color of his jacket.
At Hotties on the T we capture the sensation!

And here's a bonus! It's raining men! Including one of our favorite hotties (with beard)!
Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Advertising Manager
Photographer: FT

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Double Tuesday - Complementary Hotties

Our two stylish men today show different, yet complimentary styles. Hottie on the left opts for the classic tech attire and polishes it off with nicely cropped hair and manly facial fur. Meanwhile, hottie on the right goes for a more fashion-forward appearance by wearing well-fitted jeans, a Ray Ban bedecked blazer and a scarf worthy of the finest seen in Paris!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Professions: Left, Software Engineer; Right, Fashion Retail Sales
Photographer: GB

Monday, 5 December 2016

For the Love of Snow

With interminable delays on the Red Line this morning, seemingly due to yet another dusting of snow our handsome fellow simply closes his eyes and focuses on being someplace else. Where might he be dreaming to be? Does his golden hair allude to his desire to be someplace in the warmth of the golden sun?

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Architectural Services Manager
Photographer: GB

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Second Sunday of Advent - Dazzling Blue

We're incredibly excited about the profusion of color bursting forth on the T! Here we have a dapper gentleman bedecked in the hottest of men's colors for 2017... Dazzling Blue! Just look at that tie! See how it illuminates his visage. And notice how he deftly accentuates his good looks and fine taste in style with with his brilliant white noise-cancelling headphones. And we find his shirt cuffs, which are just the right length under his sport coat sleeve, incredibly alluring.

But wait... there's more!

Opposite our fine fellow was this stunning man wearing the absolute top color for 2017... Radiant Orchid! Just look at those shades of orchid and how well they pair with our hottie's gray suit. Not only is it a fabulous color combination, but our gent is wearing the PERFECT color for the season of Advent! Oh how we'd love to see him wearing this delightful color choice in church this morning! Our apologies for not getting his face in the pic.

And a heads up... we have a most spectacular color-filled Double Tuesday in store for you!

Location: Green Line at Copley
Imagined Profession: Arts Finance Management
Photographer: GB

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Direct to Alewife

Tall, trim and well trendily attired our lean handsome fellow displays a fine style for an urban lifestyle as he awaits a train towards Alewife. Cuffed jeans that fit well in all areas. Smart city boots for navigating the sidewalks of the city. Stylish yet understated jacket layered over a gray flannel sweater. He's sumptuous in every way!

Speaking of direct, our HOTT Crew was invited to try out AT&T's new DirecTV Now TV app. As we only review products for which we pay we bought the service and have the following review:
AT&T DirecTV Now service commenced November 30, 2016 with up to 120 live TV channels plus Video on Demand (VoD) for TV programs and movies.

We opted for the "Go Big" lineup of approximately 110 channels being offered for a limited time at only $35 per month. We paid for the first 3 months in advance in order to qualify for the free Apple TV 4th Generation (32GB, a $149 value, and being shipped to us in 2-3 weeks). Plus, we'll be locked in at the $35 monthly price as long as we remain an active customer of the service. That amounts to a savings of $300 per year over the regular price.

And the Go Big package is $53 less per month than what we pay for a comparable package through Comcast.

AT&T DirecTV Now is available on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, as well as on your Mac desktop or laptop. We found the interface (above) on our Apple TV rather straightforward. There is a brief learning curve for discovering and learning the different options for clicking, swiping, etc on the Apple TV remote.

Video and audio quality is superb, again much better than what we get with Comcast. We like the ease, low cost and portability of the service. You can simultaneously stream live or VoD programs to a max of 2 devices.

As this is a brand new product AT&T DirecTV Now does a fine job of clearly labeling this as a "1.0" release. There are occasional glitches, as well as not quite a full suite of VoD shows. In Boston (and many other US cities local live TV is not included (we've been using a $9 antenna to get local TV shows in HD quality for quite awhile and will continue to do that). A selection of ABC and NBC network programs are available VoD.

We like the NBC Sports channel, BBC World News, CNBC, Bloomberg, Comedy Central, CNN, MSNBC, and many more. Apparently Boston residents can watch Celtics games on Comcast SportsNet New England's TV Everywhere service. Plus there are multiple sports channels included in our Go Big package.

We think the AT&T DirecTV Now service is enjoyable, and anticipate they will make some tweaks to the system in the near future that make this a highly attractive option to getting Cable TV-style service at a fraction of the cost.

And if you would like a free Apple TV 4th Generation in time for Christmas you can't go wrong with prepaying for 3 months of the Go Big channel lineup, saving you $45 on an Apple TV alone. For more details click on these 2 article titles below:

The Verge: AT&T DirecTV Now: Everything You Want to Know

CNET: AT&T DirecTV Now Channel Lineup

Happy Streaming from the HOTT Crew

Friday, 2 December 2016

Fabulous Friday - Golden Locks

Rays of sunshine on the T from our hottie's golden hair make up for the drops of rain that descended upon us the past couple of days. 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, 1 December 2016

Thighrific Thursday!

We keep finding ourselves opposite handsome hunks with thunderously gorgeous thighs. Today our handsome man spices things up with a hunter green travel bag. Masculine, fashionable and unique!

Location:Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Instructor at Suffolk Law School
Photographer: GB

Wednesday, 30 November 2016


Our hottie can clean up whatever life throws down. He gives it all he's got, and still has plenty left over. He's packing muscles, yet isn't averse to showing his delicate side with cuffed jeans paired with city boots.

He's our muscle man!

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession: Handy Man
Photographer: FT

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Double Tuesday - How Far Away?

What a fun pair of hotties! And we couldn't help but wonder if these two might be using what our very own FTH describes as a "Dating App". You know, the kind that tells you how far away your potential "date" might be. We rather like the rough-and-tumble, yet polished look these two gents have. And both are quite different, yet complimentary to each other. One has styled hair, the other has a ski cap. One has bright red T-shirt and open jacket, the other is zipped completely up and even swathed around the neck for warmth. One has noticeably stressed jeans, the other regular jeans. Both, however, have their hands in their pockets.

We hope they found a date!

Location: Green Line at Park
Imagined Professions: Left, Restaurant Waiter; Right, Restaurant Bartender
Photographer: FT

Monday, 28 November 2016

The Cambridge Patient

Our hottie patiently waits to see if the 3rd train to arrive at the station isn't already packed to the gills. It's been a rather grueling morning on the Red Line due to severe delays caused by "signal problems", but our attractive fellow kept us entertained train after train after...

You gotta admit, he's absolutely adorable!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Retail Sales
Photographer: FT

Sunday, 27 November 2016

First Sunday of Advent - House of Cards

The Christmas season is like Netflix's House of Cards, and we begin our annual observance of Advent, our countdown to Christmas, with this striking gentleman.

And why is the Christmas season like House of Cards?

It comes but once a year. It's not available early. One has to wait for it. And as the release date approaches we have a heavy yet joyful sense of expectation.

And when the release date does arrive we can choose to gorge on it in one massive binge (like Baptists), parcel it out sparingly 1 episode per week (like Roman Catholics), haphazardly watch it (like the Methodists, Presbyterians and the United Church of Christ), or stretch it out in a manageable manner of 2 or 3 episodes per week (like Lutherans and Episcopalians).

Our point is that the Christmas season begins December 25th and lasts for.... 12 days. Yes, that's what the song is about!

So our HOTT Headquarters is not yet decorated with Christmas decorations, just as we are not yet watching House of Cards... because the date of celebration, the season we'll be observing, hasn't yet arrived.

Instead we're enjoying this season of expectation.

We invite you to join us in enjoying the lead-up to Christmas by observing the Season of Advent, and to try doing what we're doing which is to hold off actually celebrating the momentous day and joyful season until it actually arrives.

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

P.S. It's worth noting that people who have already put up their Christmas tree are likely to have voted for Trump. Just saying.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

A Day at the Museum

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!

Meanwhile our HOTT Crew visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum yesterday and we highly recommend it it! Our visit included:

Sincere and warm welcomes from the staff of the Isabella Steward Gardner Musem!

Convenient Coat Check enabling visitors to leave bulky winter wear behind while visiting.

Superb special exhibitions.

Exquisite dining and stunningly handsome waiters.

Get yourself to the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum this weekend!

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

Friday, 25 November 2016

Fabulous Black Friday

Perfect colors for the start of the holiday shopping season. It's an all-black clad hottie on Black Friday! He's fashionable, yet quickly adaptable and appropriate for those unexpected sleuthing opportunities in department stores. Black lets one stand out, yet blend in when necessary. It's the new... black!

Location: Red Line at Downtown Crossing
Imagined Profession: Musician
Photographer: FT

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Our handsome gent has an air of thankfulness about him. Tall, lean, and poised he's off and ready for a gathering of family and friends. No need for him to bring a dish to dinner... he is the dish!

Our HOTT Crew is flung far and wide this year. But as on every Thanksgiving we share with you this reflection of ours.

Thanksgiving is a special time for everyone on the HOTT Crew. It arrives at a poignant time of year as the trees stand newly shorn of their leaves, the days have shrunk to what seems like a few hours of light between the two darknesses, and the chill in the air hints ominously of what's to come. And as the nation stops, we gather together just as a band of haggard Pilgrims in a new land once did... to offer their thanks to God.

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

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

We Call Him Hunter

From the tip of his shoes to the top of his head our handsome fellow exudes masculinity and beauty. And that North Face jacket! Hunter Green! No run-of-the-mill black North Face jacket for our hottie... he goes for style in every element of his attire! Simply handsome!

Meanwhile our HOTT Crew is busy gearing up for a whirlwind of Thanksgiving festivities, but we'll be back tomorrow!

Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Marketing Analytics Director
Photographer: GB

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Double Tuesday - Dapper Dans

Our hotties are doubling up on handsomeness and style! Hottie on the right features dazzling plaids whilst hottie on the left wears classically casual collegiate style. Simply sensational!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Professions: Left, Academia; Right, Theatre
Photographer: GB

Monday, 21 November 2016

The Omen

No, not the 70's supernatural horror film. We're referring to the Red Line going down due to 1/4" of snow on the ground. Jammed packed trains. Many people unable to get on a train when one would arrive. Oh the humanity.

But it did give us an opportunity to capture this bundled up beauty. Just look at his facial hair and the magnificent skin tone! And the de rigeur black coat is a nice touch as well as a signal that Winter has officially arrived.

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Biotech Marketing Manager
Photographer: GB