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

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Just Wondering

Upon seeing the men from Yale display themselves au naturel at yesterday's game we couldn't help but wonder: As it wasn't that cold outside was the shrinkage due to a recalibration related to the effects of global warming (i.e., shrinkage occurring now at warmer temperatures) or was it due to, as we say in church, the men "not being blessed"? Hmmmm.

Anyway, whilst traveling around after the Harvard / Yale game we managed to arrange ourselves opposite this dashing gentleman so that we could get his pic. Stunningly handsome, impeccably dressed, and delightful demeanor. He just seemed so into everyone on the train!

Location: Green Line at Kenmore
Imagined Profession: Marketing Manager
Photographer: GB

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Harvard vs Yale

Clearly our man isn't from Yale. He's not only dressed to perfection, he's clothed. Unlike the Yale fans who stripped naked and delayed today's Harvard vs Yale game. We gather it's Yale's response to realizing they won't be wielding the reigns of power for the next 4 years.

And it's not often we encounter a man with such a brilliant sense of style. From the gleaming shoes to the well-tailored suit with a stunning selection of contrasting textures and colors in his shirt and tie, our handsome man showcases how one can ride the T in comfort while exhibiting brilliant style.

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney / Harvard Graduate
Photographer: FTH

Friday, 18 November 2016

Fabulous Friday - The News Reader

Men who read The Wall Street Journal are handsome! Here our hottie catches up on the latest developments, disorganizations, consternations and disruptions going on in the world. It's a lot to handle, but our attractive gent does so with ease. Isn't he fabulous!

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession: News Editor
Photographer: FT

Thursday, 17 November 2016

British Country Squire

A delightfully handsome gentleman in classic British country attire. A Barbour Classic Bedale Wax Jacket provides warm in the Autumn chill and protection from the scattering of showers. He makes us want to depart for the English countryside... forever!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: English Country Gentleman
Photographer: GB

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Apres Moi Le Deluge

A hottie in swarthy glory graced our train ride home yesterday evening, after which we encountered a torrent of rain describable only as a deluge! We were utterly captivated by our hottie, especially as he had an amazing resemblance to actor Liev Schreiber (note to ourselves to watch Manchurian Candidate with Liev Schreiber). Our hottie is firing handsomeness on so many levels we can barely catch up!

Location: Green Line at Boylston
Imagined Profession: Armed Forces Veteran now Political Strategist
Photographer: FT

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Double Tuesday - Crisp vs Metro Casual

Our two attractive fellows offer contrasting styles on the T. Hottie on the left goes for the crisp and well-choreographed look, while hottie on the right feels more comfortable in the Metro Casual style with facial hair and headphones. 

We like both styles!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Professions: Left, Data Mangement; Right, University Administration
Photographer: GB

Monday, 14 November 2016

Back to Work Blues

Our handsome and professional hottie is hunkering down for this back-to-work Monday. He's doing his best to beat the blues (represented by his dress shirt) by adding hues of sunshine and gold (seen in his tie). It's an attractive effort, and the ivory overcoat helps continue the the effort to bright things up.

Speaking of blue...
Our HOTT Crew has been feeling miserable since last week's election disaster. And since misery loves company we've decided to totally pop your blue bubble and bring you along for our sad puppy ride. Because contrary to what you've been hearing this past week Massachusetts is NOT all blue!

In the graphic above you can see how each town voted in the 2016 Presidential Election. And since 2000 the amount of red on the map has been growing. A lot.

So how blue are we really in Massachusetts? Not nearly as much as we thought.

Happy Monday?

Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: State Government Administrator
Photographer: GB

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Heavenly Hunk

Our hottie provides a heavenly presence as we dart about the city on this spectacularly gorgeous Sunday. He's a little bit of heaven on the MBTA!

And you can be heavenly, too, by signing this petition to swing the recent election over to Hillary. It's legal, and it's doable, too! Click the link below, sign it, and then spread the word!

A description of this initiative is:

"On December 19, the Electors of the Electoral College will cast their ballots. If they all vote the way their states voted, Donald Trump will win. However, they can vote for Hillary Clinton if they choose. Even in the states where that is not allowed their vote would still be counted (they would pay a small fine... we're sure some Clinton supporter swould be willing to cover the cost of the fine!)".

Read it. Sign it!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Assistant Professor of Theology
Photographer: GB

Squeaky Clean

We're often asked about our process of creating posts for our blog. On weekends we often make a warm, soothing bubble bath and plunge ourselves into the calming waters. And then we have our friend "The Shirtless Violinist" come over and serenade us. It's a marvelous way of getting the creative juices flowing. We'll be back later today with another hottie on the T. Meanwhile, care to join us?

Saturday, 12 November 2016

We Need Puppies

But we didn't see any puppies on the T  so we're featuring this WOOF of a handsome fellow! Delightfully warm and oh so furry, he's also quite alluring. Just how we like our men!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Soon-to-be Unemployed Political Consultant
Photographer: GB

Friday, 11 November 2016

Blessed Are the Organized

Our hottie has a heavenly look. And from his attire and demeanor we can see he's a highly organized gentleman, too! We bet he's pleasant to be with at work and at play!

Speaking of organized, we need to get our act together. We need to get organized to take a stand against a government that's going to take away our hard-won fundamental civil rights.

So we recommend Blessed Are the Organized if you...

...want to be an effective member of a grassroots organization.

...want to start a grassroots organization.

...or someone you know is ready to take action.

Blessed Are the Organized would make a wonderful gift. Or host gift for Thanksgiving. Or Christmas present.

Location: Red Line at Charles/MGH
Imagined Profession: Community Organizer
Photographer: FT

Throwback Friday

"It will get better, I promise you that". - Vice President Joe Biden, November 17, 2010

And here we are 6 years later, with a President-elect who is promising to work with a Republican congress to:

Remove our civil right to marry.
Invalidate our current marriages.
End our protection from discrimination in employment.
Take away our health insurance.
Legalize discrimination against us in housing.

We remember well, and appreciate immensely Vice President Biden's public support for Equal Marriage. Support which acted as a catalyst to President Obama feeling comfortable enough to also publicly support Equal Marriage. We needed that, and it benefited us immeasurably.

But in just over 2 months a new Congress and a new President are coming after us to remove all the fundamental civil rights we've gained in the past 2 decades.

We can't help but wonder if Vice President Biden will be with us in front of the State Houses and State Capitols as we make our final stand. We can't help but wonder if Vice President Biden will be with us in front of the United States Capitol as we strive to stop an unprecedented removal of fundamental human rights for American LGBT citizens.

Where Will Biden Be?

We don't yet know. But when straight white men who have the least to lose with this new administration tell us "it gets better" or "it'll be ok" let's be very cautious about believing them.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Seeing Red

Our hottie's brilliant red outerwear is a perfect compliment to his handsome good looks, and also reflects our inner feelings about the outcome of the election. As many of you are, we're seeing red.
And we're not the only ones seeing red. This graphic above displays red where the Republican candidate (we still can't really say his name) performed well beyond expectations and recent Presidential Election history.

That deep red color isn't where we're used to seeing it, all neatly within the lines of state borders and much further south. That deep red color also isn't contrasted with a deep blue anchoring both coasts. That's because no heavily populated area swung more strongly than usual for the Democratic candidate.

A perfect storm of job loss, salary reductions, income disparity and education disparity is going on in that red area and we either didn't see it or conveniently ignored it. We know that people in financial distress are very likely to make really bad financial decisions (like taking money out of a 401(k) to pay bills... don't do it!) and now we're seeing that same dynamic playing out in the Industrial Heartland. People in real distress just figuratively emptied their 401(k) by voting Republican. They feel they're at the edge of a cliff and don't see a safety net. They made a really bad decision. 

Just as many of us have done when standing on the edge of a cliff.

Well, we didn't make the Mother-of-All Bad Decisions, but you get our point.

So maybe those of us who are Gay and Lesbian can tap into our collective recent history when we were regularly discriminated against in job hiring, regularly denied promotions at work, and regularly denied equal access to healthcare for being gay. And maybe we can begin to see the commonality in those experiences with what the people in that big red area on the map are going through. And then stand up and speak up for effective and immediate solutions that are saner alternatives to what were offered in this Presidential Election.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016


Our hottie seems lost in reflection. As everyone seemed to be on our train this morning. It was an eerily silent commute.

We all awoke to stunning news this morning. There will be plenty of blame to go around. But right now, just as our hottie is reflecting so is our HOTT Crew.

We know as gay men that to achieve our civil rights we had to engage people by telling our personal stories. By explaining to others how their votes would impact us personally. We must not stop doing that. And while we do that we must also coach our straight allies on how to do that because they have almost as much personally at risk now as we do.

As we watched the network news coverage at 4am this morning we couldn't help but notice that the transformation of Network News into Network News Entertainment has not served America well. True journalism and reporting is nearing extinction in our country. That is not a good thing.

And those national polls! We were stunned that our own survey of the nation (posted Saturday) that reviewed how we saw the contest as of Friday evening was far more accurate than any national poll.

We're going to stop our reflecting for the moment because if we keep going it just gets worse.

So let's take some time to thank those whose votes were influenced by our own personal needs. And then go eat some donuts or burritos or something. You deserve it.

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Reflector
Photographer: FT

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Election Hottie - The Voting Express

Our handsome hottie voter is out early to cast his vote in the Presidential Election. Suitably (and quite nicely, we add) bundled up for the chill of the morning air he radiates warmth and confidence.

Men who vote are hot!

Location: #1 Bus at Hancock
Imagined Profession: Sports Marketing Manager
Photographer: Nippy

Election Hottie - Early Voter

Our hottie registered to vote months ago and was out early to vote this morning. And he's dressed up for a Hillary win!

Did you know that if you're in New Hampshire and you aren't yet registered to vote you can register TODAY?!?!?

Grab your United States Passport (or some other government issued ID and proof of citizenship) plus a utility bill from your residence (in your name, of course) and head to the voting precinct to which you would be assigned. You'll be registered and able to cast your vote in just minutes!

Location: #1 Bus at Christian Science Center
Imagined Profession: Opinion Poll Coordinator
Photographer: FT

Morning Again in America

It's morning again in America. 3.7 million new private sector jobs have been created in just the past 24 months. 3 million more students are receiving Pell grants to attend college than in 2008. Families are protected from losing their health care or being forced into bankruptcy when a family member gets sick or is in an accident. And men and women no longer have to lie to serve in the military for the country they love. It's morning again in America, and under the leadership of President Obama, our country is prouder and stronger and better. Why would we ever want to return to where we were less than 8 years ago? 

Vote for Hillary Clinton to keep the progress going!

We so admire this handsome gentleman's positive outlook. Hopeful. Confident. Secure with the future. We also appreciate the leftward swing of his burgundy and grey scarf! It's morning again in America.

Location: CT1 on Massachusetts Avenue
Imagined Profession: Political Organizing
Photographer: FT

Monday, 7 November 2016

John Harvard Meets Carolina Gamecock

It wasn't the luscious beard on our hottie. Nor was it the layered bundle of goodness our hottie wore to keep warm on this crisp autumn day. No, what caught our eye was our hottie proudly wearing his Carolina Gamecocks baseball cap in the heart of Harvard University!

As bumper stickers say in South Carolina, "Go Cocks!"

Our HOTT Crew member GB was especially excited as he went to grad school at the University of South Carolina!

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

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Dressed for Success

Our hottie must do undercover work as he's bedecked almost head to toe in camouflage. And it fits him really well! We assume he's dressed for success for the type of work he does.

Our HOTT Crew has been at Boomerangs and Bobby From Boston helping our female fans pick out pant suits so they can look like Hillary when they go to the voting precincts on Tuesday. What a wild and wonderful idea! Even our HOTT Crew friends Dodie and Lola will be dressed like Hillary outside the polling precincts in Orlando!

And how will you be dressed when you vote? Although we can dress however we wish our HOTT Crew feels that a Presidential Election is a American institution (we did invent it, after all!) and one we want to highlight with appropriately formal, yet celebratory style.

Join us in dressing with style and flair on election day! And for something vintage hop over to Boomerangs or Bobby From Boston. 

Tuesday is Dress for Hillary Day!

Saturday, 5 November 2016

One Singular Sensation

Brilliant colors to match the autumnal trees and skies (did you see the sunrise and sunset this morning? Spectacular!). He's catching up on the news while brightening our day! He's one singular sensation!

And just as one hottie on the T can brighten one's day, so can one vote brighten America's hope for a promising future.

As of Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7pm our HOTT Crew's analysis showed the current state of the electoral college rather dicey. A tie (what we're showing if Friday's numbers stay the same until election day) sends the vote to the House of Representatives which is controlled by the Republicans. Not good!

Let's be clear... we're not predicting the above map as the outcome on Tuesday.

What we are saying is that WE have time to move people to vote Democratic. America's future depends on it. And our HOTT Crew isn't going to sit back and just let a bad result happen.

Because millennial and African-American voters are predicted to vote in fewer numbers compared to 2012 a win for Hillary depends on... The Gays!

Our HOTT Crew is busy personally contacting friends and family in the following states:

New Hampshire
North Carolina

And we're telling these friends and family we need them to vote for Hillary because we personally can't do without:

The legal protections of equal marriage.
Legal protections from being discriminated against in the workplace
Equal access to healthcare and health outcomes

We're making our case that if Trump is elected he will carry through with his pledge to do away with all of those.

So join us in personally contacting friends and family in the above states and make your case as to why YOU need them to vote for Hillary!

Be a singular sensation!

Friday, 4 November 2016

Fabulous Friday - And That's the Way It Is

On the centenary of Walter Cronkite's birth we found a hottie with Anderson Cooper's looks. He has hair exquisitely layered. His outer garments are also layered to perfection: Olive green car coat, with a sensually gray zipup Cardigan sweater, and a final layer underneath that of a buttoned down Oxford shirt. Simply fabulous!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: News Editor
Photographer: GB

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Celtics vs Cubs

Our strikingly handsome man is making sure that the Cubs don't get all the attention. He's a proud Celtics fan and not averse to promoting his team during that other sportsball game, baseball. Well done promoting the local team, handsome fellow!

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

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

My Weekly Email Reader

Our cute and colorful fellow is listening to tunes while checking his email. Or is he checking someone else's email? Will someone else be wondering down the road how her email wound up on an iPhone belonging to him? It's enough to make our heads spin!!!!

Meanwhile our HOTT Crew is staying calm and focused. Just 6 more days until the election. And our choices are clear.

1). An experienced woman who can excel at the job but has a week grasp of technology.

2). A male moron who wants to use nuclear weapons to settle grudges.

3). A former governor who doesn't want the job.

4). A Harvard graduate and wingnut.

We'll take #1, please!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Technology Forensics Analyst
Photographer: FT

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Double Tuesday - Tantalizing Array of Tastes and Textures

It's a beautiful morning when we spot a man with an incredibly refined taste in fashion. And it's an even more beautiful morning when another man of equal beauty slips into view. Alas, it's not easy getting our men to 1). Face us, and 2) Stand still.
Nonetheless we don't give up easily. Following our men onto a packed train we were at least able to get this shot, displaying our gent's tantalizing array of tastes and textures. Handsome!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Left, Development Director; Right, Fashion Photographer
Photographer: GB