Saturday, 16 December 2017

The Glory Boy


It's the holiday season and that means handsome young men in Santa suits! We especially like the way this hottie interprets Santa for a New England audience. Just look at the boots that are nonchalantly untied. The plaid flannel shirt. A pine-green fleece vest. And the cap, paired with a dangling beard, spell one thing: Adorable!

Why are we suddenly daydreaming about being in a secluded cabin in Vermont waiting for a visit from "New England Santa"?

Location: Green Line at Copley
Imagined Profession: The Popular Guy in the Office
Photographer: FT

Friday, 15 December 2017

City Under the Sea

It was a sea of men on our way to work this morning! And this particular man fascinated us with that stylish, yet reserved and focused look. Of course, we swoon whenever we see a man in a red jacket. And this man had a treasure trove of fashion going on underneath the jacket! Let's see, there was a luxurious shawl-collar gray fleece (perfect pairing with a red jacket), and under that was a subtle, yet unmistakable madras plaid shirt. What style! And in the depths of winter no less.

Watching him and observing his fabulous layering reminded us of those classic librarian scenes where the buttoned-up reserved librarian suddenly takes off her glasses and lets her hair fall aggressively out of it's bun.

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Library Consultant (FT came up with that, he's still scarred by the "Bounty Hunter" profession GB came up with a few days ago)
Photographer: GB

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Ride the Wild Surf

Sometimes travel on the Green Line can be a bit like being caught in the wild surf at the beach. Being tossed about, tossed around, and jostled all over. Yet this handsome fellow shows that he's the master of the wild surf. Cool, calm, and collected, he deftly communicates with others whilst standing unsupported on our train as it hurtles beneath our fair city.

Nice Pea Coat, too!

Location: Green Line at Copley
Imagined Profession: Bookkeeper
Photographer: GB

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

We've been hearing so much news overnight about the spectacular defeat of Judge Roy Moore that we now have stuck in our heads the film title The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean. We're not going to complain, though, because the results of the Alabama Senate election are a sweet sweet victory. And we spotted this fine looking fellow above whilst we were on our way home to watch the election results. A man of inspiration on a gloomy day, and a harbinger of the good news we were to learn just a few hours later.

Location: Green Line at Northeastern
Imagined Profession: Research Technician
Photographer: FT

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Return to Treasure Island


We're not quite sure why but this handsome gentleman had our thoughts turning towards pirates and hidden treasures. And adventure on the T became an adventure on the high seas. Sailing high across the Charles River we wondered surprise awaited us next. Ah... daydreaming on the commute to work can be so much fun!

Location: Red Line at Charles/MGH
Imagined Profession: Bounty Hunter
Photographer: FTH

Monday, 11 December 2017

The Loved One


A handsome fellow in gray is a standout fellow with a black and white background. Clearly he's a man dear to other people's hearts. And he's a sharing fellow, too!

Speaking of loved ones, in Boston we are digesting the news that Fenway Health's CEO has suddenly resigned after it became known that he was covering up sexual harassment and bullying by a senior physician against Fenway Health employees. We just want to make sure we are clear on our thoughts about this:

1). This was not "inadvertent" on Fenway Health's part. It was deliberate.
2). We support organizations that speak truth to power, not those that use power to cover up the truth.
3). We support organizations that serve the marginalized, not those that marginalize people.

At this time of year-end giving we encourage you to be thoughtful and strategic about where you direct your assets.

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession: Public Relations Specialist
Photographer: GB

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Saturday Island


A day of snow and cold, yet our bear of a bud was like an island of warmth in winter. The precision of the trim on his moustache is particularly noteworthy, as is the gym bag because it shows he's a man who stays in shape!

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

Saturday, 9 December 2017

The Last Chance

It's snowing at a brisk pace, 6" has accumulated at our HOTT Headquarters at Harvard Square as of 8pm, and that means the Red Line is at risk of shutting down. It's this handsome gentleman's last chance to "get outta Dodge"! Whether or not he makes it home, we're certain he'll keep warm with his delicious facial hair, wool Pea Coat, and snow-resistant boots. What a fine form!

Periodically we receive comments that we don't give the Blue Line enough coverage. It's a fair point to make, but we rarely find a need to ride the Blue Line unless we need to ride our bikes to the other side of Boston Harbor. So we only get Blue Line gents during the warmer months.

But....

Our HOTT Crew is a fan of tiny houses and we stumbled across this unique take on how to make use of a discarded Blue Line train. We think if we perched one of these atop our HOTT Crew penthouse in Harvard Square it would make a handy guest apartment for when our HOTT Crew friend Dodie comes to visit!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Biologist
Photographer: GB

Friday, 8 December 2017

The Pleasure of His Company

It was a pleasure to be aboard a train with this adorable fellow. We admired the effortless style that he perfected: a shawl-collar seater, over which was a houndstooth tweed jacked (notice the Earl Grantham'esque belt in the back), slim-fit jeans and Topsiders (sans socks!). It's a wonderful nod to Boston academia.

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Adjunct Professor
Photographer: GB

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Forest of Goodness


Gorgeous and striking in his slim-cut hunter green quilted jacket, our handsome man poses for us all in the accordion section of our articulated train. It was like being in a cool green forest. Soothing. Relaxing. Refreshing. What a find on the T!

Location: Green Line at Prudential
Imagined Profession: M&A Accountant
Photographer: FT

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Clash of the Titans


Red is a very popular color this season. It's a high-visibility color for winter (especially during snowstorms) and it's also a color that accentuates one's good looks and makes one stand out from the crowd.

So imagine our disappointment when, along with this handsome fellow in bright red jacket we wound up on what's become known as the Pepto Bismol Train (designed by Education First). It's a jarring and unsettling color for a train interior, and what makes it worse is that not only does it make one feel bad, it also makes one look bad.

If you're like our HOTT Crew this job recruitment effort by Education First only seems to highlight why you wouldn't want to work there!

Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Biomedical Researcher
Photographer: GB

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Roses Are Red, My Love


We blame our HOTT Crew friend Dodie, a child of the 70s, for making a Bobby Vinton song get stuck in our head when we encountered this fine looking fellow in a brilliant red athletic-fit jacket. He's such a handsome lad, so tall and lean, so perfectly put together.

Roses are red, my love.
Violets are blue.
Sugar is sweet, my love.
But not as sweet as you.

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

Monday, 4 December 2017

Gingham Style


A nicely pressed gingham shirt can go from farm to finance in 60 seconds! And such a muscular fellow with such a fine physique! It was an honor to travel with him on the T!

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession: Accountant
Photographer: FT

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Double Feature


Sometimes our HOTT Crew spends partakes in a weekend double feature at the Brattle Theatre. It's close to home, a convenient activity for a gloomy/rainy/snowy day, and it's a lot of fun.

And sometimes on the T we encounter a double feature which, similar to its film counterpart, is close to home and a very convenient entertainment on our commute to or from work. Such as these two unseasonably dressed hotties above! Just look at the complimentary colors of their pants, similar shirts (one a T-shirt, the other a Henley) and what appears to be almost identical hairstyles (save for the jaunty baseball cap on the fellow on the right).

Clearly we know how to enjoy ourselves on the T, and are grateful for men such as these who provide the entertainment!

Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Professions: Left and Right, Baristas
Photographer: GB

Friday, 1 December 2017

Vivid Cool


Cool weather and a hot man in a stylish quilted jacket is all we need to warm up on a December day! He's a man of mystery, and by the roll aboard suitcase with him he's a man on the go. We'd like to follow him!

Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Real Estate Management
Photographer: GB

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Happy Hottie

An ebullient smile is all it takes to melt commuters' hearts and make everyone feel at ease. Our hottie above has just the smile, just the stance, just the look to make sure everyone knows this will be a pleasant journey. We need more happy hotties for our commutes!

Location: Green Line at Copley
Imagined Profession: Life Coach
Photographer: FT

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Land Spreading Out So Far And Wide!


A Green Line experience reminded us of the theme song from the classic TV show Green Acres! Here we have a handsome fellow gloriously manspreading on his way to work. Golden-haired and autumnally-dressed our hottie provides a delight for those sitting in what we call the "club seats" on the Green Line trains.

Although we rarely accept submissions, we give credit to one of our loyal blog readers for this marvelous photo. It's a great pic, and is a great help to us as we get back in gear from our trip last week to Barcelona!

Thank you, loyal reader!

Location: Green Line
Imagined Profession: Fiscal Analyst
Photographer: Who Knows!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Sweater Weather


The warmth and coziness of a mock neck cardigan sweater pairs beautifully with a a nice bushy beard. And our hottie has it down with this cool-as-a-cucumber look that exudes warmth and friendliness. If only our ride together had been longer!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Biotech Researcher
Photographer: GB

Monday, 27 November 2017

Man in the Moment


Our deliciously furry faced man is lost in the moment as he browses his iPhone for news, messages, or perhaps a multitude of other things. And he kept our mind off of the delay on the Red Line due to a stuck train at Park.

And while he's a Man in the Moment, we awoke this morning to discover that the Man OF the Moment is none other than...

Prince Harry! As Harry is one of our subjects in one of our Dominions Beyond the Seas we want to extend our congratulations (begrudgingly) and best wishes (half heartedly) to Harry and Meghan.

With Harry soon to be married we need to find another single royal gentleman to dream about. Road trip!

Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Materials Management Manager
Photographer: FT

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Farewell, Barcelona!


A chill wind spilled down from the mountains onto Barcelona as we took the Metro to the airport for our flight home. And a day as warm as our hottie welcomed us as we arrived into Boston today!

We'll miss the free WiFi on the Barcelona Metro (if only the MBTA had something like that), the clean trains, the warm and friendly men. We'll be going back!

Meanwhile, we're taking care of our jet lag right now!

Location: Line 2
Imagined Profession: Finance Bookkeeper
Photographer: FT

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving sunrise over Gloucester Harbor



















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.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

It's Raining Men, Halleluja!


While Bostonians are experiencing a day of rain, our HOTT Crew is basking in the rain of men in sunny Barcelona! What a way to celebrate Thanksgiving!

And this striking gentleman has every fashion accessory planned to the minute, and perfect detail. Everything about him exudes a comfortable sense of celebrating fashion. A glorious man, indeed!

Location: Line 2 at Passeig de Garcia Station
Imagined Profession: CTO of NGO
Photographer: GB

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Beautiful Barcelona


They're gorgeous. They pose. They have confidence, and they're frequently smiling and laughing. The men we encounter here in Barcelona have a zest for fine living, for being engaged with others, for celebrating the enjoyment of life.

What a change from Boston!

Location: Line 2 at Passeig de Garcia
Imagined Profession: Retail Manager at Clothing Store
Photographer: FT

Monday, 20 November 2017

Layering


You may notice we've been missing the past couple of days. It's because we're visiting our Overseas Dominion of Catalonia!

And here we have a handsome Catalonian fellow bedecked in form-fitting thermal base layer paired with luxuriously thigh fitting slacks with a color evocative of the earth toned colors found in so many of the traditional buildings around Barcelona.

The men are stunning here, and they love to pose for pictures. What a country!

Location: L7 at Rodalies de Catalynya
Imagined Profession: Pianist (just look at his hands!)
Photographer: FT

Friday, 17 November 2017

Earth Tone Delight


A slightly fuzzy picture of a deliciously fuzzy faced gentleman greeted us on our way home from work. As cool temperatures approached he radiated a sense of warmth. And quite an attractive warm guy at that!

Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: BioPharma Research
Photographer: GB

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Downtown


Our hottie has the look of a man on a mission. A man heading downtown!

Speaking of downtown, today is the birthday of the legendary singer of the hit song Downtown...Petula Clark!


Location: Red Line Downtown
Profession: Retail Apparel Manager
Photographer: GB




Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Everything's Poseable


He's got the luscious beard. The casually academic travel attire. And he's got the pose! Such a glorious pose on a morning commute. This is a man with style and panache!

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

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Listen Up!


Our hottie makes final adjustments to his ear buds so he can achieve optimum audio quality on his way to work. And notice the optimum fashion style he sports, too! He's a man who appreciates quality!

And yes, we're back from warm, sunny Florida. Thank you so much for welcoming us back with this cold, damp, gray weather!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Audio Technician
Photographer: GB

Friday, 10 November 2017

Laugh at the Cold


Ruggedly handsome,a our bundled-up fella sports a warming charcoal 3/4 length wool coat with a flash of vivid green. We like it when our men add some color to our morning commute!

And if you're wondering why we missed yesterday's post it's because we were...

...winging our way to Florida to visit our HOTT Crew friend Dodie! The wining, the dining, the tech support! We've been very busy reconstructing her IT network after it went awry in Hurricane Irma. Fortunately Dodie has quite the impressive wine cellar, which means our glasses never run dry while we're tangled in cables and routers.

Yes, it's quite warm down here and we're laughing at the cold you're experiencing in Boston!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: IT Logistics Consultant
Photographer: GB

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Evergreen


Hunter green is an inspiring color for Fall. Just as the leaves turn from green to gold, our handsome fellows begin to stand out from the crowd in their hunter green Henley's. It's a classic look for men. And we like it on this handsome man on our evening commute!

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

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Three Minutes to Ashmont


Sometimes artifacts in our midst provide us with inspiration for titles of yet-to-be-written novels. Here we have a gorgeous man bedecked in heartwarming gray and immaculately trimmed facial hair while in the background we spot a sign we see everyday. Today it gave us thoughts of writing a book titled, "Three Minutes to Ashmont" - A never ending story of longing that begins on a train journey with no end. Oh wait, that was the Green Line experience today!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Website Content Author
Photographer: GB

Monday, 6 November 2017

Central Perk


A perk of riding this particular bus was having this handsome fellow standing before us in all of his athletic glory. Just the right pose for keeping one's balance whilst simultaneously presenting one's best attributes!

Location: #1 Bus at Central
Imagined Profession: Sales Manager
Photographer: Nippy

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Athletic Fit


Being avid cyclists our HOTT Crew tends to wear athletic fit sportswear, so we were delighted to find a fellow traveler with our same taste in clothes. And doesn't he look fine! Of course, it's hard to go wrong with a Boston Red Sox logo on your running jacket. Nice job, handsome fellow!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Sports Marketing Director
Photographer: GB

Friday, 3 November 2017

Puzzled


A deliciously handsome man in perfectly pressed dress shirt knows how to pass the time during one of the T's interminable delays... by doing the crossword puzzle!

With the approach (in fits and starts) of Fall we can't help but think how nice it will be to bedeck ourselves in the morning in Flannel, grab a cup of Joe, and settle into a good New York Times Crossword Puzzle.

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

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Sartorial Splendor


The stylish umbrella. The charcoal canvas slip-on shoes with their non-slip soles. A pair of jeans, a gingham shirt, and we have a a gentleman sartorially set for this wet and wild weather we've been experiencing!

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession: Boutique Manager
Photographer: FT

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Through the Lookinglass


Sometime we catch a fleeting glimpse of a man through the window of a moving train. He catches our eye, we have a brief moment of wonderment, and then he's gone. Like this fellow above. With a moustache and beard, and an iPhone at the ready, he slips silently into the evening commute as we stand outside watching.

Location: Green Line at Park
Imagined Profession: Content Marketing Manager
Photographer: FT

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Halloween Hottie!


Nothing says Halloween like a good-looking fellow toting a pumpkin on the T! Just look at the luscious orange color, the intricate star-shaped carving around the stem. The round, voluptuous shape. The perfect sizing. It's a feast fit for a holiday!

We also want to take a moment to briefly tell you about ourselves and what we do:

1). We're a group of men who take pictures of men on the T.
2). Our blog posts are whimsical stories we create based upon the pics we take.
3). We are always in compliance with the MBTA Photography Policy.
4). We don't feature pictures of women.
5). We always blur the faces of women who appear in the background of our pics.
6). We are always complimentary of the men we feature on our blog.

We hope this will alleviate some of the hysterics women seem to be having the past couple of weeks regarding their fear of being featured on our blog. We are GAY MEN. We aren't interested in women!

Thank you.

Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Urban Horticultural Scientist
Photographer: GB

Monday, 30 October 2017

Red Line at Morning, Commuters Take Warning


A whopper of a storm overnight has left us inundated with water and downed trees... and of course Red Line delays! But our hottie of a man is bundled up hunkered down due to the delays on the Red Line. Nice hoodie, lovely knapsack and very interesting book!

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter! @HottiesOnTheT

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Healthcare IT Manager
Photographer: GB

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Boxing Day


In our Dominions Beyond the Seas Boxing Day occurs on December 26th. But Boxing Day came early in Boston with this athletic and sporty gent fresh from a round of boxing. Notice the boxing gloves dangling from his left arm, the form-fitting athletic pants, perfect-for-anywhere long sleeved jersey as he contemplates his next move on his iPhone. Fit as a fiddle!

Location: Red Line at Kendall/MIT
Imagined Profession: Postdoctoral Fellow
Photographer: GB

Friday, 27 October 2017

That Jude Law Look


It was evening on the T and this sumptuous and sultry gentleman reminded us of one of our Hollywood Hearthrobs: Jude Law! Just look at the eyes and how his face is pointing one direction but he's surreptitiously looking somewhere else. We felt that we were in the presence of greatness

Location: Green Line at Northeastern
Imagined Profession: University Drama Coach
Photographer: FT

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Lay Ee Odl Lay Ee Odl Lay Hee Hoo!


Two hunky hotties caught our eyes as they conversed with each other in lilting Austro-Bavarian accents. We suddenly had visions of men in lederhosen participating in Aperschnalzen (competitive whip-cracking)! Litres of beer! Pumpkin-sized Tyrollean pecs! Koala Bears! (we know, they're from Australia, not Austria. But they're so cute!)

And then that song popped into our heads and wouldn't stop playing... the most famous song of the Alps... The Lonely Goatherd!

Men in the midst of a Table d'hote heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
Men drinking bear with the foam afloat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo.

Location: Green Line at Arlington
Imagined Professions: Physician/Body Builder
Photographer: GB

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Mr Metro


Our hottie shows off his classic Ivy League tennis club form on the train whilst reading Metro Boston. He likes his sports the way he likes his news... on the go and in easy to consume format. Note his perfect fitting khaki shorts, the Custom Fit Jacquard Polo Shirt, and the businessman umbrella by his side. All while taking in a condensed version of today's current events. He's prepared to experience it all!

We apologize for not posting the past couple of days, we're attending a conference at the Seaport District.

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Hospital Physical Therapist
Photographer: GB

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Row, Row, Row Your Boat


Muscular rowers arms greeted us on the T. It's Head of the Charles Weekend! And our handsome fellow was just one of many rowers from what appeared to be the St Anselm College Rowing Club! Come back later this afternoon to see more of these adorably handsome men!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Rowing Coach
Photographer: GB

Friday, 20 October 2017

On the Move


Athletic, fit, and on the move. Our hottie is a blur of activity and motion as he makes his way to the train. It was difficult keeping up with him, but we have ways of ensuring we get a pic of a man who catches our eye!

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

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Exchanging Glances


What makes a train delay bearable? A hottie of a man such as this traveling with you! Everything about his grooming is immaculate. From the hair to the eyebrows, and of course the beard. And the plaid-ish lining on the inside of his jacket is a lovely counterpoint to the lusciousness of this adorable man!

Location: Red Line at Charles/MGH
Imagined Profession: City Outreach Manager
Photographer: FT

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Tis the Season


Crisp, cool mornings greet us as we journey to the T, and that means it's the season for men in vest jackets. It's a warm and inviting look. Now if only we could just squeeze in next to him to see what book he is reading!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Accounting Manager
Photographer: GB

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The Turtle Had OCD


After a very very busy day yesterday this hottie captured our attention as he read the newly released Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. It's awfully nice when a man reads a real book on the T as it gives us an insight into his interests, something we can't easily discern when a man reads an eBook on his iPad). Turtles All the Way Down (about a 16 year old with OCD chasing a fugitive billionaire) is getting rave reviews (it was only released 1 week ago) and we imagine our handsome guy in tech-gray fleece jacket and striking facial features is a bit of a trend setter when it comes to consuming literature. Maybe our HOTT Crew can discuss the book with him over drinks sometime!

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

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Professorial Ambition

With a brilliant sheen emanating from his sunglasses and his dress shoes, our hottie displays how to ride the T with simple style and elegance. We especially were captivated by the drape of the lanyard across his striped tie, and the masculine grip with which he holds his iPhone. What a lovely man!

Location: Green Line at Northeastern
Imagined Profession: Associate Professor
Photographer: FT