Sunday, 31 December 2017

New Years Eve

Our HOTT Crew friend Dodie says that when evening temps are in the single digits (it's 7F right now at 7:30pm) it's martini weather because one can walk around outside with a martini and it stay bone-chilling cold. And our last hottie of 2017 is perfectly dressed for "martini weather" with the upturned collar on his winter coat and the fashionable and well-draped muffler (scarf) around his neck. His thermal boots are also a nice nod to the arctic chill pervading our fair city.

Whether you're outside enjoying the festivities or inside watching Anderson Cooper on TV freezing his tutu at Times Square we wish you a wonderful 2017 and look forward to bringing you many more hotties in 2018!

Location: Green Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Meteorological Researcher
Photographer: FT

Friday, 29 December 2017

The Hottie Wore Bunny Fur

What do handsome men wear when the temperature is 0F (-18C for readers in our Dominions Beyond the Seas)? They pull out their bunny fur headgear (aka Dear Stalker Hat) and warmest winter parka with fur-trimmed hood. Note our hottie's stylish footwear that's incredibly appropriate for walking on ice-covered sidewalks or business meetings in the conference room! What a stylish and warm fellow!
And yes, it really was 0F at HOTT Headquarters this morning!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: Property Management Administration
Photographer: GB

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Strings Attached

A picture is worth a thousand words, and this picture comes not just with words but with the warm tropical sounds of Hawaii! Our cute fellow plays the ukulele for all of his traveling companions and helped create a festive and fun atmosphere on our train while the temperature above was only 3F.

Well done, Ukulele Boy!

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

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Freeze Frame

It's cold outside, and getting colder! But this fine looking man gave our hearts a little warmth as we boarded a chilled train on our way to work. And he was one of the few men aboard he didn't have his entire face covered to protect from the cold.

Let's hope the T keeps working as temps begin to go below zero!

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Development Office Associate
Photographer: GB

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Thunder Snow and Swimming Pools!

This handsome guy is all bundled up for bone chilling cold. Even his cheeks are rosy red from the deep chill in the air. From top to bottom he's a model of winter fashion and preparedness.

Meanwhile, while our dear readers in Boston are freezing their behinds off in Thunder Snow and copious amounts of ice...
...our HOTT Crew has been having breakfast al fresco at our dear friend Dodie's lakefront home in Orlando, Florida. Right now it's 72F lakeside here while our weather station in Cambridge reports of a temperature of only 21F. You POOR things! 

Location: Green Line at Government Center
Imagined Profession: Building Admin
Photographer: FT

Sunday, 24 December 2017


Our HOTT Crew endured a long and arduous trip in yesterday's ice storm as we winged our way to warm, sunny Florida to spend Christmas with our HOTT Crew's friend Dodie. On our way to the airport we encountered this fabulous furry fellow magnificently attired in a violet cashmere sweater with matching violet wristwatch armband. It's the perfect color for the last days of Advent! Yes, dear readers, the 12 Days of Christmas don't begin until TOMORROW! And not only is our handsome man dressed for this pre-Christmas season he's also reading the suspense-filled, post apocalyptic thriller "Wool"! The violet clothes and the deep oranges of the book cover give a marvelous shoutout to the hit colors of the 70's! Speaking of the 1970's...
Our friend Dodie is hosting her annual Lake Cherokee Christmas Gala in Orlando, and the theme for the gala is "Let's Party Like It's 1978!". Women are requested to dress a la Rosalyn Carter and Joan Mondale in 1978, while the men (that's us!) get to dress in elegant tuxedos!
Above FT (left) and GB (right) relax in the den just prior to finishing dressing for the gala.

We're so sorry to hear that you have Winter Storm Warnings posted for Christmas Day while we'll be dining and dancing outside in the warm tropical breezes.

Location: Red Line at South Station
Imagined Profession: Journalist
Photographer: GB

Friday, 22 December 2017

Casual Christmas

This hottie's not perturbed at all about the impending Christmas holiday. No rush on his part. He's content to just lean back in an alluring pose as he awaits a train to whisk him away from the holiday rush above. We must say that the Government Center station is a good place to catch men in poses!

Location: Green Line at Government Center
Imagined Profession: Supply Chain Logistics Manager
Photographer: FT

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Ode to the Holidays

Crips and trim, nattily attired, and a lovely nod to the holidays with that lovely green muffler (scarf) wrapped inside his Pea Coat. Our handsome man shows how to dress well and celebrate the holidays!

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

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Pink Ginger

A sea of festive color and pure ginger beauty greeted us this wintry morn' as we stepped aboard our train. And who knew a ginger-haired hottie would look so attractive in a pink shirt! And then there's the muffler (that's Southern for scarf) with a delightful array of earth-toned hues that add complexity and depth to our stunning gentleman.

Location: Red Line at Harvard
Imagined Profession: Travel Writer
Photographer: FT

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Mr Sleepy

We had an early start this morning and found this sleepy-time fellow aboard our train. The quintessential New England winter garment, a black North Face jacket, accentuates or gentleman's handsome face and earth-toned toboggan. We hope someone waked him for his stop!

Location: Red Line at Central
Imagined Profession: IT Security Specialist
Photographer: GB

Monday, 18 December 2017


No silly, not the beverage! We mean the elfin-type of sprite, which this fellow reminded us of with the jaunty positioning of his toboggan (that's Southern for ski-cap). It's a positioning designed so that one's coiffed bangs can not only be seen, but also prevents them from being mussed-up. It's quite the holiday look!

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

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Evening Wear

On this beautiful windless winter evening we stumbled upon this gentleman dress with exquisite style and taste. Perfect for a winter night. Appropriate for a cold weekend evening. Mouthwateringly handsome. The mix of colors and patterns is a sight to behold and warmed the hearts of all our HOTT Crew!

Location: Red Line at Park
Imagined Profession: Marketing Director
Photographer: GB

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.


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


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


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


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