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Boy from Chicago Goes to New York
Q:Dear Queen Bee,
Right, so i'm a cute 20 yr old guy and in about a week and a half I'll be traveling from humble Chicago to haute New York and i'm having a bit of a time deciding what to wear. Understatement. Last time I was in NYC was like a year ago, and APT and Mavi jeans were still hot. Now over here in Chicago I wear Diesel, Pumas, and my truckers hat and feel like i'm top-o-the-pops. I'm sure that won't cut it in NYC so I've set aside about $600 for a weekend wardrobe re-vamp while in NYC, but i've no idea where to shop for something low-key and unique, nor where to show off my new vetements & accoutrements. If you please, just a point in the right direction and I'll be on my way.

-- "Harrison G. from the Midwestern Mecca"


Over the weekend in NYC we were at The Deck (fabulous), and Roccos (love the puttanesca) yesterday. The natives were
wearing .....Diesel, Pumas, and sure enough Rocco in his truckers hat.

You can never go wrong for men's clothes at Paul Smith, Atrium, and yes, Puma.
We also like the Adidas shop in Soho.
However, we don't believe in trying too hard.

Conserve cash.
Save some cash for emergencies or spend it wisely on items such as like renter's insurance!

We def don't believe in spending that kind of cash on clothes when you're 20.
You don't need to, you're 20!
(You're TWENTY!?!?! What the heck are you doing on our site?)

Unless you have some new job where you require new digs to fit in at work, don't bother.
You could blow hard earned bucks on Evisu, but really why.
Wait till you're old like us, your butt falls five inches, and you need glossy cover to hide your AARP membership.


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