The sun is out in New York and you just have to keep it Classique in West Village. There is a great choice of bars and restaurants, and this place is fast becoming my favourite spot in New York. There is a sense of class and calmness about the place, but don’t be fooled – there is lots to do in this part of town. I’ve gone for a Zara slim fit shirt, a pair of chinos by asos and a pair of classy wing tip Oxford shoes. For the wrist game it had to be the classy and the slick thin mechanism by Skagen. As the summer is upon us, just remember that you don’t have to look too lost if you aren’t dappered out with a tie on – if you are going to relax your look, make sure it features a well fitted shirt.
As I strolled through the streets of West Village I saw a turbaned woman sitting outside on a bench having her lunch. I walked, and continued to do so, but it was only when I was about to pass her, I had to stop and speak to her. I didn’t really know what to say apart from “Hi, I notice you wear a turban, are you Sikh?” and before I knew it we were sitting there talking about Sikhi, Yoga, Spirituality and Fashion. Hari Gopal Kaur was inspirational and when I asked her about her journey with Sikhism, the line that got me thinking was when she said “Sikhism is all about sound”. Interesting. And this is New York – the spontaneity and stories are endless. Hari Gopal agreed to shoot with me, which is pictured above. Hari Gopal – thank you for your time and sorry about interrupting your lunch!
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