I’ve noticed a growing trend for NYC blokes these days. For them, it’s all black and white, if you consider ultra trendsters, photographer Francois Hugon and Half Gallery co-owner Bill Powers. Powers seen in his signature tinted shades, dons a tailored white jacket (technically more ivory) over a white tee and black narrow jeans, topped with silver Adidas sneakers. Francois, rocking his French roots a bit more, also wears a white tee but with a scarf and artist’s smock, over skinny black jeans, topped with white Repetto-like shoes. But note that the shoes aren’t as pointy as Serge Gainsbourg’s signature Repettos, a bit more of a hybrid between the former and a cool sneaker. The messenger cap really tops it here. But, you need to have a certain je ne sais quoi or you’d have to be Pete Doherty — now rumored to be reuniting with the Libertines this week in the UK — to pull that one off well.