For the first time in a little while, I’ve been home in New York for a whole month without traveling. There’s been a lot on my plate lately to keep me in one place and busy for the last several weeks and while not packing for a plane trip every few days has been a nice change, city life presents its own unique challenges.
For today’s post with Abercrombie, I took a mini-trip to Queens where I let myself get lost in a corn maze. Getting out into nature when you call the concrete jungle home is a must for sanity’s sake. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the symphony of car horns, sirens and rumbling subway cars just as much as the next city dweller, but it is refreshing to hear the sound of birds, the wind ruffling dry corn stalks, and most of all in those rare moments – silence.
Abercrombie has always had its heart in the American outdoors, outfitting those who’d rather be throwing a ball around in the field out back than be stuck inside. Their collection of plaids, lived-in denim and outerwear are the perfect second-skin for these country (as much as you can get in Queens) outings. As I said in the last post, Abercrombie is killing it with denim and these skinny jeans are among some of my favorites – comfortable, easy and a great fit without any tailoring necessary.
Layering will always be the best part about dressing for Fall, and when I walked into the Abercrombie store, this outfit almost created itself – the red Henley was easily complimented by the plaid shirt and the puffer vest tied everything together. This is a masterfully merchandized collection.
It was a great day shooting this, picking out a pumpkin for the apartment, and I left the corn maze (once I found my way out) recharged to take on the city again. I think an open relationship is key to loving New York. This is one of the greatest cities in the world and has a special draw for the millions of people that call it home and thrive on its frenetic energy. That said, finding those moments of quiet and reconnecting with the earth make it possible to live in a city as fast-paced as New York.
Photography by Nathan McCallum with a Nikon D750 in Partnership with Abercrombie & Fitch
Puffer Vest by Abercrombie & Fitch | Shop here
Shirt by Abercrombie & Fitch | Shop here
Jeans by Abercrombie & Fitch | Shop here
T-Shirt by Abercrombie & Fitch | Shop here
Shades by RAEN | Shop here
Boots by Ankari Floruss | Shop here