Hesh, 31, art curator

So, what’s up with this shirt? Is it inside-out or just dirty?

It’s inside-out; the designer's got a lightning logo that he uses, but I don’t like name brands. This is a scarf from the Chelsea Hotel, so it’s got different Tibetan prayers on it. A friend of mine gave it to me from an art show I did there. These jeans, this kid from Vegas gave me; they’re Jim Greco, like an old skater dude’s brand of pants. And these; my sister works at Bloomingdale's and she gets deals, so she got me the shoes. Oh, and I forgot the headband! Tristan Reginato made it. He’s an artist in Soho.

So everything that you’re wearing has been donated to you?

Or appropriated.

Is that your lifestyle? Do you dumpster dive?

No, definitely not. 

You’re only a few steps away.

Not even close.

If you were going to go out on a date…

Dating is so American. That’s what my Icelandic friend told me. They don’t date in Iceland.

They just fuck?


Well then, if you were going to fuck someone what would you wear?


You would show up at their house naked?


Trench coat, then naked?

No. Probably what I was wearing the day before.

Do girls ever say that you smell bad?

Some do. I’m all about pheromones.  And a lot of the deodorant is cancerous, and it stops people from having the natural smells that people are attracted to.

You dig the natural smell on women?

If I can smell a woman, and I like her smell specifically, then I like her. Flowers are nice. Patchouli is really bad.

You look like you would like patchouli.

I’m allergic to it; it makes my nose twitch.

All clothes: donated or appropriated 

Commentarium (40 Comments)

Jun 30 11 - 12:35am

What a bunch of tossers!

Jun 30 11 - 1:44am

why would they get and keep a shirt they only wear inside out? For that matter why get one with a logo if you don't like wearing logos, is there some shortage of plain black or white tshirts I'm not aware of?

Jun 30 11 - 3:45am

b/c those shirts probably feel comfier than the typical hanes t-shirt...also these guys looked cool

Jun 30 11 - 1:26pm

let's see:

Jun 30 11 - 1:27pm

Stripped. Well, I tried. I guess everything will remain in italics unless someone can close the tag after "boutique"

Jun 30 11 - 9:19am

Whatevs first few commenters, I thought these guys seem nice and normal. If someone were to interview me on the street I'd have a similar set up: "A friend works somewhere and got me this, this is second hand, my bag is overstock.com." Maybe this is a sign that my crap fashion will warrant a street interview someday in the future!

Jun 30 11 - 9:24am

I don't understand why a series titled "Tools of Attraction" would feature such objectively unattractive looks.

Jun 30 11 - 1:17pm

It would have been funnier if you said "unattractive tools"...still i disagree

Jul 11 11 - 9:34pm

I love it--especially when the interviewer in #1 suggests that Hesh is a dumpster diver and smells bad. Most of the people interviewed for these "Tools of Attraction" things inevitably get railed on in the comments for looking like "dirty hipsters"…so why not go all the way and seek em out? I know I always wonder why some people enjoy smelling like BO and cigarettes...

Jun 30 11 - 9:44am

I think the accidentally left on 'of attraction.'

Jun 30 11 - 9:54am

"Dating is so American."- The way I imagined him saying this made me cringe.

Jul 01 11 - 2:36pm

lol I imagine him saying it in a very pretentious way.

Jun 30 11 - 10:04am

I don't understand why a series titled "Tools of Attraction" would feature such objectively unattractive tools.

Jun 30 11 - 11:06am

I always think I dislike man-tanks on principle, but that Ed certainly knows how to fill one out.

Jun 30 11 - 11:07am

Ah, I remember why I don't like tank tops on men. Thanks, Joe.

Jun 30 11 - 2:56pm

Does he need to be more muscular? I think he looks fit.

Jun 30 11 - 11:34am

I need to go blow my nose and wash my hands after looking at these pictures.

Sorry, NYC.

Jun 30 11 - 11:56am
Rutherford B. Hayes

Oh, the follow-up questions I would love to have asked these folks. "[My shirt is] kind of fun but it has all these dates that I don’t want to reference." Wait, what?

Jun 30 11 - 12:00pm
Rutherford B. Hayes

Actually, everything about Kyle is just amazing. He's wearing shorts with black shoes and socks AND Comme des Garcons. His mating technique must be confusion.

Jun 30 11 - 2:56pm

Guys in flip flops, always skeevy to me. Nothing to do with the fact that his toes are hanging over them on a dirty sidewalk either. They are gross on girls to, I just don't notice them as much. Keep them on the beaches people. *shudder*

Jun 30 11 - 4:40pm

"...ninety-five degrees out or something, then God, just wear a tank top. Wear whatever you want wherever, whenever. "

Hell yes. Fashion is second to staying cool.

Jun 30 11 - 9:14pm

Wait, so Hesh thinks girls should smell like flowers but he can smell however he damn wants? I'm down with natural smells and don't wear deodorant but that shit is a two way street bro!

Jun 30 11 - 10:10pm

Oh, summer in NYC. You are a distant memory, filled with the smell of rotting garbage and stinky armpits.

Jul 01 11 - 4:35am


Jul 01 11 - 2:35pm

haha I'm not really into the 'boho chic' look but Ed was actually not bad. He was the only one that looked like he genuinely threw anything on and not any of that carefully placed I-don't-care look. PS. Not wearing deodorant=turn off

Jul 01 11 - 6:54pm

Yeah, Ed was the only one of the bunch who was appealing.

Jul 01 11 - 4:25pm

All the guys, with the exception of maybe #2 and #3, seemed douch-y/possible insane.

Jul 04 11 - 4:44am

With you there.

First guy just seemed ridiculous... "My Icelandic friend says dating is so American..."

Jul 01 11 - 9:34pm

if these losers where in new jersey they'd be considered BUMS
but since theyre in nyc, theyre considered, HIPSTER CHIC?

Jul 02 11 - 9:46pm

If homeless chic is cool im miles davis

Jul 03 11 - 10:13pm

Joe can rock my wide-brimmed hat any time. This was hilarious.

Jul 04 11 - 2:45am

have any of you guys ever seen a homeless person...?

Jul 04 11 - 8:16pm

I dunno, 'homeless chic' was so last year, I think this year the 'physically abused wife' pastiche is going to be on trend.

Jul 04 11 - 9:06pm

I can derelic my own balls, thank you very much!

Jul 22 11 - 1:23am

Whoa, tinhgs just got a whole lot easier.

Jul 22 11 - 3:15am

You know what, I'm very much inclnied to agree.

Jul 22 11 - 6:56am

I feel satisfied after rdieang that one.

Jul 23 11 - 12:43pm

Good job making it aeppar easy.

Jul 23 11 - 1:56pm

That saves me. Thanks for being so sneislbe!

Aug 10 11 - 11:40am

The first guy is a bum.