Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Larger than Life

Path to Vermont. South Station. Boston.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Winner of the PVP Plaid Holiday Challenge #1

Here at PVP, we've really been struggling, this fall, to come up with
new and exciting criteria for plaid capture. There's just SO MUCH of
it out there, its been down right daunting. SO, for the holidays,
instrad of offering you 5,000 run of the mill plaid captures a day,
were going to be selective and offer you the most bang for your buck.
Quality, not quantity, but in this capture, you get both. Quite
possibly our favorite capture yet, and the winner of PVP Holiday
Challenge #1: 3 under one roof!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Lost at IKEA.

Sent from my iPhone

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

You know you're Back in New York when...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

What's for Breakfast?

On a lightboard somewhere between Gate A and Gate C check-in. Terminal
C, LaGuardia International Airport.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Up Close And Plaid.

N6th Street. Friday evening in Williamsburg.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Fabulous fall photos from my favorite Photographer Nina Westervelt's Facebook Album: You in Your Autumn Sweater

Monday, October 12, 2009

Bumble Bee Plaid

Buzzing northbound on 6th Ave crossing 17th Street.

Exit Only plaid

Having a smoke outside Home Depot. 23rd Street. Manhattan.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The ants go martching plaid by plaid...

Exiting the catacomb of the L train. Bedford Ave.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

6-Top Plaid

Taul end of saturday brunch at Relish.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

It's nighttime in the city...

Mere steps from our last post, plaid spans day to night, always cool,
chic, casual, thoughtless, whatever you want and exactly right.


This message was just sent in to us by an anonymous source! The
Interns in PVP ANIR (Anonymous Donor Identity Reconnoissance) are on
the case like a pack of hungry wolves.

The message in question was received as follows:

Red n black hunting containers at container store 6th ave.

A boy and a dog and the good ol' buffalo check.

Morning on Bedford Avenue. Williamsburg, Plaid Capitol of the World.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Uptown Plaid

Out from under the awning of 328 E86th street. Quarter to 4:00pm.

Buffalo Check... Mate!

Union Square. 12:25pm. A grey Thursday, 1st of October. As good a time
as any for a game of chess.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Taking a time out.

Just outside the 8th Street Uptown NRQ.

Comin' Atcha from All Sides!!

Corner of Houston x Broadway, grey afternoon, almost raining. I spy
subject on opposing side of crosswalk. The light is red. I wait
preparing my camera phone. Walk sign appears and subject approaches, I
pause, as if to dial a number, all the while keeping him in my sights
as he draws closer. At just the middle of the White street stripes I
snap him, but as the photo is revealed, a pedestrian in front of him
has obscured his plaid shirt worn under an open jacket from view. I
turn coolly on my heel and snap him from behind. Not the frontal I was
hoping for, but it will suffice. I'm hungry and it's past lunchtime.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Red Fish, Blue Fish...Just one more indication we're not in Maine anymore, aka, our last [double]flash back to summer.

Our Interns have been busy busy bees raking through masses of summer snapshots now making their way into the annals of facebook photo abums. There is SO MUCH PLAID out there this fall, here at PVP, we have really had to develop quite a systematic discerning eye for which pics we feel are worthy of our blog site.
The pair of pictures below, made the cut due to A.) We miss Maine. B.) Foster, our subject, owns not one, but TWO plaid shirts, one in red and one in blue, and seems to alternate them at random, though we did, infact, assign a statistics intern to come up with a pattern, but to no avail. C.) This is the first of many times we are going to say we are no longer posting summer pictures, so don't pack up your bathing suits just yet....

Sunday, September 27, 2009

5 Dollar Pashminas!!!!

W50th x 7th Ave.

That's a plaid of Complementary Colors!

23rd Street Uptown 1 Station. 7th Ave.

Plaid with an unecessarily fur-ish lining for early fall.

Mother and daughter outstrolling on Sunday on 8th Avenue. Daughter,
anxious for the opportunity to sport her new fashionable plaid coat
for fall, has tied it around her waist due to this afternoons
unforcasted warmish weather. Better luck for fall fashions next week,
my dear.

Black and white and plaid all over.

Man reads book while lunching in Chelsea Market, Sunday.

Block Work Plaid

Framed by a hand painted plaid backdrop, entusiastic participants
demonstrate skilled block-work at artist Abby Manock's Play-Fare.
Kitchen Block Party. W19th Street btwn 10th and 11th Aves.

The Kitchen Block Party Plaid

Young man in plaid jumpsuit prepares to blow the whistle to start
another round of artist Abby Manock's Play-Fare block game.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Window Service

Captured through an open window in the true style of Peeping Tom. At
Five Leaves. Wedge Corner of Bedford and Lorimer Streets. Greenpoint/
Williamsburg line.


In the process snapping a pic of himself to post on facebook for the purpose of showing off his new specks to all his friends on facebook, Sparky, pictured left, has unknowingly placed himself in front of a plaid garment of unknown shape, size, and origin. This random act of plaid capture did not go unnoticed by our new CPFI (Collection of Plaid on Facebook Interns) who have been added to the staff here at PVP, just in time to ride the wave of the Back To School influx of plaid-as-mobile-uploads we have noticed on facebook since labor day. The monitoring of this new type of Plaid Voyerism is of such huge interest to us that we have added an entire wing on to Headquarters to house the new staff, and have made it our ONPFF (Official New Project For Fall)
Basically, our interns, both I.O. (In-Office), and A.L. (At Large), are combing the WWW 24 hours a day looking for previously uploaded pictures that people have taken of themselves for any number of reasons, and just happen to be wearing plaid and/or unknowingly capture it in the background.
Stay tuned for further updates. Thanks to Sparky for being our PPC (Plaid Poster Child).

Black and blue

Middle aged male subject. Slightly disoriented, non-threatening. 14th
x 7th. Heading south.


14th x 8th Ave. NW corner.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Every other plaid on the rack...

No Relation Vintage. 204 1st Ave. Manhattan.

Ikea plaid

Red hook, Brooklyn.


Sent from my iPhone

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Park-bound plaid.

Female subject late twenties/early 30's on self powered two wheeled
propultion device heading strait for waterfront park westbound on N8th
in Williamsburg. Friend on foot (non plaid wearing) trying desperately
to keep up. (pictured at right edge of photo)

Semi-Rare bird.

Semi-Rare sighting of a male 30 something purple and black 1 inch
check on Franklin Ave in Greenpoint. Usually, but not always, plaid
of this variety is most often seen on female subjects or younger male

Jr. PVP scout caught in action.

Sent from my iPhone

Distant Plaid

I swear that girl on the skateboard is wearing plaid. Black and White
flannel 1 inch square checks. Streakin down Driggs, by the time I drew
my camera she was half a block gone.

More plaid in Williamsburg than a leopard has spots.

Corner of grand x Bedford.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Summers really over. What now? PLAID!

Church Street, Top Block. Burlington, Vermont. Rainy Friday.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Breakfast Plaid

Breakfast at Nebo Lodge, North Haven, Maine.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fwd: Plastered by Plaid

Awesome Gnome reporting on special assignment from Grendel's Den,
Harvard Square Cambridge

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Plaid off the Boat

Secret Agent FABIO looks Over the shoulder his shoulder at a new island arrival just off the early boat from the mainland.... Ferry Terminal, North Haven, ME

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Please note: the actual names been changed to protect the identity of the people involved. All names in capitol letters are official PVP issued aliases, not to be confused with nicknames or terms of endearment.

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

Date: September 2, 2009 4:25:26 PM EDT

To: PVP Outfitters, Uniform Department, Children's Division

Subject: this kid says...

...can i have my shirt back.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Teenage Target Plaid

Check-out line, Brunswick, Maine Target super store.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009


For most of us, Saturday August 8th was just another nice summer evening, not much goin' on...BUT in one tiny pocket of the universe, aka Chilly Ranch, in Albany, Vermont, folks were getting a blast of Disco Heaven. Out of this World, Heloise and the Savoir Faire rocked the North East Kingdom Music Festival, with all their usual, fabulously unusual trimmings of spectacular splendor, plaid clad dancers included. For more information and future show dates for Heloise and the Savoir Faire, go to www.heloisemusic.com.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Bernie Rosow Plaid.

This is a plaid wearer we used to know a long time ago, back when he was blond and wore big baggy, wrinkly clothes. He was a wicked sick trick skier back then, and from what we can gather from spying on his facebook page, he's just as frickin' crazy now... and still wearing plaid.