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On the streets of…Istanbul, Turkey


 

 

T-shirt love from Istanbul, Turkey

T-shirt love from Istanbul, Turkey

 

 

Who Do You Love – Istanbul Style Watch

 

By: Alba Brunetti

Istanbul, Turkey

 

 

It took me a long time to break up with New York, but once I did I was glad it was over. Don’t get me wrong, we tried to work on it for years, but for every new restaurant, fabulous theater offering and wonderful, amazing encounter, the MTA always wrecked it for me. There were other things too – the super-ironic hipsters, working 38-hours a day and did I mention the MTA? Anyway, that was all over and done with when I fell in love with beautiful Istanbul.

 

But.not.so.fast. It seems Istanbul is very much in love with (are you ready?) New York.

 

New York City  T-shirt style from Istanbul Turkey

New York City T-shirt style from Istanbul Turkey

 

New York City  T-shirt style from Istanbul Turkey

New York City T-shirt style from Istanbul Turkey

 

Cool New York T-shirt style sported in Istanbul Turkey

Cool New York T-shirt style sported in Istanbul Turkey

 

Cool New York City sport style in Istanbul, Turkey

Cool New York City sport style in Istanbul, Turkey

 

 

Istanbul loves N.Y. and Brooklyn most of all. (I can’t fault you there, Istanbaby.) And the Istanbullu love showing just how much. New York t-shirts are everywhere all the time. Brooklyn, as I mentioned, leads the boroughs, but there’s a smattering of Queens, the Bronx and every so often Staten Island too.  Ok, the Istanbullu also think it’s cool to wear Istanbul t-shirts (and yeah, that’s something a real New Yorker would never do, unless it was an ironic NYC t-shirt.) Overall, there’s a lot of city loving going on here. It’s just that it’s NYC most of the time over the hearts of the Istanbullu. I did see one rushing pedestrian on Istiklal who had an ‘Istanbul – City of Passion’ t-shirt, but he was moving so fast toward the passion I couldn’t snap him.

 

New York City  T-shirt style from Istanbul Turkey

New York City T-shirt style from Istanbul Turkey

 

New York City  T-shirt style from Istanbul Turkey

New York City T-shirt style from Istanbul Turkey

 

New York City  T-shirt style from Istanbul Turkey

Keepin' it real in Istanbul

 

Istanbul love declared in this tee

Istanbul love declared in this tee

 

Ah, well. As I walked home I stopped one guy and took his photo. His t-shirt said San Francisco, obviously, he had not gotten the memo.

 

And then we have this...T-shirt from San Francisco

And then we have this...

 

Photography by Alba Brunetti

 

 

*Alba Brunetti was born in Italy, grew up in New York City and now calls Istanbul home. She loves finding the next beautiful thing in fashion and letting you know about it. Check out her blog: The Bluest I –http://thebluesti.blogspot.com/ and you can find her on Twitter: @AlbaBrunetti 

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