FROM LEFT: Luke Ostrom, Raj Vaidya, Zac Young and Todd English. ON OSTROM: Suit, Hickey Freeman ($1,895). 543 Madison Ave., 212-586-6481. Shirt, Brioni ($595). 57 E. 57th St., 212-486-0500. Tie, Ralph Lauren ($120). 390 Bleecker St., 212-462-4390. Belt, Perry Ellis ($37.50). Macy’s, 151 W. 34th St., 212-695-4400. Watch, Hamilton ($845). Tourneau, 12 E. 57th St., 212-758-7300. ON VAIDYA: Suit ($6,825) and vest ($1,590), Kiton. 4 E. 54th St., 212-486-5250. Dress shirt, Bar III ($49.50). Macy’s, 151 W. 34th St., 212-695-4400. Tie, Kiton ($265). SEE ABOVE. ON YOUNG: Suit, Tween ($557). damattweenshop.com. Shirt, Perry Ellis ($49.50). Macy’s, 151 W. 34th St., 212-695-4400. Tie, Alexander Olch ($140). Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave., 212-753-7300. Pocket Square, Brooks Brothers ($30). 346 Madison Ave., 212-682-8800. Belt, Hugo Boss ($135). 401 W. 14th St., 646-336-8170. Watch, Bulgari ($9,800). 730 Fifth Ave., 212-315-9000. ON ENGLISH: Cashmere suit, Kiton ($7,700). 4 E. 54th St., 212-486-5250. Shirt, Hugo Boss ($105). Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., 212-705-2000. Tie, Hickey Freeman ($145). Bloomingdale’s, SEE ABOVE. Pocket Square, Hermès ($130). 691 Madison Ave., 212-751-3181. Watch, TW Steel ($495). Madison Jewelers, 400 Madison Ave., 212-644-4100

Culinary Arts
Todd English, Chef/Restaurateur
It’s difficult to feel too bad for Todd English. He’s one of the most successful celebrity chefs, restaurateurs, authors and television personalities to enter the scene since anyone started keeping track of such things. Now his tall, dark and handsomeness is on full view at Food Hall, his new foodie mecca in The Plaza. “It’s a sexy life, I won’t put it any other way. There’s glamour to it, but there’s a lot of hours and a lot of travel. There’s pressure every day to perform—in the kitchen, I mean.”

Luke Ostrom, Restaurateur
Luke Ostrom is excelling at what could be Manhattan’s most alluring profession: restaurateur. As the owner and operator of The Dutch and Locanda Verde, he presides over two of the city’s hottest spots. Has he ever used his position to introduce himself to a particularly attractive table of women? Nah—that’s why he’s one of the good ones. “I don’t usually like to hype myself up. With a woman, I would get bored if there was no challenge at all, or spice in it, if you will. I like somebody to be a little bit competitive with me.”

Raj Vaidya, Sommelier
Like a fine wine, perhaps bachelorhood gets better with age. That could explain why Raj Vaidya, head sommelier at Daniel, is in no hurry to put a cork in his single life. “I’m not sure there is a worst part about being a bachelor. I like the freedom to spend my time exactly the way I want. I can choose when I want to be intrigued by another person. When I don’t want to be, I don’t have to.”

Zac Young, Pastry Chef
It’s well known that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so finding Mr. Right should be a cinch for Zac Young, pastry chef at Flex Mussels and a contestant on the first season of Top Chef Just Desserts. “The first few dates, maybe I’ll bring them some chocolates or doughnuts from the restaurant, and then I’m done with it. Work is work. If I was dating a shrink, I wouldn’t be asking him for pills all the time.”


FROM LEFT: Jeremy Snepar, Geoff Bartakovics, Matt Rowean and Steve Lacy. ON SNEPAR: Three-piece suit ($7,325) and shirt ($450), Brioni. 57 E. 57th St., 212-486-0500. Tie, Hugo Boss ($95). Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., 212-753-4000. Bracelet, Snepar’s own. Watch, Frédérique Constant (price on request). Joseph Edwards, 501 Fifth Ave., 212-730-7300. Shoes, Salvatore Ferragamo ($440). 655 Fifth Ave., 212-759-3822. ON BARTAKOVICS: Suit, Dior ($3,400). 17 E. 57th St., 212-421-6009. Shirt, Theory ($125). 40 Gansevoort St., 212-524-6790. Tie, John Varvatos ($125). 122 Spring St., 212-965-0700. Pocket square, Bartakovics’ own. Belt, Dior ($370). SEE ABOVE. Watch, Breitling ($7,650). 5 E. 57th St., 855-999-1884. Shoes, Yves Saint Laurent ($550). 3 E. 57th St., 212-980-2970. Matt Rowean Suit, Hugo Boss ($895). Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., 212-705-2000. Shirt, Louis Vuitton ($625). 1 E. 57th St., 212-758-8877. Tie, Hugo Boss ($95). Bloomingdale’s, SEE ABOVE. Belt, Louis Vuitton ($555). SEE ABOVE. Watch, David Yurman ($3,200). 712 Madison Ave., 212-752-4255. Shoes, Salvatore Ferragamo ($440). 655 Fifth Ave., 212-759-3822. ON LACY: Suit, Ermenegildo Zegna ($2,895). 663 Fifth Ave., 212-421-4488. Shirt, Hugo Boss ($95). Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., 212-705-2000. Tie, Giorgio Armani ($145). Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., 212-753-4000. Pocket square, Brooks Brothers ($30). 346 Madison Ave., 212-682-8800. Belt, Kenneth Cole ($48). 95 Fifth Ave., 212-675-2550. Shoes, Prada ($695). 45 E. 57th St., 212-308-2332

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