Philip Kirkman, Shannon McLaughlin

NYC cabbies strut their stuff for 2014.

If those firemen calendars aren't doing the trick for you anymore, consider a new set of men to gawk at in 2014: New York City's finest taxi drivers.

Created by Phil Kirkman and photographed by Shannon McLaughlin, the NYC Taxi Driver 2014 calendar shows off a different cabbie each month. Some even show off a little skin.

The idea for the calendar first came to Kirkman a few years ago, he says. His first attempt was a tongue-in-cheek calendar shoot of his older brother as a gag gift for Kirkman's sister-in-law last year. It was such a hit that he decided to go for a subject with more mass appeal: taxi drivers.

Getting the men (and they are all men) to loosen up might seem challenging, but Kirkman tells us the whole process went pretty well. "The main challenge was making sure we established comfort and trust with each driver," says the photographer.

The cabbies didn't just pose for fun. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to University Settlement, a non-profit that provides immigrants, workers, and families with education, housing, and literacy services in New York City. 

As if their poses weren't enough of a tease, the NYC Taxi Driver 2014 Calendar is now on backorder, according to the website.

For a sneak peek, here are some of our favorite men below:

"Yasar"
"Jose"
"Hicham"
"Dan"
"Waseem"
"Darek"

H/T LaughingSquid

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