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Thursday, May 31, 2007

On the Street……..Park Avenue, Manhattan

Wow, very, very well done -exactly what a New York summer should look like.

For the last few seasons designers have been pushing cotton suits for Summer.
Though cotton suits have a certain appeal they are almost always heavier and warmer to wear in Summer than a high-twist wool like this gentleman is wearing.


I really like the patch pockets on the DB suit – it gives a usually stuffy DB a slightly more sporty, Spring-ish flair.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Summer Has Arrived In New York, Nolita

(I guess I should clarify – Summer is not this young woman’s name, I meant the season)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

On the Street……..57th & 5th , Manhattan

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

On the Street……..NYU Student , Manhattan

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

On the Street………Prince St. , Soho


Did you ever see that movie Funny Face?

This young lady reminds me of that movie.

Audrey Hepburn was pretty chic as the (before) bookish shop clerk and very chic in the (after) fashion muse.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Thank You

I would like to thank everyone for all your support and kind comments over the weekend.

Your comments were so beautiful and kind that I feel a little self-conscious sharing them but ,again, thanks.

When I started the blog I never really thought about the relationship I would have with the audience but it is definitely one of the most pleasant surprises to come out of this whole crazy experience.

Everyone is doing great and everything is back to normal so on with the show!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

June at The Sartorialist

June will be a big month at The Sartorialist!

Right now I am schedule to visit the follwoing cities.

Venice – for the Biennale

Basel – for Art Basel

Rome – because it is Rome (plus ,maybe, some beach shots)

Florence – for Pitti Uomo (menswear trade show)

Milan – Mens collections

Paris – Mens collections

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Patrick Robinson to Lead Design at Gap


Signing Patrick Robinson is the best move Gap has made in years.
I loved his work at Perry Ellis and he has a track record working for large companies like Armani.

H&M and Zara have left Gap spitting their dust but I still have an affection for Gap plus it will keep J. Crew on their toes.

This will be fun to watch.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Some recent family health issues have cut back on my shooting the last week.

Everything is working out fine and I will be shooting and posting again on a regular schedule by Tuesday.

Thanks for your patience

S

Friday, May 25, 2007

On the Street…..Andrea Has A New Look, Soho

Thursday, May 24, 2007

On the Street…..Kristin Rawson, Teen Vogue fashion editor

I think that there is a misperception that all fashion editors are pampered, over-privileged divas that earn a ton of money and get all their clothes for free.

I can hear it in some of the comments on my blog and from some people I meet on the street – they are inspired by fashion editors but they also feel a little disconnected from them.

Well, you shouldn’t.

By far the majority of editors I have met over the last year are very much real women, just like you – they come in a whole range of sizes, ages, races, and ,depending on their management level, they make a very wide ranging scale of money.

What they all seem to have in common is a great style – thats why they are fashion editors.

I bring this up because yesterday I ran into Kristin Rawson, a fashion editor at Teen Vogue, ( disclaimer: you all know I’m a big Teen Vogue fan) and she looked so great – as you can see.

She was very happy and confident in telling me her dress was from Zara.

I thought that was really cool.

I’m sure (no, I know) many young editors or stylists ,trying to make a name for themselves, feel the potential pressure to always wear designer labels to prove they “fit in” with the fashion crowd. Thats why when I see someone like Kristen , looking great in Zara, I feel doubly inspired because she not only looks so cool but because she is doing it on her terms and in a way that works for her.

She seems to care about the result not the label.

I think that is one of the reasons Teen Vogue looks so good right now because the editors are not just dictating something to you but they are really living it – that’s them on those pages.
Their style and attitudes are so clearly reflected on the pages.

Same with Paris Vogue, that’s them, the editors, on those pages.

That is a major reason I like shooting the editors (and not the models) at the shows , they are the Derek Jeters of fashion.

Bravo Kristin.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

On the Street…..Tie Tuck, Nolita, Manhattan


He makes two style elements look very cool here
- The tie tuck
- Pants with side-tabs that can be worn without a belt.

(ok, the charming smile helps a little too)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

On the Street…..Brera, Milano


I saved this shot for GQ but it didn’t fit the page.
I love how this gentleman is really working the working buttonholes on his jacket.

ps this is also for all the requests for men on bikes!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

On the Street…..West Village Print, New York

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

On the Street…Modern T Monk, New York


Everything just about perfect
Sleeve length, fit of the jacket, complementary color combination for his skin, slightly funky hair for such a refined suit.
It took me about an hour after I took this photo to finally remember who this young man reminded me of…..a modern Thelonious Monk(below).

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

On the Street…Just Before an Evening Cocktail Event at Louis Vuitton, New York

Monday, May 21, 2007

On the Street…….Swede Fonzie, Sodermalm, Stockholm


With that 50′s hair, short jacket, white tee, and jeans this young man reminds me of a Swede Fonzie

Monday, May 21, 2007

On the Street…….Sodermalm, Stockholm

Monday, May 21, 2007

On the Street…….Long Under Short, Sodermalm, Stockholm

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Just After The Rain, Soho

Sunday, May 20, 2007

On the Street…….Near The Mercer Hotel, Soho

Friday, May 18, 2007

On the Street…..Trench & Flats, Sodermalm, Stockholm


She is one of the most sophisticated 15 year olds I have ever met…..actually I should say she looks like a very sophisticated young lady, I have no idea if she really is but to pull off that look she has to be basing it on some internal elegance .

Friday, May 18, 2007

I’m Begining To Think That People Are Carrying Their Bikes Everywhere Just To Mock Me


Friday, May 18, 2007

On The Curvy Street That I Cannot Remember The Name Of….. That Hair, Berlin

Thursday, May 17, 2007

On the Street…Dr. Michael Macko, New York

Thursday, May 17, 2007

On the Street…Just Off Fifth Ave, New York

Thursday, May 17, 2007

On the Street…The Sexy Librarian, Sodermalm, Stockholm

Thursday, May 17, 2007

On the Street…Lampshade Hat, Sodermalm, Stockholm



This young lady would only agree to let me take her photo if she could wear the lampshade she just bought as a hat.

She bought it to wear to a party later that night.

Fashion should be fun.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

On the Street…West Village, New York

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Guess Who I Ran Into Uptown (part 1) – BFMan!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Guess Who I Ran Into Uptown (part 2) – Giovanna!!

Giovanna was in town after shooting in LA.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

On the Street…Cool Short Jacket, Sodermalm, Stockholm

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

On the Street…Dreaming of Chanel, Sodermalm, Stockholm

I love the level of sophistication that the teenagers in Stockholm possess.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

On the Street…Adorable, Sodermalm, Stockholm


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

On the Street…Almost Perfect or The Case For Wearing Your Watch Over Your Cuff, Milan

Recently I did a post about Luciano Barbera and his watch over his shirt cuff.

Several of the commenters thought it was just silly and affected but this is an example of why wearing a big watch over your cuff can be very practical.

I’m sure this gentleman’s shirt sleeve length is perfect (this is the same gentleman, a tailor, that I posted recently looking supercool wearing a cream vest with his suit) but he will always look a little off when is sleeve is caught on watch.

Now, I’m not trying to get guys to start wearing their watches differently but I’m just saying it might not be as affected and maybe even more practical than not doing it.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

On the Street…West Village, New York

Love the just-eccentric- enough DIY hat

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

On the Street…That Stance, Sodermalm, Stockholm

Monday, May 14, 2007

On the Street…Near NYU, New York

Monday, May 14, 2007

On the Street…Military Tie Tuck, Ostermalm, Stockholm

Monday, May 14, 2007

On the Street…Young Lady from Marni, New York

Monday, May 14, 2007

On the Street…Conservative w/ Flair, Milan

In menswear the little details make all the difference.

When I first saw this gentleman’s look I thought it was nice, that is, until I noticed the little pleating detail on the shoulder of his jacket.

Now I think it is totally cool.

I love it when a detail that is done to make a garment fit better also makes for more interesting design.

Monday, May 14, 2007

On the Street…….Gwen Stefanitorkelsson, Sodermalm, Stockholm

Monday, May 14, 2007

The Noon Parade, Ostermalm, Stockholm


I have no idea why they do it or the historical significance but I do know it looked pretty cool.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Back in New York!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

On the Street…….Chic While Shopping, Ostermalm, Stockholm

Sunday, May 13, 2007

On the Street…….Modern Prep, Sodermalm, Stockholm


What he is wearing is basically Gap khakis, polo, and sneakers but the extra slim cut make it look so much better than what i can buy at Cherry Vail Mall.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

The Sartorialist Jr. for Cookie Magazine -April/May



Click here for more images Cookiemag.com

Saturday, May 12, 2007

On the Street…….The Kiss, Sodermalm, Stockholm

Saturday, May 12, 2007

More Stockholm Photos at Style.com



The wonderful folks at Style.com sponsored my trip to Stockholm

More photos from that trip just went up on both their women’s and men’s page.

Here is the link Style.com & Men.Style.com

Saturday, May 12, 2007

On the Street…….Love That Coat, Ostermalm, Stockholm

Friday, May 11, 2007

On the Street….. Comme, Sodermalm Stockholm



With the short jacket. crazy hair and boots this guy looks like he just stepped off the Comme Des Gar

Friday, May 11, 2007

On the Street….. Pixie, Sodermalm Stockholm

Thursday, May 10, 2007

On the Street….. Proper English Gent? Ostermalm, Stockholm


Most young men in the US are heavily influenced by Italian style (like me). We buy a lot of Armani, Borrelli – whatever the label as long as it is (or sounds) Italian.

In Stockholm I was pleasantly surprised to see how influenced the young men are by Savile Row.

I mean look at this gentleman, London personified – even his posture says “stiff upper-lip”

Thursday, May 10, 2007

On the Street….. The Young Armani Woman, Ostermalm, Stockholm


It is great to see a young woman looking so cool and casual in Armani.

The women in Stockholm looked so great because ,as you can see in these last few posts, there is such a range of styles in the that city right now.

It is that range that makes Stockholm so fascinating to me. I think it is now my second favorite city in Europe to shoot in after Milan – and that is saying a lot.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

First Edition of Male “That Coat or That Hair?”

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

On the Street….. Color, Sodermalm, Stockholm


Ok, he is a model but I’m not going to hold it againist him but I do give him credit for a very good color combo of the blue/teal jkt with the green tee and a slice of red watch.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

On the Street…..CoatDress, Sodermalm, Stockholm

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

On the Street…..Way too Cool, Sodermalm, Stockholm


Dont forget you can click on an image to enlarge the photo

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

On the Street…..Young Man Of Sodermalm, Stockholm

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Ok, We Americans Get It – All Cute Girls in Europe Ride Bikes Everywhere, Wearing Cute Clothes, All Day!, Berlin

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

On the Street….. Swede & Sartorial , Ostermalm, Stockholm


To me this is a perfect blend of classic italian tailoring with a modern , almost Jil Sanderesque, treatment. Bravo! Very Well Done!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

On the Street…..Twiggy Redux, Sodermalm, Stockholm

Monday, May 7, 2007

On the Street….. Swede Vintage, Sodermalm, Stockholm

Monday, May 7, 2007

On the Street….. V&R H&M Trench, Stockholm


The Swedes are so proud of H&M that they make it look really great.
It reminds me of how Americans felt about Gap/Banana Republic back in the Nineties.

I have said before i am conflicted about H&M here in NYC because the shops are so big and messy but I think I will give them a second chance.

The stores in the US seem so much larger than the European units which make them much harder to maintain. Maybe as they expand here they will make smaller units that they can control; better.

I would love if the coolness factor that they have in Sweden could translate a little better here – we need it because I don’t see Gap turning it around any time soon.

I guess I will always have J.Crew.

Anyway this young lady makes her V&R H&M trench look great and she had grey gloves that matched her grey shoes ( matchy in a good way)

Monday, May 7, 2007

My Disappointment with Stockholm

Since I began posting images from Stockholm I have received a lot of comments like this

“Hm, in stureplan/

Sunday, May 6, 2007

On the Street….. Sodermalm, Stockholm


What a perfect combination of hi-waisted pants and short waisted jacket!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

On the Street….. Ostermalm, Stockholm


Bold, Graphic & Classic – that is a good mix

Saturday, May 5, 2007

On the Street….. Sodermalm, Stockholm



I think this is an unusually high level of sophistication for such a young lady AND she did it without spending a lot on designer labels.
- Plush textured coat with an interesting collar and it is not a trench which is the coat of the moment here.
- great dress that is short and has a young feel but still very good design details
- brilliant choice of dark plum tights
- a shoe with just enough height
- great hair

Young ladies like this, with this level of style, make hipsters seem a bit tired to me.

You’re on notice East Village and Nolita – it’s time to raise your game!

Saturday, May 5, 2007

On the Street….. Sodermalm, Stockholm

Friday, May 4, 2007

On the Bike…Blue Shoes & Black Dressing, Berlin

Friday, May 4, 2007

On the Street….. Part Of The Band, Hamburg

Friday, May 4, 2007

On the Street….. Gallery Night, Berlin

Friday, May 4, 2007

On the Street……The Northern Sartorialist, Stockholm

Friday, May 4, 2007

On the Street……Wrapped in Grey & Accessorized in Brown, Stockholm



Speechless!

Stockholm is awesome

You know when you keeping hearing about a movie is so good that you start thinking that there is no way it can be that good – well Stockholm was kinda like that great movie EXCEPT this city really delivered.

Yesterday I think i took more photos in one day than I ever taken in any city except Milan. I am so happy with the level of sophistication and variety of style here in Stockholm.

Tailored, sexy, punky, hipster, funky (was that a Haiku?) are all done here and done very well. I will stop typing now and concentrate on getting more images.

I can’t wait to share these shots!.

Friday, May 4, 2007

On the Street……Grey & Black And All Shades Of Right, Berlin

Thursday, May 3, 2007

On the Street….. Cute Dress in a Tough Neighborhood, Hamburg

Thursday, May 3, 2007

On the Street….. Comfy Colorful Cardie, Berlin

Thursday, May 3, 2007

On the Street…..At Glockenbachvierte, Munich


I like how he has taken a pretty basic look and made it pop with a little color from the scarf.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

The Germanic Take On Kate Hepburn, Berlin

Thursday, May 3, 2007

The Sartorialist German Tour sponsored by German Vanity Fair

I want to send a big thank you to German Vanity Fair for commissioning this tour of Germany.
It has been a real adventure and hopefully the first of many!


Also big, big thanks to Clark Parkin, who effortlessly guided me through the high/low of each city and helped me be in the right place at the right time.

here is a link to the German Vanity Fair website German Vanity Fair

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Hello Stockholm



I just arrived in Stockholm late last night and I’m ready to rock!
I took the train all the way from Berlin – long ride but so beautiful.
Actually beautiful and cold are my first reactions of Stockholm.
Luckily I bought the scarf I’m wearing in Hamburg (only 15 Euro) and the jacket at Aspesi n Milan (more than 15 Euro).

I will start working in a few images from here Friday or Saturday to go along with a lot more images from all over Germany.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

On the Street…Rare – Notch-Lapel DB Suit, Hamburg

Again, not something I would wear but it is great to see him wear it so well.


I love how well everything works together – the smaller collar with that knot, the fold of the pocket square (again rare) and the notch-lapel instead of the more traditional peak-lapel.

This reminds me of Morris Day and The Time.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

On the Street…..Black & White, Berlin

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

On the Street…On the Square, Munich

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

On the Street….. Wrapped Right, Berlin

I just noticed how nicely she would match up with the Hamburg gentelman one post below her.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

On the Street…..The Spandau Ballet Romantic, Hamburg

This falls under the category – I wouldn’t do it but it works very well for him.

I do think the importance of his hair to complete this look cannot be overstated.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

At The Mall…….Effortless, Berlin

This is how thery dress at the mall in Berlin – ok. not everyone but at least one person

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

On the Street…..Posters, Berlin


McQueen would see something like this and make the most incredible skirt or dress from the inspiration.