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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

On the Street….Somerset House, London

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

On the Street…Anna & Viviana, Milano


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

On the Street…At Marni, Milano

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

On the Street…Two at Ralph Lauren, NYC

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

On the Street….Anna Dello Russo at Dolce & Gabbana, Milano



And earlier that day with Team Vogue Nippon at Marni

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

On the Street….Hearts, London

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

At Jonathan Saunders, London


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

On the Street….Big Shirt Dress, Milan

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

On the Street….Matteo at Marni, Milano

Monday, September 28, 2009

On the Street….Mariacarla, Milan

Monday, September 28, 2009

On the Street….Eva at Sunset , Milan

Monday, September 28, 2009

On the Street….Men Friends, London

Monday, September 28, 2009

On the Street….Queen of Color, Milan


Franca Sozzani of Vogue Italia

Monday, September 28, 2009

On the Street….One More Time, Milano


About two years ago on a very misty, lazy Sunday morning in Milan I ran across this gentleman as he prepared for his Sunday bike ride. He was dressed so elegantly for a Sunday ride, but I guess I should expect that from Milanese by now. Our conversation was very brief and I forgot to get any of his contact information. I was very happy with the shot, but thought I would never run across him again.

Well, as I was shooting around the Versace show I see just the floating head of this gentleman glide by (his body and bike were hidden by a car). Traffic was heavy so as he slowed to navigate the cars and fashionistas I caught up to him and asked to take his photo. I was surprised when he instantly recognized me, “Yeah, you are The Sartorialist!, Cunningham!”
That Bill casts a long shadow.

This time I got his info, so hopefully we will be seeing more of Mr. Alborghetti on future Milan trips.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

On the Street….Viale Piave, Milan

Sunday, September 27, 2009

On the Street….Jeans in Milan

Sunday, September 27, 2009

On the Street….Aurora, Milano

Saturday, September 26, 2009

On the Street….Black Portraits, London


Friday, September 25, 2009

On the Street….Friends, London

Friday, September 25, 2009

On the Street….The Wedding Planner, London

Friday, September 25, 2009

On the Street….Shades of Blue, NYC

Friday, September 25, 2009

On the Street….Giovanna Before Armani, Milano

Friday, September 25, 2009

On the Street….Caraceni Suit, London


Caraceni is world famous for the quality of their suits. This gentleman looks great in his, however, to me, this shot is all about his umbrella (one of the 20 in his collection) and how he uses it as a perfect prop in this photo.

This is grace, this is dignity, this is real style.

PS. I know the collar sits away a little, but I think that it is more a process of aging than of the original fitting.

Friday, September 25, 2009

On the Street….Erin O’Connor, London

Thursday, September 24, 2009

On the Street….Front Row Anastase, London

Thursday, September 24, 2009

On the Street….Black Pack, NYC

Thursday, September 24, 2009

On the Street….Kate in the Rain, NYC

Thursday, September 24, 2009

On the Street….18th St., NYC

Thursday, September 24, 2009

On the Street….Milan Now, Milan


The Best of Milan- quality, elegance, maturity, and refinement.
On a street blinged-out on Cavalli and Dolce this super subtle look carried more strength and dignity than any other.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

On the Street….Some Kinda Blue, London

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Milan Book Signing @ Giorgio Armani!

On Friday the 25th (this week!) I will be having a signing in Milan,

Here are the details:

Milan Book Signing

Friday Sept 25th

3 pm – 5 pm
Armani Bookshop
Via Manzoni 31
entrance to bookshop in Via Croce Rossa

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

On the Street…After Ralph Lauren, NYC

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

On the Street……London Now, London

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

On the Street….London Now, London

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

On the Street….Times Team, London

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

On the Street…..London Now, London


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

On the Street….Leopard, NYC

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

On the Street…Zani, NYC

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

On the Street….Subtle Masterpiece, London


This is really a subtle masterpiece of pattern. Dots, stripes, a little sparkle in the scarf – so well done and yet almost under the radar.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

On the Street….Vintage YSL Homme, London

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

On the Street….DB, No Shirt, London


Ok, he actually was wearing a navy tank top under the jacket; but this is one of the first times I have ever seen someone basically do a jacket-no-shirt look and have it appear totally normal.

Monday, September 21, 2009

On the Street….Well Parted, London

Monday, September 21, 2009

On the Street….Front Row at Ashish, London

Monday, September 21, 2009

On the Street….Luxborough St, London

Monday, September 21, 2009

On the Street….Perfect RL, NYC

Monday, September 21, 2009

On the Street….Boy, NYC

Monday, September 21, 2009

London Book Signing!

London Book Signing

Monday Sept 21st
Signing starts at 7pm
Liberty of London
Great Marlborough St.
Downstairs in the Men’s Department

Sunday, September 20, 2009

On the Street….Inside-out Shearling, London



Again, it’s not what you wear – it’s how you wear it.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

On the Street….Quilted Coat, London


Quilted jackets and coats have gotten such a bad rep as old stuffy hunting clothes. However, guys like this show the cool way to wear it.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

On the Street….Yas Trenching, London

Sunday, September 20, 2009

On the Street…Holland Pride, London

Sunday, September 20, 2009

On the Street….Somerset House, London

Sunday, September 20, 2009

On the Street….Cafe Cool, London

Saturday, September 19, 2009

On the Street….Tonal Trenching, NYC


Saturday, September 19, 2009

On the Street….Blue Pleats, NYC

Saturday, September 19, 2009

On the Street….Vuitton in the Park, NYC

Friday, September 18, 2009

On the Street….Hamish Bowles, NYC

Friday, September 18, 2009

On the Street….Stylish Ride, NYC

Friday, September 18, 2009

On the Street….Anna Dello Russo, NYC

Friday, September 18, 2009

On the Street….Gloria, NYC

Friday, September 18, 2009

On the Street….38th St., NYC

Thursday, September 17, 2009

On the Street….Black Jackets & Legs, NYC


Thursday, September 17, 2009

On the Street….Black in Motion, NYC



Thursday, September 17, 2009

On the Street….Park Ave., NYC

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

After the Book Signing, at The Griffin

A huge thanks to Julie for throwing a great party after the book signing!

Valentino Ricci

Pete Miszuk, Petra Koivisto, Scott and Garance

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

On the Street….Red & Black, NYC


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

On the Street….Cross, NYC

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Book Signing at Barneys

It was fun to meet so many of my readers last night, and to see so many of my favorite Sartorialists in one place. A huge thanks to

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

On the Street….The Coolest, NYC

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

On the Street….10th Ave., NYC

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

At Thom Browne



Tuesday, September 15, 2009

On the Street….Taylor, NYC

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

On the Street….Colors & Patterns, NYC

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

On the Street….Lauren, NYC

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Guess Who’s Coming To The Party!

Two of my favorite subjects to shoot, Lino and Simone, have come all the way from Italy for the party/book signing at Barneys tonight!

Here is the info again:

New York Book Signing
Tuesday Sept 15th
5 to 7 pm
Barneys New York
60th & Madison
3rd Floor

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

On the Street….Sixth Ave., NYC

Monday, September 14, 2009

On the Street….Striped & Easy, NYC

Monday, September 14, 2009

On the Street….Limpin’ Ain’t Easy, NYC

Monday, September 14, 2009

On the Street….Giovanna & Anastasia, NYC

Monday, September 14, 2009

On the Street….Sixth Ave., NYC

Monday, September 14, 2009

On the Street…Hannes in Jumpsuit, NYC

Monday, September 14, 2009

Book Signing Events – New York & London

Here is the information about my upcoming book signings and events in New York and London:

New York Book Signing
Tuesday Sept 15th
5 to 7 pm
Barneys New York
60th & Madison
3rd Floor

The event at Barneys, regardless of what you may have heard, is open to the public. It has always been important to me to have this event open to everyone, not just A-listers and fashion editors. So if you get a chance please stop by, I’d love to meet you.

SartoriaLUST Pop-Up Shop – New York
Sept 14th – 29th
Barneys New York
60th & Madison
3rd floor

London Book Signing
Monday Sept 21st
6 to 8 pm
Liberty of London
Great Marlborough St.

SartoraLUST Pop-Up Shop – London
Sept 18th – 30th
Liberty of London
Great

Sunday, September 13, 2009

On the Street…10th Ave., NYC

Sunday, September 13, 2009

On the Street….Stylized Prep School, NYC


I think the over sized collar and Dad’s size tie has quite a charming effect here.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

On the Street….18th Street, NYC

Sunday, September 13, 2009

On the Street….Loose Layers With Shorts & Hi Tops, NYC


Sunday, September 13, 2009

On the Street….Patches, NYC


Sunday, September 13, 2009

On the Street….DB Sportcoat, NYC


It is great to find a DB sportcoat that actually feels sporty.

Usually they are too long, too square, and too boring.

The big trick to why this jacket looks so cool is how slim the sleeve is in the upper arm.

If there is one alteration that guys don’t do enough it is having the sleeves slimmed down on a suit. That separation between upper arm and chest drops ten pounds on the look of an average guy – try it you’ll see.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

On the Street….Draped Pocket, NYC


I love the whimsy of her look, but when she put her hands in the ingenious draped pockets of her dress she really won me over.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

At Spurr


Saturday, September 12, 2009

On the Street….Boucle Jacket, NYC


This boucle jacket was such a smart pick for yesterdays terrible weather. Since boucle is usually very light and soft to the touch it is a great option for transitional weather, and when you want a little surface texture in a piece without the stiffness or weight of a tweed.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Dressmaking 101


The one body area a woman is most worried about is her hips, thighs and butt. Right?

So why would a designer ever make a dress that specifically brings more attention, weight, and bulk to that area?

This is a perfect example of the disconnect between fashion and real people. I mean, if you only have 30-something looks in a show to tell your story for that season why waste any of them on designs that would never sell (especially in this economy) or even push the “art” of fashion in a reasonable direction. That ruffle detailing is great (and, to be fair, Preen did offer other options with that detail), but there must be other ways to use it so that it doesn’t strongly detract from a woman’s body.

Friday, September 11, 2009

On the Street…. 6th & 38th, NYC

Friday, September 11, 2009

On the Street… Welcome to Fashion Week, NYC

Friday, September 11, 2009

On the Street…. Bryant Park, NYC

Thursday, September 10, 2009

On the Street….Hamish Bowles, NYC

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The SartoriaLUST at Barneys

I am so excited about the launch of my book in New York!

I will be setting up a pop-up shop at Barneys called… The SartoriaLUST.

It has everything a Sartorialist would lust for… a specially curated mix of clothes and accessories pulled from the entire men’s store at Barneys New York.

While I was at Pitti this Summer I also collaborated on a few special items with brands like: Boglioli, Roda and Sciamat and WANT Essentials,

Thursday, September 3, 2009

First Book Signing at Colette!

I am so excited to announce that my first book signing will be at Colette, in Paris this Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

As someone who grew up always wanting to be a fashion designer it gives me a great amount of pleasure to have a window display of my work at Colette. Ok, it might not be the type of art that I thought I might create when I was younger. It goes to show that you should never give up the dream, but also don’t be so narrow in your vision as not to see where your real talents lie.

I am taking a long weekend/Labor Day, so new posts will be up starting next Monday or Tuesday.

Hope to see you at Colette!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Influencers – August Sander & Disfarmer


A long time ago Etro did an advertising campaign that was inspired by August Sander. I loved that campaign and immediately set out to learn more about Sander.

When I found this book I was struck by the quiet dignity of the everyday people in Sander’s images.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Influencers – A House Is Not A Home, Bruce Weber

I have always said I am a big Bruce Weber fan. Not as much for his typical A&F work, but for his more personal character studies like his book A House is Not A Home.

The book really woke me up to the idea of how the things that fill your life can say as much about you as you ever could with words.

What he was able to say with a chair, I say with a pocket square.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Influencers – Portraits, Steve McCurry


I would think that for any photographer having your first book published is a major, major big deal – I know it is for me. With my new book starting to hit the stores I know I have been thinking a lot about the books that were a big influence on me, and also had a direct effect on the decisions I made about how I wanted my book to be created. So today and tomorrow I thought I would try something different and share with you a few of the books that have had the biggest influence on my work.

One of the first and most important photography books I ever bought was this book: Portraits by Steve McCurry. I love the dignity in which he shoots such a wide range of people and cultures. I love the intimacy and connection that you feel with his subjects. I also thought that the concept of his lifestyle (traveling around the world alone taking pictures of whoever you found interesting) was so romantic. I never dreamed when I bought this book that I would end up creating my own version of that lifestyle. To learn more about Steve McCurry check out his website and his fantastic new blog.

The other, more literal way that the book

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Influencers – Camera Ready, Arthur Elgort


I never trained to be a photographer, so this book was my first real insight into the thought process of making a good image. Written for a true beginner, this book discusses such basic concepts as filling the frame, capturing emotion (both happy and sad), and reacting to the action around you. Before spending a load of money on photography classes, or other books and manuals – try finding this book on eBay and really try to absorb Mr. Elgort’s advice. His writing style is so easy and unpretentious that it will make you feel anything is possible.