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Monday, November 30, 2009

On the Street….Seventh Ave., NYC

Monday, November 30, 2009

On the Street….Church St., NYC

Friday, November 27, 2009

While We Are On the Subject of Brown Leather Jackets, Paris

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Style Profile…Alessandra Colombo, Milano

Job?
Fashion designer

Best Sartorial advice from your parents?
When I was twelve my mother took me to get my first custom made jacket and shoes ? she gave me the essential basis of a perfect wardrobe

Style Icons?
Loulou de la Falaise, Frida Kahlo, the Gainsbourg-Birkin family.

Describe your personal style
It?s usually quite androgynous with super feminine touches.

Personal Style quirk
I always buy trousers (with creases) at least two sizes bigger than my size – in order to style them my own way.

Favorite designers
Forever and ever: Monsieur Yves Saint Laurent

Most underrated item in menswear/womenswear?
The hat; we should all wear a hat more often!

Your next “must have” purchase?
A vintage yellow gold Rolex chronograph

Favorite Book?
Alice in Wonderland

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ok, While We’re At It, I Love This Jacket Too, Paris

I’m not just saying that because we were dressed so much alike when I took this photo.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

On the Street….Alright, Love This Jacket Too, Paris

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

On the Street….Love This Jacket, Paris

Monday, November 23, 2009

On the Street….Enriqueta Cosculluel, Barcelona

Friday, November 20, 2009

On the Street….ColorBlack, Madrid

Thursday, November 19, 2009

On the Street….GQ on The Bowery, NYC

Thursday, November 19, 2009

On the Street….Javier of Just One, Madrid


So I found a really great shop in Madrid yesterday called Just One.

Cesare Attolini, Tom Ford, Edward Green, the shop is full of classic labels but bought and displayed in a very cool way. I’m still learning about the shop but it will definitely be a very good reason for me to make Madrid a more common stop on my trips to Europe.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

On the Street….The Switch, Paris

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

On the Street….Peter Dundas, Paris

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

On the Street…. So Much to Love, Madrid

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

On the Street…. Outside the Barbieri, Milan

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

On the Street…. Franca Sozzani, Milan & Paris

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

On the Street…. Rue de Rivoli, Paris

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

On the Street….Low V, Paris

Sunday, November 15, 2009

On the Street….Studded Collar, NYC

Saturday, November 14, 2009

On the Street….Lil’ Cowboy, Las Vegas


Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Sartorialist for Burberry’s Art of the Trench


Friday, November 13, 2009

On the Street….Seventh Ave., NYC

Friday, November 13, 2009

On the Street….Seventh Ave., NYC

Friday, November 13, 2009

On the Street….Seventh Ave., NYC

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Sartorialist for Burberry’s Art of the Trench



Thursday, November 12, 2009

On the Street….Cowboy Up, Las Vegas


Thursday, November 12, 2009

On the Street….Lafayette St., NYC

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Sartorialist for Burberry’s Art of the Trench



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

On the Street….The Veteran, New York

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

On the Street….The Front Steps, NYC

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

On the Street….The Visitor, NYC

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Sartorialist in Spain

Here are the details for my book signings in Spain. I hope to meet some of you there!

Madrid

Book Signing
Tuesday Nov 17th
5-8pm
next to Caf

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Sartorialist for Burberry’s Art of the Trench



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

On the Street…..Belted Dress, London

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

On the Street….All the Young Cowgirls, Las Vegas


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Boys to Men, Rodeo Style, Las Vegas



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

On the Street….The Architecture Student, NYC


Monday, November 9, 2009

The Sartorialist for Burberry’s Art of the Trench

New York

London

Toronto

Monday, November 9, 2009

On the Street….Rodeo Style, Las Vegas

If you’ve read some of my interviews lately for the promotion of my book, it seems everyone wants to know what I never shoot.

My answer is almost always cowboy boots. I don’t know why, I just never see them done in a cool way (and maybe I saw them done in too many bad ways when I was growing up in Indiana).

However, in those same interviews I also say that what I am always looking for is something done in a way I haven’t seen before, i.e. a color combo, pattern mix.

So, this weekend while I was in Vegas to celebrate my Mom’s birthday (Happy Birthday Mom!!) a rodeo broke out.

My sister, who is a part-time cowgirl, pointed out the cowboy boots on one of the bull riders. He was wearing typical boots, but he had wrapped the ankles with a leather strap so they would stay on while he was riding the bull.

Well, that opened the floodgates. Everywhere I looked I saw such cool cowboy style. Notice the guy below with his pressed and creased jeans. My sister pointed out that if he was from Texas his shirt would have been more starched.

For the next three hours Garance and I filled card after card with cowboy cool.

In those same recent interviews I mentioned that in the next year I want to add more “national costume” photos from exotic locations like Peru or India. What I realized while I was shooting is that “The Cowboy” would have to be one of America’s most important national costumes.

Bruce Weber has always championed the idea of backyard photography, and this is my first attempt at sharing an even wider world of style with you.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Sartorialist for Burberry’s Art of the Trench

London


Recently I had a chance to work on a great project for Burberry.

Over a several month period I was to shoot 100 different people wearing a Burberry trench or Burberry outerwear.

So, during my trips to Venice or Berlin or Toronto I was constantly looking for subjects while still doing my “regular” job for the blog and GQ.

The results of this project were unveiled today at Burberry’s new website Art of the Trench.

It is a great site that celebrates the heritage and history of the Burberry trench.

I have to admit that this project is probably my favorite collaboration that I have done with any big brand. I was quite flattered by the total freedom and support I was given by the Burberry team. I know how closely they guard their creative output, so to have such freedom was very liberating. Actually, the only thing they kept requesting was more diversity of the subjects, which I was more than happy to try and find.

Here are just a few of my favorite shots from this project.

Berlin


New York City

Saturday, November 7, 2009

On the Street….Laurel, NYC

Friday, November 6, 2009

On the Street….Garance at Work, NYC

Friday, November 6, 2009

On the Street….The Tiniest Tie Clip, NYC

Friday, November 6, 2009

On the Street….Lush Lips, Milano

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Style Profile…Amir Toos, NYC


Style icons?

David Bowie, Dennis Hopper & Fred Astaire

Personal style quirk?
Always leave room for assumption!

Also, my accessories – I have my signature pieces made for me, and wear them all at the same time or not at all. If I have a business meeting I may not wear any accessories other than overstated cuff links. Any accessory must be a focal point, and really say something.

Favorite designers
Lanvin, Ralph Lauren & Dries Van Noten

Most cherished item?
My vanilla colored vintage motorcycle jacket.

The first thing I look at in another Sartorialist’s outfit…
How he or she has worked with the proportions.

Proportion for me…
Is playing with positive and negative. I combine really skinny with big, or short with long. No matter what proportion I am playing with there is always a juxtaposition of the two halves. The pieces have to complement each other, otherwise you look like you are wearing part of someone else’s outfit.

I always break this fashion rule?
Wearing loose fitting DB jackets unbuttoned.

I never break this fashion rule.
I never skip the belt (I am obsessed with them)!

Never caught wearing?
Dress shirt with a tie, without a jacket, in public.

Most underrated item in menswear/womenswear?
The perfect scarf. For a man or woman an ascot (or silk scarf) if styled properly can be the sexiest part of an outfit. For me scarves are essential whether they are knitted in the winter, or lighter in the summer – they create an interesting concept.

Favorite stores?
Bergdorf Goodman & 10 Corso Como.

Favorite vacation spot?
The coast of Maine. When I am there I don’t remember that I live in NYC. It is so tranquil and totally different from my daily life in New York.

Favorite place to search for inspiration?
Manhattan Public Library

Best stylish movies?
Michelangelo Antonioni’s ?Blow Up,? John Schlesinger?s ?Darling?

Currently reading?
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Interview by Tracy Rosenbaum

Thursday, November 5, 2009

On the Street….Friends, Paris

Thursday, November 5, 2009

On the Street….Yellow Stripes, New York City

Thursday, November 5, 2009

On the Street….Spring St., New York City

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

On the Street….Via Verri, Milano

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

On the Street….In the Details, Paris


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

On the Street….The Design Student 2, NYC

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

On the Street….The Design Student, NYC

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

On the Street….The Bowery, NYC

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

On the Street….Hudson St., NYC

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

On the Street….Young London

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

On the Street….Blue on Greene, New York

Monday, November 2, 2009

Shopping Vintage @ Amarcord, Williamsburg, NYC



I love the idea of vintage and I love people with a great eye for wearing vintage, but personally, I just don’t have the patience to shop at vintage stores.
Usually they are overstuffed and poorly edited, and once you find a piece you love, it is never in your size.

However, I popped into Amarcord in Williamsburg during the marathon on Sunday (no, I wasn’t running), and I was pleasantly surprised at how beautifully the shop was presented–wonderful color stories and very well-edited. I’ve said it a million times: retail is all about edit and presentation. Vintage stores are not immune to this rule, and if they follow it, they soar over their competition.

Even without buying anything, I loved going through the racks and marveling at the colors, patterns, and texture play. These photos were not items I edited myself; this is exactly how I found them on the rack.
Amarcord has a few locations:
SoHo – 252 Lafayette St
Williamsburg – 223 Bedford Ave
Showroom and Archive (by appointment) – 242 Wythe Ave

Monday, November 2, 2009

On the Street….Rivington St., NYC

Monday, November 2, 2009

On the Street….The Chef, Rivington St.,NYC

Sunday, November 1, 2009

On the Street….Mother & Daughter, Paris