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Friday, April 29, 2011

On the Street….Telfair Square, Savannah

Thursday, April 28, 2011

On the Street….East 48th St., New York

George Glasgow Jr. of George Cleverley & Co. Ltd in midtown after our shoe fitting.

I still haven’t been able to find the perfect (at least, for me!) pair of cordovan shoes, so George and I are working together to create them ourselves.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

So are you actually, really interested in the royal wedding?

I understand the historical significance of this event, and how important it is to the UK. It’s also a great story for the media.

But are you actually, really interested in the royal wedding? How many of you are going to be watching at 6 AM tomorrow morning?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

On the Street….Huntington Road, Atlanta

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

On the Street…..Mercer St., New York

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

On the Street….Centre St., New York

Monday, April 25, 2011

On the Street….Easter in Harlem, New York

Monday, April 25, 2011

On the Street….Easter in Harlem, New York

Monday, April 25, 2011

On the Street….Easter in Harlem, New York

Friday, April 22, 2011

On the Street….Navy, New York

Thursday, April 21, 2011

On the Street…….Simple Portrait, Florence

Thursday, April 21, 2011

On the Street…Still Besties, Milano

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

On the Street….Old Billingsgate Walk, London

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

On the Street….Bank St., New York

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

On the Street….Personal Silhouette, Valentina

Monday, April 18, 2011

On the street….Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, Florence

Monday, April 18, 2011

On the Street….via Verri, Milan

Monday, April 18, 2011

On the Street…via Settembre, Milan

Sunday, April 17, 2011

On the Street…..Broadway, New York

Friday, April 15, 2011

On the Street…..Fratelli Ricci, Florence

Friday, April 15, 2011

On the Street…..Near Palais Royal, Paris

Thursday, April 14, 2011

On the Street…..Hudson St., New York

Thursday, April 14, 2011

On the Street…..Savitri, Milan

Thursday, April 14, 2011

On the Street…..Chanel Goth, Paris

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

On the Street….Personal Silhouette, Milan & Paris

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

On the Street…..via Senato, Milan

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

On the Street….Lafayette St., New York

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

On the Street….Bond Street, New York

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bike Chain as Chanel Inspiration, New York

Whenever I see these bike messengers with their big bike chain wrapped around their waist I always think about Karl and Chanel. I keep waiting for the day I see Chanel models racing down the runway sporting heavy chain belts with leather threaded through – a thicker version of a Chanel bag’s chain. This messenger’s look is just begging to be Karlized.

I know he has Chanelled other sports but has Karl ever interpreted bike messengers? Just imagine all that gear (high-heeled biking shoes as showcased earlier today) with the Double C logo.

By the same token, I would love to see a few smartass messengers turn the table and do their own version of a Chanel bike chain and lock.

I nominate this young lady to lead the charge.

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November 2010

Ok, I know Terence Koh isn’t actually a messenger but still…the look is begging for the Karl touch.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

On the Street….E 2st, New York

Monday, April 11, 2011

On the Street…Ice Cream Monday, Florence

Monday, April 11, 2011

On the Street….Mercer St., New York

Sunday, April 10, 2011

On the Street….Club Collar, Florence

Saturday, April 9, 2011

On the Street…..Grand Exit, Milan

Friday, April 8, 2011

On the Street….23rd & 5th Ave., New York

Friday, April 8, 2011

On the Street….Via Senato, Milan

Thursday, April 7, 2011

On the Street….Palais de Tokyo , Paris

Thursday, April 7, 2011

On the Street….Little Yellow, Paris & Milan


Thursday, April 7, 2011

On the Street….Hudson St., New York

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

On the Street…..Before and After Ralph Lauren

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Alessandro’s Retail Adventure in New York


The other day my friend Alessandro (whom you have seen in several shots from Milan and Florence) emailed to let me know he was in New York for a shopping/inspiration trip. He was looking for shops and brands that specialize in American classic style.

He had been to all the well-known shops like Odin, Melet Mercantile, Bergdorf Goodman, etc. However, he had missed some of the smaller, cool shops that are making New York one of the best menswear destinations in the world right now.

I offered to take him on the unofficial “Sartorialist-tour-of-cool-small-shops-specializing-in-classic-American-style-and-atmosphere” and made a few appointments. This was very spur-of-the-moment and is in no way a comprehensive selection, but with only two hours to show a super-chic visitor a few shops these are the places I made the priority.

I know Alessandro has a weakness for shoes so the first stop was Barker Black. Derrick just keeps evolving his American/English-inspired shoes, furnishing each with a sinister twist.

198b Elizabeth Street
212.966.2166
Next, we went around the block to Freemans Sporting Club. I think this was the shop that really wowed Alessandro. He loved the design of the space. I think he is very impressed at the American ability to take an unremarkable space and rebuild it with character; in this case, to look like an old dry goods shop that seemed to have occupied the space for over 100 years. Keith McNally does the same trick with Pastis, Balthazar, etc.
8 Rivington Street
212.673.3209

I was going to take him to Leffot but he had already visited the day before, What he mentioned, though, was how funny it was to see Aldens done through the eyes of Americans. Right now Alden is one of the hottest brands in Italy and Japan but they are always bought with the unique perspective of buyers in each country. As I have mentioned before, Aldens here are way to clunky for my taste but I’ve seen them in Seoul, Milan, Florence and Japan and stores always seem to pick the perfect two or three styles that reflect the local taste.
(The one exception in the US is how J. Crew is buying Aldens right now. They’re offering a very good selection.)
10 Christopher Street
212.989.4577
So, instead of heading west we took Bowery uptown to the orginal Kiehl’s on Third Ave. Very cool. Alessandro loved the Indian motorcycles that share the space with creams and lotions.
109 3rd Ave
212.677.3171
Just down the block on 13th street is the new-ish vintage shop Stock Vintage. Another great location for product and layout.
143 East 13th Street
212.505.2505

Our last stop (again, we only had a very short time period) was Saturdays Surf. Alessandro got a kick out of the idea of city surfing.

31 Crosby Street
212.966.7875
I wanted to take them to see Kirk at Miller’s Oath but instead…..
510 Greenwich Street
212.219.9965
…I took Alessandro for a real American meal….fajitas and margaritas at Rocking Horse!!!
182 Eighth Ave
212.463.9511

He left for the airport very happy.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

On the Street….Paris in Black & White, Paris

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

On the Street…..Black Frame Shades, New York, Milan & Paris

Garance wears Ray Ban Wayfarers (these), I have a similar style from Oliver Peoples (these), and it seems everyone at the shows was wearing some type of “Wayfarer-esque” heavy, black frame shades.


Monday, April 4, 2011

On the Street….Le Marais, Paris

Monday, April 4, 2011

On the Street…..Knit Detail, Paris

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Sartorialist in Boston and Philadelphia

I think it’s time to add a few cities to my “rotation” and will be traveling to Boston and Philadelphia in the coming weeks.

I’m not very familiar with either city and wanted to ask your input on where to go to find great style, architecture, etc. I’m looking for neighborhoods, places, streets…the more specific you are, the better.

If something comes to mind, please email cities@thesartorialist.com. I’m really looking forward to seeing what everyone has to say.

Also – thanks to everyone who responded to my tweet earlier this morning. It’s been a lot of fun checking out the suggestions that have been coming in.

Monday, April 4, 2011

On the Street…..Shades of Grey, Milan

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Long Pale Skirts Worn Informally, Paris & New York

Sunday, April 3, 2011

On the Street…via A. Sciesa, Milan

Saturday, April 2, 2011

On the Street…..Somerset House, London

Friday, April 1, 2011

On the Street…via Piranesi

Friday, April 1, 2011

On the Street…..Viviana V., Milan