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Thursday, June 30, 2011

On the Street….Kanye West, Paris

Thursday, June 30, 2011

On the Street….Via Savona, Milan

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On the Street….Denim Sportcoat, Paris

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

One to Watch….Andrea Pompilio, Milan




Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On the Street…Rue du Renard, Paris

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

On the Street….Henley Options, Florence and Paris



Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Did You See Garance’s Post Yesterday?


Did you see Garance’s post yesterday?

She ran into Sartorialist regular Michelle Jank on Sunday in Paris.

Actually, I saw Michelle too for just a brief moment – but absolutely did not recognize her. The last time I saw her was when I took the below photograph. Wow – talk about a chameleon!
I guess that’s one of the traits of highly creative people: an ambition to constantly evolve.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

On the Street….Simple Style, Great Smile, Florence

Monday, June 27, 2011

On the Street….Piazza degli Strozzi, Florence

Monday, June 27, 2011

On the Street….Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Florence

Sunday, June 26, 2011

On the Street….Before Prada, Milan

Saturday, June 25, 2011

At Louis Vuitton, Paris

Friday, June 24, 2011

At Moncler, Milan

Thursday, June 23, 2011

On the Street….Pitti Party, Florence





Thursday, June 23, 2011

On the Street….Via Savona, Milan

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

On the Street….White & Brown, Florence

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

On the Street….Nil, Florence

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

On the Street….Before Pringle, Milano

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Haruo Suzuki of Take Ivy, Florence


I know Take Ivy is a big hit. I see that book everywhere I go.

What I didn’t realize was that Sartorialist alum, Haruo Suzuki, is involved with the project.

When I was in Florence last week, I ran into him. He very generously gave me an advance copy of the next edition, which will reach US audiences sometime next month.

For all of you prepsters; mark your calendar. Take Ivy 2 (actually, Take Ivy 8 – whatever that means) is on the way.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

On the Street and in the Shade, Florence

Monday, June 20, 2011

On the Street….Short-Sleeve Cardigans, Florence & Milan

Monday, June 20, 2011

At Prada, Milano

Monday, June 20, 2011

On the Street…..Janie, Milan

Sunday, June 19, 2011

At Costume National, Milan p.2

Sunday, June 19, 2011

At Costume National, Milan p.1

Friday, June 17, 2011

Vintage Photos



– Jeremy and Alden

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If you missed my initial post, here are the instructions again.

- The subject line of the email should read “Vintage Photo”

- The photos will only be posted here on the blog, so the file size can be very small (no bigger than 700kb). I DO NOT need hi-res images, they take too long to download.

- Writing a little something about the image you send will make your entry much more interesting for all of us.

- Email your photos to: sartorialistvintagephotos@gmail.com

Friday, June 17, 2011

On the Street….Blonde & Blue, Florence

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kiehl’s Father’s Day Shoot

I think stay-at-home dads get a bad rap in the media.
We’re portrayed as forgetful, distracted, emotionally stunted parental blobs who never get it right.

And yet somehow – I loved my time as a stay-at-home dad, it literally changed my life, and I met a lot of other dads during that time that proved to me that the media portrayal is just not justified.
Sara Denny-Roth of Kiehl’s and I always agreed that this special dopp kit project was a celebration of dads and their interaction with their children. In my experience, some of the smallest but most special moments that dads have with their kids is while playing at the park; so, we gathered several dads we knew and invited them to a playdate. We used the same park in the West Village that I always take my kids to – and actually, this is the place that I really learned photography whileas I shot my kids just being kids. Our only stipulation was to forget about me shooting and just focus on having fun.

Below are some of the shots from that day. I hope in these images you see the tenderness, warmth and genuine love that I felt between these families that day.
Becoming a father and the daily gift/challenge of that role is nourishment to my life. I want to thank Kiehl’s for helping me promote and celebrate that joy with an even larger audience.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

On the Street….Taupe & White, Florence

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

On the Street….Mattias, Florence

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Making of The Sartorialist for Kiehl’s Dopp Kit

Kiehl’s and I had been wanting to work together for a while, but could not figure out the right format; then, they commissioned me to createa dopp kit for their upcoming Father’s Day promotions and it fell right into place.

I loved the challenge of designing a product from scratch and they were keen to let me have it produced in Italy by my good friend, Luca Roda. The deal was cemented when Kiehl’s agreed to promote the project with a shoot celebrating the special relationship a Dad has with his kids (you’ll see some of those images in a post tomorrow).

During the project I took a few photos at critical moments in the design process. The photo above is literally the moment I got the inspiration for how I wanted the dopp kit to look. (It pays to always have a camera with you!)

Garance and I were sitting at our favorite cr

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

On the Street….Sisters, Florence

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

On the Street….Owl Foot, Florence

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

At Pitti Uomo

I’m at Pitti Uomo in Florence right now, and getting a ton of great shots.

I’m really looking forward to posting them.

The first will go up today around 4:00 PM EST.

Friday, June 10, 2011

On the Street…Rivington St., New York

Thursday, June 9, 2011

On the Street…Ninth St., New York

Thursday, June 9, 2011

On the Street…Houston St., New York

Summer hats too often take on an overblown Kentucky Derby vibe that is a little off-putting.

I like how this hat is sun effective and yet still city chic.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

On the Street….Jersey St., New York

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

On the Street….Tompkins Square Park, New York

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

On the Street….Seventh Ave., New York

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

On the Street….Carlos Castillo, Madrid

I have to say I love Carlos’ look.

It proves that the right fit doesn’t have to be a tight fit. The idea of a perfectly proportioned but completely rumpled linen suit for Summer is so alluring to me.

This photo makes me want to get a linen suit and go live in this book.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fashion Above the Neck, New York

This look is really about focus. This young lady knows that the drama of her look is in her asymmetrical haircut, strong contrasting eyebrows, bubblegum pink Chanel lipstick and her quirky tomboy hat.

Let’s not forget that clothes can be just a distracting as they are alluring, and by keeping her clothes very simple she’s creating a clear “take-away” statement for the viewer.

The more I do this blog the more I believe that great hair and well choosen accessories can be the raison d’

Monday, June 6, 2011

On the Street….Old School Woven Pullover, Madrid

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Sartorialist & Kiehl’s

I just finished a great project with Kiehl’s based around Father’s Day.

I’ll tell you all about it next week.

We’re also celebrating at the store next Tuesday! If you’re in NYC and would like to come, RSVP to Michelle at MShildkret@kiehls-usa.com

Monday, June 6, 2011

Life.com’s First Annual Photo Blog Award

The Sartorialist by Andrew Hetherington

I was pleasantly surprised today when I found out that I had been named to Life.com’s First Annual Photo Blog Awards.

It’s such an honor to be included with such media giants as the New York Times’ Lens, NPR’s The Picture Show, and TIME.com’s Lightbox.

I was also happy to see Andrew Hetherington’s blog What’s the Jackanory? also on the list. I’ve known Andy for years; he took the above photo of me way back in 1997. (Yes, I had very long locks back then.) I watched Andy struggle for years to find and refine a visual vocabulary, and then face the challenges of finding people to listen to that voice. It’s great to see that he stuck to his guns and is receiving the respect he worked so hard to achive.

Self-Portrait by Andrew Hetherington

Monday, June 6, 2011

Madrid in Full Color

I really enjoyed myself in Madrid last week, thank you Movistar!

It takes a few trips to an emerging design city like Madrid to start understanding what makes it uniquely beautiful. I think I’m starting to get the groove of Madrid. It’s turning out to be a great city for menswear. Just One, Man, and Patch are all shops I want to explore and report on in the near future.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Vintage Photos

- David

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Vintage Photos

My dad – wearing a Rubinacci suit.

- Benedetta

Friday, June 3, 2011

On the Street….Tompkins Square Park, New York

Thursday, June 2, 2011

On the Street….Tompkins Square Park, New York

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

On the Street….Greene St., New York

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

On the Street….Bowery, New York