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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

On the Road….Palmeraie, Skoura, Morocco

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

On the Road…..Palmeraie, Skoura, Morocco

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

On the Road….The Blue & White City of Essaouira, Morocco

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

On the Road….The Blue & White City of Essaouira, Morocco

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

On the Road… The Blue & White City of Essaouira, Morocco

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

On the Road…..The Blue & White City of Essaouira, Morocco

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

On the Road…..The Blue & White City of Essaouira, Morocco

Monday, November 28, 2011

On the Road…..Sidi Moktar, Morocco

It’s my first time in Morocco, first time in Africa. The experience is more than a little overwhelming. ¬†Until I’m able to better explain the story behind these sights, sounds, tastes, and emotions– sharing only the images will have to suffice. ¬†Don’t expect too many though, shooting people in Morocco is much more difficult than anywhere I’ve ever visited. ¬†Tomorrow I’ll post images from the blue and white fishing village of¬†Essaouira, hopefully followed by those from Quarzazate and Marrakech.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

On the Street… Via Alserio, Milan

Friday, November 25, 2011

On the Street… One Dress, Two Ways, New York & Paris

Friday, November 25, 2011

On the Street… Washington Square Park, New York

Thursday, November 24, 2011

On the Street… The White Scarf, Milan

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

On the Street… Wigmore St., London

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

On the Street… Little Red, Milan

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

All About….The Big White Shirt, New York & Paris

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

On the Street… Jardin Des Tuileries, Paris

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

On the Street… The Librarian, Paris

Monday, November 21, 2011

On the Street….Subtly Sheer, New York & Paris

Monday, November 21, 2011

On the Street….Lafayette St., New York

Monday, November 21, 2011

On the Street….Tompkins Square Park, New York

Monday, November 21, 2011

On the Street….Astor Place, New York

Sunday, November 20, 2011

On the Street….Taylor, New York

I keep thinking it will finally be getting too cold for this type of look but it’s in the mid 60′s today, perfect for layers like this.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

All About……The Big Back Pocket, New York

Saturday, November 19, 2011

On The Street…It’s Worth It, Paris

Friday, November 18, 2011

On The Street…Tokyo V

Friday, November 18, 2011

On The Street…Prince St., New York

Friday, November 18, 2011

On the Street…..Quai des Tuileries, Paris

Thursday, November 17, 2011

On The Street…Tokyo IV

Thursday, November 17, 2011

On the Scene…All The Ladies And Gentlemen @ “Gary Cooper: Enduring Style” Book Signing

Well, we couldn’t let EVERYONE in…

Thursday, November 17, 2011

On the Scene…All The Ladies And Gentlemen @ “Gary Cooper: Enduring Style” Book Signing

Thursday, November 17, 2011

On the Scene…All The Ladies And Gentlemen @ “Gary Cooper: Enduring Style” Book Signing

Thursday, November 17, 2011

On the Scene… All The Ladies And Gentlemen @ “Gary Cooper: Enduring Style” Book Signing

Thursday, November 17, 2011

On the Scene…All The Ladies And Gentlemen @ “Gary Cooper: Enduring Style” Book Signing

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

On The Street…Tokyo Part III

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

On the Scene…All The Ladies And Gentlemen @ “Gary Cooper: Enduring Style” Book Signing

I want to throw a big thank you to co-authors G. Bruce Boyer and Maria Cooper Janis, Wes Del Val of powerHouse Books, and Steven of Leffot for the fantastic book signing last night. ¬†As you’ll see in the photographs over the next couple of days we had a wonderfully diverse crowd. Preps, Vintage, Tailored, Femme Fatales…it was exactly the kind of party I love to attend, let alone host! ¬†Hopefully this only marks the beginning of a series of parties stretching into 2012 and beyond.

 

Tomorrow you will see a special series of portraits that I really enjoy, taken just outside the book signing. I hope this marks a new direction of photography at thesartorialist.com!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

On the Scene…All The Ladies And Gentlemen @ “Gary Cooper: Enduring Style” Book Signing

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

On the Street….Crosby St., New York

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

On the Street In Tokyo…Part II

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

On the Street…..Like Father, Like Son, Milan

I love how casually chic the Ruffini family is. ¬†The way they wear their clothes really exhibits their relaxed nature, it’s so inspiring. ¬†The tailoring doesn’t appear too stiff or uptight, letting the cut and proportions hit it just right.

 

Look at the length of the green shirt Romeo is wearing (top), it’s relaxed, but not sloppy. ¬†The sleeve lengths on Remo’s shirt and jacket (below) are just long enough to reflect sense of ease without looking careless…

 

If you remember, I first ran into the Ruffini clan back in January 2010.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

On the Street….Left Bank, Paris

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Sartorialist Hosts Book Signing For G. Bruce Boyer‚Äôs New Book ‚Äď Gary Cooper: Enduring Style

I am hosting a book signing tonight for my long-time friend and Sartorialist contributor G. Bruce Boyer.

 

Gary Cooper: Enduring Style

November 15th

Leffot

10 Christopher St.,  212.989.4577

RSVP: nina@powerhousebooks.com

6:30pm until…

 

Image from Gary Cooper: Enduring Style by G. Bruce Boyer and Maria Cooper Janis

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

On the Street….Transitional Dressing, New York & Madrid

It’s been unseasonably warm in New York the past couple of days, requiring an entirely new strategy for getting dressed. ¬†I love the idea of mixing the lightness of your favorite summer dress with a chunky cardigan sweater (above) or with your boyfriend’s tweedy jacket (below) for transitional weather. I had posted these photos a while back and think they’re a great example.

 

We’re going to create a new tag called ‘transitional dressing’ that I hope will inspire you on crazy days like this!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

On the Street in Tokyo, Part I

You might remember I was in Tokyo in August; this week’s 8 pm posts will be images I shot for Brother Printer while there.

 

I don’t normally put commission work on the site, but I was given such freedom to shoot what I wanted (aside from two or three local celebrities – like this young lady )¬† that I wanted to share with you. ¬†They also did a behind-the-scenes video¬†which is pretty cool.

Monday, November 14, 2011

On the Street….Mr Akamine, Tokyo


Alright, it’s too controversial. ¬†I’m just going to spell Tokyo with a “y.”

 

The new series this week at 8 PM will be shots from my recent trip to Japan.

Monday, November 14, 2011

I need your suggestions.

I love going out on my bike shooting.¬† Over the last year I’ve spent more and more time in every city (Milan, Paris, New York, Florence…) using one to get around.

 

Unfortunately, spending 4-5 hours on a bike most days is beginning to mess up my shoulders.¬† I need to find a new bike on which I’m able to sit more upright to take the stress off my shoulders.¬† What do you guys suggest?

Monday, November 14, 2011

On the Scene….Countess Marta Marzotto, Paris

Sunday, November 13, 2011

On the Street….Little Nat, Paris

Sunday, November 13, 2011

On the Street….Paris in B&W, Paris

Saturday, November 12, 2011

On the Street….Black Paris, Paris

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Vintage Photos

– Kym C.

 

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

- The subject line of the email should read ‚ÄúVintage Photo‚ÄĚ

- 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, November 11, 2011

All the Pretty Photographers Finale, Part XIII

Friday, November 11, 2011

On the Street….Spring St., New York

Friday, November 11, 2011

On the Street….24th St, New York

Thursday, November 10, 2011

All the Pretty Photographers, Part XII

I love how Micol throws her body into a shot.  Watching her shoot is like watching a funky ballet.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

On the Street….Textured Black, Paris

To me, black is always more interesting when it’s texture on top of texture on top of texture.

 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

On the Street….Something in the Air, New York

When I was looking at this shot this morning, I remembered a shot I took back in September.

 

I guess there’s something in the air that smells like American Graffiti?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

On the Street….Union Square, New York

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

All the Pretty Photographers, Part XI

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

On the Street….Prince St., New York

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Steve McCurry Masterclass Videos

Steve McCurry launched a new book this summer with Phaidon, Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs Limited Edition.¬† It’s great, the images are huge and beautiful, and it comes with a print.¬† It’s a little expensive, but really incredible.

 

At the Phaidon website he is also doing a series of 1-minute masterclasses, which I think are excellent resources for any aspiring photographer. ¬†I feel like it’s the advice I would have wanted and imagine I would give now.

 

And if you haven’t had a chance, check out his blog.¬† He is one of the photographers who was at the very core of my inspiration when I started The Sartorialist.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

On the Street…..Elizabeth Street, New York

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

All the Pretty Photographers, Part X

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

On the Street….Prince St., New York

I love that moment in the day when people are going to the gym from work or to home from the gym.  The reality of switching between such different environments and the combinations it creates can often be as inspiring as a runway show.

 

 

 

This is a subgenre of the style world I will be keeping a close eye on for the next few winter months.

 

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

REPOST: On the Street….EOD Spring St., New York

 The other day I posted this image before I had a chance to write the idea behind it.  Well, better late than never.

 

People often say that “style is in the details.” ¬†That might be true, but if you’re looking for inspiration – like I am when I’m shooting – the first impression a look offers can often be more important than the factual details of button size or skirt length.

 

When I spotted this gentleman I loved the contrast of the long, somber, Edgar Allen Poe silhouette topped off by a cheerful, bright knit cap. ¬†However, I was on my bike and he was on his skateboard, the sun was almost completely gone and the hopes of a focused image were pretty slim. ¬†I took a few frames and quickly saw that this wasn’t going to work but when I considered what was actually important to me about the look I realized that those elements were still perfectly intact (and maybe even more pronounced?) without the factual distraction of the surroundings. ¬†

 

At the end of the day this image isn’t about anything other than to remind me to focus/capture what is important to me in any given moment and look. ¬†To let the details slide when it is the “impression” of the look that I want to hold onto!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

On the Street….At Delicatessen, New York

Monday, November 7, 2011

All the Pretty Photographers, Garance Doré Part II



We’ve had such a great response to this series, I couldn’t help but keep going.

Monday, November 7, 2011

On the Street….EOD Houston St., New York

Sunday, November 6, 2011

All the Pretty Photographers, Part VIII

Sunday, November 6, 2011

On the Street….Avenue A, New York

Saturday, November 5, 2011

All the Pretty Photographers, Part VII

Saturday, November 5, 2011

All the Pretty Photographers, Part VI

Friday, November 4, 2011

All the Pretty Photographers, Part V

Friday, November 4, 2011

On the Street….Lafayette St, New York

Friday, November 4, 2011

On the Street….Washington Square Park, New York

Thursday, November 3, 2011

All the Pretty Photographers, Part IV

Thursday, November 3, 2011

On the Street….Prince St., New York

Thursday, November 3, 2011

On the Street….Broadway, New York

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

All the Pretty Photographers, Part III

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Sartorialist Hosts Book Signing For G. Bruce Boyer’s New Book – Gary Cooper: Enduring Style

Last week I met with long-time friend and Sartorialist contributor G. Bruce Boyer. 

 

We met for lunch at Gemma¬†to celebrate his new book,¬†Gary Cooper: Enduring Style¬†(release date: late November 2011). ¬†I’ve been hearing about this book for a while but the final product was so worth the effort.

 

The book features family snapshots of the Cooper clan.¬† Basically, it’s just like the vintage photos you guys send in to me but of famous, beautiful people. ¬†The intimate, relaxed quality of the images (shot mainly by his wife) are so charming and ¬†most have never been seen or published before this book.

 

I’m telling you, you guys are going to love it! Great for men looking for old school style inspiration, great for fans of vintage photography and Old Hollywood glamour and great for women looking for a gift for their man.

 

 

While we were talking it hit me, I gotta host a book signing for Bruce!!

 

The event will be in New York at one of my favorite stores, Leffot, on November 15 at 6:30pm. Bruce will be signing and I will be saying hi and hopefully shooting.  It will also be the first place the book is available anywhere. (What will be a great Christmas present for most could be an even better Thanksgiving present for the people that attend!)

 

Book signing details

Gary Cooper: Enduring Style

November 15th

Leffot

10 Christopher St. ,  212.989.4577

6:30pm until…

 

All images from Gary Cooper: Enduring Style by G. Bruce Boyer and Maria Cooper Janis.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

On the Street….Jackets, Legs & Heels, Paris

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

On the Street….Crosby St, New York

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

All the Pretty Photographers, Part II

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

MAN 1924 – A New Favorite Store

I was in Madrid last week and visited¬†MAN 1924, wanting a closer look after too quick a visit to the shop last November. ¬† (I found MAN 1924 through meeting and photographing its owner, Carlos Castillo, above; Carlos has an incredible eye and the shop really reflects his personal style.) ¬†Following this chance to spend a little more time there, I can say it’s quickly become one of my favorites in the world – right up with there with¬†Al Bazar¬†¬†and¬†Tie Your Tie.

 

The thing I love about MAN 1924 is its perfect execution of casual chic. ¬†I don’t know, maybe it’s something to do with the fact that it’s Spanish, but unlike Al Bazar or Tie Your Tie (perfectly manicured,¬†sprezzatura¬†looks – which I absolutely love), MAN 1924 is just that slight bit messy – but in a very cool way. ¬†It actually is probably the closest to how I really dress – unlined jackets, cotton shirts, creased cotton pants, paired well with New Balance tennis shoes (if I can hide them from¬†Garance¬†and keep her from throwing them out – but more about that later‚Ķ)

 

I hardly ever take pictures of mannequins, but while I was there I just loved how they were put together Рtheir color combinations, patterns, textures.   I took these photos almost selfishly, to help remind me of their ideas.

 

The other thing that is really great ¬†is that – from what I understand -¬†most of the clothes there are made by or for MAN 1924 exclusively. ¬†Somehow, even given this, the prices are actually very good given the quality of design and materials; most of the jackets (and don’t quote me, but as I remember) are at or around 500¬†‚ā¨, shirts were in the 120¬†‚ā¨¬†range, pants were in the 150¬†‚ā¨¬†range. ¬†It’s not cheap, but still much less expensive than any “designer” brand.

 

When you add MAN 1924 to Just One, another of my Madrid favorites (with a couple of other small, old-school shops whose names I am blanking on right now!), Madrid has surprisingly become one of my favorite (and most budget-busting) menswear destinations.

 

For guys in the US, I would literally start petitioning Barneys (they are at the forefront of this category of the market Рjust introduced Piombo, expanded their buy of Aspesi, and have continuing business with Massimo Alba), Neimans, Saks to start featuring the line.  There is this whole level out there that I see that would do so well here.

 

If you can’t make it to Madrid, you really need the chance to buy this line locally.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

On the Street….Howard St., New York