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Friday, November 30, 2012

All the Pretty Photographers, Milan

Friday, November 30, 2012

If You’re Thinking About…. Herringbone Tweed Coats

Friday, November 30, 2012

All the Pretty Photographers, Paris

Friday, November 30, 2012

This Weekend…. Pop Up Flea

Hey guys, this weekend I’m stopping by the Pop Up Flea.

 

I did a fast run through this morning and was able to check out a few brands like Private White, LL Bean Signature, and Tanner Goods.   I really love the beanies in the last picture, and especially the vegetable tanned leather accessories in the second shot.  It’s always more fun to age the leather yourself.

 

It’s going to kick off today at 3pm but lasts until Sunday Dec 2.  You can find it at the Drive In Studios at 443 W 18th Street.

 

-Justin

Friday, November 30, 2012

On the Street…..State St., Chicago

Friday, November 30, 2012

On the Street…..Before Chloe, Paris

Thursday, November 29, 2012

All the Pretty Photographers, Paris

Thursday, November 29, 2012

If You’re Thinking About…… “Traditional” Plaid

Thursday, November 29, 2012

On the Street…..via Beltrami, Milan

Thursday, November 29, 2012

On the Street…..Avery, Nashville

Only 16 years old, there’s hope for the future!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

On the Street….Sheer Hem, Paris

I thought this super subtle sheer hem was so chic.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

On the Street…..Ada, Paris

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

If You’re Thinking About….. Work Boots for Women

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Book Signing Updates!

Earlier we announced the book signing tour so far for this fall, and guess what? We’re adding more dates and cities!

 

If you live in Cincinnati, L.A., Miami, Vancouver, D.C. and Boston, I’m coming to your town.

 

Here are the details:

 

Thursday, November 29 in Cincinnati

4 p.m. Signing at the College of Design Architecture Art and Planning  (DAAP) Building at the University of Cincinnati

Corner of Clifton Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive, Cincinnati, OH

 

Sunday, December 2 in Los Angeles

Signing at Arcana Books at 5 p.m.

8675 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232

 

Monday, December 3 in Vancouver

4 p.m. Signing at Secret Location

1 Water Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2H9, Canada

 

Saturday, December 8 in Miami

4 p.m. Signing at The Webster, Miami

1220 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

 

Monday, December 10 in Boston

7 p.m. I’ll speak at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum followed by a signing at 8 p.m.

106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA

 

Tuesday, December 18 in Washington D.C. with Politics & Prose Bookstore

7 p.m. signing at Sixth & I

600 I Street, NW, Washington D.C.

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Let’s Address…. Sockless

So let’s talk about this sockless issue. I’m going to tell you my big secret. The summer time is the only time that I don’t wear shoes sockless. Maybe tennis shoes but not leather shoes.

 

There’s one very simple reason.

 

In the summer your feet sweat then they stick to the leather, then blister.

 

Actually the ideal time to go sockless is between 45 degrees and 66 degrees. At that point your feet are cool enough to keep from blistering but not too cold, and not too warm.

 

I know there’s always the option of that little footie thing but that never seems to work for me at any time of year.

 

A few of you made an interesting point that if it’s cold enough for gloves it’s cold enough for socks. Personally I don’t dress by those kind of mathematical equations. But what I will say is that you wear gloves to keep your fingers warm and you wear shoes to keep your toes warm. The only part that’s exposed is your ankles. Maybe I have insensitive ankles, but my ankles never seem to get cold, just like my wrists never seem to get cold. I can honestly say when that photograph was taken, my extremities were temperature comfortable.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

On the Street……Elise on 21st Ave., Nashville

And yes, those are Nashville-based Imogene & Willie jeans she is wearing.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

On the Street….Ursina & Dominic, Paris

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

On the Street…Krystal, Nashville

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

If You’re Thinking About….Military Shirts

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

On the Street…..10th St., New York

My favorite purchase from the Korea trip: raglan-sleeve, puff-lined, green-heathered wool coat from ts(s) bought at the great new shop in Seoul called Beaker.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Garance’s New Shop!

 

Hey guys, today Garance opened her online shop! You can click here to see and buy her illustrations.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

On the Street…..Emily, Painter, Nashville

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

All the Pretty Photographers

Monday, November 26, 2012

On the Street..… Myeungdong, South Korea

Monday, November 26, 2012

If You’re Thinking About…..Peacoats

Monday, November 26, 2012

On the Street…….15th St., New York

This is one of those images that I shot last year but keep coming back to, trying to figure out how this kind of look relates to me and my personal style. I love this mix of fashion and sport. I can only assume that these are Nike running tights mixed with what could be an Aspesi jacket and a knit. It’s one of those looks that’s just different enough and directional enough, that it makes you keep coming back to it to figure out How can I do that? But my style’s not really like his.

 

I’ll keep you updated. By the end of this winter, I’m going to try and figure out (against Garance’s wishes) my version of this look.

 

Monday, November 26, 2012

On the Street….. Via Senato, Milan

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday…. Does it Affect You?

So, considering it’s Cyber Monday, I wonder if there’s anything on sale today that you’ve been eyeing, and really can’t live without. Are there any underground sites doing something special for Cyber Monday that I need to know about? I’d love to hear from both the guys and the gals.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

On the Street….After Dries Van Noten, Paris

Sunday, November 25, 2012

On the Street….Leather & Lace, London

Saturday, November 24, 2012

On the Street…. Bedford Square, London

 

Friday, November 23, 2012

On the Street…..Myeungdong, South Korea

The moment I saw her I thought, young Natalie Merchant.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Five Years Later, Milan

Magazines and retailers want us to believe that fashion moves so fast (it helps sell new product) however, even after five years I think this look is so  cute.    You can’t say this look  is about  ”style”, it’s pure fashion but somehow it shows fashion isn’t always so fleeting.

Friday, November 23, 2012

On the Street….Pattern Play, Milan

Thursday, November 22, 2012

On the Street…..Myeongdong, South Korea

Thursday, November 22, 2012

If You’re Thinking About…..His & Hers

Thursday, November 22, 2012

On the Street….via Pontaccio, Milan

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

On the Street….Garosu-gil, South Korea

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

If You’re Thinking About…..Newsboy Caps

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

On the Street…..Hongdae, South Korea

 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

On the Street….Via Alesario, Milan

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

On the Street…..Hongdae, South Korea

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

If You’re Thinking About…..Shiny Tights

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

On the Street….. Av. Winston Churchill, Paris

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

On the Street….Myeungdong, South Korea

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

On the Street….Eva, Milan

Monday, November 19, 2012

On the Street….Garosu-gil, South Korea

Monday, November 19, 2012

If You’re Thinking About….Tiger Print

Monday, November 19, 2012

On the Street….Beppe!!, Milan

Monday, November 19, 2012

On the Street……Myeungdong, South Korea

Monday, November 19, 2012

On the Street…..Somewhere on the Left Bank, Paris

Sunday, November 18, 2012

On the Street…..Paris Steps, Paris

Sunday, November 18, 2012

On the Street……Saint-Martin, Paris

Friday, November 16, 2012

On the Street……Military Chic, Paris

Friday, November 16, 2012

If You’re Thinking About…..Giraffe Prints

Notice how each young lady chose a scale of giraffe print that compliments their height.

Friday, November 16, 2012

On the Street……. Sam, Soweto, SA

Friday, November 16, 2012

On the Street….. Jardin de Tuileries, Paris

Friday, November 16, 2012

On the Street….. Prince St., New York

Again, the secret to dressing in all black is surface texture.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

All the Pretty Photographers, London

Thursday, November 15, 2012

If You’re Thinking About…..Sweatshirt Chic

Thursday, November 15, 2012

On the Street….. West 30th St., New York

Thursday, November 15, 2012

On the Street….. Via Della Spiga, Milan

Thursday, November 15, 2012

If You’re Still Thinking About ….Tall Socks

This is one of those images that doesn’t really tell a story but it can certainly start one.  It’s like you can tell everything about their relationship from just the way they stand next to each other and the shoes they wear.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

On the Street….Grand Canal, Milan

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

If You’re Thinking About……Tall Socks

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

On the Street….. Prince St., New York

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

On the Street…….. Kagiso, Johannesburg SA

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

On the Street….. Via Bergognone, Milan

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

On the Street……West 19th St., New York

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

On the Street….Spring St., New York

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

On the Street….Wooster St., New York

This one’s simple; the color combination is fantastic.

Monday, November 12, 2012

On the Street…..Spring St., New York

Monday, November 12, 2012

If You’re Thinking About…..Shearling

Monday, November 12, 2012

On the Street…Greene St., New York

Monday, November 12, 2012

On the Street….Spring St., New York

Monday, November 12, 2012

Next Stop: Seoul, Korea

Hey guys,

 

I’m off again…. this time I’m heading back to Seoul, Korea tonight! On Friday I’m having a book signing at Corso Como, so stay tuned to the blog for details.

 

Scott

Sunday, November 11, 2012

On the Scene…..The Smarties Clubhouse, Soweto, SA

Sunday, November 11, 2012

On the Street…. Broadway, New York

Saturday, November 10, 2012

On the Street…… Via Sant’Andrea, Milan

Friday, November 9, 2012

On the Street…. 15th St., New York

Friday, November 9, 2012

If You’re Thinking About….. Fisherman’s Sweaters

 

A fisherman’s sweater always seem to fit best when stolen from your little brother or your dad.

Friday, November 9, 2012

On the Street….. Crosby St., New York

Friday, November 9, 2012

Their Very Own “Pitti Wall”, Soweto, SA

I thought it was so charming when Kabelo showed me this photo The Smarties created of their very own “Pitti Wall,” like the wall I have shot numerous times during Pitti Uomo.

 

Friday, November 9, 2012

On the Street…..Just Off Broadway, New York

Thursday, November 8, 2012

On the Street….. Via Gesu, Milan

Thursday, November 8, 2012

If You’re Thinking About….. Fur Collars

Thursday, November 8, 2012

On the Street….Palazzo Reale, Milan

Thursday, November 8, 2012

From the Archive……Puffer Vests

As winter approaches there are a few photos from last year that I keep going back to for inspiration.

 

This image of a puffer vest layered under a coat was one of the first images I pulled. I have several puffer vests from Aspesi that work perfectly in this way. They are a thinner puff(?) and in great, rich colors that will work well with other monochromatic outerwear or even (more perfectly) with colorful tweeds or graphic patterned outerwear.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

On the Street….Garance Doré, Paris

This shot is really about two themes.

 

First, Oversized Coats (as also seen here)And secondly, a reminder of just how great white and camel look together.

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Marathon Training, New York

Alexandra was in town recently for the NYC Marathon :(

 

Seeing her here in all of her sporty greatness reminded me of how of how fun and beautiful running can actually be. A lot of you might not know but back in ’95 and ’96 I ran the New York City Marathon. It was one of the achievements of my life (I grew up with asthma so I could hardly run a block when I was eight years old). Running is about the only sport that I still enjoy doing. Actually, I don’t know how if I enjoy the sport of running (who could really enjoy that,) but I do enjoy shopping for all the great gear, staying in shape (able to fit in my clothes,) and having a chance to think about the day’s challenges during a 30-minute run.

 

Actually, one thing I’ve been trying to do is continue to run when I travel. It’s such a great way to become familiar with a city, even if it’s only parts of the city that are within a 20-minute run in any one direction. I’m going to try and challenge myself in the new year (early New Year’s resolution) take Instagram photographs during my morning runs all over the world. I’ll be carrying my phone anyway, because who wants to run in a new city with GPS to find your way back to the hotel?

 

Knox is the gentleman in the background, and he is part of the NYC Bridge Runners group, a really cool sounding group of people that literally run the bridges in New York City. Here’s a link for more information about their organization.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

If You’re Thinking About…..Moccasins

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

On the Street……The Smarties, Soweto, SA

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Vintage Photographs at Dunderdon Workshop

You know I love vintage photographs.

 

While I was at Dunderdon Workshop, I found several boxes of well-edited vintage photographs done by a company called Ampersand. If you’re like me, and you don’t have the patience to go through piles and boxes at flea markets, this store is great.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

On the Street….. 6th Ave., New York

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

On the Scene….. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

If You’re Thinking About……Layering Jean Jackets

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

On the Street…..via San Paolo, Milan

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

On the Street…..Agata, PoznaÅ„, Poland

Monday, November 5, 2012

Off Duty Models, Johannesburg, SA

Monday, November 5, 2012

If You’re Thinking About…..Power Blue

Monday, November 5, 2012

On the Street….The Smarties, Soweto, SA

 

About a year ago I was talking about my travel wishlist  with my good friend Sam Lambert. I had mentioned visiting Africa and immediately Sam told me I had to meet this group of young men in Soweto that called themselves The Smarties.

 

Sam was right; these young men love fashion, design their own looks, and even sew the clothes themselves. Their look is a mix of their personal experiences and their dreams.

 

Kabelo, the young man pictured above, found this suit at a second-hand shop and and had it altered to his exact desires. He is very soft-spoken and sincere, it was quite touching when he told me that Lino is his hero and that he wore his “Italian flag” hat on that specific  day to honor Luca Rubinacci’s birthday.

 

We’ll see more of The Smarties this week.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Where is Nicolas Ghesquière Going?

Armani?

 

His own company?

 

Who will fill his role at Balenciaga?

Monday, November 5, 2012

On the Scene….The Neighbourgoods Market, Downtown Johannesburg, SA

The good thing about having a small artistic community is that everyone can hang out together. That’s what it felt like at The Neighbourgoods Market, a Saturday-only pop-up market/clubhouse in the center of downtown Johannesburg. Sam and I were very impressed by how natural, cool and laid back the vibe was at the market. The food booths were incredible and the little clothing shops were perfect for local artists and designers to showcase their goods to the right crowd. We would’ve been happy to hang out there all day.  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

On the Scene….The Neighbourgoods Market, Downtown, Johannesburg, SA

Friday, November 2, 2012

On the Street…..33rd St., New York

Friday, November 2, 2012

If You’re Thinking About…..Men’s Necklaces

Friday, November 2, 2012

New York Right Now

People have been asking (or disappointed) that I haven’t covered the Hurricane Sandy situation on the blog. Well, there is a good reason. None of this is fun, no one really feels like smiling for a camera. Garance, my little girls and I have been very lucky that we were able to get a small midtown hotel room since Tuesday. However our hearts go out to all our friends staying in their apartments with no power and often now, no running water. I have been trying to keep the blog as normal as possible since it’s a nice escape from reality.

 

Hang in there, New York, and all our East Coast fans and friends.

Friday, November 2, 2012

On the Street….rue Rivoli, Paris

For me,  this shot is all about silhouette. I caught this while riding my bike on rue Rivoli. What caught my eye was the way the jacket sits away from the skirt, giving  you a sense of the body underneath the jacket.

 

I saw a similar idea while in Milan.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

On the Street…..Piazza Oberdan, Milan

Thursday, November 1, 2012

If You’re Thinking About……Peace

Thursday, November 1, 2012

On the Street…..Sportswear Version of Day Into Evening, Milan