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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween in the West Village, New York

Thursday, October 31, 2013

On the Street….Rue Vieille du Temple, Paris

Thursday, October 31, 2013

On the Street….Houston St., New York

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

On The Street…Mitte, Berlin

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

On the Street….Crosby St., New York

As beautiful as Michael is, and as superbly as he is tailored, when I look at this photo all I can see is how great his nails look.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

On The Street…Schevchenko Lane, Kiev

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

On the Street….Via Cola di Rienzo, Milan

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

On The Street…B. Khmelnytskogo St., Kiev

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

On The Street…Stritenska St., Kiev

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

On the Scene….The Lobby, Kiev

Monday, October 28, 2013

Then & Them

I’m spending most of my free time right now reading about Them and looking at Then.  Both books capture the incredible life of Alexander Liberman, the genius Editorial Director of CondĂ© Nast for many years.  The combination of these two books (plus The Artist in His Studio) provide an all encompassing insight into his life in a way that I’ve seen very few artists presented.

Monday, October 28, 2013

My New Obsession….Color!

I’ve never really worn color.  Maybe it’s the good mood I’m in but I can’t stop buying boldly colored knits and tees to brighten my army of serious military green coats.   It also might’ve been the Chuck Close documentary I recent watched again.  You can’t look at his work without being inspired by color.

Monday, October 28, 2013

On the Street…..B.Khmelnytskogo St, Kiev

I was so happy to see so much color in Kiev.

Friday, October 25, 2013

On the Street…..Navigli District, Milan

Friday, October 25, 2013

Vintage Armani

 

I’ve never seen a video of Giorgio Armani from when he was so young.

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Sartorialist for H.E. by Mango

Recently I had the opportunity to shoot the Fall ad campaign for H.E. by Mango.

 

I don’t know how they do it, but H.E. is offering very very good style at a very very good price, which is all that you could ever really ask from a brand.  Recently, far after this project was completed, I was at their SoHo store and bought a beautiful, dark brown suede jacket for $149. Next week, I’ll take a picture and share it with you.

Friday, October 25, 2013

On the Street….Corso Giacomo Matteotti, Milan

Thursday, October 24, 2013

On the Street…..Grand Palais, Paris

Thursday, October 24, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…..Graphic Black & White

Thursday, October 24, 2013

My Best Buy from Kiev

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I had forgotten that Azzedine Alaia spent his early years designing the flight suits for the Ukranian Air Force….or maybe I just made that up. Whatever the case, if I can lose 4 more pounds, I know what I’ll be wearing for Halloween this year.

 

So do I wear this with a flat or a heel?

 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

On the Street…..Corso di Porta Ticinese, Milan

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

On the Street….Rue du Faubourg Saint – HonorĂ©, Paris

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

On the Street…..Via Melegari, Milan

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Modern Family on the Current State of Men’s Fashion

The recent episode of Modern Family provided the most poetic statement about the current shape (or should I say fit) of menswear. I laughed until I cried.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

On the Street….Via Procaccini, Milan

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

On the Street….Arco della Pace, Milan

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

On the Street….Rue du Mont Thabor, Paris

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Anderson’s Stretch Belts

 

THESE ELASTIC ANDERSON’S BELTS CHANGED MY LIFE.

 

Like every young Sartorialist, I know that I’m supposed to wear my pants at my waist and not on my hips like jeans. However, every leather belt I’ve bought never stays in place at my waist – it always slips down my hips, which totally changes the silhouette of the pants that I so carefully articulated to my tailor. For years, I’ve found myself yanking my pants up to the right spot every time I stand up.

 

I seriously considered suspenders, but I’m just not a suspenders guy. I love that suspenders work and I do wear them with my three-piece suits because I like how the vest hides them.

 

The day my life changed was at French Trotter in Paris where I found these belts. I had seen elastic belts before, but they’ve always been too thick and chunky. This particular version of Anderson’s are much thinner and, like a good pair of suspenders, they just work. They comfortably keep my pants in the right spot, no matter how much I’ve eaten or how much weight I’ve lost. These belts live with you…. and they accept you.

 

Unfortunately, I have not been able to find this exact model of Anderson’s, not even at French Trotter. I’m making a public plea to any and all menswear retailers: Do us all a favor and figure out a way to get these belts back in stores. Sartorialists around the world will thank you.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

On the Street…..Rue de L’ecole de Medecine , Paris

Monday, October 21, 2013

On the Street…..Via Tortona, Milan

Monday, October 21, 2013

On the Street….Les Tuileries, Paris

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Monday, October 21, 2013

On the Street….Grand Palais, Paris

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Monday, October 21, 2013

On the Street……Rue d’Alger, Paris

Sunday, October 20, 2013

On the Street…..Via Sant’Andrea, Milan

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

On the Street…. Rue du Temple, Paris

Saturday, October 19, 2013

On the Street….Via Cola di Rienzo, Milan

Friday, October 18, 2013

On the Street….Les Tuileries, Paris

Friday, October 18, 2013

On the Street….Rue de L’ecole de Medecine, Paris

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Friday, October 18, 2013

On the Street…Rue Bonaparte, Paris

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Friday, October 18, 2013

On the Street…..Grand Palais, Paris

Thursday, October 17, 2013

On the Street….Navigli District, Milan

Thursday, October 17, 2013

On the Street….Broadway, New York

Thursday, October 17, 2013

My Barbour Jacket

I have so many reason to love this Barbour jacket.

 

First of all, I’ve owned this one since 1996 from one of my first trips to Paris. In that time, we’ve both added a bit of wear and wrinkles.  Secondly, after having the coat almost totally repaired (yes, there is such a thing as too many rips and wrinkles), we are finally back to the sweetspot of just-the-right-amount-of-rips-and-wrinkles.

 

I think I have two more seasons before its back to the repair room and the long re-breaking in period begins again.  Until that time, I will be happily Barbouring around Manhattan and across the globe.

 

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

On the Street….Rue des Archives, Paris

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

On the Street….Boulevard Vincent Auriol, Paris

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

On the Street……21st St., New York

I love photos like this. I don’t know what exactly was going on at this moment, but its so fun to try and imagine.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

On the Scene….Viale Piave, Milan

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Sartorialist in Poland and Ukraine

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Last year around this time, I had a great trip to Poland for the Art and Fashion Festival in Poznan. Luckily, they’ve asked me to return!

 

After Poland, I will make my first visit to Kiev from October 18th-21st. You guys always steer me in the right direction (and by the way, your fellow readers appreciate your recommendations made on this blog about different cities), so is there anything I have to keep an eye open for in Poznan and Kiev?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

On the Street….Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

On the Street…..Via Bergognone, Milan

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

On the Street…..Lafayette St., New York

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

On the Street….Via Piranesi, Milan

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

On the Street….Via Piranesi, Milan

Monday, October 14, 2013

On the Street….Rue de l’École de MĂ©decine, Paris

Monday, October 14, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…..Happy Prints

Monday, October 14, 2013

On the Street….Via Melegari, Milan

Monday, October 14, 2013

On the Street….Rue du Temple, Paris

Sunday, October 13, 2013

On the Street…..Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris

Sunday, October 13, 2013

On the Street…..Grand Palais, Paris

Saturday, October 12, 2013

On the Street……Boulevard Vincent Auriol, Paris

Friday, October 11, 2013

On the Street….Via Venezia, Milan

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Sartorialist Editorial for Tank Magazine

The other day I mentioned that a photographer has to be spontaneous. This photo shoot with Tank is another perfect example of how important it is to just go with the flow. This photo shoot was pitched as a “Day in the Life” of Crystal Renn.

 

The first shot I envisioned was a simple scene of her in the kitchen, maybe making coffee and doing the dishes. Simple, domestic living. However, as soon as I raised the camera for the first shot, Crystal raised the knife and it became “Crystal” clear to me how this shoot was going to go. As you can see in the following images, it turned out to be much more fun than my original vision and potentially a lot closer to what her real daily life is like…or so I will forever imagine.

 

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Friday, October 11, 2013

On the Street…Arco della Pace, Milan

Friday, October 11, 2013

On the Street….Les Tuileries, Paris

Thursday, October 10, 2013

On the Street…Via Bergognone, Milan

Thursday, October 10, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…..Taking Notes

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Sartorialist for Belstaff

 

As a photographer, you learn how to accept the unexpected. When a friend of mine, Emilie Hawtin, asked me to do a series of images for Belstaff while I was in London, it was conceived as a series of action shots during a rehearsal session with a group of ruggedly turned out motorcyclists. I was imagining the contrary of Hell’s Angels.

 

But, things don’t always turn out as planned. The field turned into a parking garage, day turned into night and action turned into still portraits. The only lighting source I could find in this parking garage was an exposed fluorescent bar placed low enough on the wall to provide a beautiful contrast light for a portrait. Since these adjustments had to be made on the fly, we only had about 5 minutes per portrait. However, by giving into the spirit of spontaneity, we came up with a beautiful series of portraits that are posted on the Belstaff site.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

On the Street…..The Student on Rue des Rosiers, Paris

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

On the Street….Arco della Pace, Milan

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…..Phil Oh

My vote for Most Stylish Street Style Photographer would have to go to Phil Oh of Street Peeper. His style is not as over the top as a lot of the other photographers, but (like him) it’s subtle and complex.  He’s consistently good at mixing patterns and color.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

On the Street…..Crosby St., New York

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

On the Street…..Rue Scribe, Paris

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

On the Street….The Strand, London

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

On the Street….Boulevard Vincent Auriol, Paris

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Conversation with Luciano Barbera and Friends

 

Recently, Barneys was gracious enough to ask me to participate in a discussion about men’s tailoring with one of my style icons, Luciano Barbera. We were joined by an equally stylish cast of characters such as Simon Doonan, Nick Wooster, Wes Del Val and Tom Kalenderian. This excerpt is just part of that conversation, but if you’re only familiar with Luciano through photographs, after viewing this you’ll see why he’s a man of grace and eloquence.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

On the Street…..Piazza Sant’Eustorgio, Milan

Monday, October 7, 2013

On the Street…..Upper Broadway, New York

Monday, October 7, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…Renata Molho

Monday, October 7, 2013

On the Street….Piazza Oberdan, Milan

Monday, October 7, 2013

On the Street….Avenue du PrĂ©sident Wilson, Paris

 

There’s a specific moment in every young person’s life when their intellect doesn’t match their physical body. On the inside you’re a young adult, but on the outside you’re a large child, or vice versa. This photograph to me is a perfect example of that special moment in life. I love that this young lady is right on the verge of sophistication. An adorable haircut, well-appointed wardrobe and yet almost toy-like, mousey shoes. She is too close to the age of playing with toys for the shoes to be ironic, so you’re only left with sincerity.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

On the Street….Via Montenapoleone, Milan

Saturday, October 5, 2013

On the Street…..Rue de l’École de MĂ©decine, Paris

Friday, October 4, 2013

More from Stella McCartney, Paris

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Friday, October 4, 2013

At Stella McCartney, Paris

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Friday, October 4, 2013

On the Street….Via Solari, Milan

Friday, October 4, 2013

On the Street….Rive Gauche, Paris

Thursday, October 3, 2013

If You’re Still Thinking About……Laughing!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

If You’re Thinking About…Laughing!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

On the Street….Lawrence Steele, Milan

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

At Miu Miu, Paris

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2014

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

At Louis Vuitton, Paris

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

On the Street….Rue de Rivoli, Paris

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Marc Jacobs’s Last Show for Louis Vuitton!

 

If not Nicolas Ghesquière…..then who??

 

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

At Valentino, Paris

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Valentino Spring/Summer 2014

 

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

At Chanel, Paris Part II

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

At Chanel, Paris

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Chanel Spring/Summer 2014

 

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

On the Street….Rue Vieille-du-Temple, Paris

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

On the Street…..Rue de Rivoli, Paris

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Chanel Accessories Spring/Summer 2014

 

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