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Friday, January 31, 2014

On the Street…..rue de l Ecole de Medecine, Paris

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Friday, January 31, 2014

On the Road to Ouarzazate, Morocco

My guide Hassan was wonderfully serious about his love for his home of Morocco. ¬†It always makes for a much richer experience to travel with someone that knows the history and culture of the area. ¬†Actually, it’s even nicer to travel with someone that’s equally curious about your culture. ¬†It makes for stimulating conversation when comparing and contrasting lives and experiences.

Friday, January 31, 2014

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

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

On the Road to Ouarzazate, Morocco

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This was shot in the same random market as the previous two gentlemen.  Morocco has such a rich history of expertise in color and pattern, (those tiles!!) is it any wonder that it comes so naturally to the general population?

 

Thanks everyone for the wonderful dialogue this week.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

On the Street…rue de Rivoli, Paris

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

On the Road to Ouarzazate, Morocco

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Let’s start with the herringbone pants working off the checked sportscoat.

 

Let’s consider the knit beanie layered under the traditional Moroccan straw (cactus straw?) hat.

 

Let’s talk about the subtle black/white graphic patterned clothing contrasting with the boldly colored yellow shirt, green tie (hard to tell exactly), and orange knit.

 

Like yesterday’s gentleman, I have no idea how carefully these choices were made, but I don’t think this is just another happy accident. ¬†After tomorrow’s post at 2pm you will have a tough time saying that the gentlemen in this random market, in a random town in Morocco aren’t capable of making their own stylistic choices.

 

Honestly, I was surprised at how many comments I got like this from Bogart:

“No Sart, he probably found that jacket on the same dump as where he found the rest of his outfit. Gimme a break will you!¬†”

 

But this was balanced by comments like this from Laura:

“I come from a developing country and I think it‚Äôs very silly to assume people who have less money or lead different lives from you live in tragedy every day of their lives. The Sartorialist is more respectful to the man by assuming that he is capable, like any human being, of enjoying what he wears and wanting to look nice even if he is going to work, than people claiming that a man who looks poorer than they is not only uninterested but almost incapable of enjoying beautiful things or of matching colours or looking at his clothes in the morning and deciding a particular combo looks nicer than another. Where do you think ethnic costumes or crafts come from then?? From a tragic life of having no time to have even a bit of fun? You show your ignorance by assuming that. People don‚Äôt have to lead your way of life to be happy sometimes. Go to a developing country and actually look at the people. I see nothing in this man‚Äôs face except seriousnesss and a bit of tiredness, which everybody feels sometimes.”

 

I think this blog is at its very best when we can all respectfully share our point of view and maybe learn something from one another. I think it’s very interesting to hear peoples’ view of what is poor and what is poverty. ¬†To me, poor is just poor, but not sad or desperate. Everyone I shot in Morocco was just plain poor. ¬†Poverty is different. I find poverty much harder to shoot so I don’t or rarely do. ¬†Maybe when I go back to Morocco or other developing countries, I’ll ask the people I shoot if they consider themselves poor or suffering in poverty. ¬†I think the gentleman in these images would say just plain poor and I find no shame in that.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

On The Street…. Place Saint-Germain des Pr√©s, Paris

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dar Ahlam, Skoura

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This is the second time I’ve stayed at Dar Ahlam while visiting Morocco and I hope it’s not my last. ¬†The Kasbah itself is wonderful (as you can see) but equally wonderful, is its location in a beautiful palm forest surrounded by local date and olive farmers.

http://smithhotels.com/luxury-hotels/dar-ahlam

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Sartorialist on Instagram

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I’m having a lot of fun with Instagram lately.

 

I enjoy the spontaneity and the speed of the interaction with the audience. ¬†As you’ll see, there’s a lot of unique content on the Instagram feed. ¬†Shopping, travel, landscapes, I even tried a selfie while in Paris.

 

I’m constantly amazed at how wonderfully the phone can capture an image now. ¬†That landscape shot on the bottom row still amazes me that it was shot with a phone.

 

Check us out, I think the fashion week coverage will be more fun than ever on both The Sartorialist blog and The Sartorialist Instagram.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

On the Road to Ouarzazate, Morocco

121813Dries0113WebMy main reason for going to Morocco last December was to get lost in the small markets and shoot the style of everyday people, much like what I did in Bali last July.  This gentleman was one of my favorite finds. Three-quarter sleeve jacket (vintage?), blue/yellow pattern sweater with matching bag, all working over track pants. Sorry, but this is more Dries van Noten than the real Dries van Noten.

 

I would’ve loved to stay in that market another day to see if this gentleman chooses his outfit this carefully everyday or if this was just a happy accident.

 

P.S. I still can’t get over how cool that jacket is. ¬†Do you think he shortened the sleeves himself, or it’s a holdover from the short-sleeve leisure suits of the 1970′s?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

On the Street…..The Medina, Marrakech

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Riad Azzar, Marrakech

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While I was in Marrakech I stayed at the cutest riad right in the center of the medina.  It actually felt more like my own personal apartment than a hotel.

http://smithhotels.com/luxury-hotels/riad-azzar

Monday, January 27, 2014

G. Lorenzi is Closing :(

While I was in Milan earlier this month, I was reminded of some bad news that I think I subconsciously tried to forget…G. Lorenzi is closing.

 

On my very first trip to Milan, I remember standing at the window looking in at all the assorted treasures and thinking how perfect my life would be once I had that ten pound curved, ram-horn cigarette lighter to carry in my jeans pocket. (I don’t even smoke but the lighter was just that impressive.)

 

Of course on my final visit, I went a little overboard on picking up whatever I thought I might someday need. (“Need” is the wrong word. WANT!! With little regard for need or function is more accurate.¬†Horn trays, combs and brushes, silver trays and bottles, nail care, a silver thimble and the cooooolest, colorful travel sewing kit! (I can’t wait to pop a button.)

 

I loathe when people say, “Blah, Blah used to be such a chic city.” Well, without G. Lorenzi, Milan will be a little less chic. Even if it relocates, it will be very difficult to recapture the charm. ¬†Italians don’t do “updated” so well.

 

A final thought: “I hate that there is one less store full of things that I don’t need and that I will now never have.” – Oscar Wilde, (if he were alive today).

 

 

Monday, January 27, 2014

On The Street…. Rue de Richelieu, Paris

Helena is more than stylish, she’s graceful. I love her clothes but her posture is what strikes me.

Friday, January 24, 2014

On The Street…Rue Saint Martin, Paris

Friday, January 24, 2014

On The Street…Rue Saint-Honor√©, Paris

Friday, January 24, 2014

On The Street…Piazza Affari, Milan

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Friday, January 24, 2014

On The Street…Palais Garnier, Paris

Thursday, January 23, 2014

From The Runway…Royal Blue

Thursday, January 23, 2014

On The Street…The Fortezza, Florence

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Don’t you love the idea that she’s a private detective on a stakeout, but hates going undercover when she has such beautiful clothes?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

On The Street…Garage Turenne, Paris

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

On the Street….rue de Rivoli, Paris

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

On The Street…Grand Palais, Paris

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

On The Street…Grand Palais, Paris

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

On The Street…After Chanel, Paris

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

On The Street…Rue Jacques Louvel Tessier, Paris

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Dior Fall/Winter 2014

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

On The Street…Rue du Temple, Paris

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

At Couture, Paris

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

On The Street…Rue Bonaparte, Paris

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It’s nice to still be surprised by someone’s unique look. In this period of overstyled “It Girls” someone marching to their own tune seems so fresh.

Monday, January 20, 2014

If You’re Thinking About…The 50′s Feel

Monday, January 20, 2014

At The Shows, Paris

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Monday, January 20, 2014

On The Street…Avenue Raymond Poincare

Lots of this updated 50′s feel in Paris right now. Big oversized jacket, slim bottom and a heavy shoe.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Rick Owens Fall/Winter 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

At Kenzo, Paris

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Comme des Garcons Fall/Winter 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Givenchy Fall/Winter 2014

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

On The Street…Rue St. Martin, Paris

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Dries Van Noten Fall/Winter 2014

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Friday, January 17, 2014

On The Street…Rue de la Montagne, Paris

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Friday, January 17, 2014

At Louis Vuitton, Paris

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Friday, January 17, 2014

The Sartorialist Teaches Social Media Course at Domus Academy

The nature of the contemporary social-media landscape has profoundly influenced the way we brand and communicate fashion across all media and digital platforms. At Domus Academy, my goal is to share with my students concrete strategies for strong communication with, and growth of digital platforms, self-branding exercises and examine methods for working with fashion brands that maintains personal¬†integrity¬†and artistic goals. To do so I will create challenging but rewarding assignments, invite guest-speakers holding an important positions with the fashion media world, and take students on “field trips” that will include simple photography and showroom visits. I want students to experience first-hand how to participate, excel and profit in the new world of digital fashion communication.

Learn more about the program and register here: http://application.domusacademy.com/

 

 

 

Friday, January 17, 2014

On The Street…. Rue de la Montagne, Paris

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Valentino Fall/Winter 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

On The Street…via Manfredo Camperio, Milan

Thursday, January 16, 2014

At The Shows, Milan

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

On The Street…Oranienstra√üe, Berlin

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Andrea Pompilio Fall/Winter 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

On The Street…The Naviglio Grande, Milan

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

On The Street…via Privata Ercole Marelli

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

On The Street…Corso Venezia, Milan

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

On The Street…via Tortona, Milan

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

At Gucci, Milan

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

On The Street…The Naviglio Grande, Milan

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

On The Street…Metropol, Milan

Monday, January 13, 2014

At Bottega Veneta, Milan

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Monday, January 13, 2014

On The Street….. The Fortezza, Florence

Monday, January 13, 2014

Prada Pre-Fall 2014

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Prada Fall/Winter 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

At The Shows, Milan

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ermenegildo Zegna Fall/Winter 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

On The Street…The Fortezza, Florence

Thursday, January 9, 2014

On The Street…The Fortezza, Florence

Thursday, January 9, 2014

On The Street…The Fortezza, Florence

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

On The Street…The Fortezza, Florence

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Smokey Cafe, Morocco (iPhone Shot)

I think this is my favorite iPhone shot so far.  My guide and I wandered into a totally random cafe for a tea while driving towards Marrakech from Skoura.  The combination of smoke and light made the cafe feel like a movie scene. Here is a video I shot at the same spot. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Nomads, Edge of the Sahara, Morocco

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Best of The Sartorialist 2013

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Best of The Sartorialist 2013

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I hope in 2014 that Rio continues to inspire me to make my workouts more fun.

Click here to see the original post: Foot Volley, Rio de Janeiro

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Best of The Sartorialist 2013

My trip to Bali was a highlight of the year for me. ¬†I’m very proud of the street work I did there and it reinforces my commitment to real street style photography.

 

Next week I will post images from my recent trip to Morocco.  I always think the blog is at its best when I post cultural dress alongside images from an event like Pitti Uomo.

 

Next week will be a great start to 2014.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Best of The Sartorialist 2013

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I’m hoping in 2014 that Miami remains as sunny as Milan is snowy.

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On The Beach…South Beach, Miami

On The Scene…South Beach, Miami

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Best of The Sartorialist 2013

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I’m hoping Milan in 2014 will be as snowy as it was in 2013.

Click here to see the original post: In the Storm at Dolce & Gabbana, Milan

 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Best of The Sartorialist 2013

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Click here to see the original post:¬†On The Street…The Nine Streets, Amstardam

 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Best of The Sartorialist 2013

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Another challenge for myself in 2013 was to shoot more at night, either with available light or flash. The night makes everything seem “more”–more dramatic, more mysterious and more sexy. I hope to take this to a new level in 2014.

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On The Street…West 27th St., New York

On The Street…Florence at Night, Florence

 

Friday, January 3, 2014

The Best of The Sartorialist 2013

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On The Street…Rue Du Mont-Thabor, Paris

On The Street…Rue des Pyramides, Paris

Friday, January 3, 2014

The Best of The Sartorialist 2013

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2013 was about taking photos of my friends, talking to their friends, who are also my friends.

Click to see the original post here: On The Street…The Fortezza, Florence

Friday, January 3, 2014

The Best of The Sartorialist 2013

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I love this shot because of how fast it happened, I don’t think I even stopped walking. I had walked up the street on his right side and noticed him as I passed. I kept walking but slowed for a red light at the corner, turned back towards him, and shot just as I started to cross the street. By pure luck he was looking straight at me.

 

As I walked on, I looked back at him and he was still looking at me but slightly more amused  and confused than before.

Click here to see the original post: On The Street…Somewhere In Paris

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Best of The Sartorialist 2013

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In 2013 I challenged myself to shoot in more diverse settings like inside a cafe, in an apartment building hallway or in a shop.

 

 

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In the Cafe…At Le Progress, Paris

On The Street..Ni’ma, Westchester

On The Scene…Salesman at Opening Ceremony, New York

 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Best of The Sartorialist 2013

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Click to see the original post here: On The Street…The Fortezza, Florence