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March 24, 2009 at 5:33 pm
First! Pretty colors…
March 24, 2009 at 5:35 pm
this makes me smile :)
March 24, 2009 at 5:37 pm
M A Z P E
March 24, 2009 at 5:38 pm
this is one of a kind photograph! it’s funky funny unique great creative inspiring colorful mysterious wild rare and oh i love it.
March 24, 2009 at 5:41 pm
Absolutely amazing powerful look!
March 24, 2009 at 5:44 pm
You surely meant “Milano” ;)
Here is the modern samurai, a mobile to kill’em all. :p
March 24, 2009 at 5:46 pm
Authentic chic to the tee!
March 24, 2009 at 5:47 pm
March 24, 2009 at 5:57 pm
better suited for the bedroom.
March 24, 2009 at 6:04 pm
God, am I in love with this shot! ….it has rendered me speechless.
March 24, 2009 at 6:07 pm
Wow! What an original. Love it!!
March 24, 2009 at 6:11 pm
indeed, such a colorful image. :)
March 24, 2009 at 6:13 pm
THIS IS AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! AND I LOVE THE MIX OF TRADITION/TECHNOLOGY!!!!!!!!!YOU KNOW HOW TO CAPTURE AN AMAZING SHOT!
March 24, 2009 at 6:25 pm
It's a great play on old & new, isn't it? And his smile completes it. Just great.
I think Anonymous 6:13 is a big fan of yours, just a gut feeling. xo
March 24, 2009 at 6:33 pm
Absolutely obsessed. One of my all-time favorites I think
March 24, 2009 at 6:37 pm
Pretty! Very nice shot as well.
March 24, 2009 at 6:40 pm
it’s been so long since I’ve seen such a traditional and unique asian print. truly refreshing.
March 24, 2009 at 6:46 pm
Hokusai eat your heart out…
March 24, 2009 at 6:50 pm
March 24, 2009 at 7:01 pm
haha what a contradictiontraditional w/current:]
March 24, 2009 at 7:06 pm
There are no words to describe how much I love this…
March 24, 2009 at 7:20 pm
The embroidery on that is incredible. What workmanship!
March 24, 2009 at 7:22 pm
so refreshing to see an original look and textile treasure. the cloud embroidery is gorgeous and elegant. also nice to see a look not identified with a label……
March 24, 2009 at 7:28 pm
I have a house coat similar to that….http://twoliablog.com/teacups-and-couture/
March 24, 2009 at 7:47 pm
Nice photo. colorful
/H from blamethecream.blogspot.com
March 24, 2009 at 7:54 pm
i feel like i am in another place, another time..(well cept the phone)
March 24, 2009 at 7:59 pm
WOW!! I love it so much!
March 24, 2009 at 8:02 pm
You are a photographic genius but ENOUGH with the cell phones!!!!!!!!! Doesn’t anybody realize how gauche that looks. It removes the presence form a person’s character completely..and deters from there otherwise fine sense of style.
March 24, 2009 at 8:16 pm
the detail on the jacket is to diiee foorrr.
March 24, 2009 at 8:25 pm
Ironic and beautiful. Wonderful work, as always.
March 24, 2009 at 9:20 pm
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March 24, 2009 at 9:33 pm
Fabulous shot. Nothing said could possibly enhance such a great piece such as this.
March 24, 2009 at 10:17 pm
amazing! that looks like an old jacket for Chinese emperor. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Drachenrobe-Qianlong.JPG
March 24, 2009 at 11:22 pm
this is not only gorgeous but very intriguing. that look on her face has a devilish feel, she’s rather intimidating, i love this shot.
March 24, 2009 at 11:25 pm
What a stunning portrait, I love it.
March 24, 2009 at 11:49 pm
One of your best shots,or the Japanese robe made me say that!
March 25, 2009 at 12:07 am
Wow. What a stunning photograph. I wonder if it’s an old Japanese kimono that’s being re-purposed as a robe or coat? Or something completely else? What a nice surprise. Thanx Sart!
March 25, 2009 at 12:20 am
perfect + the hair!
March 25, 2009 at 12:28 am
Great look…east meets west, or modern civilization and ancient times intermingle in such wonderful form. This shot is devoid of any other influence beside the black background. This subject speaks all alone, by itself. Just fantastic, Sart!
March 25, 2009 at 12:59 am
someday you are gonna have my photo on your blog!
March 25, 2009 at 1:24 am
March 25, 2009 at 2:21 am
The photographer is so fine!
The energy in how the fabric is being pulled reminds me of old Chinese prints. It’s amazing how the ancient is so alive in this modern cell phone picture.
The designer logo on the wrist band resembles an asian character and becomes part of the theme.
The gorgeous soft red color goes so well with his skin.
March 25, 2009 at 2:27 am
love the mood, the attitude like a child and the closet empire!
March 25, 2009 at 2:46 am
i love japanese kimonos
Marquis de Lannes
March 25, 2009 at 3:35 am
Une très belle photo!Bravo! Scott!!
March 25, 2009 at 3:38 am
beautiful shot! i just wish there was also one full length, I’m curious to know what pants (if the coat is not very long) and shoes he was wearing with this
March 25, 2009 at 4:33 am
a stunning picture! BEAUTY itself
March 25, 2009 at 5:00 am
i love this – the fabric is so tactile and visually interesting. beautiful workmanship indeed.
March 25, 2009 at 5:07 am
It is a piece of art on this charming guy!
March 25, 2009 at 5:28 am
doesn’t look japanese to me, more like tibetan…awesome shot!
March 25, 2009 at 6:08 am
Oh, this is just beautiful!The colors, the embroidery, the light, his quirky smile…
I’m not an expert on fashion, but your work gives me inspiration and joy every day. Thank you, Sart!
March 25, 2009 at 6:45 am
Makes for a great photo’ but….
March 25, 2009 at 6:46 am
Great light and colours. I like the mixture of moderm items and the clasic good
March 25, 2009 at 7:47 am
I agree with Luise, its NOT Japanese. Definitely, Chinese or Tibetan…….
None-the-less, this is a great shot Sart! The cheeky expression is priceless!
March 25, 2009 at 8:01 am
love that pattern
March 25, 2009 at 8:42 am
this is fun!
March 25, 2009 at 8:48 am
Beautiful fabric – like a 3D tattoo. I’d wear this when I entertain at home. I’d even love this fabric as a quilt for my bed. I know it’s gotta be silk. Uruwashii!
March 25, 2009 at 8:52 am
I don’t know what the rest of her looks like, but it looks like she is wearing a bedspread.
March 25, 2009 at 9:22 am
Exquisite. Lovely contemporary portrait.
March 25, 2009 at 10:25 am
HI THE JACKET IS NOT JAPANESE!!!It is a Chinese Qing dynasty court robe.
March 25, 2009 at 11:07 am
March 25, 2009 at 11:14 am
…and this is why we all keep coming back.
This is the first time I have actually liked the cell phone in the shot. The man and the garment are breathtaking, but the cell phone creates the anachronistic irony (so well understood and underscored by that devastating just-budding smile!) that provides the brilliant wordless caption.
There are those shots you post that are about the clothes and their wearer and that is all and that is enough. This is not one of those shots.
I am enchanted.
March 25, 2009 at 12:30 pm
Tiny and elegant
March 25, 2009 at 1:24 pm
What a beautiful Chinese embroidery! It looks like it’s from the antique shop.
March 25, 2009 at 1:59 pm
Traditional Japanese kimono.
March 25, 2009 at 2:29 pm
i have a scarf like that. very authentic.
March 25, 2009 at 4:03 pm
Tibetan! Just Great. om mani peme hung
March 25, 2009 at 7:11 pm
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March 26, 2009 at 12:15 am
I believe this shirt must came from Bhutan. Especially the embroidery print, very Bhutanese..
March 26, 2009 at 12:40 am
i love this photo.
March 26, 2009 at 1:54 am
It is either Chinese or Tibetan, not Japanese. Notice the dragon symbols. And it’s a man, not a woman.
March 26, 2009 at 8:44 am
This is quite amazing, leaves me (almost) speechless. Does anyone have his phone number?
March 26, 2009 at 7:56 pm
the phone seems like such an anachronism…. he’s in his traditional cultural getup, but talking on a cellphone. interesting ;)
March 27, 2009 at 1:05 am
Exquisite Tibetan piece, worn with absolute authority. This is TradMod!
March 28, 2009 at 11:25 am
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March 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm
I love the androgyny and ambiguity, as reflected in the comments. Man? Woman? Chinese? Tibetan? Bhutanese?
I can’t stop coming back to look. It’s the kind of photo I’d like to have, in a silver frame on my desk. something to take me outside my thoughts for a moment when i look at it.
March 31, 2009 at 6:20 am
cozy, chic . . . great colors
March 31, 2009 at 4:31 pm
Such a styleBeautifull
April 2, 2009 at 11:56 am
Something so..how do you say, I don’t know! Sexy and fresh
April 6, 2009 at 6:57 pm
In this fotograph, the guy looks like a copy of the painting Madame Matisse. Briljant, but so freaky!They even have the same facial expression!
April 13, 2009 at 12:03 am
oh, beauty. this is revolutionary.
April 30, 2009 at 11:55 am
Oh my god!I met him the other day in Milan. He is Korean designer.
July 31, 2009 at 8:40 am
love you Kukso!!!
The Sentimental Bloke
September 18, 2009 at 1:00 am
Another masterpiece. Simple but perfect lighting, Great subject. The pictures tells a story. Congratulations.
October 19, 2009 at 8:08 pm
My long lost aunt Ioko!!!!!!!!
August 27, 2010 at 9:06 am
That looks like a Chinese dragon robe for the royalties… amazing
September 10, 2011 at 12:52 pm
On par with the wonderful picture of the Brussels woman with the mustard-colored sandals. One of the best things in The Sartorialist is seeing combinations of traditional style with contemporary touches. Bravo!
March 30, 2014 at 6:10 pm
One of my favorite photographs of this site. Something so exquisitely beautiful and so traditional that it has become a national, costume piece becomes current again because someone with style just decides to wear it in a daily public setting. Life is perfect.