45 comments

  1. Karolis

    June 11, 2007 at 5:43 am

    I was always curious what camera/lens are you using.

  2. Opulent CerriLynn

    June 11, 2007 at 6:04 am

    The cut and flow of the dresses is swing’n! Beautiful. What great shots Sart.

  3. EYE ON YOU

    June 11, 2007 at 6:41 am

    Great to see how real style still exists!

  4. editor

    June 11, 2007 at 7:07 am

    i just love all the shoe shots!
    they sum it all up.

  5. Kat

    June 11, 2007 at 7:20 am

    ’20s style is so cool it’s unreal!!

  6. simply olive

    June 11, 2007 at 8:48 am

    the hem on her dress is so elegant. looks like a fantastic party!

  7. simply olive

    June 11, 2007 at 8:49 am

    i forgot to say which dress…the lace and bead encrusted…

  8. wilsonian

    June 11, 2007 at 9:18 am

    That shot of hemlines and shoes is perfect.

  9. eg

    June 11, 2007 at 10:04 am

    I had a suit made in exactly that fabric from the 3rd picture(notch lapels, though, and “normal” buttons).

    I had no idea it was so terribly old-fashioned …

  10. eg

    June 11, 2007 at 10:05 am

    Um, I meant the 4th picture, of course!

  11. verdiales

    June 11, 2007 at 10:21 am

    Damn.. Nice pants, Michael.

  12. Carolina Lange

    June 11, 2007 at 10:36 am

    Great photos, love the one with the shoes!

  13. Peregrine John

    June 11, 2007 at 10:37 am

    Ooooh, that shell-topped cane! There’s a detail I can love.

  14. Diana

    June 11, 2007 at 10:44 am

    I love your idea of taking the dancing feet.

  15. Anonymous

    June 11, 2007 at 11:30 am

    The woman with a fan is gorgeous – so simple, yet well put together.

  16. kumquat

    June 11, 2007 at 11:45 am

    i love how you shot the details too. The shoes and hemlines while everyone is dancing. Its perfect. But then headed over to West Egg to party with Gatsby is perfect too.

  17. Anonymous

    June 11, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    the boots the man is wearing in your last post are reproduction WWII military boots.

  18. Anonymous

    June 11, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    Love the hat (1st pic). the german nic name for them is ‘buzz saw’-
    and the shoe shots: I’d rather Charleston with you! you can almost feel the music.

  19. herringbonekid

    June 11, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    i thought you weren’t into musty old costumes ?

  20. Amy

    June 11, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    WOW. I love the hem of the woman’s skirt in the second image!

  21. Dani

    June 11, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    Lovely!
    The details of the clothing, the hair, the shoes.
    They were really having a good time.
    Great photos!

  22. Anonymous

    June 11, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    All the bright young things. I’ll bet the music was hot, too!

    And, the hemlines! The necklines! The free bodices! The shoes! The hats! The cane!

    Lovely, Sart.

    Thanks for posting these pix.

    – desertwind

    PS – Is there a link to the music?

  23. Anonymous

    June 11, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    *YAWN*
    I prefer to see real looks from the street to costumes.

  24. Anonymous

    June 11, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    im losing my mind. does any one remember a photo of a man with tattoos and shorts on. comment was something about the great contrast of clean shorts with tattoos?
    anyone. anyone. please. i have scoured the whole site to no avail. its one of those things that starts out like “oh yeah i remember that” , and now is a full blown absession with finding it.

  25. Regina

    June 11, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    This is my favorite decade…
    :)

  26. william d. anderson

    June 11, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    some nice camera work, capturing the costumes. there’s a lot more to them than you see in old movies. nice shots.

  27. aj

    June 11, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    definitely my favorite era of all time.

    thank you, mr sart, THANK YOU

  28. Mr. Useless

    June 11, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    Ha! I have a sport coat with that EXACT glenplaid pattern! Blue stripe and all. It’s one of my favs.

    Awesome!

  29. Candid Cool

    June 11, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    cool walking stick and jacket

  30. Asian Models Blogger

    June 11, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    Looks like a good ole ho-down. Men weren’t afraid to wear pastel then and everyone really took time to dress up.

    Cool series.

  31. Anonymous

    June 11, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    your photography is stellar as always!!! But I find this so very very boring. I don’t view this as fashion. This is a ‘dress up’ event. Sorry Sart but you’re going off on a tangent here, I don’t think this belongs on your site.

  32. Anonymous

    June 12, 2007 at 12:03 am

    I love how these women look absolutely fabulous without being stick-thin. Thank goodness for pictures like these to remind us that.

  33. Meredith

    June 12, 2007 at 12:20 am

    For a lot of these people, what you see here are not costumes. It’s what they wear all the time.

  34. modelbehavior

    June 12, 2007 at 1:00 am

    2nd photo is perfection.

  35. carlos

    June 12, 2007 at 6:36 am

    i agree with the yawn comment. this is nothing new.. the swing craze ended ten years ago now but you can still find these guys out at swing nights every week night.. these posts are dated and don’t feel relevant.

  36. The Sartorialist

    June 12, 2007 at 7:11 am

    For Carlos
    I try to shoot things that i find inspiring not necessarily the “newest” or “most fashionable”

    I keep coming back to the phrase of “abstract inspiration” – don’t look at the clothes so literally but more for abstract inspiration. Look at the color combo of pants and jacket that Michael ,the band leader, is wearing on the lead photo – when was the last time you saw a guy wearing that? I was totally inspired by the color combo.

  37. AnastasiaC

    June 12, 2007 at 9:02 am

    lovely feet shots….pretty silver shoes!
    this looks like so much fun!
    ive missed your blog – been so busy!

  38. carlos

    June 12, 2007 at 9:37 am

    i can see what you’re saying. it’s an interesting change for the site i suppose. don’t want to seem like im against you or anything i am a big fan of the site and the photography!

  39. Martha

    June 12, 2007 at 10:36 am

    anonymous, the tattoo photo is here.

    These really make me want to reread Gatsby!

  40. Anonymous

    June 12, 2007 at 11:12 am

    If someone’s courageous and carefully wrought sense of style is boring to you, perhaps you should spend more time in the mezzanine of The Gap, rather than on a website devoted to originality and self – expression.

    Perhaps its hard for one lacking creativity and historical context to appreciate anything classically masculine.

  41. Anonymous

    June 12, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    Aw, Sart. You’re too sweet.

    Don’t let the killjoys get you down.

    And, to those killjoys I declare:
    Go get an ice-cream and sit in the sun.
    Summer’s here.
    Time for fun.

    – desertwind

  42. hoi polloi

    June 12, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    Looks like fun! I love the 1920′s style

  43. Belinda

    June 12, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    Love love love love love love love love love love love……….these photos!

    Especially the sparkling shot of the dresses swinging in time to the tunes. They’re fantastic!!

    An amazing party by the looks :o)

  44. Randall

    June 13, 2007 at 2:29 am

    What a nice surprise, this was fascinating. I was just looking at a couple magazine pictures I saved of Anna Piaggi and Karl Lagerfeld in the seventies, when they carried themselves with exaggerated frippery and frou frou in a sort of Felliniesque Twenties vein. Did you read ‘A Beautiful Fall’?

    It’s funny how the old is… sometimes still old but seeing this after many long weeks of scrutinizing the latest Nina Ricci and tons of not yet in stock Versace, Dior, Fendi and more, this was a surprise treat and really gave a smile. It’s market week and I’m not the only one drowning in the minutae of pre-fall flash / pre-fall / fall deliveries and spring capsule and summer orders.

    While looking at the photos I couldn’t help but try to determine which brand would claim which silhouette, color or detail – don’t you think that any day MJ is going to do a wonky Armaniesque non-tribute tribute collection? Wouldn’t that be a scream?

  45. Obaid

    June 13, 2007 at 2:44 am

    Eg, the pattern for the suit fabric is known as “Prince of Wales”. I have a bespoke suit made from fine italian wool (my first suit) which looks similar. I late read that this pattern was designed by King Edward VII when he was Prince of Wales. All the Scottish clans had their own check patterns, so King Edward came up with the Price of Wales to have a signature check.

    Quite a fascinating story

    Great pictures btw!

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